Books in Spanish

For the Library Corner


Agua agua agua (Agua Agua Agua)
by Pat Mora
Harper Déjame leer
On a hot, hot day, a crow finally discovers how to reach the water.
La cinturita de Anansi (Anansi's Narrow Waist)
by Len Cabral
(Multicultural)
Harper Déjame leer
This African pourquoi tale explains why spiders have eight legs.
La casa que Jack construyó (The House That Jack Built)
by Elizabeth Falconer
Names of things have been replaced with pictures in this rebus version of the familiar rhyme.
Cenicienta (Cinderella)
by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
Childrens
With the help of her fairy godmother, a girl becomes a princess in this classic tale.
El cartero simpático (The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters)
by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
The Jolly Postman delivers removable letters back and forth from different fairy tale characters.
El traje nuevo del emperador (The Emperor's New Clothes)
by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
Childrens
Two scoundrels sell a vain emperor an invisible set of clothes.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Los tres osos (The Three Bears)
by Jane Yolen
A collection of poems describes the experiences of Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Little Bear, and Goldilocks.
El gallo de bodas: A Traditional Cuban Folktale/The Bossy Gallito
by Lucía González
Scholastic
A bossy rooster eats a kernel of corn that sets off a chain of events in this cumulative story.Text in English and Spanish.
Mamá cabra y los siete cabritillos (Mrs. Goat and Her Seven Little Kids)
by Tony Ross
Mrs. Goat has a surprise when she returns home from a shopping trip.
Pollita pequeñita (Chicken Little)
by Steven Kellogg
When a fox hijacks a truck full of chickens, it sets off a madcap series of events.
La liebre y la tortuga (The Hare and the Tortoise)
by María Eulália Valeri
A cocky rabbit who meets a turtle on its way to Grenada challenges the turtle to a race and loses.
El huevo más hermoso del mundo (The Most Beautiful Egg in the World)
by Helme Heine
Three vain hens who cannot decide which one of them is the prettiest go to the king for help.
El patito feo (The Ugly Duckling)
by Hans Christian Andersen
The classic story of an ugly duckling who turns into a beautiful swan.
Los tres chivitos Gruff (The Three Billy Goats Gruff)
by Paul Galdone
Three billy goat brothers trick a terrible troll into letting them cross a bridge.
Pecos Bill (Pecos Bill)
by Steven Kellogg
The North American legend Pecos Bill rides a horse named Lightning and squeezes venom out of a rattlesnake.
Paul Bunyan (Paul Bunyan)
by Steven Kellogg
Mulberry
The legendary Paul Bunyam and his blue ox Babe dig the Grand Canyon.

For Shared Reading

La gallinita roja (The Little Red Hen)
by Lucinda McQueen
Scholastic Mariposa
An industrious hen's lazy friends refuse to help her work, but want to share in the fruits of her labor.
Los tres osos (The Three Bears)
by María Claret
Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear come home to find a girl named Goldilocks in their house.
La pulga y el piojo (The Flea and the Louse)
by Víctor Pérez
(Music)
A flea and a louse who plan to marry seek help from their friends but meet an unfortunate end.
El castillo del rey sisebuto (The King of Kennelwich Castle)
by Colin West
Someone brings the king a big green umbrella in this rhyming story.
Tortillitas para mamá and Other Nursery Rhymes
by Margot C. Griego
A collection of well-known nursery rhymes from Latin America.Text in English and Spanish.
Pollita Chiquita (Chicken Little)
by H. Werner Zimmermann
On their way to tell the king the sky is falling, Chicken Little and her naive friends are tricked by a fox.

Books in English

(English Language Development)

For the Library Corner


Deep in the Forest
by Brinton Turkle
Puffin
A wordless retelling of Goldilocks and The Three Bears.
Town Mouse, Country Mouse
by Carol Jones
Houghton
Busy, detailed pictures with peep holes illustrate the tale of two mice who each likes his own home best.
Once Upon a Picnic
by John Prater
Candlewick
During a picnic with his parents, a boy watches as fairy tale characters like Little Red Riding Hood wander by.

For Teacher Read Aloud

Young Mouse and Elephant
by Pamela J. Farris
(Multicultural)
Houghton
Boastful Young Mouse sets off to prove to Elephant that he is the strongest animal on the plains.
Tops & Bottoms
by Janet Stevens
Harcourt
Hare reverses his hard luck by striking a clever bargain with Bear in this trickster tale.
Anansi and the Talking Melon
by Eric Kimmel
(Multicultural)
Holiday
Anansi the spider tricks Elephant into believing that the melon in which he is hiding can talk.

For Shared Reading

Jane Yolen's Mother Goose Songbook
by Jane Yolen
(Music)
Boyds Mills
A collection of songs based on Mother Goose rhymes.
The Wee Little Woman
by Byron Barton
Harper
A favorite story about a wee little woman and her mischievous wee little cat.
Little Robin Redbreast
by Shari Halpern
North-South
Cut-paper collages brighten a catchy Mother Goose rhyme.