Whew! It was really fun collecting this list of Spanish-themed Christmas books. I hope it's helpful to have them all gathered here in one spot. One of my favorite things to give as a gift is books--any time of the year. You know what they say, "A book is a gift that can be opened again and again." If you gift any of these books below it's a double-win: some books listed reinforce Spanish learning, and others introduce cultural themes to learn about and celebrate. Do you have any books you would add to this list?
Oh, and of course, ¡Feliz navidad! (Just FYI the links in this post are affiliate links.)
Oh my goodness! This 1960 Caldecott medal winner looks so charming!!
Tomie dePaola always does a fascinating job of capturing cultural themes. This one above and the one below are keepers for sure.
A sweet rhyming story that's puts a Latino spin on the traditional poem " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas."
Okay, this book must be out of print or very rare for the US (the price is insane), but I had to share it because the illustrations look just gorgeous! Mesmerizing.
I LOVE David books. The text is sparse (great for Spanish beginners or younger kiddos) but the illustrations say it all!
Leslie Patricelli books are the best! She uses repetitive phrases which is great for language learning.
Have you heard of Three Kings' Day? It's the last of all the Christmas celebrations in Puerto Rico, falling on January 6. The third book below we have borrowed from the library and it does a good job of explaining all the customs.
Sometimes it's helpful to find a book you love in English and get the Spanish version too. :) Here are a few ideas.