Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner


Veloz como el grillo (Quick as a Cricket)
by Audrey Wood
A young boy compares himself to, and imitates, creatures from a cricket to a lamb.
Federico Lápiz Rápido (Fast Draw Freddy)
by Bobbie Hamsa
(Art)
Childrens
Drawing quickly, Freddy makes all kinds of pictures with his box of crayons.
Salta y brinca (Hop Jump)
by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Harcourt Libros Viajeros
Inspired by watching leaves floating down from the trees, Betsy the frog stops hopping and jumping and begins leaping and whirling.
Chigüiro y el lápiz (Chigüiro and the Pencil)
by Ivar Da Coll
(Art)
In this wordless story, Chigüiro finds a pencil and draws himself a bicycle to ride, an ice cream to eat, and a bed to sleep in when he gets tired.
A sembrar sopa de vegetales (Growing Vegetable Soup)
by Lois Ehlert
(Science/Health)
Harcourt Libros Viajeros
A father and child plant, water, and watch vegetables grow in their garden.

For Teacher Read Aloud

La pequeña locomotora que sí pudo (The Little Engine That Could)
by Watty Piper
A small train engine helps to get food and toys to children waiting in a valley in this well-loved story.
Las cosas de Pablo (Pablo's World)
by Juan Farías
When Pablo learns to write, he discovers the pleasure of describing his family and the place he lives to a pen pal.
El premio (The Prize)
by María Puncel
(Art)
When Fernando wins a drawing contest he invites his classmates for a day at the zoo.
Cuento de Pedrito Conejo (The Tale of Peter Rabbit)
by Beatrix Potter
Peter Rabbit disobeys his mother by going into Mr. McGregor's garden and almost gets caught.
Roberto va de pesca/Robert Goes Fishing
by Raquel Puig Zaldívar
When a rainy day prevents Robert from going fishing, he comes up with an ingenious way to catch fish indoors.Text in English and Spanish.
Boris va al colegio (Bad Boris Goes to School)
by Susie Jenkin-Pearce
Boris hates the idea of starting school, but once he gets there, he makes friends, listens to music, and paints pictures.
En el desván (In the Attic)
by Hiawyn Oram
A boy who's bored with his toys uses his imagination to create a world of adventure in his attic.
El sueño de Matías (Matthew's Dream)
by Leo Lionni
(Art)
Fascinated by what he sees during a trip to a museum, Matthew the mouse decides to become a painter when he grows up.
El mono imitamonos (The Copycat Monkey)
by Consuelo Armijo
A monkey who loves to imitate everything, imitates the wind one day and is blown into the city.

For Shared Reading

El pirata valiente (The Brave Pirate)
by Ricardo Alcántara
Before he is called to dinner by his mother, Juanito has many adventures pretending he is a ferocious pirate.
No fui yo (It Wasn't Me)
by Alma Flor Ada
A young boy prepares a special surprise for his mother.
Ada, la desordenada (Messy Bessy)
by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
(Multicultural)
Childrens
Bessy finally tidies up her very messy bedroom.
El castillo del rey sisebuto (The King of Kennelwich Castle)
by Colin West
In this rhyming story, someone helps to bring the king a big, green umbrella.
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.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For the Library Corner


Action Alphabet
by Shelley Rotner
(Multicultural)
Atheneum
A group of active children demonstrate action verbs from climbing and juggling to swinging and zipping.
I'll Catch the Moon
by Nina Crews
Greenwillow
A young girl imagines catching the moon and going on an around-the-world adventure with it.
Now I'm Big
by Margaret Miller
(Multicultural)
Greenwillow
A group of children tell what they did as babies and what they're able to do now that they're older.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
by Virginia Lee Burton
Houghton
Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, don't give up when they lose their jobs in this classic story.
Sebastian's Trumpet
by Miko Imai
(Music)
Candlewick
Sebastian the bear finally learns to play his trumpet after much practice and frustration.
Curious George® Wins a Medal
by H. A. Rey
Houghton
After repeatedly getting himself into trouble, Curious George ends up being the first monkey in space.

For Shared Reading

Can I Help?
by Marilyn Janovitz
North-South
A wolf cub offers to help his father with the gardening with mixed results.
Say Hola to Spanish
by Susan Middleton Elya
Lee & Low
Common words are defined in this playful, rhyming introduction to Spanish.
I Am Helping
by Mercer Mayer
Random
Little Critter helps out around the house in many different ways.