Reading is so important for building Spanish language skills! I love to read picture books and early readers with my students, but I also make free printable Spanish books to read in class and send home.
Check out our Spanish Reading for Kids resource page for more printable reading activities, activities for favorite picture books, and online stories.
I make books to read aloud, for my beginning readers to read on their own, and to share on Spanish Playground. The books are in PDF format, so you can print them or read them on any device or online.
Because I have a hard time finding picture books with the vocabulary and patterns I need for my students, these free printable Spanish books are the perfect solution.
My printable Spanish books have complete sentences. However, the sentences are simple and relatively short. In addition, I include high frequency vocabulary with a focus on the super 7 verbs.
These free printable books also have patterns, so that key vocabulary and sentence structures repeat. Finally, I want the books to be comprehensible input, so I make sure there is a close correspondence between the pictures and text.
Spanish Books For Beginners PDF
5 Printable Spanish Books for Beginners
I make these free printable Spanish books for beginners in PDF so my families can print them, put them on a device, or read them online.
The first set of the free printable Spanish books teaches basic verbs and concepts. The 5 titles are Es primavera, ¿Uno, dos, tal vez tres?, Busca los colores, ¿Qué hay en un árbol? and Grande y pequeño. Get the Easy Spanish Books PDF for Kids here.
2 Printable Beginner Books in Spanish
The next two books are also PDF stories for beginning learners.
The first book is ¿Dónde está el gato? and as you can see in the sample pages it focuses on estar and house vocabulary
The next book, ¡Les gusta la nieve! uses gustar and animal vocabulary.
Find both these free printable Spanish books for kids at Spanish PDF Books for Kids. Those books are also available with different levels of text here: Spanish Books for Beginners of All Ages. There are additional PDF ebooks there too.
This PDF ebook uses flowers to talk about colors. Find it in this post about learning Spanish colors with flowers.
Buena Gente Spanish eBooks
These books are at a slightly higher level. Again, these are PDFs that you can print or use on a device.
The story corresponds to the video series Buena Gente, but you can certainly read them without watching the series. Find the free Spanish ebooks for Buena gente here.
Free Printable Spanish Mini-Books
Free printable Spanish mini books are perfect for little hands, and a great way of providing Spanish reading to families. Spanish mini-books on a half or quarter page are one of the easiest ways for me to send home the language we have been learning in class.
For some great tips on using printable mini books in class, read Kindergarten Mini-Books Tips.
As you can imagine, kids love building their own little library of printable Spanish mini-books. Most of mine are in black and white, so children can color the pages.
Printable Spanish Mini-Books About Summer
These two free printable Spanish mini-books are about summer. First, this printable Spanish book for beginners El verano, focuses on gustar used with other common verbs. The PDF has a full size printable book, a full-size coloring book, and a printable Spanish mini-book.
Mi libro de verano is another printable Spanish mini-book for beginning learners. Check it out here: Printable Mini-Book from Fun for Spanish Teachers.
Mundo de Pepita publishes darling printable Spanish mini-books. This Spanish Summer Activity Book has a variety of language activities. You’ll find a grocery list to practice food vocabulary, a word search with summer words, and a bingo game with vocabulary for things kids see on the road.
Printable Spanish Flip Books
Flip books are another fun version of mini-books. I use flip books to focus on a specific verb form and vocabulary we have been learning. Try these two free printable Spanish books and you’ll see how kids like to read them again and again.
First, check out Spanish Flip Book: Las frutas. It’s a printable Spanish flip book for beginning readers focusing on the verb form hay and fruit.
Also, see this Flip Book in Spanish: Los juguetes. This printable Spanish mini-book is a flip book for beginning readers focusing on the verb form veo.
Free Printable Spanish Books with Activities
Free printable Spanish books often include activities. For example, check out this Add-The-Details Spanish Story. It’s a printable book with a fun cut-and-paste activity so kids can add the details they choose. The story was designed for beginners, but it’s a hit with all levels because they can create their own answers.
For another printable Spanish book with activities, take a look this half-page mini-book about Trees in Spanish. Kids read the description and draw the details into to book.
3 Free Printable Spanish Stories with Cutouts
Paper figures are an excellent way of engaging children with a story. I write printable Spanish stories and also make printable cutouts of the characters. That way, I can read the story and tell the story again with the cutouts. Then, kids can retell the story. Finally, children can tell their own stories using the paper figures.
Here are three free printable Spanish stories about Oso and his friends.
El Oso y las abejas
This story is at three levels of difficulty, with darling figures to cut out, color and use to tell the story. The story reinforces the important role bees play in our environment.
El Oso y sus amigos
There are two versions of this winter story with cute figures.
Un picnic en el bosque
This is another Oso story with paper figures.
Making my own printable books I can focus on the language my students are learning. For this reason, I create new books on a regular basis. I’m happy to share these free printable Spanish books with the families of my students and readers on Spanish Playground. Be sure to check back to see new additions.