Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner

Chigüiro encuentra ayuda (Chigüiro Finds Help)
by Ivar Da Coll
After a friend helps Chigüiro reach a bunch of bananas, they share the delicious fruit in this wordless story.
Margarita y Margaret/Margaret and Margarita
by Lynn Reiser
Despite language barriers, two girls meet in the park and play together.Text in English and Spanish.
Fiesta de cumpleaños (The Birthday Party)
by Helen Oxenbury
A child prepares for a birthday party with a group of friends.
Teo y sus amigos/Theo and His Friends
by Violeta Denou
A young boy named Teo and his friends share fun and adventure.
Somos un arco iris/We Are a Rainbow
by Nancy María Grande Tabor
(Social Studies)
Charlesbridge
In this friendship book, simple comparisons show that people from different cultures have much in common.Text in English and Spanish.
Elisa y Palín (Elisa and Palín)
by Francisca Altamirano
A girl becomes fast friends with a bird that she finds, takes home, and sets free.

For Teacher Read Aloud

El gran negocio de Francisca (A Bargain for Frances)
by Russell Hoban
Harper Arco Iris
Frances and Thelma are best friends until Thelma tricks Frances into buying her old plastic tea set.
Quique duerme fuera de casa (Ira Sleeps Over)
by Bernard Waber
When Ira stays overnight at a friend's house, he discovers that his friend sleeps with a teddy bear, too.
Historia de un erizo (The Story of a Hedgehog)
by Asún Balzola
When spring arrives a hedgehog leaves its burrow in search of friends.
Sapo y Sepo son amigos (Frog and Toad Are Friends)
by Arnold Lobel
Five stories about Frog and Toad, two of the most beloved friends in children's literature.
¡Viva!…¡Una piñata! (Hooray! A Piñata!)
by Elisa Kleven
Penguin Ediciones
Clara pretends her birthday piñata, a dog, is real and doesn't want it broken, but her friend Samson helps her solve the problem.
Natán y Nicolás Alejandro (Nathan and Nicholas Alexander)
by Lulu Delacre
Natán, an elephant, becomes friends with Nicolás, a mouse that lives in Natán's toybox.
Los amigos de osito (Little Bear's Friends)
by Else Holmelund Minarik
Little Bear meets and becomes friends with Emily, a human girl, and her doll.
Torta de cumpleaños (The Birthday Cake)
by Ivar Da Coll
A group of animal friends discover that birthdays are better celebrated late than not at all.

For Shared Reading

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.
El poni, el oso y el manzano (Who Stole the Apples?)
by Sigrid Heuck
Pictures replace certain words in this story about a pony and a bear who become friends when they search for missing apples.
El camino del sol (The Path of the Sun)
by Carmen Blázquez Gil
A toucan who travels to see the sun loses his way and is helped by some new friends in this rebus story.
La alegría de ser tú y yo (Bein' With You This Way)
by W. Nikola-Lisa
(Multicultural)
Lee & Low
A group of friends playing in a park are all different, but share much in common.
Perro grande…Perro pequeño/Big Dog…Little Dog
by P. D. Eastman
Two dogs who are opposite in every way are the best of friends.Text in English and Spanish.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For the Library Corner


Let's Be Friends
by Caroline Ness
Harper
Two pets, a dog and a cat, learn how to be friends.
Do You Want to Be My Friend?
by Eric Carle
Crowell
A mouse has a hard time finding a friend.
Hilda Hen's Happy Birthday
by Mary Wormell
Harcourt
On Hilda Hen's birthday, she wonders if the gifts she finds were left by her barnyard friends.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Jamaica and Brianna
by Juanita Havill
(Multicultural)
Houghton
Jamaica, who has to wear hand-me-down-boots, envies Brianna's new pink ones.
Serafina's Birthday
by Alma Flor Ada
Atheneum
Sebastian the rabbit tries to find a present to give his friend Serafina on her birthday.
Titch and Daisy
by Pat Hutchins
(Multicultural)
Greenwillow
Titch goes to a party, but is reluctant to join in the fun until he finds his friend Daisy.

For Shared Reading

Going for a Walk
by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Harper
A girl goes for a walk and finds a friend.
The Very Lonely Firefly
by Eric Carle
Philomel
A newly-born firefly lonely for friends goes in search of other fireflies.
Sid and Sam
by Nola Buck
When friends Sid and Sam meet and sing a song together, Sid can't stop singing.