Books in Spanish

For Independent Reading


VERY EASY

El diente suelto de Carlitos (A Wiggly, Jiggly, Joggly Tooth)
by Bill Hawley
Harper Déjame leer
Carlitos wiggles and jiggles and joggles his loose front tooth.
La semilla de zanahoria (The Carrot Seed)
by Ruth Krauss
Despite his family's doubts, a boy is certain his carrot seed will grow.
Las gallinas de la señora Sato (Mrs. Sato's Hens)
by Laura Min
(Math)
Harper Déjame leer
A woman counts first the eggs, then the chicks that hatch in her chicken coop.

EASY

Los niños (The Children)
by María Ruis
An explanation of how all children grow and develop in similar ways.
¡Adiós! ¡Hola! (Goodbye Hello)
by Barbara Shook Hazen
Simon Libros Colibrí
A girl moves from an apartment in the city to a home in the suburbs.
A sembrar sopa de vegetales (Growing Vegetable Soup)
by Lois Ehlert
Harcourt Libros viajeros
A father and child plant a garden and make a vegetable soup from its harvest.

AVERAGE

¿Cómo sabes que es otoño? (How Do You Know It's Fall?)
by Allan Fowler
(Science)
Childrens
Readers learn about the changes that signal the onset of autumn. See others in series.
Uno arriba, uno abajo (One Up, One Down)
by Carol Snyder
Simon Libros Colibrí
When Katie's twin brothers are born, Katie becomes a very busy big sister.
Harry y el terrible quiensabequé (Harry and the Terrible Whatzit)
by Dick Gackenbach
When Harry comes face-to-face with the terrible whatzit, he overcomes his fear of the basement.
La pata Paca (Paca the Duckling)
by Ricardo Alcántara
Paca the duckling discovers that she just can't fly, no matter how hard she tries.
A veces las cosas cambian (Sometimes Things Change)
by Allan Fowler
(Science)
Childrens
A simple description of some of the changes that take place in the plant, animal, and physical worlds.
Elmer (Elmer)
by David McKee
Elmer, embarrasssed by his colorful patchwork coat, dyes himself grey to be like the other elephants.
Willy el tímido (Willy the Wimp)
by Anthony Browne
Willy the Wimp finally stands up to the chimps who bully him.
Perritos (Puppies)
by Angela Royston
(Science)
Sequential photographs show how a puppy grows and changes over a period of months. See others in series.

CHALLENGING

Rana Ranita (Froggy Frog)
by Hilda Perera
After trying to fly like a bluebird, Ranita the frog decides that being herself is best.
Cómo crece una semilla (How a Seed Grows)
by Helene J. Jordan
(Multicultural)
Harper Arco Iris
A child watches as the bean seeds she plants in eggshells grow into plants.
Kiwi (Kiwi)
by Carmen de Posadas Mané
When an exotic kiwi bird hatches from a strange egg that dog has taken care of, all of the animals envy him.
Después de la tormenta (After the Storm)
by Alma Flor Ada
Santillana
In gratitude to the sun for helping it grow, the sunflower turns its face to the sun as it moves across the sky.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Julius, el rey de la casa (Julius, the Baby of the World)
by Kevin Henkes
Lily thinks her new baby brother is dreadful until she must defend him.
Munia y el cocolilo naranja (Munia and the Orange Crocodile)
by Asun Balzola
Munia and a crocodile share the same problem -- missing front teeth.
El sombrero (The Hat)
by Tomi Ungerer
A magical top hat helps to transform the life of Benito Badoglio.
Los zapatos de Munia (Munia's Shoes)
by Asún Balzola
Munia worries about her shoes being too tight until she realizes her feet are growing.

For Shared Reading

¿Quién nacerá aquí? (Who's Hatching Here?)
by Alma Flor Ada
(Science)
Santillana
Readers guess the identity of animals that hatch from different eggs in a rhyming guessing game.
Rabo de gato (Cat's Tail)
by Mary Franca
A frog with a cat's tail can't decide whether he's a frog or a cat.
El año de Gato Galano (Calico Cat's Year)
by Donald Charles
Childrens
A sprited cat leads readers through the seasons of the year.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For Shared or Independent Reading


VERY EASY

Sunflower
by Miela Ford
Greenwillow
A young girl plants a sunflower and watches it grow.
Growing Colors
by Bruce McMillan
Mulberry
Garden fruits and vegetables are shown close-up in all their glorious colors.

EASY

It's Pumpkin Time!
by Zoe Hall
Scholastic
A brother and sister work together to grow pumpkins for Halloween.

AVERAGE/CHALLENGING

You'll Soon Grow Into Them, Titch
by Pat Hutchins
Mulberry
Titch despairs of ever growing into his big brother and sister's hand-me-down clothes.
Leo the Late Bloomer
by Robert Kraus
Harper
Leo the tiger, a late bloomer, learns to read and write in his own good time.

For Teacher Read Aloud

New Shoes for Silvia
by Joanna Hurwitz
(Multicultural)
Dial
Silvia waits impatiently to grow into the beautiful red shoes that Tia Rosita has sent to her.