Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Barefoot Books in Spanish


If you live in the United States like me, you know that finding picture books in Spanish isn't always easy! Although Spanish books for kids are becoming a little more mainstream than they used to be, it's still not as easy as finding books in English. That's why when I found out about the Barefoot Books company, and that they publish many of their titles in Spanish, I knew I had to be a part of that! You may have seen my previous booklist of Barefoot Books that Celebrate Hispanic Heritage, and now today I'm sharing with you a list of Spanish picture books that Barefoot Books has to offer.

You can find books for kids in Spanish for many different learning themes below:
  • Spanish Board Books
  • Learning Spanish
  • Bilingual Books
  • Spanish Sing-Along Books
  • Folk Tales in Spanish
  • World Culture Stories in Spanish
  • Rhyming Stories in Spanish
  • Math & Science Books in Spanish
  • Social-Emotional Learning Books in Spanish
I really hope you can find some treasures from this list to add to your home library! All the prices below are subject to change. You can find all the current prices on the website which is linked to each title below. If you click through to the website you can peek inside each book to see what a few of the pages are like. The links are my ambassador referral links, meaning any purchases you make will earn me a small commission. 

Do you see too many titles that you want to buy?? Hosting a Barefoot Books party is a great way to earn free books & discounts. You can email me for details! fortheloveofspanish at gmail dot com


Board Books


by Britta Teckentrup
(Ages 1-4) $6.99 Board Book

Have fun comparing big and small things in nature, like a tree and an acorn, a lion and a cat, an apple and a seed. I love the bright and simple illustrations Britta Teckentrup designed for these pages.

by Britta Teckentrup
(Ages 1-4) $6.99 Board Book

From the same illustrator have fun introducing modes of transport to your littles while comparing which one is fast and which one is slow! El coche, la bici; el barco, la balsa; and more.


Illustrated by Christiane Engel
(Ages 0-3) $14.99 board book

A newer addition to the Barefoot Books collection, this large board book featuring a baby and her two dads is a great way to help babies learn all the little words and phrases they will love to use. Hidden on each page is a cute little wooly mammoth which makes for a fun eye spy search on every page.  The book also has tabs for each page making it easy for little hands to go to their favorite pictures again and again. Be sure to take a peek inside this one so you can see how much fun the painted scenes are.

by Stella Blackstone
(Ages 0-2) $6.99 board book

Inside the pages of this board book you will find warm photos featuring diverse babies with different family members. The contrasting black and white graphic design on each page, as well as the real-life photos, are perfect for catching baby's eye. The loving text was designed for an older sibling, parent, or caregiver to share with baby. "I love you and you love me. I talk to you and you talk to me." "Yo te amo y tú me amas. Yo hablo contigo y tú hablas conmigo." Also a GREAT way for parents who aren't comfortable speaking Spanish spontaneously with their babies, this book will help you speak to your baby in Spanish and learn endearing terms in Spanish in complete phrases.

Learning Spanish


Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(Ages 2-11) $19.99

A nice hardcover book that will help you to learn 700+ new words! What sets this book apart from other vocabulary books is the narrative throughout. Each page has a complete sentence written out to help you interact with the illustrations and vocabulary, in Spanish and in English so you know what the phrase means. With 22.5 page spreads, you could use this book to guide your learning for 20 weeks...that's almost half the year!

by Eboo
(Ages 5+) $12.99

What better companion to the book above than this large card set? Each card has the word written in English and Spanish, as well as a full phrase using the word. They are so sturdy and also color-coordinated by categories. You could use these cards for endless learning and fun.

