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

February 02, 2017

New year, new language, new book. Essential e-Books that you should read this 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 second language in a globalized world, we now bring to you some of our best titles available in our collection. These are selected editions in Spanish that will give you many entertaining memories: they will make you laugh, cry, think about life, and embrace your inner child with each page.

If you’re in search of good Spanish titles to recommend, these are excellent choices. The best part is that if you don’t have time to go to the library, Fondo has their digital versions available!


EL DIARIO DE UN GATO ASESINO  (The Diary of a Killer Cat) by Anne Fine

It’s normal for a cat to hunt birds and mice, but the neighbor’s rabbit?

El diario de un gato asesino  tells the story of Tuffy, Eli’s pet. He is the suspect and narrator of this story after he takes home Thumper’s body, the rabbit, in his mouth and says he didn’t kill him. But the owners think that he did it, especially since it’s the third time that the kitten brings a dead animal to his owner’s house.

Title: The Diary of a Killer Cat

Author: Fine, Anne

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Format: Paperback and ebook, 48 pages 5.9 x 7.5 in

Product code: 100184R001

ISBN: 9789681656744


Ages: 7 years+


CUENTOS MEXICANOS POPULARES  (Mexican Folktales) by Fabio Morábito

Mexico is a country full of legends and myths that have survived time by the voices of its population.

This anthology, composed by 125 tales, gives a unique perspective of the ancestral themes that have endure within the Mexican traditions. One moment you’re in Veracruz; then, in California and Nuevo México, learning about the creation of the world, the appearance of the first man, the emergence of cities and more. Cuentos Mexicanos Populares will never bore you, that’s for sure.

Title: Cuentos populares mexicanos

Author: Morábito, Fabio

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Format: Hardcover and ebook, 600 pages, 9.1 x 6.3 in

Product code: 102705R001

ISBN: 9789681673345


Age: 10 years +


CONCIERTO NO. 7 PARA VIOLÍN Y BRUJAS  (Concert No. 7 for Violin and Witches) by Joel Franz Rosell

An unsolved mystery that surrounds a magic violin and his owner.

The dangerous Stravagantius violin has been kept behind a crystal case for years, far away from its bow. There are many rumors about its power, capable of producing the worst disarray. Its destiny is linked to the D’Antagno family, owners of the worrisome instrument, and to the witches, who for over three generations have been claiming revenge against the royal family. What mysteries are hidden in the Stravagantius?

Don’t miss Concierto no.7 para violín y brujas.

Title: Concierto No. 7 para violín y brujas

Author: Franz Rosell, Joel

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Format: Paperback and ebook, 72 pages, 5.9 x 7.5 in

Product code: 100403R001

ISBN: 9786071616319


Ages: 9 years+


LA ESCUELA VUELA  (The School Flies) by Eveline Hasler

Being comfortable with the things that one has can be difficult sometimes.  One phrase says that we always want what we don’t have and don’t appreciate what we have; Andi will figure it out in La escuela vuela.

Andi never liked anything, that’s why he has an unusual facial expression and a sad attitude. Even at  school he doesn’t talk or look at anybody, but one day he meets an old woman who will grant him three wishes. After that moment, he will see many changes around him.

Title: La escuela vuela

Author: Hasler, Eveline

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Format: Paperback and ebook, 40 pages, 5.9 x 7.5 in

Product code: 100152R001

ISBN: 9789681654597


Ages: 5 years+


MAMBRÚ PERDIÓ LA GUERRA  (Mambrú Lost War) by Irene Vasco

Everything seems wretched in a little boys life: his parents are missing, and he will have to take refuge with his grandmother’s help.

His life's in danger, and after his grandmother disappeared and left him a message, the only company will be Mambrú, a loyal and lovely guard dog. But it might not be enough to survive. Discover more about his heartbreaking fate in Mambrú perdió la guerra.

Title: Mambrú perdió la guerra

Author: Vasco, Irene

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Format: Paperback and ebook, 82 pages, 5.9 x 7.5 in

Product code: 100398R001

ISBN: 9786071610171


Ages: 11 years+


LAS SOMBRAS DE LA ESCALERA (The Shades of the Stairs) by Irene Vasco

Roberto has always believed in superstitions and traditions. Now that he is starting a new school year away from his town, he begins to think that he has been cursed.

In Las sombras de la escalera by Irene Vasco, Roberto will compare the life in Tolú and the city where he now lives; he has a strange feeling about it. Sure, almost no one other than his family believes in omens: people without feet in Easter, to save someone’s life, black butterflies... No one but Eulalia, a mysterious girl in Roberto’s class will try to help him reverse the curse.

Title: Las sombras de la escalera

Author: Vasco, Irene

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Format: Paperback and ebook, 72 pages, 5.9 x 7.5 in

Product code: 100298R001

ISBN: 9789681673123


Ages: 9 years+


BARBA AZUL (Blue Beard) by Charles Perrault

What would you do if you entered a forbidden room only to find out it’s full of corpses?

In this classic, a man warns his wife not to go inside a room before he goes on a trip. The young woman, full of curiosity, opens the room just to encounter a horrible scene at the same moment that Blue Beard comes back from his travel. The man gets angry when he discovers his wife’s betrayal and will sentence her to death; she will need to escape from him in Barba Azul by Charles Perraut, a story you can’t miss.

Title: Barba Azul

Author: Charles Perrault, Christoph Wischniowski

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Format: e-book, 5.9 x 8.3 in

Product code: 102813LE01

ISBN: 9786071614841


Ages: 15 years+


EL REGRESO DEL GATO ASESINO (The Return of the Killer Cat) by Anne Fine

Eli and her family go on vacation. It’s a whole week where Tufy, the cat, will enjoy total freedom.

But everything goes wrong when Mrs. Tanner can’t take care of him as usual; instead, a grumpy priest will come, and he won’t be nice to him by trying to sabotage his plans of having fun.

In the development of El regreso del gato asesino, Tufy will have to take action about it.

Title: El regreso del gato asesino

Author: Fine, Anne

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Format: Paperback and ebook, 53 pages, 5.9 x 7.5 in

Product code: 100364R001

ISBN: 9789681684198


Ages: 7 years+


ODISEA POR EL ESPACIO INEXISTENTE (Odyssey for the Nonexistent Space) by Mónica Beltrán Brozon

Andrés used to be an excellent student, but now there are two red numbers on his report card. How can he give his parents the bad news?

That’s what’s in his mind when he’s kidnaped to be part of the Good Occurrences Association to complete a dangerous mission that will start Andrés' odyssey through a fantastic dimension. What else will he encounter during his travel? Let’s find out in Odisea por el espacio inexistente.

Title: Odisea por el espacio inexistente

Author: Brozon, Mónica Beltrán

Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Económica

Format: Paperback and ebook, 200 pages, 5.9 x 7.5 in

Product code: 100223R001

ISBN: 9789681661496


Ages: 10 years+


So, what are you waiting for to start a fun and successful 2017?

Keep accomplishing your goals and you will go far. Just practice.

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