Libros En Español Para Niños (Spanish Books For Children)

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  • Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet In Spanish and English by Alma Flor. Ada. Dedicated to “the living memory of César Chávez,” this 1998 Americas Award winner is an extremely powerful poetry collection that demands to be read aloud.
  • The Lizard and the Sun / La Lagartija y El Sol by Alma Flor. Ada. Americas Award, 1998.
  • Mediopollito/Half-Chicken by Alma Flor. Ada.
  • Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems by Francisco X. Alarcón.
  • Family by Diane Gonzales Bertrand.
  • Jack and the Beanstalk/Juan Y Los Frijoles Mágicos by Francesc. Bofill.
  • Three Friends: a counting book/Tres Amigos: un cuento para contar by Christina Maria Brusca and Wilson Tona.
  • Where Fireflies Dance/Ahi, Donde Bailan las Luciernagas by Lucha Corpi. Americas Award, 1998.
  • Chave’s Memories/Los Recuerdos de Chave by Maria Isabel Delgado.
  • The Emerald Lizard: Fifteen Latin American tales to Tell by Pleasant DeSpain.
  • Cuckoo/Cucú: A Mexican Folktale/Un Cuento Folklórico Mexicano by Lois Ehlert. Americas Award, 1998.
  • The Flute Player/La Flautista by Robyn Eversole.
  • Good Night My Little Chicks/Buenas Noches Mis Pollitos by Karen Sharp Foster.
  • In My Family/En Mi Familia. Paintings and story by Carmen Lomas Garza; as told to Harriet Rohmer. Pura Belpre Honor, 1998.
  • My First Book of Proverbs/Mi Primer Libro de Dichos by Ralfka Gonzalez and Ana Ruiz.
  • ¡Fiesta! by Ginger Foglesong Guy.
  • Calling the Doves/El Canto de las Palomas by Juan Felipe Herrera.
  • Grandmother’s Nursery Rhymes: Lullabies, Tongue Twisters, and Riddles from South America. / Las Nanas de Abuelita. Compiled by Nelly Palacio Jaramillo. Translated by Raquel Jaramillo.
  • Fernando’s Gift/El Regalo de Fernando by Douglas Keister.
  • The Harvest Birds/Los Pajáros de la Cosecha by Blanca López de Mariscal.
  • Los Tres Pequeños Jabalies/The Three Javelinas by Susan Lowell.
  • Momentos Mágicos/Magic Moments: Tales from Latin America by Olga Loya. USBBY Honor list.
  • A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead/Un Regalo para Abuelita: En Celebración del Día de los Muertos by Nancy Luenn.
  • Pie-Biter/Compasteles by Ruthann Lum McCunn.
  • Delicious Hullabaloo: Pachanga Deliciosa by Pat Mora.
  • The Tree is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems and Stories from Mexico with Paintings by Mexican Artists. Compiled by Naomi Shihab Nye.
  • Diez Deditos: Ten Little Fingers and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America by Jose-Luis Orozco, Translator. Americas Award, 1998.
  • Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y Cancioncitas by Lynn Reiser.
  • A Gift from Papa Diego/Un Regalo de Papa Diego by Benjamin Alire Saenz.
  • Grandma Fina and Her Wonderful Umbrellas/La Abuelita Fina y Sus Sombrillas Maravillosas by Benjamin Alire Saenz.
  • Carlos and the Cornfield/Carlos y la Milpa de Maíz by Jan Stevens.


Last updated: July 20, 2015

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