Children’s Books for Ages 7-12
Want to inspire your young children to learn about Spain and also learn Spanish? We have many books designed to do just that and here is our short list of Children’s Books which are based in Spain and suitable for 7-12 year olds:
Pick Your Brains About Spain
At last enquiring young minds can discover Europe in an engaging and inventive new series, fully illustrated with b&w illustrations, cartoon strips, and puzzles to solve. Combining Cadogan’s renowned travel expertise with a totally fresh approach enlivening travel for children, “Pick Your Brains “present the most popular European countries in a way they’ve never been seen before.
Spanish Olympics Topic Pack
Games, Activities and Resources to Teach Spanish
The enthusiasm and excitement surrounding the Olympics makes it an ideal topic for teaching Spanish. Not only will pupils learn the Spanish words for sports, we also give teachers ideas to reinforce vocabulary and sentence structures for a range of topics, from colours and weather to numbers and travel. In addition, using the information on Spain at the Olympics included in the resource will help to cover the Intercultural Strand of the Framework for Modern Languages. The Spanish Olympics Topic Pack contains photocopiable activities and games which include: flashcards; picture flashcards; word searches, crossword puzzles and other word games; listening activities; bingo and other games; sentence building activities; and background information on Spain at the Olympics.
Christopher Columbus – The Voyage That Changed the World
Christopher Columbus made the voyage that, for better and worse, changed history. Born in the bustling port city of Genoa, Italy, Christopher Columbus fell in love with the sea and spent his youth learning all he could about steering and navigating a ship. Dreaming of wealth and fame, Columbus believed he could find a new route to the Indies by sailing westward. Expert biographer Emma Bernay paints this compelling portrait of his life and times in a language that will help children follow his journeys to the ‘New World.’ With careful attention to context, she explains how Columbus won support for his expedition, what happened when he finally reached land, what effect his arrival had on the native people and how he ultimately clashed with the Spanish crown.
Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo
Toro! Toro! is a passionate story of love and loss from the best selling author of Warhorse. It starts in a simple way, with a typical family living on a farm in Spain. The grandfather is comforting his grandson, who has just smashed a window with a football. Then his grandfather decides to tell him the family history. His grandfather grew up during the Spanish Civil War and he tells him how he became very close to a young bull called Paco. We are taken on a journey seen through the eyes of a young boy as he experiences the excitement and terror of bullfighting. He mothers a young bull that he grows to love dearly and then cannot bear the idea of him being killed in a bullfight, so he devises a plan to free the bull. As he goes with the bull, he unknowingly escapes the massacre of his village and becomes a refugee. This is an epic story of how the Spanish Civil War affected so many towns. It shows how they had to live on very little and how scared they were. The only thing that kept the refugees going, were the stories of their culture. The illustrations are excellent and show the innocence of the characters. Emily Claire Cannings (16)
Soccer World – Spain
Spanish for Beginners (9+)
This title deals with everyday situations in which children may find themselves while abroad. Spanish grammar is clearly explained, and puzzles provide plenty of practice. This title is part of a series providing a thorough grounding in useful, basic language skills.
Draw with Pablo Picasso (6-12)
Pablo Picasso once famously said: “When I was young I could draw like Raphael, but it has taken me my whole life to learn to draw like a child.” Now you can learn from the master himself. Step by step, line by line we show you how to recreate some of Picasso’s most famous motifs. Through copying and then improvising for yourself, this book will help you to see and appreciate Picasso’s drawings and inspire you to try out many more of your own.
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Books4Spain has thousands of books in English about Spain, from Novels and Crime Fiction, Thrillers & Mystery books set in Spain and books for your Spanish Travel, Holiday & Leisure requirements. Naturally we also have books about Spanish history, the Spanish Civil War, Flamenco, the Camino de Santiago, Learning Spanish and much more. Come and browse – Books4Spain can entertain, educate and stimulate!