Here are our top 15 favorite spanish books!
Get ready to revisit the classics you read growing up and discover new favorites.
The best part is… you can practice your Spanish!
Written by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Illustrated by Felicia Bond
This fun book is a classic that I remember reading in English that tells a hypothetical story of what would happen if you gave a mouse a cookie. There are quite a few books in the “If you give a…” series and I have seen some of them in Spanish as well.
2. Harold And The Purple Crayon
Written by Crockett Johnson
I think this book is best for children ages 3+. It is a wonderful book but a little lengthy for the younger toddlers with a short attention span. As a child I was fascinated that Harold created his own little world with only his purple crayon. What great news to find it in Spanish!!
3. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
Written by Dr. Suess
Another fun classic that you can find in most elementary schools! This book is great for practicing counting in Spanish as well as nouns and plural nouns. In addition to this book, there are a bunch from the Dr. Suess collection that are also in Spanish.
4. Where The Wild Things Are
Written and Illustrated by Maurice Sendak
I’m quite sure many heard of or read this book at least once. If you are unfamiliar with the story it is about a little boy’s imaginary monster friends and what a typical day looks like.
5. Book Fiesta
Written by Pat Mora
My toddler and I discovered this book on one of our many library visits and have loved reading it. The illustrations are colorful and very eye catching. We have fun pointing at the animals throughout the book and practicing names and sounds.
6. What Can You Do With A Rebozo
Written by Carmen Tafolla
A Rebozo is a traditional shawl used in Mexico. In this book the little girl shows her imagination of it’s many uses. We enjoy this book because it is very colorful and the illustrations are beautifully done.
7. I Am A Big Brother
Written by Caroline Jayne Church
My little boy got this for his second birthday and has quite enjoyed it. I think it’s awesome because it shows how a big brother can be helpful and loving to the new baby. There is also a big sister version that looks just as cute.
8. Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed
Written by Eileen Christelow
My little mr. loves monkeys so finding this book was a big win at our house! The book mimics the classic children’s song making it a fun way to practice numbers.
9. Where Is The Green Sheep?
Written by Mem Fox
Our librarian read this book during story time one of our visits and we were pretty excited to find the Spanish version. Throughout the story there are different colored sheep in this book – great for practicing colors!
10. Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
Written and Illustrated by Annie Kubler
This colorful book mimics the children’s song that helps children identify body parts. My little mr. enjoys the illustrations and will often act them out.
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11. Where Is Baby’s Belly Button
Written and Illustrated by Karen Katz
Here is a book that is quite a bit more interactive than most because it has flaps. I think that’s the biggest reason my little guy likes it so much.
12. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Written and Illustrated by Eric Carle
Another classic that was translated into spanish! My 2 year old doesn’t quite understand what’s going on in the book but he does enjoy poking his finger through the holes. I learned a new food word while reading it!
13. Goodnight Moon
Written by Margaret Wise Brown
I have fond memories of the hardback, tattered version of this book my parents had and read to me. My little guy has gotten in the habit of telling things in the house ‘night, night” – I like to think that he does it because of this book. A fun classic for sure!
14. Good Night, Gorilla
Written by Peggy Rathmann
My toddler and I were introduced to this book through our library visits. The text is short and sweet – perfect for small attention spans – and the storyline is really cute! We were excited when this one joined our growing family library.
15. The Usborne Big Book of Spanish Words
I just recently purchased this book through my Usborne book consultant and I LOVE it! What a wonderful book for both mommy and child! I can honestly say that I have even learned more words reading it.