Monday, January 16, 2012

Bilingual Books on Tape {GIVEAWAY}

This week is dedicated to audio books and the valuable place they have in our children's education. I mentioned last week that I'm committed to incorporating more audio books in our studies, and I'll be sharing resources for them over the next few days.

But I want to kick off this week with a giveaway. I have two sets of four CDs featuring the stories of author Alma Flor Ada. This set includes four books in Spanish, and one in both English and Spanish.

The first CD is collection of 29 songs for each letter in the alphabet and one original alphabet song. All of them are in Spanish and are from the book, Abecedario de los animales, written by Alma Flor Ada and Suni Paz.

The second CD is a series of stories read by the authors, F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada. It is their own versions of the 12 traditional tales that they wrote for their book, Cuentos que contaban nuestras abuelas. Some of the stories included are Blancaflor, Juan Bobo, Martina Martínez y el Ratoncito Pérez, El caballito de siete colores, and many others.

The third CD is actually in both English and Spanish. Once again read by the author. The Gold Coin or La moneda de oro is a beautiful book about generosity and transformation. You can read the moving and inspirational story behind this tale on Del Sol Books' website.

And our last CD is actually another collection of 27 songs based on the book, Gathering the Sun: An ABc in Spanish and English, written by Ada and Paz. These songs originate from simple poems written about the lives of Latin Americans; one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet. You can read a review here on the Latin Baby Book Club site.

I am so happy to be able to giveaway one of these CD sets to two readers. And I am especially grateful to Alma Flor Ada, for generously offering these as giveaways.


I have two sets of each CD to giveaway and will choose two winners.

To enter to win, simply leave a comment below.

The deadline to enter is 11:59 EST, Sunday, January 22nd. The winners will be chosen using and contacted via email - so be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment! 

And to increase your chances of winning, you can:

1.) Leave a comment telling me which CD you are looking forward to the most!

2.) Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following: Win a set of bilingual audio books for children from @LatinMami #Spanish #reading #giveaway

3.) Blog about this giveaway and include the link to your post in the comments below.

Don't forget to let me know by posting a separate comment for each entry!

By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Official Sweepstakes Rules. No purchase required. Void where prohibited.

¡Buena suerte!


Dear Mommy Maestra readers:

I'm delighted to know that you will be able to share with your children some of the CDs that Isabel Campoy, Suni Paz and myself have created with great love. It would be nice to hear their reaction to the stories and songs. You can contact us at:,, Do not miss visiting Isabel's new website! And let us know if you want a free subscription to the monthly enewsletter Smiles and Butterflies, with ideas on sharing books with children. All best wishes. ~Alma Flor Ada

Disclosure: This giveaway is offered in collaboration with the authors. I have not been compensated in any way for offering this giveaway, and it results from my contacting them and asking for a contribution to our Music in Education series.


  1. My girls would go vagary for these!

  2. I'd love to get the cuentos de los abuelos. I love reading the classics!

  3. My son would love the Abecedario de los Animales audiobook!

  4. The CD with songs about each letter of the alphabet songs so cute! We would love this!!!

  5. I'd love the first CD, the ABCs!

  6. While all the CD's sound great, I think my daughter would love the Abecedario de los Animales! Thanks!

  7. I would love Cuentos Que Contaban Nuestros Abuelos. I have the book and use it often in my classes and with my own bilingual children. I would love a recording of the authors reading it too. My email

  8. I am a kindergarten bilingual and dual language teacher. I always have to purchase such materials. It would be amazing to have these without using my own money to get them!!!!! I read your posts religiously. It's so hard to find quality materials in Spanish.

  9. I would love to have the Cuentos que contaban nuestras abuelas CD. My first baby is due in May, and I am determined to raise a bilingual baby!

  10. I tweeted!!/annagrace19/status/159417204608221184

  11. I have a group of bilingual kids at a public school who would love to have bilingual audio and reading materials.

  12. I would love to have the ABC songs that go along with Gathering the Sun... Love the book and would love to hear it!!

  13. I also tweeted!!/Lindzey_rose

  14. How to choose? I LOVED reading my students the Moneda de oro book and would love to have that one. But, I would also love to have the CD #2 as well! I will definitely be linking/pinning your resources and sharing at our blog Thank you!

  15. Just blogged about your giveaway at :)

  16. Great giveaway, it sound that the cds are great

  17. All the cds are great but the one of cuentos que contaban las abuelas is the one I am more interested

  18. I'm most excited about the songs about the letters of the alphabet

  19. Would love to have the songs on alphabets in english.....

  20. I'm most excited about Abecedario de los animales~

  21. I look forward to The Gold Coin or La moneda de oro.

  22. I would love to have the CD Cuentos que contaban nuestras abuelas. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!



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