Bilingual


by Deborah Mills & Alfredo Alva
Illustrated by Claudia Navarro
(Ages 3-11) $9.99 Paperback

If you live in the United States, this is a must-read. Authors Mills & Alva treat the polarizing subject of immigration with tenderness and care. This isn't a book that makes you take sides, this is a book that shows the humanity and realities of immigration. I would recommend that every Spanish teacher have a copy for the classroom not only for the subject matter, but also as a great library addition. The text is bilingual, making it great for intermediate or beginning learners. Don't miss the end-notes that give a wealth of information on the history of immigration around the world, as well as Mexico-US relations.

by Stella Blackstone
(Ages 0-2) $6.99 boardbook

**See description above.

Sing-Alongs


Illustrated by Melanie Williamson
Sung by La familia Amador
(Ages 3-7) $9.99 Paperback with Enhanced CD

What a fun spin on the classic "Wheels on the Bus" song! Here you can ride a bus through a village and town in Guatemala. But uh-oh, what happens when the tire on the bus pops? Observe all the friendly fun of the welcoming Guatemalan culture. You can also learn more from the end notes in the back about the country's flag, money, markets, wildlife, and textiles. The book comes with a CD that can be played in the car on-the-go, or on the computer with animated video.

by Debbie Harter
(Ages 2-6) $9.99 Paperback with Music CD

Here's a great sing-along book to help you shake your sillies out! Find all the animals hiding in the jungle and dance the cha-cha-cha with them. This would be a great addition to a jungle or animal unit! And also great for learning some fun new verbs in Spanish.


by Jan Dobbins
Illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith
Sung by Natalia Bernal
(Ages 3-7) $9.99 Paperback with Enhanced CD

With this fun song kids can see what it's like to be a farmer. Milk the cow, collect eggs, bale hay, harvest cherries and more! This would be a great addition to a farm unit in Spanish, and you can take the catchy tune with you in the car as you run errands to squeeze in some Spanish learning on-the-go!

Folk Tales


by Mary Finch
Illustrated by Kate Slater
(Ages 3-7) $8.99 Paperback

I looooove the illustrations that accompany the retelling of this classic tale. Also another good resource if you are doing a farm unit in Spanish. This one works well for Spanish learners because of the repetitive structure of the story. And in the back is a recipe for making the bread the hen makes (in Spanish)!

by Aleksei Tolstoy
Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey
(Ages 3-7) $8.99 Paperback

Learn the names of animals and practice counting in Spanish with this old Russian tale. A sweet old couple plants a garden and after all the rains they are ready to harvest. But uh-oh! The turnip is too big to pull out. They enlist the help of all their animals...will they ever get the giant turnip out of the ground!?

by Richard Walker
Illustrated by Niamh Sharkey
(Ages 3-7) $10.99 Paperback with Story CD

What makes this story great is the story CD that comes with it. I am always looking for resources that help my kids to hear Spanish spoken by a native speaker. Here's a classic tale they know, that they can listen to in Spanish. You could spend an entire term working with this story and your kids will enjoy the fun illustrations that remind me a bit of the pictures from Where the Wild Things Are.

World Cultures Stories


by Anna Witte
Illustrated by Micha Archer
(Ages 3-7) $8.99 Paperback

Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book, El fandango de Lola, introduces young readers to the country of Spain. Meet Lola, the youngest daughter of a family of four living in the heart of a city in Spain, who looks up to her sister so much and feels she lacks all the special things her sister has: friends, a pretty name, pretty hair... One day Lola's dad decides to start giving Lola a special present: secret flamenco dancing lessons. The two work very hard together over many months and reveal the surprise at a special fiesta. Lola learns how to have spirit and bravery to step into her own limelight. This book is sure to make readers curious about the flamenco dancing culture in Spain.

Abuelita fue al mercado: un libro en rima para contar por el mundo - Turkey, Thailand, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Kenya, Russia, Australia, Japan, Peru
by Stella Blackstone
Illustrated by Christopher Corr
Translated by Yanitzia Canetti
(Ages 3-7) $7.99 Paperback

Follow Grandmother on her magic carpet from Turkey to Mexico, Thailand and beyond. At each stop see the interesting and colorful souvenirs she finds to bring back home. A great book to practice counting in Spanish, and to learn the names of other countries in Spanish.




