When I was little, my parents didn’t know who Dr. Seuss was, and there were books and movies that I never read or saw, because they didn’t know about them. So while I am raising my son in Spanish, I think it is important to expose him to some books that are considered classics, pero en español (in Spanish.)
So here is my list of 10 classic books that are available in Spanish and deserve a place in your biblioteca. (library.)
1. Knuffle Bunny / El Conejito Knuffle
Trixie loses her bunny and the family goes crazy!
2. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom / Chica Chica Bum Bum
A to Z … you will love this rhyming book.
3. Clifford Books
Clifford gets in all sorts of situations!
4. Are you My Mother? / ¿Eres mi mamá?
The little birdie sets out to look for his mama.
5. Good Night Moon / Buenas Noches Luna
This was the first book I ever read Enzo… in English, until I found a Spanish version… check out this one, its bilingual!
6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta
This is a great book, it talks about transformation and eating healthy. It also helps practice days of the week, fruits, numbers… if you’re going to buy any book on this list, this is it!
7. Rainbow Fish / El Pez del Arco Iris
Beautiful story to encourage children to be friendly towards others and inclusive.
8. The Going to Bed Book / Buenas Noches a Todos
Some of this stuff is silly (who exercises in their pajamas?) but your kids might find it amusing.
9. Green Eggs and Ham – Huevos Verdes con Jamon
Because a classic list of books has to include Dr. Seuss!
10. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish / Un Pez, Dos Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul
Another Dr. Seuss classic.
What books do you love reading to your child in Spanish?