Lorito Books is dedicated to building second language literacy and appreciation for the richness of Latino culture. We believe audiobooks are powerful learning tools and hope that our books will unlock the mysteries of 2nd language learning while entertaining children as they build skills and confidence. We are both a publisher and a distributor, publishing Spanish audiobook readalong sets and distributing for Mexican publishers of Spanish children’s literature.
Lorito Books’ President, Pam Fochtman, worked in the audiobook industry for several years as Sales Manager of Landmark Audiobooks, a distributor serving the library market. Requests for audiobooks in Spanish provided her with the idea for Lorito Books and graduate studies at the University of Denver in Latin American trade and economics reinforced her vision. She has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and volunteered with an orphanage in Chihuahua, Chihuahua for several years. She is currently a member of the Institute for International Education and works with Friendship Bridge, an NGO that provides microcredit for indigenous women in Guatemala.
What is a Lorito?!
Lorito is Spanish for “small parrot”. So, we’re a company that produces talking books named after a talking bird. ¿Muy listo, sí?