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The Best Spanish Language Kids Books

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EVITA
Written by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein & illustrated by Citlali Reyes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Introducing Spanish/English bilingualism, Lil’ Libros encourage parents to read to their children at the earliest age—focusing on subjects they are familiar with, while making it fun and rewarding for both parent and child.

Tres Reyes Magos
Written & illustrated by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Introducing Spanish/English bilingualism, Lil’ Libros encourage parents to read to their children at the earliest age—focusing on subjects they are familiar with, while making it fun and rewarding for both parent and child.

Marta! Big & Small
Written by Jen Arena & illustrated by Angela Dominguez
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

In this story that incorporates Spanish words, Marta explores the world of opposites and animals.

ABC Spanish
Written & illustrated by Aless Baylis
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Kids learn the alphabet and Spanish words for animals in this charming book. Pairing each letter of the Spanish alphabet with the Spanish word for a popular animal and its English translation, ABC Spanish is a gorgeously illustrated, engaging read that makes learning the alphabet and Spanish words fun for the entire family. The included pronunciation guide helps teach the proper pronunciation of each animal, making this book a perfect introduction to the Spanish language.

Guadalupe: First Words/Primeras Palabras
Written by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein & illustrated by Citlali Reyes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A Lil’ LIbros Bilingual Picture Book Inspired by Our Lady of Guadalupe, this book will introduce children to her story through pictures and their first English and Spanish words. Travel back to the 15th century when the Virgin of Guadalupe once appeared before Juan Diego. Your childwill learn first words such as sandalias(sandals), luz(light), and jardin(garden).

  • Lucha Libre - Anatomy / Anatomia - Inspired by the colorful world of freestyle wrestling, this book will introduce your little one to the human body and their first English and Spanish words.

  • Loteria / Lottery - “Inspired by one of the oldest traditional games of chance, this book will introduce your little one to their first English and Spanish words”

  • Don Quixote - BabyLit® is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar’s Alison Oliver, these books are a must for every savvy parent’s nursery library. This book introduces your toddler to Cervantes’s, Don Quixote.

  • One Is a Piñata - One is a rainbow. One is a cake. One is a piñata that’s ready to break! In this lively picture book, a companion to the Pura Belpré–honored Green Is a Chile Pepper, children discover a fiesta of numbers in the world around them, all the way from one to ten: Two are maracas and cold ice creams, six are salsas and flavored aguas. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this vibrant book enumerates the joys of counting and the wonders that abound in every child’s day!

First 100 Words in English and Spanish
Written & illustrated by Ana Godinez
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Continue your little one’s bilingual journey with First 100 Words in English and Spanish. This book introduces your child to 100 essential first words and pictures in both English and Spanish. Your child will know that avocado in Spanish is aguacate, butterfly is mariposa, and that a soccer ball is pelota de futbol. Made out of tough board, First 100 Words in English and Spanish is perfect for even the toughest little hands!

Where Is / Donde Esta el Chavo
Written by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein & illustrated by Citlali Reyes
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Introducing Spanish/English bilingualism, Lil’ Libros encourage parents to read to their children at the earliest age—focusing on subjects they are familiar with, while making it fun and rewarding for both parent and child.

La Princesa and the Pea
Written by Susan Middleton Elya & illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling, winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.

The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa, but the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too . . .

Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru.

Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Illus. in full color. The 15th century comes alive in this splendidly original picture book about Christopher Columbus. “The illustrations, executed in a variety of media, show scenes from the explorer’s life as well as some imaginary creatures that populated the Europeans’ picture of the outside world at that time. The details on each page invite individual readers to pay close attention, but the brief, clear text and framed illustrations lend themselves equally well to group sharing. Make room on your crowded Columbus shelf for this one.”—(starred) School Library Journal.

¡Shhh! Tenemos Un Plan
Written & illustrated by Chris Haughton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

“3, 2, 1… GO!” And once again, the bird escapes. But these three friends will not cease in their endeavor to catch the bird, while the fourth one… The littlest one… has other plans. And so does the bird. Chris Haughton’s acclaimed Shh! We Have a Plan arrives at the US, in Spanish for the first time!

“A la una, a las dos y a las… ¡TRES!”. Cuando estos tres amigos ven un pajarito en el bosque, empiezan a moverse, despacito y sin hacer ruido. “¡Shhh! Tenemos un plan”. Pero el más pequeño tiene otro plan. Y el pajarito también.

Uno de los libros más aclamados de Chris Haughton, ganador de múltiples premios internacionales como el Erza Jack Keats, el Cybils Award y el premio de la Asociación de Ilustradores. Por primera vez en español en los Estados Unidos.

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