Spanish Books for Kids: Book List

There are many beautiful bilingual and Spanish books for kids. We have included a few of our favorite titles on the book list below. Please share your favorite Spanish books for kids in comments. Your recommendations are a big help to others.

Choosing Spanish Books for Kids

Libraries often have translations of easy picture book favorites, such as titles by Eric Carle, Bill Martin Jr. and Sandra Boynton. The level of these books is appropriate for many Spanish learners. Kids are familiar with the stories and that increases comprehension and confidence. Even simple stories reinforce verb forms and agreement. Spanish learners need this exposure!

Consider choosing books for early readers if you are reading aloud, as well as for kids who are reading independently. These books have short sentences, minimal description and illustrations to support the text.  We have included several early readers on the list.

The books are grouped into the following categories:

Spanish Board Books
Picture Books with English/Spanish Integrated Text
English/Spanish Bilingual Picture Books
Spanish Picture Books
Spanish and Bilingual Books for Early Readers
Longer Spanish Books for Kids
Spanish Poetry Books

Many of the titles below are available in libraries. Download a printable version of this list of Spanish books for kids.

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Spanish Board Books

Picture Books with English/Spanish Integrated Text

Ada, Alma Flor. I Love Saturdays y domingos.

Elya, Susan Middleton. Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos.

Elya, Susan Middleton. Little Roja Riding Hood.

Elya, Susan Middleton. Rubia and the Three Osos.

monster

Hood, Susan. Spike, the Mixed-Up Monster.

Yuyi, Morales. Niño Wrestles the World.

chile

Thong, Roseanne Greenfield. Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors.

tortilla

Thong, Roseanne Greenfield. Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes.

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Dear Primo.

Vamos , Samantha R. The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred.

Picture books – English/Spanish Bilingual

Spanish Picture Books

Ayres, Katherine. Arriba, abajo y alrededor.

Cain, Janan. Así me siento yo.

cabeza

Carle, Eric. De la cabeza a los pies.

granja

Dobbins, Jan. ¡Vivamos la granja!

Fox, Mem. Quienquiera que seas.

Corduroy

Freeman, Don. Corduroy.

abuela

Galán, Ana. Qué cosas dice mi abuela.

mago

Kohara, Kazuno. El pequeño mago.

Krebs, Laurie. ¡Nos vamos a Mexico!.

Spanish and Bilingual Books for Early Readers

Longer Spanish Books and Poetry Books

Please share your favorite Spanish books for kids in comments!