Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner


Vamos: Un libro en dos lenguas/Let's Go: A Book in Two Languages
by Rebecca Emberley
Little
Labels identify different sights as a child visits the zoo, an aquarium, an art museum and other places.Text in English and Spanish.
Al zoo (The Zoo)
by J. M. Parramón
(Social Studies)
A class of school children and their teacher visit the zoo and learn about all kinds of animals.
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.
Taking a Walk: A Book in Two Languages/Caminando: Un libro en dos lenguas
by Rebecca Emberley
Little
Labels name the things that a child sees on a walk through his neighborhood.
Teo va al mercado (Teo Goes to the Market)
by Violeta Denou
(Social Studies)
Accompanying his mother, a young boy named Teo enjoys the sights, sounds, and tastes of a bustling market.
Chigüiro viaja en chiva (Chigüiro Goes By Jalopy)
by Ivar Da Coll
When the jalopy that Chigüiro is traveling in gets a flat tire, he uses his inflatable life preserver as a spare. (Wordless)
Spot va a la escuela (Spot Goes to School)
by Eric Hill
The dog Spot has a busy day at school in this lift-the-flap book.

For Teacher Read Aloud

¡Adiós! ¡Hola! (Goodbye Hello)
by Barbara Shook Hazen
Simon Libros Colibrí
A girl and her family move from an apartment in the city to a home in the suburbs.
La visita de osito (Little Bear's Visit)
by Else Holmelund Minarik
Little Bear has a delightful visit with his beloved grandparents.
El trayecto/The Trek
by Ann Jonas
During a walk to school, a girl's imagination transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.Text in English and Spanish.
¿A dónde vas, osito polar? (Where Are You Going, Little Polar Bear?)
by Hans de Beer
A little polar bear floats down to the tropics on an iceberg and is brought back home by a friendly whale.
Las aventuras de Maxi, el perro taxista (The Adventures of Taxi Dog)
by Debra and Sal Barracca
Penguin Ediciones
A dog named Maxi rides around the streets of New York with his owner Jim, a taxi driver.
La historia de Ping (The Story About Ping)
by Marjorie Flack
Penguin Ediciones
A brave little duck sets out by himself on the Yangtze River in China.
Timoteo va a la escuela (Timothy Goes to School)
by Rosemary Wells
Timothy has a miserable time at school until he makes a new friend.
Clifford va de viaje (Clifford Takes a Trip)
by Norman Bridwell
Lonely at being left behind, Clifford the big red dog goes in search of his vacationing family.

For Shared Reading

Vamos a cazar un oso (We're Going on a Bear Hunt)
by Michael Rosen
A father and his children go across fields, over rivers, and through the woods to find a bear in its den in this classic rhyme.
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.
¿Quién llegará primero? (Who Will Get There First?)
by Pablo Echevarría
An owl, a cat, a fish, and a snail set out for a friend's house, but when it starts raining, the snail is the only one to arrive.
Por la vía iba un tren (A Train Went Down the Track)
by Mari Luz Uribe
A train carrying a cargo of sugar has some funny adventures as it goes down the track.
El camino del sol (The Path of the Sun)
by Carmen Blazquez Gil
In this rebus story, a toucan who travels to see the sun loses his way but is helped by new friends to find his way back home.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For the Library Corner


Wheels Around
by Shelley Rotner
(Social Studies)
Houghton
Color photos and simple text show how wheels are used in both work and play.
The Dancer/La bailarina
by Fred Burstein
(Multicultural)
As a father walks his daughter to her dance class, the names of the things they see are given in English, Spanish, and Japanese.
Bumper to Bumper
by Jakki Wood
Simon
People in cars, trucks, and other vehicles stuck in a long line of traffic wonder what's holding them up.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Train
by Charles Temple
(Multicultural)
Houghton
The pleasures of a train ride are captured in rhythmic prose as the C & O chuffs and rumbles and clacks down the track.
Curious George® Goes to the Hospital
by H.A. Rey
Houghton
Curious George goes to the hospital for an operation to remove a puzzle piece he has swallowed.
Let's Go, Froggy!
by Jonathan London
Viking
Froggy can't wait to go on a picnic with his dad, but it takes him forever to get ready.

For Shared Reading

Sheep in a Jeep
by Nancy Shaw
Houghton
A group of zany sheep have a series of funny misadventures in their jeep.
Moving Day
by Robert Kalan
(Science/Health)
Greenwillow
A hermit crab looking for a new home tries several shells before finding the one that's just right.
Going to the Zoo
by Tom Paxton
(Music)
Morrow
Three siblings describe the animals they see at the zoo in this song.