Books in Spanish

For Independent Reading


VERY EASY

Chigüiro viaja en chiva (Chigüiro Goes by Jalopy)
by Ivar Da Coll
When the jalopy that Chigüiro is traveling in gets a flat tire, he uses his inflatable life preserver as a spare tire. (Wordless)
Los elefantes nunca saltan (Elephants Never Jump)
by Violet Easton
Every imaginable creature is jumping in this silly story.
¿De quién es este rabo? (Who's Tail Is This?)
by Barberis
Children match animals and tails to create funny new animals.
La mochila de Lin (Lin's Backpack)
by Helen Lester
(Multicultural)
Harper Déjame leer
Lin finally discovers what is making her backpack jump and wiggle around.

EASY

Huevos verdes con jamón (Green Eggs and Ham)
by Dr. Seuss
Juan Ramon (Sam-I-Am) pesters a friend until he agrees to eat green eggs and ham.
Los animales no se visten (Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing)
by Judi Barrett
In this silly book, children learn why a chicken can't wear pants and why a kangaroo can't wear an overcoat.
Los animales no deben actuar como la gente (Animals Should Definitely Not Act Like People)
by Judi Barrett
Children find out how funny it would be if animals acted like people.
El sapo distraído (The Absent-Minded Frog)
by Javier Rondón
A frog has such fun at the market that he forgets to buy anything.
La vaca que decía OINK (The Cow Who Went Oink)
by Bernard Most
A cow that oinks and a pig that moos teach each other the words they know.
El traje nuevo del emperador (The Emperor's New Clothes)
by Patricia and Frederick McKissack
Childrens
The humorous story of a vain emperor who is tricked into thinking that his underwear is a set of beautiful new clothes.

AVERAGE

El libro tonto (The Silly Book)
by Babette Cole
A young boy points out the many silly things that people do.
Los helados del oso (Bear's Ice Cream)
by Jez Alborough
A polar bear dreams that it snows ice cream in this rhyming story.
Cuando los borregos no pueden dormir (When Sheep Cannot Sleep)
by Satoshi Kitamura
(Math)
A sheep who can't get to sleep counts people.
El gato de las mil narices (The Cat with a Thousand Noses)
by Margarita Robleda Moguel
A young girl imagines a cat with all kinds of silly noses, from a duck's nose to an ice cream nose.

CHALLENGING

Se venden gorras (Caps for Sale)
by Esphyr Slobodkina
Harper Arco Iris
A poor peddler loses his caps to a group of mischievous monkeys.
Pulgas, el perro de José Luis (Fleas, José Luis's Dog)
by Margarita Robleda Moguel
When José Luis names his dog Fleas and calls the fleas that live on his dog Dogs, it causes some silly name mix-ups.
Amelia Bedelia (Amelia Bedelia)
by Peggy Parish
Harper Arco Iris
Amelia Bedelia's literal mindedness gets her into all kinds of silly situations.
Me gustaría tener (How Happy I Would Be)
by Alma Flor Ada
Giraffes and elephants and other animals do unexpected things like reading books and wearing fancy gloves.
¡Cerdos a montones, cerdos a granel! (Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!)
by David McPhail
Penguin Ediciones
A mischeivous group of pigs turn the narrator's house into a topsy-turvy mess in this hilarious rhyming story.

For Teacher Read Aloud

El cumpleaños de Moira (Moira's Birthday)
by Robert Munsch
Moira invites the entire school to her birthday party, with disastrously funny results.
Garabato (The Portrait)
by Ivar Da Coll
Using a different part from each one of his friends, Eusebio draws a funny portrait.
Siempre puede ser peor (It Could Always Be Worse)
by Margot Zemach
Farrar Mirasol
A poor man, overrun by his family in their small hut, seeks a rabbi's advice in this humorous folktale.
Cuentos para la hora del baño (Tales from the Bath)
by M. Dolores Alibés
Six humorous stories about bathtime include a lazy centipede who asks a beetle to help him wash his feet.

For Shared Reading

Mañana es domingo y otras rimas infantiles (Tomorrow Is Sunday and Other Children's Rhymes)
by María Puncel
A collection of amusing, traditional rhymes.
El gato del mago (The Magician's Cat)
A cat that turns into a sailor, a monkey, a bee, and a rabbit is happy to finally be just a cat.
La casa adormecida (The Napping House)
by Audrey Wood
Harcourt Libros Viajeros
In a cumulative story, a pesky flea rouses a room full of sleeping people and animals.
¿Dónde está mi osito? (Where's My Teddy?)
by Jez Alborough
A boy who loses his teddy bear finds a giant teddy and a real bear in the woods in this funny, rhyming story.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For Shared or Independent Reading


VERY EASY

Shake My Sillies Out
by Raffi
Crown
Sleepless forest animals and campers jump, jiggle, and wiggle their sillies away.
"Pardon?" Said the Giraffe
by Colin West
Harper
Giraffe is so tall, he can't hear a word that frog says to him.

EASY

The Cake That Mack Ate
by Rose Robart
Little
Mischievous Mack the dog devours a birthday cake in this humorous, cumulative story.
Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree
by Eileen Christelow
Clarion
Five mischievous monkeys discover the risk in teasing a crocodile.

AVERAGE/CHALLENGING

Sheep in a Jeep
by Nancy Shaw
When five sheep go for a ride in a jeep, it turns into a comic misadventure.
Rachel Fister's Blister
by Amy MacDonald
Houghton
A blister on a girl's toe prompts all of the adults to try a series of silly cures.

For Teacher Read Aloud

What Use Is a Moose?
by Martin Waddell
Candlewick
Jack tries to find a use for the moose he brings home from the woods.
Pigs Ahoy!
by David McPhail
Dutton
A group of boisterous pigs accompany a man on his vacation cruise.