Spanish Children’s Books

Here you can browse my collections of books in Spanish. Some books are authentic (written originally in Spanish, for Spanish speakers) and some are translated. I like to have both kinds around!

Reading is one of the best ways to develop language naturally, and every home or classroom needs a good stash of children’s books in Spanish. They’re far better than flashcards or worksheets, because they provide language in context. We lose ourselves in a good story. That subconscious state of mind is ideal for acquiring language!

teach your child to read in Spanish

“There is massive evidence that self-selected reading, or reading what you want to read, is responsible for most of our literacy development. Readers have better reading ability, know more vocabulary, write better, spell better, and have better control of complex grammatical constructions.”

Stephen D. Krashen

As a non-native speaker, I rely on books in Spanish to help me deliver good input and improve my own language skills. As much as Spanish videos or music are great resources, nothing beats curling up with mom or dad and a good book. 

Spanish Children’s Book Lists

Here are the sections in case you want to quickly jump to a specific sort of list:

1. Online Books in Spanish (audio and ebooks)

2. Picture Books in Spanish

3. Chapter Books in Spanish

4. Themed Book Lists

5. Books on Bilingual Parenting

6. Tips for Using Novels in Your Spanish Classroom

Online Spanish Children’s Books

Spanish audiobooks

Spanish Audio Books for Kids

This collections of audio books includes a ton of free websites and apps where you can find quality stories and books in Spanish, for children. Some of the options include text for reading along, and other are purely audio stories.

See the list of Spanish audiobooks here.

Free Online Spanish Books

Free Online Spanish Books

While it’s ideal to have physical books around, there are some great sites with online stories and entire books, too. this is especially helpful for teachers sharing sites for parents, and for families whose local libraries have limited options for Spanish-language materials.

See the list of online Spanish here.

Spanish Picture books

authentic picture books in Spanish

50 Authentic Spanish Children’s Books

Many parents and teachers prefer books that were originally written in Spanish by native speakers, to ensure top quality text and cultural references. If that’s you, you’ll love this list of beautiful and authentic titles!

See the list of authentic Spanish picture books here.

bilingual books in spanish and english

50 Bilingual Picture Books

Here you can find some of the most beloved and well-known English books, translated into Spanish for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

See the list of bilingual Spanish picture books here.

Bilingual Board Books

Spanish Board Books

This list of board books are great for babies and toddlers who need sturdy books for their Spanish time with mom or dad (or abuela!). I love this collection as gifts for bilingual baby showers too.

See the list of Spanish board books here.

100 Spanish Books with Black Protagonists

This collection features main characters who are Black or Afro-Latino. Some are biographies and non-fiction titles about history or anti-racism, and others are just good books that celebrate and star Black main characters.

See the list of Spanish books here.

Spanish Chapter Books

YA Chapter Books in Spanish

Spanish Chapter Books

This is a collection of YA books originally written in Spanish, by native speakers. If you have older bilingual kids or advanced learners, these chapter books are great reads.

See the list of YA Spanish chapter books here.

Themed Spanish Book Lists

Spanish books about Peru

Books About Peru

Travel to Peru (in Spanish!) with this list that includes both picture books and chapter books. Some are nonfiction books for learning facts about Peru, and others are stories set there.

See the list of books about Peru in Spanish here.

Spanish Christmas books

Spanish Children’s Books for Christmas

Travel to Peru (in Spanish!) with this list that includes both picture books and chapter books. Some are nonfiction books for learning facts about Peru, and others are stories set there.

See the list of Spanish Christmas books here.

valentine's books in spanish

35 Spanish Children’s Books for Valentine’s Day

This list includes books that are all about love, friendship, and family, in Spanish!

See the list of Spanish Valentine’s books here.

spanish bug books

Spanish Books About Bugs

Learn all about bugs with these stories (both fictional and non-fiction), for all ages!

See the list of Spanish bug books here.

Bilingual Parenting BOoks

books for bilingual parenting

Books for Parents

This post reviews my favorite books for Spanglish parents and families, books that offer advice for raising bilingual children and being a bicultural family.

See the list of bilingual parenting books here.

Tips for using Novels in Spanish Class

Reading is perhaps *the* top way to increase fluency in the target language. Read about why learner novels changed my teaching, and check out the podcast from Language Latte for a comprehensive look at reading in our language classroom. 

If you are looking for a list of novels and where to get them, try this Google Doc of Spanish novels by theme, and Spanish learner novels categorized by level.