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El regreso del gato asesino (The return ok the killer cat) by Anne Fine

El regreso del gato asesino (The return ok the killer cat) by Anne Fine

February 16, 2017

*From our backlist There’s always a time when we want to act like someone else. Due to curiosity, obligation or just the desire of looking like someone else, that’s why it’s said that appearances can be deceiving. Fake it till you make it, remember? The trouble with pretending to be someone that you’re not starts when you doubt yourself and the deceive increases exponentially. This is what happens with Tufy the cat, when by mistake is confused with the cat that Melan...

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Las sombras de la escalera (The Shades of the Stairs) by Irene Vasco

Las sombras de la escalera (The Shades of the Stairs) by Irene Vasco

February 10, 2017

TO BELIEVE OR NOT TO BELIEVE? *After reading this article, you will know more about one of our best backlist books that tells a story about superstitions. Do you believe in omens? Auguries? Forebodings? There are familiar omens in our society that we’re aware of, such as spilling salt, a picture falling off, mirrors breaking, seeing an owl during the day, cutting your nails on Friday, opening an umbrella indoors… or unintentionally walking under a ladder! We all know butterflies...

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New year, new language, new book. Essential e-Books that you should read this 2017.

New year, new language, new book. Essential e-Books that you should read this 2017.

February 02, 2017

Hello, in this article you will learn more about our best backlist’s titles and why they are relevant. Sure, we all set goals for each year; lose weight, travel, buy a new car, become president of the United States, learn a new language, read a book... Although sometimes we cannot achieve all of them either because of lack of time, changes in our priorities, or any other reason, we are here to help you read a book and learn Spanish! Because we understand the importance of learning a seco...

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La escuela vuela (The school flies) by Eveline Hasler

La escuela vuela (The school flies) by Eveline Hasler

January 27, 2017

WHY LA ESCUELA VUELA IS IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN *From the backlist Let me tell you more about this wonderful Spanish book of a boy who doesn’t like dictation exercises and wishes to be somewhere else. La escuela vuela (The School Flies) by Eveline Hasler will be short but valuable. THE PLOT It’s a familiar feeling among students to say that they hate school. What can you do when you don’t like anything, but you’re obliged to do certain things, like an abomin...

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The Importance of Bilingual Education

The Importance of Bilingual Education

January 23, 2017

Languages are the key for students to become citizens of the world. It is no coincidence that leading countries in the educational sector focus on training their children and young adults to learn languages. Countries like Europe have schools that teach the mother tongue and, at the same time, other native languages. The United States is taking action to solve this issue, with educational laws that help to consolidate schools bilingual programs at schools. Proposition 58 will come in...

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El búho fantasma y los ratones (The ghost owl and the mice) by Sigrid Heuck

El búho fantasma y los ratones (The ghost owl and the mice) by Sigrid Heuck

January 20, 2017

In this article you will know more about the importance of friendship in one of our best Spanish books “El búho fantasma y los ratones” (The Ghost Owl and the Mice) by Sigrid Heuck. It’s hard to see an owl because birds know how to camouflage very well with nature when they hunt a delicious mouse or even when they take a nap. The freedom of flying is necessary for them, but what happens when they can’t do it because they’re locked up in a cage? After livin...

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El diario de un gato asesino (The diary of a killer cat) by Anne Fine

El diario de un gato asesino (The diary of a killer cat) by Anne Fine

January 13, 2017

A cat acussed of murder. Do you want to hear this mysterious story? In this article you will know more about our best Spanish books and why it’ll help you develop new skills. Surely, everyone knows how cats can be: independent, lonely, aggressive, affectionate, bored, active and more, all at the same time. They’re very hard to understand, and sometimes they can take uncommon attitudes. It’s easy to imagine if a cat kills a little animal like a bird or a mouse, but n...

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Fights and reconciliations among children

Fights and reconciliations among children

August 16, 2016

Just like in previous reviews, Joëlle Turin reflects on the vital importance of a small child’s surroundings and company when it comes to their cognitive development. This chapter talks about the relationships that children establish with those who surround them: parents, teaches, classmates, and even imaginary friends. These relationships give the child the confidence to carry out different activities than those they’re used to. Beginning with real, fictional, and affection...

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Fears, anxieties and sadness, seen from the literary point of view

Fears, anxieties and sadness, seen from the literary point of view

August 02, 2016

Children need to be a part of the adult world, that is why it’s necessary to speak, in the same way we explain life, about a more delicate and confusing topic that is necessary for this incorporation: death. The author talks about how nobody is immune to final goodbyes, and the anguish, fear, and sadness that comes with them. It’s important to prepare children for life, but it’s necessary that the notion of death is present in their mind. There is literature that explains...

