Book of the Month for Kids

Colorín Colorado recommends a new book each month to keep reading exciting. Most books are available in Spanish and English and some are even bilingual. Combined with the beautiful illustrations, these books have just what you need to get kids interested. We even offer activities to use with the books to help your kids learn even more. If you’d like to purchase any of the books, links to Amazon are provided on each page and a portion of the proceeds benefit Colorín Colorado.

Rin, Rin, Rin/Do, Re, Mi

Illustrated by: David Diaz
Age Level: 6-9

Rin, Rin, Rin, Do, Re, Mi is a book that allows children to practice basic literacy skills in Spanish as well as in English. José-Luis Orozco is able to gracefully describe daily routines while making rhymes for children to read or sing along to. This book is based on a song written by Orozco, who is an award-winning Hispanic songwriter. The book has an accompanying CD.

The Pot That Juan Built

Illustrated by: David Diaz
Age Level: 6-9

This book, told in the style of "The House That Jack Built," is about a famous potter named Juan Quezada who lives in the small Mexican village of Mata Ortiz. Quezada's art has brought attention to Mata Ortiz because he creates his pottery using the same techniques that were used by the Casas Grandes Indians many years ago.

Vegetable Dreams/Huerto Soñado

Illustrated by: Claude Schneider
Age Level: 6-9

This book is about a girl named Erin who dreams that she has a vegetable garden. She finds a friendly neighbor, Mr. Martinez, who decides to plant a garden with her. As their vegetables grow, so does their friendship. This story is a great example of a wonderful summer adventure in which two people get to share their individual cultures and gain a great deal more than a flourishing garden.