Spanish Books for Kids: Book List

This book list of Spanish books for kids includes board books, picture books and chapter books.
There are many beautiful bilingual and Spanish books for kids. We have included 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.

Check out our Spanish Books for Kids Resource Page for reviews and activities for favorite books.

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

Printable Book List

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

Book List of Spanish Books for Children (updated May 2017)

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Spanish Board Books

Spanish song book for kids.

Lufi & Friends. Mis primeras canciones de animales. This book as built-in music so kids can read and sing.

don quixote m

Adams, Jennifer. Don Quixote: A Spanish Language Primer.

Clifford el gran perro colorado.

Bridwell, Norman. Clifford: el gran perro colorado. 

One of the best loved Spanish books for kids.

Carle, Eric. La oruga muy hambrienta / The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Guy, Ginger Foglesong. Siesta.

A beautiful bilingual book based on a traditional song.

Jaramillo, Susie. Canticos: Los Pollitos / Canticos: Little Chickies.


Jurado, Anabel. Cleo.

Donde esta el ombliguito

Katz, Karen. ¿Dónde está el ombliguito?.

This Spanish book has traditional children's songs.

Lufi & Friends. Mis primeras canciones de cuna. This book has built-in music so kids can read and sing along.
su propio color

Lionni, Leo. A Color of His Own / Su propio color.

Masurel, Claire. Un gato y un perro/A Dog and A Cat.


Patricelli, Leslie. The Birthday Box/ Mi caja de cumpleaños.

Read to you

Rabe, Tish. ¡Te amo, te abrazo, leo contigo!/Love you, Hug You, Read to You!

A bilingual board book with shape vocabulary based on Mexican culture.

Rodriguez, Patty. Cuauhtemoc: Shapes/Formas.

Primeras Palabras.

Rodriguez, Patty. Lotería: First Words / Primeras Palabras.

El camioncito azul

Schertle, Alice. El camioncito azul.

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.


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

Yuyi, Morales. Niño Wrestles the World.


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


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.


Carle, Eric. De la cabeza a los pies.


Dobbins, Jan. ¡Vivamos la granja!

Fox, Mem. Quienquiera que seas.


Freeman, Don. Corduroy.


Galán, Ana. Qué cosas dice mi abuela.


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!