Spanish Books For Children
School and Classroom
Student Monthly Spanish Book Club
I have been a Bilingual Teacher for 15 years. For years I was quite frustrated by the lack of good children's literature in Spanish. So, I decided to do something about it. Libros De Ricardo offers you quality Spanish books for children at a GREAT PRICE.
We carry 800 different titles in paperback at kindergarten through third grade level from Central America, South America, and Spain. Please click below for more information.
Libros De Ricardo: Billet Disney for Children started several years ago because of the lack of good children's literature in Spanish for teachers like myself with a very tight budget. All the professional literature I read, whether phonics-related or whole-language related, says that the more a child reads the better reader he or she becomes. During Silent Reading Time in my class I never had enough Spanish books for my students. We had to take them from our school library and rotate them among the children, or my school would buy a few books for each class and the teachers would rotate them among their classes. Both of these approaches got old real fast! So, I decided to do something about it and started this company.
You've heard of Ma and Pa companies - well, we are even smaller than they are! We are able to keep our prices low because we are a "no-frills" type of company. I know first hand that schools have tight budgets and that the parents of our students do not have a lot of money. The only way to get books to our students is to have very low prices. At the same time, we are careful not to sacrifice book quality just to achieve a lower price. When I visit other school libraries, I often see the same exact books that we supply. When I ask the librarian how much the school paid for the books, it is typically almost double the price we charge.
Although we are a small company, professional service is a real priority for us. We have shipped over 50,000 books in the past 4 years, and we enjoy a very high satisfaction rating among our customers.
If you are looking to develop a Spanish library of quality children's books for not a lot of money - we are the company for you!
Do you have a book list? No, we do not. When you order a set of books from us we send you a variety of books - all different titles and grade levels to meet the needs of the high and low readers in each classroom (minimum order is 25 books). This allows us to keep our prices very low and still meet the needs of most educators and their students.
Why is the price of your books so much less than the price of comparable books sold by other companies? One of our main goals to to keep our prices low. We are able to achieve this goal because:
we buy the books in very large quantities we are a very small company with low overhead
Can I get one grade level - for instance just First Grade books? Although we do not send just one grade level, we can send books geared for grades K-1, or 2-3 if you note your request on your order form.
If we order a lot of books can we get a discount? We already have marked the books down as much as we can go - so we cannot go below $1.95 per book whether its a large order or a small order.
Can we get books from just one specific country, i.e. Mexico? Yes, if you note this on your order form we will try to accommodate you.
Do you offer hardback books? No, we do not.
Do you offer books for grades 4 or above? We are sorry but we do not.
Why do you have a 2-8 week delivery time? Normally we can deliver within 2 weeks of receiving your order. But if we are out of stock, since our suppliers are from outside of the U.S., it can take several weeks for us to receive the merchandise.
How often do you change your Student Spanish Book Club catalog offerings? We change the catalog offerings several times per year. If you 'd like to see our current catalog
Spanish Books for Children
In addition to selling library sets, Libros De Ricardo: Spanish Books for Children also offers a Student Monthly Book Club of Spanish books for children. It works just like the other Student Book Clubs that are offered in schools to teachers except that all of the books are in Spanish. The books are at kindergarten through third grade level from Central America, South America, and Spain. Usually there are between 10 to 20 titles to choose from. Teachers can receive free books for their classroom libraries when their students buy a certain number of books.
Libros De Ricardo: Spanish Books for Children is pleased to offer quality children's paperback books in Spanish for $1.95 each! These books are at kindergarten through third grade level from Central America, South America, and Spain. We have 700 different titles.
I use many of these same books in my own bilingual second grade classroom, and the children love them! The books are beautifully illustrated and the stories are very charming.
Years ago I became aware of the value of Silent Reading Time in my class. One thing educational theorists seem to agree upon is that the more time a child reads silently, the better reader he or she will become.
It's also true that in every class some students read on par with their grade level, while other students read at either above or below grade level. For this reason a good Spanish library for children should span several grade levels.
When you order a set of books from us we send you a variety of books - all different titles and grade levels to meet the needs of the high and low readers in each classroom.
We are able to keep the prices very low by selling the books in BULK. By this we mean that we select an appropriate variety of titles for you rather than provide a book list. Please note that we do not offer a book list as that would increase the price due to the time and labor involved.
So far we have sold more than 30,000 books. ONLY 192 have been returned!!! We offer a 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE- return the books within 30 days and we'll refund your money - NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
The following is a list of links to resources on the internet that may be of use to bilingual educators. This list is provided by Libros De Ricardo: Spanish Books for Children at $1.95 each and will be updated periodically. We hope you find it helpful.
If you have any questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions page first to see if your question is addressed there.
Otherwise, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. You may have some valuable information to share about Spanish literature for children, resources for bilingual educators, or other related topics. If appropriate and with your permission, we may publish it on our website to pass it along.
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Libros De Ricardo
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Escondido, CA 92030