I love to read books to my students. Picture books are ideal for early language learners, as it helps them connect meaning to what they are hearing. Here are some of my favorite Spanish books for children:
Author: Mo Willems
¡No dejes que la paloma conduzca el autobús! (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!)
Conejito Knuffle (Knuffle Bunny)
Author: Lynn Reiser
Margaret & Margarita
Author: Susan Middleton Elya
Say Hola to Spanish
Say Hola to Spanish Otra Vez
Author: Eric Carle
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?)
La oruga muy hambrienta (The Very Hungry Caterpillar)
Anything by Eric Carle tends to be wonderful!
Author: Gladys Rosa-Mendoza
(English-Spanish Foundations Series)
Mi familia y yo (My Family & I)
Mi casa (My House)
and many more in this series
Author: Debra Leventhal
What Is Your Language?
Author: Ana Galan
Mira is Look, Libro is Book
Author: Stella Blackstone
There is a whole series of Bear books from Barefoot Books.
Oso en un cuadrado (Bear in a Square)
Oso en la ciudad (Bear About Town)
Author: Ginger Foglesong Guy
¡Perros, perros! Dogs, Dogs!
Author: Francesca Ferri
Cucú – ¡Te veo! (a series of Peek-a-Boo books)
Author: School Specialty Publishing
Mira a los animales (Look at the Animals) a book w/ a CD
You can find most of these and many more through your local library or through online sources like Amazon. Happy reading!