Maybe it’s because I’m anxious not to let my high school Spanish slip away entirely, but I absolutely love coming across picture books that include Spanish phrases. Not only are they fun to read out loud to my kids (and fun for them to try and learn new words), but they send an important message of inclusion and honoring diversity.
Here are 10 picture books con español that I would recommend. These are primarily in English, with Spanish phrases woven throughout.
#1: Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
#2: El Chupacabras by Adam Rubin and Crash McCreery
#3: My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero & Zeke Peña
#4: Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market! by Raúl the Third
#5: La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya & Juana Martinez-Neal
#6: Tia Isa Wants a Car by Meg Medina & Claudio Muñoz
#7: Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
#8: Alma & How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal (most of the Spanish phrases are part of the illustrations here)
#9: The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy & Eugene Yelchin
#10: How Are You? = ¿Cómo Estás?
¡que se divierta leyéndolo! Have a great time reading!
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