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The benefits of using The Transactional Reading Model

The benefits of using The Transactional Reading Model

July 26, 2016

The benefits of using The Transactional Reading Model Some parents and literature teachers are filled with curiosity once their child or student starts to read. They want to know it what the child read brought them significant knowledge or if was only information that went in and out of their heads as quick as a bee flies in and out of sight. The Transactional Model is a concept created by researcher Louis M. Rosenblatt in order to better the teaching of literature. It consists on a gr...

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Children and the society around them

Children and the society around them

July 19, 2016

In this chapter, Joëlle Turin handles deeper ideas about a child’s way of thinking. She mentions that, according to the Latin concept tabula rasa, every child is an individual born with a clear mind and that thought is an untouched piece of wax that is very easy to mold. However, every child is born with the hunger to live, and a hurry to catch up with life in order to understand the vast world that surrounds them. Their doubts, as well as their constant questions about the univers...

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The seven benefits of reading novels

The seven benefits of reading novels

July 12, 2016

Reading generates a different effect on each reader, depending on what they’re aiming for. You can read a novel for entertainment or recreation, you can be searching for cultural information and learning, or maybe just for reflection. Whatever your purpose, the next items will help you make your reading much more conscious and fruitful. Author Louis M. Rosenblatt, as stated in her book “Literature as Exploration” (FCE, USA 2002), once asked a first year college class in New En...

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 Your children: time and space travelers

Your children: time and space travelers

July 05, 2016

Changes in a child’s life can happen sometimes, changes that they can’t completely understand, when assimilation can’t be entirely made, leaving them with an emptiness in their hearts. In the world of books exist characters that live, feel and think in the same way that our young readers do. They have the same needs and same questions about life. These fictional characters adapt to different environments and modify theirs, creating a notion of consciousness in the small reade...

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Do you know the real challenge of teaching literature?

Do you know the real challenge of teaching literature?

June 28, 2016

This weekend I had the opportunity of talking with an aspiring literature teacher, who insisted that literature is an area that should be studied from a purely artistic and formal point of view. While he spoke about the beauty of Cervante’s verses in Don Quijote’s letters to his dear Dulcinea, I could only think about how this kid had no idea about the real literary struggle. Writer Louis M. Rosenblatt dedicates an entire chapter in her book “Literature as Exploration&r...

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3 simple steps to help your child to start reading from an early age

3 simple steps to help your child to start reading from an early age

May 02, 2016

Playing, as stated by Joëlle Turin, is a construction or reconstruction of the world, a space for creativity. This reason is why the literary formation of a child is vital for the development of inventive and imaginative abilities. You have to picture the mind of a child as a blank canvas where the adult will paint on, so someday the child will be able to discover new places, things, animals, and people.  Now, how can this be done taking into consideration that the kid doesn&rs...

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Una librería en español, sobre ruedas y en Estados Unidos

Una librería en español, sobre ruedas y en Estados Unidos

September 29, 2015

El primer Book Truck inicia en San Diego y después partirá a Los Ángeles. De ahí, las siguientes paradas son Nueva York, Chicago, Laredo, Miami y “todas aquellas ciudades en las que la comunidad latina lo demande”, afirma el comunicado. California, Florida y Texas son tres estados que concentran el 50% del total de la población latina que vive en EE UU, según el último censo. Una de las prioridades del proyecto es fomentar la lectur...

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Una librería rodante recorrerá EE.UU. para fomentar la lectura en español

Una librería rodante recorrerá EE.UU. para fomentar la lectura en español

September 08, 2015

La librería rodante "Book Truck" recorrerá las calles de Estados Unidos para visitar decenas de escuelas de educación primaria, con especial atención a aquellas con programas bilingües de doble inmersión, con ejemplares en español para fomentar la lectura en este idioma. La primera parada de este proyecto es San Diego (California) y posteriormente llegará a otras ciudades con fuerte presencia de hispanos como Los Ángeles...

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Spanish Book Truck Launched in San Diego

Spanish Book Truck Launched in San Diego

September 07, 2015

Fondo de Cultura Económica”, a Mexican book publisher, launched a book truck at Ruocco Park in San Diego during the weekend, in cooperation with the Mexican Consulate in the county. According to the director of “Fondo de Cultura Económica”, JoséCarreño Carlón, the book truck aims to promote literacy and the learning of the Spanish language, specifically among those children with Latin American parents. He also added that Spanish is the lan...

