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10 Classic Books You Can Read to Your Child in Spanish!

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.)

10 classic books you can read to your child in Spanish
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?

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Diana Limongi
Diana a mom, activist, nonprofit professional, podcaster and writer from Queens, NY. She writes about motherhood, activism, raising my multilingual kids, culture and travel. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.


    1. HI Abbi, I’d love to write a post about those but I’m having a hard time finding them. Perhaps when I visit Ecuador soon I will get some better ideas! Do you have any you want to propose?

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