Let’s read Portuguese!


David Fish, Lagos

Hi Rosa – You have produced outstanding results helping children to progress with reading and writing in both English and Portuguese, a natural empathy with children and a deep understanding of how they learn.

Patricia Westheimer

Hello Rosa, I just received an email informing me about your wonderful work. I am the Godmother of children at the SOS Children’s Village near Estoril. There are many children in the village that can’t read. With best regards and respect


Thank you so much for all of this and all you have given to children all these years.
I am sure Laurinha will love them and they will bring very good memories to her head and heart.

Big kiss with good wishes

Carla Cartucho, Mother and business woman, Lagos

Hello Rosa .. Thank you for you devotion to the smallest ones and for presenting these books … Many children are going to learn with pleasure their first words in Portuguese. It’s so good to help others * Thanks *

Matthew & Dawn


I hope you received my donation!?

Sorry to hear you’re not that well. Me and my mum are living in Ireland now… I still remember you as my BEST teacher … and this is a little something for your books..

Caroline Adams, Almancil

Dear Rosa – My children learnt basic Portuguese using these interesting and imaginative books. Your work helped to prepare them for Portuguese school, in a fun and systematic way. The children and I wish you all the best with your books and hope in the near future more children will have access to these wonderful, and interesting books. Kind regards.

Ellen Gently

These reading books are ideal for children to read to their parents, friends and teachers, putting in the sort of practice that is essential for early reading.

Linda Clayman

Hello Rosa – Thank you so much for making this fine work available to my 2 year old Grandson. We have lived in Portugal for just a few years, and Isaac is just beginning to say a few words in Portuguese. I will be sending a donation on his behalf. Please be strong, and remember this gift you have given to our children will live on for ever in your name. Best wishes

Eve Hulbert, Special Needs Teacher

Dear Rosa, I love the look of your books, and I think they will be of great help to young children, in particular those with learning difficulties. I look forward to using them all!


Hi Lesley

I’m Carla, I have been looking at your site and enjoyed it. I’m going to download for my daughters, they also want to know if you find yourself well I wish you much happiness and improvements give me news.

Learn to read Portuguese with Rosa

If you’re a teacher or parent of young children that are keen to learn Portuguese, you’ve come to the right place!

Rosa Estevens taught children to read and write Portuguese for over 25 years, and produced a range of learning material which is available free of charge from this website.

Using pictures and simple, easy to read words, the children are introduced to a group of fascinating characters that they can easily identify with.

The reading scheme is built in a number of levels, with language which increases in complexity as the child’s reading skills develop.

All the books are available as PDF downloads.

Rosa spent many years producing these books, but was unsuccessful in finding a publisher. When she became terminally ill she has decided to make these books available free of charge so that the children could benefit from her work.