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Promueven lectura en español con

Promueven lectura en español con

September 07, 2015

Tras el éxito que han tenido los food trucks, ¿por qué no intentar fomentar el hábito de la lectura con un "book truck"?La editorial mexicana Fondo de Cultura Económica, decidió aventurarse y llevar libros a diferentes puntos estratégicos de San Diego en un camión. El book truck ha visitado escuelas y parques, dándole la oportunidad a niños de familias latinoamericanas, tener un acercamiento con la cultura de sus padres.Es...

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 Book Truck to tour U.S. to promote reading in Spanish

Book Truck to tour U.S. to promote reading in Spanish

September 07, 2015

Book Truck, a bookstore on wheels, will visit dozens of elementary schools throughout the United States carrying books in Spanish to promote reading in that language among the country's schoolchildren. The first stop on the mobile bookstore's nationwide tour is San Diego and later it will travel to other cities with a heavy Hispanic presence including Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, New York and Laredo, Texas. By offering books in Spanish, the traveling bookstore, an initiative of Mexican publis...

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This Book Truck is Making Sure Young, Bicultural Latinos Stay Bilingual

This Book Truck is Making Sure Young, Bicultural Latinos Stay Bilingual

September 03, 2015

It can be hard for first and second generation Latinos to hold on to Spanish fluency. A number of factors – from parental influence, to societal pressure to assimilate and not be “different”, to our education systems – have caused many bi-cultural Latinos to struggle to hold on to their language roots. But bilingualism is no threat to American culture – if anything, it’s a boon. There is overwhelming evidence that being bilingual has benefits, and a Mexican...

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Los libros de FCE contra el discurso de Trump

Los libros de FCE contra el discurso de Trump

September 02, 2015

El Fondo de Cultura Económica lleva 81 años difundiendo obras escritas de cultura universal, pero sobre todo de cultura hispanoamericana, por lo que no puede entender el repudio y las reformas que candidatos como Donald Trump buscan impulsar en contra de los hispanohablantes que habitan el país vecino. México fue atacado directamente por el candidato republicano, hace unas semanas y en un discurso que puede caracterizarse por visceral. Ante esta situación tan...

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Librería móvil del FCE inicia recorrido por Estados Unidos

Librería móvil del FCE inicia recorrido por Estados Unidos

August 31, 2015

El director general del Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE), José Carreño Carlón, dio ayer el banderazo de salida del primer Book Truck, camión repartidor de libros en español que recorrerá la Unión Americana. El lugar de salida fue el Ruocco Park, en San Diego, California, a donde asistieron grupos de familias hispanoparlantes, que tuvieron acceso al camión para utilizarlo como sala de lectura o para adquirir ejemplare...

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The Spanish-language library-on-wheels touring the US

The Spanish-language library-on-wheels touring the US

August 31, 2015

Like a door-to-door salesman, a truck filled with Spanish-language books is traveling the streets of San Diego, promoting literacy for the Latino community. There are 53 million Spanish speakers in the United States and 33.7 million of them are of Mexican descent. The project, which is set to travel to at least five other US cities, is the brainchild of the Mexican publishing house Fondo Cultural Económica (FCE). “Instead of waiting for readers to go looking for books in Spanish, f...

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El "Book Truck", experimento mexicano del FCE que consiste en un vehículo convertido en librería itinerante para recorrer EU

August 31, 2015

El lugar de salida fue el Ruocco Park, en San Diego, California, a donde asistieron grupos de familias hispanoparlantes que tendrán acceso al camión que para utilizarlo como sala de lectura o para adquirir ejemplares. El director general del Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE), José Carreño Carlón, dio hoy el banderazo de salida del primer “Book Truck”, un camión repartidor de libros en español que recorrerá gran par...

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THE BOOK TRUCK PREPARES TO VISIT AREA NEIGHBORHOODS

THE BOOK TRUCK PREPARES TO VISIT AREA NEIGHBORHOODS

August 28, 2015

CHULA VISTA -- A well-known publisher based in Chula Vista is preparing to unveil a new project this weekend to help many area families read more books.   The new library on wheels also celebrates the rich Hispanic culture.   From principals and parents to children, books published by Fondo de Cultura Economica have made a big impact on people around the world.   "When we go meet them, we say ‘Let’s read in Spanish," said Alan Miranda of Fondo de Cultur...

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El Fondo de Cultura Económica venderá libros en un camión, en San Diego

El Fondo de Cultura Económica venderá libros en un camión, en San Diego

August 07, 2015

A través del proyecto “BookTruck”, el Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE) de San Diego, California, implementará la venta de libros en español de su valioso catálogo en un camión acondicionado especialmente para tal efecto, informó a ZETA Dorina Razo, Gerente General del FCE San Diego. “El objetivo del BookTruck es que la comunidad hispana y americana puedan ser curiosas para encontrar nuevos títulos, tenga...

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