Books in Spanish

For Independent Reading


VERY EASY

Los limpios e inteligentes cerdos (Smart, Clean Pigs)
by Allan Fowler
(Science/Health)
Childrens
How and where pigs live and why they behave as they do.
Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood)
by the Brothers Grimm
In the well-known children's classic, Little Red Riding Hood encounters a wolf on her way to visit her grandmother.
El asunto de mis papás (About My Parents)
by Mabel Piérola
In her autobiography, Little Red Riding Hood talks about her life with her parents near Wounded Mountain.
Los cochinos (Pigs)
by Robert Munsch Annick
Megan thinks pigs are stupid until she leaves the gate open and discovers that pigs really know how to get around.
El día de campo de don Chancho (The Pigs' Picnic)
by Keiko Kasza
Miss Pig doesn't recognize Mr. Pig when he dresses up to impress her on their picnic.
Cerdos (Pigs)
By Lynn M. Stone
(Science/Health)
Rourke
Explores the world of this popular farm animal.

EASY

El príncipe Ceniciento (Prince Cinders)
by Babette Cole
In this male version of the Cinderella story, Prince Cinders marries Princess Lindapasta and lives happily ever after.
Los tres osos y Ricitos de oro (The Three Bears)
by María Claret
The Three Bears pardon Goldilocks for breaking and entering and become her friend.
La princesa listilla (Princess Smartypants)
by Babette Cole
Princess Smartypants turns down many suitors until Prince Fanfarroni arrives in a beautiful red car, but she still isn't sure she wants to get married.
Caperucita cuenta Caperucita (Red Riding Hood Tells Red Riding Hood)
by Álvaro del Amo
After being pursued by the wolf each week when she visits her grandmother, Red Riding Hood decides to take matters into her own hands.
El libro de los cerdos (Piggybook)
by Anthony Browne
Mrs. Piggot gets upset because her husband and sons are such “pigs.”.

AVERAGE

¡La verdadera historia de los tres cerditos! (The True Story of the Three Little Pigs)
by John Scieszka
Penguin Ediciones
A. Wolf gives his version of what really happened in the famous tale.
Tomasín y el Cerdito (Tommy and the Piglet)
by Hilda Perera
When Tomasín finds a pig swimming in the ocean, everyone tells him the animal may be dangerous, but Tomasín defends his new friend.
Los huevos hablantes (The Talking Eggs)
by Robert San Souci
Penguin Ediciones
In this Creole Cinderella story, Blanche has to do hard work for her mother and sister until she is rewarded by an old witch.
Los cuentos del cerdito Oliver (Tales of Oliver Pig)
by Jean Van Leeuwen
Penguin Ediciones
Oliver Pig and his family share adventures in five stories.
El hueso prodigioso (The Amazing Bone)
by William Steig
Farrar Mirasol
Pearl the pig needs help outwitting robbers and a hungry fox.
El cerdito Lolo (Lolo the Pig)
by Eveline Hasler
When a new neighbor starts to make fun of him, Lolo is no longer content to be a pig.

CHALLENGING

Fábulas de Esopo (Aesop's Fables)
by Lisbeth Zwerger
Aesop's fables, each with a moral at the end, include “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” and “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse.”
Las telarañas de Carlota (Charlotte's Web)
by E. B. White
In this classic favorite, Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider develop a special friendship.

For Teacher Read Aloud

El libro de guarripios (The Book of Piggericks)
by Arnold Lobel
A collection of lighthearted rhymes about pigs.
La princesa vestida con una bolsa de papel (The Paper Bag Princess)
by Robert Munsch
When the prince she is about to marry is carried off by a dragon, the princess comes to the rescue.
¡Cerdos a montones, cerdos a granel! (Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!)
by David McPhail
Penguin Ediciones
As the narrator tries to read, several pigs wreak hilarious havoc in his home.
Cuentos de Andersen (Andersen's Fairy Tales)
by Hans Christian Andersen
This collection includes “The Emperor's New Clothes,” “The Princess and the Pea,” and “The Little Match Girl,” among other well-known Andersen tales.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For Shared or Independent Reading


VERY EASY

Somebody and the Three Blairs
by Marilyn Tolhurst
Orchard
In a reversal of roles, a bear visits the home of three humans.

EASY

Sidney Rella and the Glass Sneaker
by Bernice Myers
When Sidney wants to be a football star, his fairy godfather helps out.
Cinder-Elly
by Frances Minters
Viking
Cinder-Elly stays home while her sisters attend a basketball game in this urban retelling of the Cinderella story.

AVERAGE/CHALLENGING

Pigs Ahoy!
by David McPhail
Dutton
The author's ocean cruise is disrupted by the amusing but outrageous antics of several pigs who are finally banished from the ship.
Hog-Eye
by Susan Meddaugh
Houghton
When a young pig gets lost and is captured by a wolf, she uses her ability to read to outwit him and foils his attempts to make soup out of her.
Pigs Might Fly
by Dick King-Smith
Viking
Daggie Dogfoot, a runt piglet with a deformity, becomes the hero of the farm.

For Teacher Read Aloud

The Three Little Pigs and the Fox
by William Hooks
Macmillan
An amusing Appalachian variant of the famous tale.
Piggies, Piggies, Piggies: A Treasury of Stories, Songs, and Poems
by Walter Retan
(Music)
Simon
An assortment of selections, some illustrated, about pigs.
Quentin Corn
by Mary Stolz
Godine
Learning he will soon become a meal, Quentin disguises himself and runs away.