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Hispanic Heritage Booklists

Hispanic Heritage: Music Recordings

These CDs and DVDs feature a wide range of children's music recorded in English and Spanish, including well-known folk songs and nursery rhymes from Latin America, as well as bilingual songs written by popular artist José-Luis Orozco.

¡Pío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes ¡Pío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes By: Alma Flor Ada & Isabel Campoy Illustrated by: Vivi Escriva Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Rhymes from Spanish speaking countries are presented in Spanish and recreated in English to form a bilingual collection, with attention to the sounds and patterns of both languages. Vivid illustrations complete this appealing book.

Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games By: Lulu Delacre Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Beginning Reader

This recording features a selection of nursery rhymes and games from different countries that are presented in both Spanish and English. Compiled by Lulu Delacre, the songs are performed by Cantaré. This recording accompanies the book of the same title.

Cantamos y Aprendemos con José-Luis Orozco Cantamos y Aprendemos con José-Luis Orozco By: José-Luis Orozco Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Product Description: This popular educational DVD introduces kids to the Spanish and English language as well as the rich tradition of Latin American children's music. Your kids will learn and be entertained with José-Luis Orozco's interactive songs.

Caramba Kids (Music CD) Caramba Kids (Music CD) By: José-Luis Orozco Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Pre-Reader

This collection of bilingual children's songs presented by renowned songwriter-musician José-Luis Orozco includes educational songs in both Spanish and English that entertain, enhance self-esteem, teach and reinforce necessary early language skills. The album's songs uses the best in technology to help in building vocabulary and emphasize such basic language skills and concepts as counting, learning the alphabet, body parts and colors and developing a basic phonological awareness of language– in both Spanish and English.

De Colores and Other Latin American Folk Songs De Colores and Other Latin American Folk Songs By: José-Luis Orozco Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Get ready to move, sing and have a great time with your kids, as José-Luis presents some of the all time favorite collection of folk songs filled with the colors and spirit of Latin American culture. Whether celebrating your own culture or learning about the language and traditions of others, this is a wonderful celebration of the diversity of Latin music.

Diez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America Diez Deditos and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America By: José-Luis Orozco Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Beginning Reader

This bilingual collection of finger rhymes and action songs highlights the richness of the Latin American culture to support a child's language development, listening skills and basic concepts. Your kids will have fun singing, clapping, dancing and enjoying vibrant themes such as languages, parts of the body, animals, sounds and musical instruments. This collection also teaches kids the importance of family and self-esteem.

Esta Es Mi Tierra/This Land Is My Land Esta Es Mi Tierra/This Land Is My Land By: José-Luis Orozco Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Listen and sing along to some of the most recognizable children's traditional songs in Spanish and English. This highly acclaimed CD promotes dual language education, self-esteem, an understanding of diversity, while encouraging language, listening, and early literacy skills.

Putumayo Kids Presents: Brazilian Playground Putumayo Kids Presents: Brazilian Playground By: Putumayo Kids Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Pre-Reader

Product Description: Brazilian Playground offers an enchanting mix of musical styles and artists from one of the most musical countries in the world. Samba, bossa nova and forró are among Brazil's most popular and accessible musical styles for adults and children alike. Brazilian Playground features these and other engaging rhythms that reflect the country's diverse culture and easy-going way of life

Putumayo Kids Presents: Latin Playground Putumayo Kids Presents: Latin Playground By: Putumayo Kids Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Pre-Reader

Product Description: Putumayo invites children of all ages on a fun and educational musical journey through Latin America with Latin Playground, a collection of upbeat songs by well- known artists from Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and more.

Sing-A-Lingo: En Mi Casa Sing-A-Lingo: En Mi Casa By: Sing-A-Lingo Age Level: 3-6 Reading Level: Pre-Reader

En Mi Casa/In My House is a lovely collection of 17 Spanish tunes centered around a child's typical day-from "En la Mañana/In the Morning" to dinnertime "Pon la Mesa/Set the Table" to "Buenas Noches/Good Night". Singalingo has assembled a CD packed with tunes that move at an age appropriate pace and that families will enjoy singing throughout the day. — Parent's Choice Review