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Genuine Spanish books for children. Whilst I like our stock of Spanish and English illustrated books, I find it very nice to find genuine Spanish music. Genuine Spanish children's books are not always available! Being not a mother-tongue writer, I like to know that these books put my children at the mercy of this genuine language and cultural expression that I can't always offer.
Though some of the books mentioned here are in two languages, I was looking for books that were first published in Spanish by a local writer. To be honest, I loved her books, and there were many more I could have taken in. You can find more books and proposals on my Spanish children's books page.
Children's Spanish Stories & Free Spanish Lessons
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Thirty large children's books in Spanish
It is one of the keys to educating bi-lingual kids to find ways to bring them closer to the destination country in an entertaining and haunting way. Because I am educating my mother tongue Spanish and English, I have made sure that our home is filled with tonnes of children's books in Spanish, and both my wife and I have been reading them to her all the time.
We not only cultivate their passion for Spanish and, in some cases, Latin American cultures through the singular personalities and tales that many of these books represent, but we also cultivate their passion for books and encourage their fantasy. As a matter of fact, it is not very simple to find books of Spanish language at all.
However, more and more publishers are gradually selling children's books in Spanish and more and more Latin American writers and graphic designers are finding their works on the bookshelves. To build your own Spanish books library for kids, have a look at this book catalogue of books that SpanglishBaby.com mothers and collaborators have coached.
Gabriela Mistral, Chile' s Nobel Prize for Literature, tells the tale of Cinderella in a nice and poetical rythm. Ya is a funny tale about a little kid called Nacho who can't afford to sit around and watch until his little bro is old enough to do him.
The ABeCedario de Plantas cover a wide range of Spanish flower types and their name, among them a section on plants facts and a new wordlossary. Alma Flor Ada's Alma Imigos, is a tale that tells kids about forms, colours, sizes and even how to appreciate greatness. Buenos Noches Luna is an US classical that brings the days to a close.
The Cali y Mona is a nice tale about the relationship between a young woman who is blindfolded and her lead pupy, based on a real tale that the writer, Pepe Valle, reads in a paper. Comes in Spanish and Braille and comes with texturized pictures. Comes with an audiocd.
Children take a journey with them to Machu Picchu and teach them how to care for the world. It comes with a CD containing a short account of the script and some of the tracks that have been composed for the film. The Cuadros de Familia is a children's remembrance guide with 14 vignette of pictures and stories about Mexico's ancient people.
Cómo Dicen Que Fue Hecho el Mar (or How They Say the Oceans Was Made) is a volume in a number of three books about legendary Tainos. Adopted and pictorialized by Mrinali Álvarez Astacio, they are a great way for children to learn folklore about themes as diverse as the origin of the world.
We' re all familiar with the popular and classical Maurice Sendak and Where the Wild Things Are. Teresa Mlawer's Spanish version remains faithful to the originals and will be very popular with children in both languages. She and Dito Van a La Librería is the tale of two little farrows whose folks take them to a bookstore for storytelling and as they listen to the tale, their ideas skyrocket.
The Esperanza Renace is the tale of a young woman who has to abandon the comfort of her home to start a new California lifestyle with her mum. Gloria Anzaldua's tale is about the delicate subject of undocumented migration and allows kids to look at it from the point of a person who is going through it, like the protagonist.
FROGGYY Y SU PAPA is a novel about a dad and a boy who spend the whole days together on Father's-Day and things that don't go according to it. FROGGGY is also part of a children's bookseries. Good Night Captain Mama recounts the tale of Marco and his interest in his mother's flying outfit.
It turns into a cute talk about his mother's army work and the importance of all the stains on her outfit. Ana Gwendolyn Zepeda's award-winning bi-lingual storybook Los Tamales de Ana is the tale of a younger sibling, Ana, who wants to be like her older sibling Lidia.
It concentrates on the traditions of making the tamale during the holidays and how it is a familial activities. GUACAMOLLE is a textbook that shows children how to make guacamols through a poetry in which three brothers and sisters are preparing the prescription.
Most of us know that the much-loved tale of La Oruga Muy Hambrienta or The Very Hungry Katerpillar is about the metamorphosis of a crawler into a pretty moth. It' a great history to help children learn to eat healthily. It tells the tradition of the three sage in fine poems and illustration.
The papelucho is a popular collection of books in South America by Marcela Paz. It concentrates on tales narrated through the journal entry of an 8-year-old male. René Colato Laínez's tale is about being Latino and having two very long surnames. History shows how René accepted this culture and learnt to be proud of it.
Ana Lomba, the award-winning inventor, has transformed the classical Goldilocks and the Three Bears into Spanish. It also contains an audiocd that tells the tale in Spanish. The two tales of un pathito es Util / Tu ener un ne es Util are in one document. The first is a duck's view of bathing and the second is the child's view.
They are great for teaching kids different points of views. Yanitzia Canetti wonderfully translates this classical tale of Dr. Seuss. This is a set of brief storys about a young man and a young woman and their adventure with different personalities and critters. Isperando a Papá teaches immigrant kids and their impact on the family.
History concentrates on Beto and his mom who came to the United States from El Salvador, but Beto's dad couldn't get a passport.