Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner


Chigüiro chistoso (Chigüiro Is Funny)
by Ivar Da Coll
Chigüiro and his friends share a laugh after Chigüiro chases a butterfly into a clump of reeds and emerges with reeds stuck to his head. (Wordless)
El cartero simpático (The Jolly Postman)
by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
A postman delivers mail from nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters in this book with removable letters.
Barcos, barcos, barcos (Boats, Boats, Boats)
by Joanna Ruane
Childrens
Big boats, little boats, green boats, yellow boats, sailboats, tugboats and other boats are introduced in rhyming text.
El papalote (The Kite)
by Mary Packard
Childrens
A little boy has fun flying his kite.
La mochila de Lin (Lin's Backpack)
by Helen Lester
(Multicultural)
Harper Déjame leer
Lin finally discovers what's making her backpack jump and wiggle around.
Harry se baña (Harry Takes a Bath)
by Harriet Ziefert
Penguin Ediciones
Harry the hippo takes a bath, plays in the water, and cleans up afterward.
¡Corre, perro, corre! (Go, Dog, Go!)
by P. D. Eastman
Dogs swim and drive and climb trees and play baseball in this book of canine capers.
Mira las formas con Gato Galano (Calico Cat Looks at Shapes)
by Donald Charles
(Math)
Childrens
Calico Cat finds circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles in the objects around him.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Se venden gorras (Caps for Sale)
by Esphyr Slobodkina
Harper Arco Iris
A band of mischievous monkeys make off with a peddler's hats in this classic story.
Un mango de rechupete (A Wonderful Mango)
by Zoraida Vásquez y Julieta Montelongo
(Multicultural)
A girl who lives in Mozambique figures out how to pick a mango that's out of reach.
La casa adormecida (The Napping House)
by Audrey Wood
Harcourt Libros Viajeros
A pesky flea rouses a room full of sleeping people and animals in this cumulative story.
Jorge el curioso (Curious George®)
by H. A. Rey
A mischeivous monkey gets in and out of trouble in this classic story.
Gilberto y el viento (Gilberto and the Wind)
by Marie Hall Ets
Gilberto discovers that the wind can be both a wonderful and unpredictable playmate.
El pirata valiente (The Brave Pirate)
by Ricardo Alcántara
Until his mother calls him to dinner, Juanito has many adventures as a ferocious pirate.
¡Cerdos a montones, cerdos a granel! (Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore!)
by David McPhail
A rambunctious group of pigs have a pizza party and turn the narrator's house into a topsy-turvy mess.
La caja de los botones (The Button Box)
by Margarette S. Reid
Penguin Ediciones
A boy plays imaginative games with the buttons in his grandmother's button box.

For Shared Reading

Un cuento gracioso de peces (A Funny Fish Story)
by Joanne and David Wylie
Childrens
When a girl goes out fishing, she sees all kinds of funny fish that resemble animals.
Arriba y abajo (Over-Under)
by Catherine Matthias
Childrens
A boy playing in a park demonstrates various adverbs describing location.
Los pollitos dicen/The Baby Chicks Sing: Traditional Games, Nursery Rhymes, and Songs from Spanish-Speaking Countries
by Nancy Abraham Hall and Jill Syverson-Stork
Songs, rhymes, and games celebrate playtime.Text in English and Spanish.
¡Manzano, manzano! (Apple Tree, Apple Tree!)
by Mary Blocksma
Childrens
A worm plants an apple seed next to his friend the apple tree so the tree will have company even in the winter.
¡Monstruos! (Monsters!)
by Diane Namm
(Math)
Childrens
A boy counts ten playful monsters in his bedroom before they disappear.
El sapo distraído (The Absent-minded Toad)
by Javier Rondón
During a trip to the market a toad has such fun that he forgets to buy anything.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For the Library Corner


The Hole Story
by Eve Merriam
Simon
From holes in cheese to holes in keys, a playful exploration of different kinds of holes.
Shape Space
by Catherine Falwell
(Multicultural)
Clarion
A young girl dances her way among rectangles, triangles, circles, and squares.
The Cat Sat on the Mat
by Alice Cameron
Houghton
Children look through a peephole to guess where the family cat is going next.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Sheep on a Ship
by Nancy Shaw
Houghton
A group of zany sheep share funny adventures on a pirate ship.
Max Found Two Sticks
by Brian Pinkney
(Multicultural)
Simon
Max uses sticks to tap out the rhythms of the things he sees and hears around him.

For Shared Reading

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
by Eileen Christelow
Clarion
Trouble starts when five little monkeys jump on the bed after they say goodnight to their mama.
Each Peach Pear Plum
by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Puffin
Children search for familar nursery rhyme characters in a rhyming game of I Spy.
This Old Man
by Carol Jones
(Music)
Houghton
A peep-through-the-hole version of a favorite song.