Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner


El alfabeto (The Alphabet)
by George Siede and Donna Preis
Bright photographs show objects representing each letter of the alphabet.
Mi libro grande de imágenes y palabras (My Big Book of Pictures and Words)
by Helmut Spanner
Hundreds of brightly colored objects found in familiar places are pictured and labeled.
ABC de papel (ABC in Paper)
by Josep Maria Beà
Colorful cut-paper illustrations show objects and animals for each letter of the alphabet.
Taking a Walk: A Book in Two Languages/Caminando: Un libro en dos lenguas
by Rebecca Emberley
As a child walks around his neighborhood; word labels name all of the things he sees.Text in English and Spanish.
Mi primer libro de palabras (My First Word Book)
by Angela Wilkes
In this picture dictionary, photographs illustrate all kinds of everyday objects.
Veo: Un libro de adivinanzas ilustradas (I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles)
by Jean Marzollo
Scholastic Mariposa
Riddles encourage children to search for hidden objects in the photographs.
El libro grande de las palabras de Spot (Spot's Big Book of Words)
by Eric Hill
As readers follow Spot the dog through the house, garden, park, school, and other places, they learn new words.Text in English and Spanish.

For Teacher Read Aloud

El abecedario de Don Hilario (Don Hilario's Alphabet)
by Gloria Fuentes
Illustrated poems accompany each letter of the alphabet.
Albertina anda arriba: El abecedario/Albertina Goes Up: An Alphabet Book
by Nancy María Grande Tabor
Charlesbridge
Readers answer questions and look for objects beginning with the letters of the alphabet in the pictures.
ABC (ABC)
by Vicky Sempere
Animals in humorous situations illustrate this rhyming alphabet book.
Los niños alfabéticos (The Alphabet Kids)
by Lourdes Ayala and Margarita Isona-Rodríguez
Charlesbridge
Gerardo, Isabel, and their friends act out the Spanish alphabet.

For Shared Reading

ABC animales (ABC Animals)
by Fabricio Vanden Broeck
Rhyming verse describes different animals that begin with the letters of the alphabet.
My House/Mi casa
by Rebecca Emberley
Little
A child describes the objects found in various rooms of his house.Text in English and Spanish.
Abecedario de los animales (Animal Alphabet)
by Alma Flor Ada
Children learn the alphabet by associating animals with the letters their names begin with.

Books in English

English Language Development

For the Library Corner


Alphabet City
by Stephen T. Johnson
Viking
Beautiful paintings reveal the letters of the alphabet in objects and architecture found around a city.
My Food
by Lisa-Theresa Lenthall
Bantam
Names of different foods are labeled in English, Spanish, French, and German.
Alphabatics
by Suse MacDonald
Aladdin
The letters of the alphabet transform into pictures that correspond with each letter.
Table, Chair, Bear: A Book in Many Languages
by Jane Feder
Familiar objects from a child's bedroom are presented in thirteen languages.
Action Alphabet
by Shelley Rotner
(Multicultural)
Atheneum
An active group of children demonstrate verbs from arching to zipping.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Alphabet Times Four: An International ABC
by Ruth Brown
Dutton
Beautiful art illustrates a multilingual English, Spanish, French, and German ABC book.
Sharon, Lois, and Bram Sing A to Z
by Sharon, Lois, and Bram
An energetic collection of multicultural songs and rhymes represents every letter of the alphabet.

For Shared Reading

A You're Adorable
by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise, and Sidney Lippman
(Multicultural)
Candlewick
A group of playful children cavort through the alphabet in this well-known song.
Dr. Seuss's ABC
by Dr. Seuss
Random
Seuss's characteristically zany creatures populate this funny, rhyming alphabet.
Sleepy ABC
by Margaret Wise Brown
Harper
Kittens yawn, lambs close thir eyes, and a child waits for a goodnight kiss in this rhyming nighttime alphabet.