Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner


Las lechucitas (Owl Babies)
by Martin Waddell
Three young owls miss their mother when she leaves them to hunt for food.
No fui yo… (It Wasn't Me)
by Alma Flor Ada
A boy makes a mess as he creates a special surprise for his mother.
Adivina cuánto te quiero (Guess How Much I Love You)
by Sam McBratney
A baby bunny and his father vocalize their love for each other in this gently humorous story.
Carlito en el parque una tarde (Carl's Afternoon in the Park)
by Alexandra Day
The trusty rottweiler-cum-nanny Carl takes the baby for a romp in the park.
Mi mamá (My Mother)
by Debbie Bailey
(Multicultural)
Firefly
Simple text and color photographs show mothers and their children engaged in different activities.
Hermanas (Sisters)
by David McPhail
Despite both differences and similarities, two sisters share a loving relationship.
El león de Luis (A Lion for Lewis)
by Rosemary Wells
Playing in the attic, Sofía and Jorge keep their little brother in the “baby” role until he finds a lion and finally gets to be king.
Hermanos (Brothers)
by Debbie Bailey
(Multicultural)
Firefly
Simple text and color photographs show brothers spending time together doing many different things.

For Teacher Read Aloud

La silla de Pedro (Peter's Chair)
by Ezra Jack Keats
(Multicultural)
Harper Arco Iris
Peter gives his outgrown chair to his new baby sister Susie.
La hora de acostarse de Francisca (Bedtime for Frances)
by Russell Hoban
Francisca the badger stalls going to bed for as long as possible.
Pan y mermelada para Francisca (Bread and Jam for Frances)
by Russell Hoban
Francisca decides that all she'll ever eat is bread and jam.
Un diente se mueve (A Loose Tooth)
by Daniel Barbot
After her mother pulls a loose tooth out, Clarisse dreams about what happens to her tooth when she puts it under her pillow.
Un beso para osito (A Kiss for Little Bear)
by Else Holmelund Minarik
When Little Bear sends his grandmother a picture, she sends him back a kiss that is passed along by his animal friends.
Abran paso a los patitos (Make Way for Ducklings)
by Robert McCloskey
Penguin Ediciones
The classic story of how Mrs. Mallard and her seven ducklings make a home in Boston's Public Garden.
El conejito andarín (The Runaway Bunny)
by Margaret Wise Brown
Harper Arco Iris
A baby bunny plays an imaginary game of hide-and-seek with his mother in this classic story.

For Shared Reading

¿De quién eres, ratoncito? (Whose Mouse Are You?)
by Robert Kraus
Scholastic
A mouse discovers just how much his family loves him.
Pajaritos (Little Birds)
by Clarita Kohen
(Math)
One by One, Mother Bird's children fly away from her, but they all return to the nest in this rhyming counting book.
¿Tu mamá es una llama? (Is Your Mama a Llama?)
by Deborah Guarino
Scholastic Mariposa
A baby llama searches for its mama in this rhyming guessing game.
Vamos a cazar un oso (We're Going on a Bear Hunt)
by Michael Rosen
A father and four children cross fields and woods and forest to find a bear in its cave in this classic rhyme.
Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three
by Pat Mora
(Math)
Clarion
Two girls spend the day at a Mexican market shopping for a birthday gift for their mother.Text in English and Spanish.
¿Es hora? (Is It Time?)
by Marilyn Janovitz
Ediciones Norte-Sur
A wolf cub and his father make bath and bedtime into a playful ritual.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For the Library Corner


Lots of Moms
by Shelley Rotner
(Multicultural)
Dial
All kinds of moms are engaged in activities with their kids in this photo essay.
My Family and Friends
by Lisa-Theresa Lenthall
Rooster
Words name different friends and family members.Text in English, Spanish, French, and German.
Sailaway Home
by Bruce Degan
Scholastic
A little pig has many exciting adventures, but he always finds his way back home to the security of his family.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Treasure Nap
by Juanita Havill
Houghton
A mother tells her daughter about the cherished possessions her great-grandmother brought to America from Mexico.
Hush! A Thai Lullaby
by Minfong Ho
(Multicultural)
Orchard
A mother asks a series of animals to hush so that her baby can sleep peacefully.
Little Monster Did It!
by Helen Cooper
Dial
When a new baby brother arrives, a girl blames the mischief that starts happening on her stuffed toy.

For Shared Reading

Don't Wake Up Mama!
by Eileen Christelow
Clarion
Five little monkeys bake a cake as a surprise for their mama's birthday.
Twin Pickle
by Ann Doro
Holt
Playful, rhyming text describes all of the things that the twins Ivory and Jenny do.
If You Were My Bunny
by Kate McMullan
Scholastic
A mother tells her child how she would care for him if he were a bunny, a kitten, a bear cub, or other animal babies.