Books in Spanish

For Independent Reading


VERY EASY

El secreto en la caja de fósforos (The Secret in the Matchbox)
by Val Wallis
Farrar Mirasol
Problems arise when a boy takes his pet dragon to school in a matchbox.
Hay un dragón en mi bolsa de dormir (There's a Dragon in My Sleeping Bag)
by James Howe
Simon Libros Colibrí
Two brothers who have imaginary friends won't play with each other until the friends, a dragon and a camel, move out.
Siesta de tres años (Boy of the Three-Year Nap)
by Dianne Snyder
(Multicultural)
A young Japanese boy who loves to sleep is outwitted by his mother.

EASY

Algo está creciendo (Something Is Growing)
by Walter Lyon Krudop
Simon Libros Colibrí
A giant plant continues to grow until the city is turned into a jungle.
Stanley, el plano (Flat Stanley)
by Jeff Brown
Stanley is flattened to a width of one half inch.
El viaje en globo de Guillermo (William's Balloon Ride)
by Reiner Zimmik
With the help of a handful of balloons, William's dream of flying comes true.

AVERAGE

Las telarañas de Carlota (Charlotte's Web)
by E. B. White
In this popular classic, Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider become friends.
Stuart Little (Stuart Little)
by E. B. White
A heroic mouse with human qualities searches for his lost friend, a bird named Margalo.
Tristán encoge (The Shrinking of Treehorn)
by Florence Parry Heide
No one believes Treehorn when he tells them that he is shrinking.
Un oso llamado Paddington (A Bear Called Paddington)
by Michael Bond
The Brown family find a bear in a London railway station and take him into his home.
Juan Chorlito y el indio invisible (Juan Chorlito and the Invisible Indian)
by Janosch
When Juan's friends make fun of him, his uncle has an unusual solution.
Ingo y Drago (Ingo and Drago)
by Mira Lobe
Ingo finds an egg that hatches into a baby dragon.
Un duende a rayas (A Striped Elf)
by María Puncel
A mischievous striped elf decides to change his ways.
El gato Mog y otros cuentos (Mog the Cat and Other Tales)
by Joan Aiken
When Mog eats yeast, he grows and grows.
El príncipe de las ranas (The Prince of Frogs)
by Viví Escrivá
Olmo becomes a prince of frogs and travels to their kingdom.
Danko, el caballo que conocía las estrellas (Danko, the Horse That Knew the Stars)
by José Antonio Panero
Danko, who has a star on his forehead, becomes the fastest horse in the valley.
Los Mimpins (The Mimpins)
by Roald Dahl
The tiny Mimpins live in trees to avoid the Zampavivientes, a huge beast with a mouth like a crocodile.
El expreso polar (The Polar Express)
by Chris Van Allsburg
A popular story about a boy's trip to the North Pole to find Santa Claus.

CHALLENGING

La trompeta del cisne (The Trumpet of the Swan)
by E. B. White
The classic story of Louis, a voiceless trumpeter swan.
Los incursores (The Borrowers)
by Mary Norton
The classic story of tiny people who live in a clock and “borrow” from humans. See others in series.
La historia interminable (The Neverending Story)
by Michael Ende
Bastian Balthazar Bux becomes a hero in the enchanted world of Fantasia.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Un grillo en Times Square (The Cricket in Times Square)
by George Selden
Farrar Mirasol
A cricket and his friends take up residence in a newsstand.
La historia del Doctor Dolittle (The Story of Dr. Dolitle)
by Hugh Lofting
When Dr. Dolittle's human patients refuse to visit him because he has so many pets, he becomes a veterinarian.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For Shared or Independent Reading


VERY EASY

Pigsty
by Mark Teague
Scholastic
Wendell Fultz's room looks like a pigsty, so several pigs move in.
The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter
by Matt Christopher
Little
Using ESP, Harry the dog communicates with Mike, the pitcher for the Peach Streer Mudders.
A Million Fish…More or Less
by Patricia McKissack
(Multicultural)
Knopf
A young boy claims to have caught over a million fish but arrives home with far fewer than that.

EASY

A River Dream
by Allen Say
Mark's neighborhood is gone and in its place is a beautiful river where his favorite uncle is fishing.
The Giant Jam Sandwich
by John Vernon Lord
Houghton
The residents of Itching Down build a giant sandwich to trap millions of wasps.
The Scarebird
by Sid Fleischman
Greenwillow
A farmer begins a friendship with a scarecrow and gains a new hired hand.

AVERAGE/CHALLENGING

The Enormous Egg
by Oliver Butterworth
Nate can't believe what's inside the enormous egg he found.
The Invisible Dog
by Dick King-Smith
Crown
Janie's Great Dane is visible only to her -- and old Mrs. Garrow.
The Boggart
by Susan Cooper
Macmillan
In an old desk, Emily finds the Boggart, a centuries-old sprite who causes all kinds of mischief.
The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau
by Jon Agee
Farrar
Havoc results when the paintings of Felix Clousseau come alive and walk off the canvas.
Pippi Longstocking
by Astrid Lindgren
Viking
The classic story of a Swedish girl who wants to live alone with her horse and monkey.

For Teacher Read Aloud

The Castle in the Attic
by Elizabeth Winthrop
Holiday
William's wooden model of a castle sweeps him into another time and place.
Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Richard Atwater
Little
Mr. Popper, who has always been fascinated by the Antarctic, receives a penguin for a present.