Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner


Gran canción de los animales (Big Long Animal Song)
by Mike Artell
Harper Déjame leer
Big bear paws and big lobster claws are some of the animal parts described in this rhyme.
Enviarme a ti (Mail Myself to You)
by Woody Guthrie
(Music)
Harper Déjame leer
A girl imagines mailing herself to a friend in this song.
La casa que Jack construyó (The House That Jack Built)
by Elizabeth Falconer
This rebus version of a familiar, cumulative nursery rhyme substitutes pictures for particular words.
Junto a la bahía (Down By the Bay)
Traditional
(Music)
Harper Déjame leer
In this traditional song, a child imagines all sorts of zany things happening down by the bay.
Canciones tontas (Nicola Bayley's Book of Nursery Rhymes)
by Nicola Bayley
Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, and other well-loved nursery rhymes are featured in this collection.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Las nanas de abuelita/Grandmother's Nursery Rhymes
by Nelly Palacio Jaramillo
Holt
Favorite rhymes, riddles, and lullabies from South American folklore.Text in English and Spanish.
La canción del lagarto (Lizard's Song)
by George Shannon
(Music)
Lizard shares his special song with Bear, but forgetful Bear can't seem to remember it.
Tortillitas para mamá
by Margot C. Griego
A collection of thirteen popular Hispanic nursery rhymes.Text in English and Spanish.
Tito, Tito: Rimas, Adivinanzas y juegos infantiles
by Isabel Schon
An anthology of rhymes, riddles, and games introduces children to the oral traditions of the Spanish-speaking world.

For Shared Reading

Los pollitos dicen/The Baby Chicks Sing
by Nancy Abraham Hall and Jill Syverson Stork
Little
A collection of games, rhymes, and songs from Spanish-speaking countries. Text in English and Spanish.
Arroz con leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from South America
by Lulu Delacre
(Music)
Children's songs from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other parts of Latin America.Text in English and Spanish.
De Colores and Other Latin American Folk Songs for Children
by José-Luis Orozco
Dutton
Twenty-five well-known and less familiar songs include "Los pollitos" and "La piñata".Text in English and Spanish.
El Toro Pinto and Other Songs in Spanish
by Anne Rockwell
(Music)
Aladdin
Thirty songs from Spain, Latin American, and the American Southwest include their English translations.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For the Library Corner


Today is Monday
by Eric Carle
(Music)
Philomel
A favorite song introduces readers to the days of the week.
This Old Man
by Carol Jones
(Math)
Houghton
A peep-through-the-hole version of a favorite counting rhyme.
Hickory Dickory Dock
by Carol Jones
Houghton
A collection of eleven well-loved nursery rhymes features a hole through which children can peep.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Tingalayo
by Raffi
(Music)
Crown
Tingalayo, a mischievous donkey, wants to join in the fun at a carnival in this song.
Ride a Purple Pelican
by Jack Prelutsky
Greenwillow
Extraordinary and funny characters populate this collection of nonsense rhymes.

For Shared Reading

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
by Holly Berry
North-South
Bright pictures illustrate this version of a favorite song about farm animals and the sounds they make.
Five Little Ducks
by Raffi
Crown
When five little ducks disappear one by one in this counting song, their mother doesn't know what to do.