Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner


Colores (Colors)
by George Siede and Donna Preis
Bright photographs of a variety of objects introduce the concept of color.
Gato Galano observa los colores (Calico Cat Looks at Colors)
by Donald Charles
Calico Cat looks at objects that reflect the different colors of the rainbow.
Pinta ratones (Mouse Paint)
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Three white mice experiment with jars of red, blue, and yellow paint.
Clifford, el gran perro colorado (Clifford the Big Red Dog)
by Norman Bridwell
A girl tells all about her pet, a red dog that's as big as a house.
Harold y el lápiz color morado (Harold and the Purple Crayon)
by Crockett Johnson
Harper Arco Iris
A boy out for a walk draws himself a series of adventures with his purple crayon.
¿De qué color? (What Color?)
by Anthea Sieveking
Photographs help children to identify different colors.
¿Cuál es tu flor favorita? (What Is Your Favorite Flower?)
by Allan Fowler
(Science/Health)
A photo essay about flowers reveals their varied and beautiful colors.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Cuando los cuervos eran multicolores (When the Crows Were Multicolored)
by Edith Schreiber-Wicke
A terrible rainstorm causes a flock of crows that were once striped, spotted, and brightly colored, to turn as black as coal.
El Señor Conejo y el hermoso regalo (Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present)
by Charlotte Zolotow
Harper Arco Iris
A rabbit helps a little girl find a birthday present for her mother.
El arco iris y los pájaros (The Rainbow and the Birds)
by Fernando Alonso
This Tucumun legend tells how the rainbow gave the birds their colors.
Elmer (Elmer)
by David McKee
Elmer, the most colorful elephant in the forest, dyes himself grey to be like the other elephants.
Otra broma de Elmer (Elmer Again)
by David McKee
On Elmer Day, the elephants in the forest paint themselves to look like Elmer.
Cómo nació el arco iris (How the Rainbow Came to Be)
by Alma Flor Ada
Red, Yellow, and Blue paint the earth beautiful colors and then create a rainbow.
Verde, violeta y amarillo (Purple, Green, and Yellow)
by Robert Munsch
A girl who loves to draw uses super indelible magic markers with unexpected and funny results.

For Shared Reading

Los colores del camaleón (The Chameleon's Colors)
by Carmen Blázquez Gil
A chameleon who is unable to change color seeks help from an older and wiser chameleon in this rebus story.
El rabo de gato (The Cat's Tail)
by Clarita Kohen
A mischievous cat dips the tail of another cat into paint in this rhyming story.
El rojo es el mejor (Red Is Best)
by Kathy Stinson
A girl explains why her favorite clothes are red and why she only likes to paint using the color red.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For the Library Corner


Color Zoo
by Lois Ehlert
Lippincott
Geometric shapes and different colors combine to create nine zoo animals.
Colors Everywhere
by Tana Hoban
Greenwillow
Stunning photographs reveal the myriad colors found here, there, and everywhere in the world.
Kente Colors
by Debbi Chocolate
Walker
(Multicultural)
A rhythmic description of the colors of the traditional kente cloth worn by the people of Ghana.
Freight Train
by Donald Crews
Greenwillow
A freight train of colored cars brings the reader on an exciting ride.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Color Dance
by Ann Jonas
(Multicultural)
Greenwillow
Dancers waving scarves demonstrate different combinations of colors.
What Is Color?
by Christina Rossetti
Harper
A well-known poem aboout color is paired with paintings of familiar objects.
A Rainbow of My Own
by Don Freeman
Puffin
A little boy longs for a rainbow all his own.

For Shared Reading

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
by Bill Martin, Jr.
Holt
Animals answer the question “What do you see?” in a playful book about color.
Mary Wore Her Red Dress and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers
by Merle Peek
Clarion
Katy's animal friends dress in different colors to go to her birthday party.
The Green Queen
by Nick Sharratt
Candlewick
The green queen wears her many-colored scarf when she goes out for a walk.