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, our Spanish-language content on Common Sense Latino, and the Hispanic Heritage Month resource library on Wide Open School.

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Cerca / Close

age 2+

Engaging, simple bilingual book shows what "close" means.

By: Juan Felipe Herrera (2019)
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How Are You? / ¿Comó estás? Poster Image
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How Are You? / ¿Comó estás?

age 2+

Simple, attractive bilingual book about making new friends.

By: Angela Dominguez (2018)
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Lejos / Far

age 2+

Charming, fun, bilingual lesson on what "far" means.

By: Juan Felipe Herrera (2019)
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Bebe Goes Shopping Poster Image
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Bebe Goes Shopping

age 3+

Fun supermarket outing tale told in bilingual verse.

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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border Poster Image
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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border

age 3+

Heartwarming Christmas story set at the U.S.-Mexico border.

By: Mitali Perkins (2019)
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Book Fiesta!

age 3+

Beautiful bilingual book may inspire adventures in reading.

By: Pat Mora (2009)
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Días y días / Days and Days Poster Image
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Días y días / Days and Days

age 3+

Engaging art and spare text teach about seasons.

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Let's Eat!/A Comer!

age 3+

English/Spanish call to the family dinner table.

By: Pat Mora (2008)
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Nosotros Means Us: A Bilingual Story Poster Image
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Nosotros Means Us: A Bilingual Story

age 3+

A heartfelt ode to the bond between mother and child.

By: Paloma Valdivia (2021)
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Señorita Mariposa

age 3+

Beautiful bilingual rhyming book about a monarch's journey.

By: Ben Gundersheimer (2019)
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Agua, Aguita / Water, Little Water

age 4+

Lyrical journey through the water cycle in three languages.

By: Jorge Tetl Argueta (2017)
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El Chupacabras

age 4+

Entertaining bilingual book plays with legend and language.

By: Adam Rubin (2018)
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Galapagos Girl / Galapagueña Poster Image
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Galapagos Girl / Galapagueña

age 4+

Colorful bilingual book about the Galápagos Islands.

By: Marsha Diane Arnold (2018)
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Little Skeletons / Esqueletitos: Countdown to Midnight Poster Image
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Little Skeletons / Esqueletitos: Countdown to Midnight

age 4+

Fun, rhythmic, bilingual Day of the Dead romp.

By: Susie Jaramillo (2018)
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Mamá the Alien/Mamá la Extraterrestre

age 4+

A fun, bilingual take on being a documented immigrant.

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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina Poster Image
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Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina

age 4+

Biracial girl embraces her uniqueness in charming story.

By: Monica Brown (2011)
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Marta! Big & Small Poster Image
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Marta! Big & Small

age 4+

Cute bilingual tale of animals, opposites, and clever girl.

By: Jen Arena (2016)
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My Shoes and I: Crossing Three Borders / Mis Zapatos y Yo: Cruzando Tres Fronteras Poster Image
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My Shoes and I: Crossing Three Borders / Mis Zapatos y Yo: Cruzando Tres Fronteras

age 4+

Immigrant boy's inspiring journey, told in two languages.

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Niño Wrestles the World Poster Image
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Niño Wrestles the World

age 4+

Boy plays Mexican wrestler in exuberant bilingual tale.

By: Yuyi Morales (2014)
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Our Celebración!

age 4+

Festive rhyming book weaves in Spanish words.

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