Bilingual Board Books: Spanish

Mother holding baby

These board books for babies are available in English and Spanish. It's never too early to sit and read with your little one!

Animal Talk: Mexican Folk Art Animal Sounds in English and Spanish

Folk art sculpture of bird
Illustrated by: Rubi Fuentes, Efrain Broa
Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Did you know that animals that live in one country don't always talk the same language as animals from somewhere else? Take a rooster, for instance. In English-speaking countries, he says cock-a-doodle-doo when he has a notion to announce himself or to greet the dawn. But in Spanish-speaking countries, he says ki-kiri-ki.

Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics / Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios (Bilingual board book edition)

Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics / Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios (Bilingual board book edition)
Illustrated by: Rafael López
Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Adapted from the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics, this board book of poems and portraits from writer Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael López celebrates the lives and accomplishments of a number important figures young readers will enjoy learning about.

Carry Me

Photo of Indigenous woman carrying her baby on her back
Age Level: 0-3
Language: Amharic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese

Whether they are tucked in a blanket, peeking out of a basket, or wrapped in a parent's arms, babies worldwide are carried in unique ways. The simple, rhyming text and beautiful photographs in this board book introduce children to the ways their global neighbors travel. Part of the Babies Everywhere™ series. This books is available in 10 languages from the publisher, Star Bright Books.

Cerca / Close

Drawing of a smiling girl in front of green hills with flowers.
Illustrated by: Blanca Gómez
Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Mi cuarto está cerca de la cocina. My bedroom is close to the kitchen.

As she walks from her kitchen through a daisy-filled yard to the house next door, a little girl notices things that are close to each other — just as the little boy she goes to visit is close to her.

Dream with the las Latinitas

Dream with the las Latinitas
Age Level: 0-3
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Meet the Latinitas, whose big dreams paved the way for your little feet! With gorgeous, hand-painted illustrations, Juliet Menéndez shines a spotlight on the power of childhood dreams. Companion to Las Latinitas.

I Love You, Baby Burrito

I Love You, Baby Burrito
Age Level: 0-3

From Pura Belpre honoree Angela Dominguez, I Love You Baby Burrito is a modern classic picture book celebrating the act of swaddling a newborn into a "baby burrito."
 

Lejos / Far

Lejos/Far
Illustrated by: Blanca Gómez
Age Level: 0-3
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Some things are close — cerca. Others are far — lejos. With sweet simplicity, this charming dual-language board book and its companion volume, Cerca/Close, engage young children.

El árbol de limones está lejos de mi casa. The lemon tree is far from my house.

The little boy’s house is far from the city, and the city is far from the ocean. What about the mountains in the distance, or the clouds in the sky, or the sun that shines over the boy as he walks?

Mamá Goose: Bilingual Lullabies·Nanas

Illustration of woman holding baby
Illustrated by: Maribel Suarez
Age Level: 0-3
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Snuggle up for bedtime with these delightfully illustrated lullabies that are rich with the diversity of Latine cultures. The rhymes in Mamá Goose were collected by award-winning authors and scholars of Latine literature and are the perfect introduction to Spanish-language lullabies for English speakers, and a trove of familiar favorites for native Spanish speakers. 

My Colors, My World

Young girl in a colorful sky near her home
Age Level: 3-6
Language: English

Product Description: Little Maya longs to find brilliant, beautiful, inspiring color in her world…but Maya's world, the Mojave Desert, seems to be filled with nothing but sand. With the help of a feathered friend, she searches everywhere to discover color in her world. In the brilliant purple of her mother's flowers, the cool green of a cactus, the hot pink sunset, and the shiny black of Papi's hair, Maya finally finds what she was looking for. Also available as a board book.

Rosita (Sesame Street Friends)

Rosita (Sesame Street Friends)
Age Level: 0-3

Meet your favorite Sesame Street friends in this adorable photographic board book starring Rosita, a muppet who speaks English and Spanish! Elmo's friend Rosita stars in this colorful, photographic board book. Babies and toddlers will love turning the sturdy pages to find out what Rosita — a bilingual muppet with Mexican heritage — likes to do with her family and her Sesame Street friends. 

Siesta

Children laying out a blanket
Illustrated by: René King Moreno
Age Level: 0-3
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Two children prepare for a backyard adventure, taking with them a rainbow of necessities: a blue backpack, a yellow book, even a multi-colored blanket to serve as their tent when they take a nap. The simple adventure is told in uncomplicated sentences presented in Spanish and English, and is illustrated in richly hued, swirling images.