Books in Spanish

For Independent Reading


VERY EASY

Cosas que me gustan (Things I Like)
by Anthony Browne
A monkey shares all of the things he likes to do, from climbing a tree to kicking a ball.
Chigüiro encuentra ayuda (Chigüiro Finds Help)
by Ivar Da Coll
After a friend helps Chigüiro reach a bunch of bananas growing high in a tree, the pair eat the fruit together. (Wordless)
Max y el coche (Sam's Car)
by Barbra Lindgren
Max learns to share his toy car with his friend.

EASY

Igual que yo (Just Like Me)
by Barbara J. Neasi
Childrens
Twin sisters share the ways in which they are alike and different.
Me gustan los libros de cuentos (I Like Story Books)
by Liliana Santirso
A young boy tells all the reasons he loves to read stories.
¿Es hora? (Is It Time?)
by Marilyn Janovitz
Ediciones Norte-Sur
A wolf cub and his father make bedtime into a playful, shared ritual.
El perro cantor (The Singing Dog)
by Valerie Tripp
(Childrens)
When Dog and his friends sing in a contest, they all share the first prize.

AVERAGE

Sapo y Sepo inseparables (Frog and Toad Together)
by Arnold Lobel
Friends Frog and Toad share extraordinary adventures as well as everyday ones.
Días con Sapo y Sepo (Days with Frog and Toad)
by Arnold Lobel
Frog and Toad spend their days together, but find that sometimes it's also nice to be alone.
La gallinita roja (The Little Red Hen)
by Margot Zemach
Farrar Mirasol
A hen teaches her friends an important lesson about helping others.
La piñata vacía (The Empty Piñata)
by Alma Flor Ada
After Elena spends her money buying treats to share with her animal friends and family, they help fill her pinata with candy.

CHALLENGING

Flores para Mamá (Flowers for Mom)
by Jirina Marton
A boy picks a bouquet of flowers for his mother but shares most of them with strangers on his way home.
Hamamelis y el secreto (Hamamelis and the Secret)
by Ivar Da Coll
When a friend shares a secret with Hamamelis, he finds that keeping the secret is fun.
El estofado del lobo (The Wolf's Chicken Stew)
by Keiko Kasza
A wolf has a change of heart after a grateful chicken family misinterprets his generosity.
Yo siempre te querré (I'll Always Love You)
by Hans Wilhelm
After his dog dies, a little boy affectionately remembers how they shared many experiences together.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Un hatillo de cerezas (A Basket of Cherries)
by María Puncel
Each person who receives a bundle of cherries as a gift gives them away to someone else, until they return to the original giver.
Aventuras de Rufo y Trufo (The Adventures of Rufo and Trufo)
by Carmen García Iglesias
Two cats that share the same house become fast friends.
Sopa de piedras (Stone Soup)
by Marcia Brown
Hungry soldiers trick selfish villagers into sharing their food with them in this old French tale.
El gallo de bodas/The Bossy Gallito
by Lucía M. González
Scholastic
A bossy rooster learns to ask nicely for help in this Cuban folktale.Text in English and Spanish.

For Shared Reading

La canción del lagarto (Lizard's Song)
by George Shannon
Lizard shares his special song with Bear, but forgetful Bear can't seem to remember it.
Llaman a la puerta (The Doorbell Rang)
by Pat Hutchins
(Multicultural)
After Ma bakes a fresh batch of cookies, the doorbell's ringing brings the neighborhood children to share in the treats.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For Shared or Independent Reading


VERY EASY

I Am Sharing
by Mercer Mayer
Random
Little Critter shares some of his favorite things with his little sister.

EASY

One Light, One Sun
by Raffi
(Multicultural)
Crown
Three different families in the same neighborhood share much in common.
Mushroom in the Rain
by Mirra Ginsburg
Aladdin
An ant escaping the rain shares his mushroom shelter with other animals.

AVERAGE/CHALLENGING

When I Am Old With You
by Angela Johnson
(Multicultural)
Orchard
A young boy imagines being old with his grandaddy and all the special times they'd share.
Potluck
by Anne Shelby
(Multicultural)
Orchard
After bringing dishes from around the world in alphabetic order to a potluck dinner, friends share in the feast.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Zinnia and Dot
by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Puffin
Two feuding hens agree to share the hatching of the one egg that remains after a weasel attack.
How Iwariwa the Cayman Learned to Share
by George Crespo
(Multicultural)
Clarion
Iwariwa the Cayman learns to share with the other animals in this Yanomami myth.