Bilingual Books (English/Spanish)

Whether your kids are native Spanish speakers, students learning Spanish in school, or just lovers of a good story, they'll find a lot to enjoy in these bilingual books. Some offer a few Spanish words and phrases mixed in with English. Others have a translation of the whole text. Many mirror typical kid experiences, from visiting a supermarket or sharing a family meal to enjoying multicultural holiday traditions. You'll even find books that help kids understand the immigrant experience. And after you read these, be sure to check out our Latino Books list and our Spanish-language content on Common Sense Latino.

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Cerca / Close Book Poster Image
Engaging, simple bilingual book shows what "close" means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
(2019)
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How Are You? / ¿Comó estás? Book Poster Image
Simple, attractive bilingual book about making new friends.
By Angela Dominguez
(2018)
(2018)
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Lejos / Far Book Poster Image
Charming, fun, bilingual lesson on what "far" means.
By Juan Felipe Herrera
(2019)
(2019)
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Bebe Goes Shopping Book Poster Image
Fun supermarket outing tale told in bilingual verse.
By Susan Middleton Elya
(2008)
(2008)
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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border Book Poster Image
Heartwarming Christmas story set at the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Mitali Perkins
(2019)
(2019)
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Book Fiesta! Book Poster Image
Beautiful bilingual book may inspire adventures in reading.
By Pat Mora
(2010)
(2009)
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Días y días / Days and Days Book Poster Image
Engaging art and spare text teach about seasons.
By Ginger Foglesong Guy
(2019)
(2019)
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Let's Eat!/A Comer! Book Poster Image
English/Spanish call to the family dinner table.
By Pat Mora
(2008)
(2008)
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Señorita Mariposa Book Poster Image
Beautiful bilingual rhyming book about a monarch's journey.
By Ben Gundersheimer
(2019)
(2019)
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Agua, Aguita / Water, Little Water Book Poster Image
Lyrical journey through the water cycle in three languages.
By Jorge Tetl Argueta
(2018)
(2017)
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El Chupacabras Book Poster Image
Entertaining bilingual book plays with legend and language.
By Adam Rubin
(2018)
(2018)
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Galapagos Girl / Galapagueña Book Poster Image
Colorful bilingual book about the Galápagos Islands.
By Marsha Diane Arnold
(2018)
(2018)
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Little Skeletons / Esqueletitos: Countdown to Midnight Book Poster Image
Fun, rhythmic, bilingual Day of the Dead romp.
By Susie Jaramillo
(2018)
(2018)
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Mamá the Alien/Mamá la Extraterrestre Book Poster Image
A fun, bilingual take on being a documented immigrant.
By René Colato Laínez
(2016)
(2016)
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Marta! Big & Small Book Poster Image
Cute bilingual tale of animals, opposites, and clever girl.
By Jen Arena
(2019)
(2016)
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My Shoes and I: Crossing Three Borders / Mis Zapatos y Yo: Cruzando Tres Fronteras Book Poster Image
Immigrant boy's inspiring journey, told in two languages.
By René Colato Laínez
(2019)
(2019)
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Niño Wrestles the World Book Poster Image
Boy plays Mexican wrestler in exuberant bilingual tale.
By Yuyi Morales
(2015)
(2014)
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Our Celebración! Book Poster Image
Festive rhyming book weaves in Spanish words.
By Susan Middleton Elya
(2019)
(2018)
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A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas Book Poster Image
Classic carol brims with Spanish words, Mexican traditions.
By Pat Mora
(2018)
(2009)
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Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Book Poster Image
Lively bio of New York's first Puerto Rican librarian.
By Anika Aldamuy Denise
(2019)
(2019)
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Poco Loco Book Poster Image
Zany mouse inventor tale spiced with Spanish.
By J.R. Krause, Maria Chua
(2013)
(2013)
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Tortillas are Round / Las tortillas son redondas Book Poster Image
Fun bilingual book of shapes celebrates Mexican culture.
By Roseanne Greenfield Thong
(2018)
(2019)
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'Twas Nochebuena Book Poster Image
Sweet bilingual tale of Latino Christmas Eve traditions.
By Roseanne Greenfield Thong
(2014)
(2014)
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¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat! Book Poster Image
Delectable food truck journey has tons of Spanish vocab.
By Raul the Third
(2020)
(2020)
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¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market! Book Poster Image
Jam-packed, comics-like tale has tons of Spanish vocabulary.
By Raul the Third
(2019)
(2019)
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Viva Frida Book Poster Image
Exuberant portrayal of artist's passion for art.
By Yuyi Morales
(2014)
(2014)
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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Book Poster Image
Beautiful historical picture book has stunning art.
By Margarita Engle
(2019)
(2019)
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Juana & Lucas Book Poster Image
Colombian girl learns English in fun early chapter book.
By Juana Medina
(2017)
(2016)
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Diego Book Poster Image
Bilingual text and mini-murals illustrate Rivera's story.
By Jonah Winter
(2007)
(2007)
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Stella Diaz Never Gives Up Book Poster Image
Girl becomes activist, navigates friendships in fun story.
By Angela Dominguez
(2020)
(2020)
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The Boy Who Touched the Stars / El Niño Que Alcanzó las Estrellas Book Poster Image
Inspiring memoir of migrants' son who became astronaut.
By José M. Hernández
(2019)
(2019)
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Stef Soto, Taco Queen Book Poster Image
Warm, funny tale of family, tacos, and middle school.
By Jennifer Torres
(2017)
(2017)
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Todos Iguales / All Equal: Un Corrido De Lemon Grove / A Ballad of Lemon Grove Book Poster Image
Powerful true story of immigrants' victory for equal rights.
By Christy Hale
(2019)
(2019)
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Each Tiny Spark Book Poster Image
Cuban American tween busts stereotypes in appealing tale.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2019)
(2019)
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The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora Book Poster Image
Vibrant, touching story of lovelorn teen finding his voice.
By Pablo Cartaya
(2017)
(2017)
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