Tag: spanish books for children

Author Mariana Llanos engages language learners in authentic communication as a Skype guest speaker in Spanish class.

A guest speaker is a fabulous way for students to hear and use Spanish. Now, it is easier than ever…

This series of Spanish-English board books by Leslie Patricelli has excellent language for Spanish learners.

Have you ever read a child a Spanish book that is just too hard? It isn’t fun for the child…

Mariana Llanos discusses her inspiration for her book The Wanting Monster.

Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born writer and mother of three. She has published six children’s books available in English and…

Candlewick Press publishes Spanish and bilingual books for kids.

One of the best ways to find quality children’s books in Spanish is to search online stores by publisher. Candlewick…

Tristán Lobo by Mariana Llanos is an entertaining story with a clever twist.

Tristán Lobo, by Mariana Llanos, is a captivating story with a very clever twist. For native speakers or children learning…

Spanish stories online created by Imactiva with a variety of reading activities.

Imactiva is an education technology company that works with the Chilean government, publishers and companies to develop education software. They…

Bilingual picture books about natural resources and our connection to the Earth.

Lee & Low recently sent me their two new bilingual picture books. These beautiful books celebrate the Earth and its…

Spanish books for children published by Libros Arellano.

Let’s give a warm welcome to Libros Arellano! I have been waiting for years for more Spanish children’s books by…

Picture book in Spanish by Alma Flor Ada with an Easter theme.

This review was contributed by Brooks Lindner from Sonrisas Spanish School. He writes about the Spanish story La sorpresa de…

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Throughout Latin America, governments have established programs to promote literacy and an appreciation for literature. Argentina created el Plan Nacional…

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In my work with Spanish learners, of course I look for picture books that teach Latino culture. Given that, it…

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One of the most exciting things about working on Spanish Playground is sharing innovative materials like the books from Custom…

Kids Yoga Stories weave yoga poses into the narrative. These stories are available in English and Spanish, and the Spanish…

These Latino picture books are Spanish stories children will love as they learn language.

Marisol McDonald is the protagonist of two wonderful bilingual picture books – Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/ Marisol McDonald no combina…

El fandango de Lola is a story about individualism and family, about finding talents and sharing them with people you…

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Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is a classic picture book for young children. Like the original, the Spanish translation…

Oso en el trabajo is a Spanish language picture book that follows Oso, un cartero, as he delivers mail to…

In this article, Barefoot Books Ambassador Jen Bennett shares her vision for teaching her kids Spanish and talks about Spanish…

Nos vamos a México is picture book that teaches both language and culture to kids learning Spanish.

Nos vamos a México by Laura Krebs is one of my favorite Spanish stories for kids. This beautiful book is…

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Oso en casa is a wonderful story for children learning Spanish. It has rhythm and rhyme, concrete language relevant to…

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Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? is the translation of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?. This…

Recently, I wrote about a wonderful yoga story in Spanish, Lucas en un día en la playa. The Spanish coloring…

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La vaca que decía oink by Bernard Most is a story in Spanish for children. This book review was contributed by…

Kids Yoga Stories has another wonderful Spanish story for children. Lucas en un día en la playa integrates yoga into…

Stress Free Kids publishes audio and picture books that help children reduce stress and lower anxiety. These stories are available…

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners, entries 11 and 18, Melissa and Katie. Winners were chosen using…

Award-winning author Carole Roman has written a lovely picture book to introduce young children to the country and culture of…

These Spanish online stories were created by a group of teachers in Montville, Connecticut. Each story is followed by a…

Spanish story with yoga poses integrated into the text engages kids with language.

I am so excited to be able to share this book with Spanish Playground readers. Sofía en una aventura por…

I recently asked readers to share the title of a book they enjoyed reading with their children or classes. These…

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the winner Jodi Monroy! Thanks to everyone for entering, for the great book list…

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With Christmas coming, I know that lots of us are looking for gifts for Spanish language learners. Parents of my…

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Spanish books are the perfect gift for children learning the language! Sonrisas Spanish School is having a picture book sale…

I am really excited to share this set of six little story books for Spanish language learners. The set is…

These entertaining Spanish books for children are very popular with my students. In class just last week a student got…

I have recommended the Caballo alado clásico collection of Spanish stories with audio CDs to parents many times. Last week…

Tito, the Firefighter / Tito, el bombero, by Tim Hoppey, is a picture book about being bilingual. It is the…

Let’s Eat! / ¡A comer! is a picture book in Spanish and English by Pat Mora. This story fits into…

Mary-Joan Gerson is the author of Fiesta Femenina. This book of traditional Mexican stories has received many awards including: the…

Fiesta Femenina is a collection of captivating stories with wonderful characters.  They are drawn from the legends of the indigenous…

If you read your children picture books that have been translated from English to Spanish, you have probably had moments…

Whoever you are is a beautiful book with a moving message about our common humanity. It is by Australian author…

I love using story sticks with kids learning Spanish. The pictures reinforce what they hear, and the movement helps them…

I am a big fan of mini-books, so I was happy to see that OnlineFreeSpanish has added a selection of…

These are my favorite bilingual picture books to read to kids.  Margaret speaks English and Margarita speaks Spanish and reading…

Mamá pájaro (Mama Bird) is a free printable mini-book, and it is excellent for speaking Spanish with your child. The…

This weekend you may have celebrated Children’s Book Day. If you work with Spanish language learners, you may also want…

Picture books in Spanish are one of the best language learning tools you can use with children.  Even as kids…

Stories without words are useful tools for teaching Spanish to children. These wordless picture books engage children actively with the…

¿Algo más? (Anything else?). Such a common, useful question! When I am choosing picture books to read with beginning Spanish…

Children can draw on information they already know to understand new Spanish vocabulary and structures.  When teachers and parents talk…

Using Spanish to talk about information that your child already knows is an effective way of exposing her to the…

This printable book in Spanish has common vocabulary and a simple, repeated sentence structure.  The title is El muñeco de…

¡Es hora de ir al colegio! (It’s Time to Go to School!)  is a printable mini-book in Spanish. It is…

This bilingual edition of My Friends/Mis amigos by Taro Gomi has Spanish and English on facing pages. It is an…

If you have ever misplaced your keys, you know how you think of the word “where” as you search for…

Children are familiar with the concepts and vocabulary related to the seasons of the year.  Using this knowledge, they can…

Reading to your child in Spanish is one of the best ways to expose her to the Spanish language.  Many…

These two picture books are fun to read, use clothing vocabulary, and also use complete Spanish sentences rather than just…

¿Qué te gusta? teaches children the common Spanish verb gustar through repetition and lovely illustrations which make the meaning of…