Spanish Stories and More
Whether you're studying Spanish in school or speak it at home, it can be fun to check out the library's bi-lingual books for kids. While not every location offers Spanish language materials, it's easy to request that books from other locations be sent to your neighborhood library. To get started, just check out the list below or ask your librarian for suggestions
Let Me Help! = Quiero Ayudar!
A pet parrot tries to help his human family prepare for the Cinco de Mayo festivities in San Antonio, Texas.
No More, Por Favor
Rain forest parents come up with a solution when all their children become picky eaters at the same time. Spanish words interspersed in the rhyming text are defined in a glossary.
P is for pinata: A Mexico Alphabet
Using the alphabet, Mexico is introduced in this picture book using poetry and detailed expository text. A through Z topics include: adobe, Diego Rivera, Lady of Guadalupe, lava, prickly pear, and skeleton.
My First Book of Spanish Words
Simple text paired with themed photos invite the reader to learn to speak Spanish.
Floating on Mama's Song = Flotando con la Cancion de mama
A seven-year-old girl is amazed when her mother's singing suddenly begins to make her listeners float, but Grandma says she must stop, making Mama terribly sad until her daughter makes her smile again.
Once Upon a Time: Traditional Latin American Tales = Habia una Vez : Cuentos Tradicionales Latinoamericanos
A collection of seven traditional tales from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain, retold in English and Spanish. Includes notes about each story.
Gracias = Thanks
A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.
A collection of animal-themed nursery rhymes in Spanish, from Spain and Latin America, with English translations.
Si Le Das un Pastelito a un Gato
A series of increasingly far-fetched events might occur if someone were to give a cupcake to a cat. If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit ... and that's just the beginning!
A Kid's Guide to Latino History: More than 50 Activities
Features more than 50 hands-on activities, games, and crafts that explore the diversity of Latino culture and teach children about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Hispanic American history.
A fictionalized biography of Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who grew up as a painfully shy child ridiculed by his overbearing father.
Babies enjoy a colorful fiesta with singing, dancing, hugs, and kisses.
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx = La Juez que crecio el Bronx
A biography of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice and the third female justice to serve on the United States Supreme Court.