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What are some good beginning spanish books?

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I am currently reading First Spanish Reader, A Beginner's Dual-Language Book by Angel Flores and I would like to find about a dozen more beginning Spanish books. Does anyone have suggestions?

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updated SEP 21, 2009
edited by comadronaSuz
posted by comadronaSuz

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There is a series of "side by side" books that I enjoy.
They are books of very short stories (2-3 pages). There is one with stories from Puerto Rico, one with stories from Mexico, one with stories from Latin America, and one with stories from Spain (each appropriately named, e.g. Stories from Puerto Rico).
The stories are entertaining - my kids will even listen to me read them in spanish and translate for them. They are published by McGraw Hill.

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by schub
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One thing I have done is subscribe to the print edition of ThinkSpanish magazine. It contains some excellent articles with vocabulary in the margins.

http://www.thinklanguage.com/spanish/#

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by colen35
On rechecking I have found that the hard copy subscription is no longer available. Subscription is for the online edition only. Hard copies and audio files can be downloaded. - colen35, SEP 21, 2009
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I have found "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Spanish" by Gail Stein and "The Everything Learning Spanish Book (I know the title doesn't sound right, but that is what it is) by Julie Gutin to be helpful over the years.

Once you have the stomach for it, try "601 Spanish Verbs" which is by Berlitz.

Hope these help!

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by Nicole-B
thanks! - comadronaSuz, SEP 21, 2009
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