Childrens Welsh Language Books

Fen1
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Can anyone tell me where I can purchase new or second-hand? Am desperate for Welsh language books, dvds etc for very young children and babies. The booksites on-line tend to be very expensive

Am especially interested in books that are English-Welsh bilingual.
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  • flutterbyuk25
    flutterbyuk25 Posts: 7,009 Forumite
    Lots of independent book shops have Welsh childrens books etc. Athough I'm in the West so it may be more common here. Carmarthen has a few shops that stock them. I'm sure WHSmiths had a small Welsh section in the Swansea branch.

    Otherwise your local library should be able to source some for you if they don't stock them, but obviously you are only borrowing those.

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  • mysk_girl
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    I've had some off amazon. My children also watch Cyw on S4C, which we can get via sky as we live in Oxfordshire. Kids have a welsh speaking father and we are trying to get them to be as bilingual as possible.
  • mysk_girl
    mysk_girl Posts: 803 Forumite
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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1848513704/ref=mw_dp_sim_ps2?pi=SL500_SY125

    And the I just use the "people who bought this also bought" bit...

    The bookshop in Carmarthen market is good if you can get there, we visit family there sometimes.

    We have also had some from the library here in Oxfordshire as well, they take a couple of weeks to come in though.
  • FatAndy
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  • pavlovs_dog
    pavlovs_dog Posts: 10,199 Forumite
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    I know several shops in Cardiff and Vale which carry Welsh books. Would help to know if you can get to a physical shop or need to order online.
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  • DaiTheBook
    DaiTheBook Posts: 7 Forumite
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    Type " Early Welsh Readers " into ebay theres a few on there
  • Fen1
    Fen1 Posts: 1,577 Forumite
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    Thank you for all the replies. Forgot to check in for a while!

    I actually live in England, so that's why I'm a bit stumped to find books. The usual routes such as libraries and charity shops don't apply this side of the border.

    Will keep hunting the internet.
  • mysk_girl
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    Fen, I live in England as well and my library will do inter-library loans for welsh language books if you ask them.
  • Fen1
    Fen1 Posts: 1,577 Forumite
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    Thanks Mysk. Will certainly ask. I'm thinking of something like Sali Mali. Books on tape would also be invaluable.
  • Have a browse on gwales.com (the Welsh Books Council's website), and if you see anything you fancy have a look on abebooks.co.uk for second hand copies. My sister at the Old Post Office Bookshop in Blaenau Ffestiniog, deals in new and second hand books, and posts to customers. Her email is henbost.blaenau@virgin.net
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