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Online Resources For Spanish Readers

May 21, 2010 1 Comment »

Spanish is becoming increasingly more common in the U.S., stimulated by an increasing growth of the Hispanic population. Many Hispanics, even those fluent in English, want to maintain their cultural identity by continuing to learn and speak Spanish. Finally, there is a growing group of English-speaking, non-Hispanics who are learning Spanish as a second language.

Below is an excellent list of online resources for Spanish and bilingual publications.

Latino Book & Family Festival (LBFF)

The Latino Book & Family Festival promotes literacy, culture and education.

On their page “l”, you will find the best sellers listed on the right hand column. The page also lists new and future releases, magazines, music, etc.

Barnes and Noble Bestseller List

“The best selection of Spanish-language books, music and movies” according to their page.

Publishers of Spanish Language and Bilingual Books

 

Arte Público Press

Emphasizes U.S. Hispanic culture and cultural recovery.  Includes fiction, poetry, autobiographies, anthologies, drama, non-fiction, and reference.

Continental Book Company

 

Importers and distributors of books in Spanish, French, German, Italian, bilingual Spanish, and ESL English.  Spanish collections include text books, videos, critical studies, readers, and much more.

Dominie Press

Spanish K-3 reading materials, including books, magnetic letters, parental involvement tools, and alphabet books.

Editorial Pax México

Leading Mexican publisher trade and educational titles, distributed in the U.S. through Whitehurst & Clark Book Fulfillment.  (website is in Spanish)

Grupo Editorial Norma

Translated and bilingual books for children and adults.  Features text books, literature, and titles of general interest.

Lectorum

An imprint of Scholastic, Lectorum publishes translated versions of familiar old and new classics, including Franklin, Dr. Seuss, and Arthur books.

Lee & Low Books

Publisher of multicultural books for children, website includes booktalks and classroom guides.

Libros Sin Fronteras

Latin American, Spanish language and bilingual books for children and adults.  Core collection development services are provided as well.

Mariuccia Iaconi Book Imports

While not a publisher or an imprint, MIBI’s catalog consists of children’s books in many foreign languages, including Spanish and bilingual titles.

Océano Grupo Editorial

An imprint of the Gale Group.  Specialty is reference materials for children and adults in the arts, computing, math, history, science, and more.

Pinata Books

An imprint of Arte Público Press, features books for children of all ages.  Most picture books are bilingual; fiction books for older kids are about Hispanic cultural identity and maintaining a sense of self.

Spanish Book Distributors

Most titles are translations into Spanish. Catalog includes books in a variety of topics including business, computers, health, history, parenting, reference, religion, travel, and much more. Translated current fiction best-sellers and romance titles are also available.

Barahone Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents – (also bilingual)

Has a frequently-updated database of recommended titles in Spanish. You can search by author, title, publish, etc.

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