Arandanos Para Sal
Blueberries for Sal is an endearing story about a little girl and a baby bear getting mixed up, while out picking blueberries with their mothers. Robert McLosky’s memorable illustrations and sweet stories are not to be missed, in Spanish or English.
Se Venden Gorras
Caps for Sale My kids love this story of naughty monkeys and an unfortunate cap-peddler, based on a folktale.
El Cuento de Ferdinando
The Story of Ferdinand Set in Spain, Ferdinand tells the story of a quiet bull who accidentally gets chosen to go to Madrid for a bullfight. We love this one.
Harry, el perrito sucio
Harry the Dirty Dog is about a little dog who escapes and gets so dirty his family doesn’t recognize him. Sweet illustrations and funny story that kids love.
El Conejito Andarin
The Runaway Bunny follows a baby bunny who tells his mother his imaginative plans of running away– and the mother’s plans of how she would get him back. Very sweet.
Corduroy is a bear who want a home more than anything. He lives in a department store and thinks finding his missing button will help him find a family.
Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever / El mejor libro de palabras de Richard Scarry Richard Scarry’s detailed illustrations and clever characters make his books a must for every home library. My kids will spend hours pouring over his books!
Diez deditos de las manos y Diez deditos de los pies / Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes bilingual board book is a sweet rhyme about babies from all over the world. The poetry is really beautiful and I l always ove Helen Oxenbury’s illustrations.
La oruga muy hambrienta/The Very Hungry Caterpillar: bilingual board book This classic is my kids’ current favorite right now, and how they know the days of the week in both Spanish and English. Follow the life cycle of a butterfly in story format, starting with a little egg.
Abran paso a los patitos
Make Way for Ducklings was my family’s favorite book growing up! The illustrations are wonderful, as is the story of a family of ducks trying to find and make a home in busy Boston.
Un Dia de Nieve
The Snowy Day tells the story of Peter, who wakes up to a day of adventures in the snow.
Freight Train/Tren de carga is just the best if you have little train-lovers like I do. They also love the colors of the train in the illustrations.
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Oso panda, oso panda, ¿qué ves ahí?
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Board Book
Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido?
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? These little books introduce different animals in a series of rhymes, and are not to be missed!
Ve, Perro. Ve!: Go, Dog. Go! Another whimsical rhyming classic from P.D. Eastman, Go Do Go! is about dogs moving around in different vehicles and meeting each other. It’s also a clever introduction to prepositions!
El Gran Granero Rojo
Big Red Barn is a lyrical rhyme that says good-night to the animals on a farm. Sweet and soothing language and pictures.
Un Pez, Dos Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Dr. Suess is beloved the world over, and this one is one of our Seuss favorites.
La silla de Pedro, Peter’s Chair Peter’s family has a new baby, and Peter isn’t sure what to think about his little sister.
Buenas noches, Gorila
Good Night, Gorilla A gorilla frees the animals in a zoo so they can sleep in the zookeeper’s house.
This innovative and sweet series features animal friends that each speak a different language (in this case, Spanish and English). There currently aren’t available on Amazon, but you can read more here.
Gosset I so wish more of Shirley Hughes’ books were translated into Spanish! Her everyday stories of English children might be my favorites.
Sapo y Sepo son amigos / Frog and Toad Are Friends The clever stories here will have your kids re-reading these stories even when they’re older. The Frog and Toad books are good early readers as well.
La Senorita Runfio
Miss Rumphius Barbara Cooney’s books are just lovely, and I love this one about travel and making the world a more beautiful place.