¡Nos vamos a México! - Mexico
by Laurie Krebs
Illustrated by Christopher Korr
(Ages 4-10) $8.99 Paperback

We have been reading this one recently as part of a unit study on Mexico. We have the English and Spanish editions. The Spanish version would be better for intermediate learners, and the English version is great for beginners as it introduces a few new Spanish words on each page. Your kids will become so curious about Mexico and its many wonders after reading this rhythmic adventure.

Nos fuimos todos de safari: Una aventura de números por Tanzania - Tanzania
by Laurie Krebs
Illustrated by Julia Cairns
(Ages

Another fun counting book that also teaches you numbers and words in Swahili! Learn a little bit about the country Tanzania and the exciting animals that live there: hippos, lions, ostriches, zebras, elephants! As you can see this book is packed full of learning! Another great feature is that it is written in the past tense so would be great practice for Spanish learners. This would be a perfect book to kick off a unit study on the country of Tanzania.

 

Illustrated by Melanie Williamson
Sung by La familia Amador
(Ages 3-7) $9.99 Paperback with Enhanced CD

**See description above. 

by Deborah Mills & Alfredo Alva
Illustrated by Claudia Navarro
(Ages 3-11) $9.99 Paperback

**See description above. 

El desayuno del principe - India, Mexico, Shanghai, Africa
by Joanne Oppenheim
Illustrated by Miriam Latimer
(Ages 3-7) $8.99 Paperback

**See description below.


by Mary and Rich Chamberlin
Illustrated by Julia Cairns
(Ages 4-10) $8.99 Paperback

Young Adika along with Mama Panya learn in this story, akin to 'Stone Soup,' that a little bit can go far when sharing with people around us. Kids will also have fun reading about Kenya and trying the crepe recipe in the back!


Rhyming


by Carolyn Curtis
Illustrated by Alison Jay
(Ages 1-7) $8.99

Do you have any bedtime stories in Spanish in your home library yet? This one would be a fun companion to Buenas noches, Luna. This quiet, imaginative story follows a boy and the moon as they dance together over the water, swing and lift their feet to the sky, salter carefully over the grass until they arrive at the boy's house and they each go to their own beds to sleep the night away. 

by Joanne Oppenheim 
Illustrated by Miriam Latimer
(Ages 3-7) $8.99 Paperback

This silly prince refuses to go to sleep! Watch all the hullabaloo the kingdom goes through to help the prince catch some zzzz's. Kids who don't love bedtime will have a fun time reading this one. Would be a great book to read at bedtime right before Llevé a la luna a pasear. And you'll never guess what trick helps the prince to finally fall asleep at the end! ;)

by Joanne Oppenheim
Illustrated by Miriam Latimer
(Ages 3-7) $8.99 Paperback

Our spoiled prince is back! And this time he's deciding to be a picky eater. Go with the royal family all around the world as they try to find a food that will satisfy the little prince. Do you think you can guess the food he finally eats?


by Stella Blackstone
Illustrated by Christopher Corr
Translated by Yanitzia Canetti
(Ages 3-7) $7.99 Paperback

**See description above.

Math & Science


by Brenda Williams
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(Ages 4-9) $8.99 Paperback

Do you like the story The Princess and the Pea? Then you will enjoy this math tale. The king and queen and their three sons, in search of the perfect princess, are in for a few surprises as three different princesses come to visit the castle. Will they find the right lady to marry the eldest prince? Lots of fun counting and math in this book, also a good repetitive structure great for Spanish learners.

by Stella Blackstone
Illustrated by Maria Carluccio
(Ages 1-7) $8.99 Paperback

Skip through all the seasons and months in this lovely search and find book. All along the bottom of each page are words of things to look for in the illustrations, which makes it perfect for Spanish learners! Learn the months of the year, talk about different types of weather, and vocabulary to go along with each! You can also read some history in the back of the book about where the names of the months come from, learn about different calendars of the world, and all about the four seasons.

Social-Emotional Learning


by Kathryn White
Illustrated by Miriam Latimer
(Ages 3-7) $8.99 Paperback

Ruby is not so sure she wants a new little brother. Won't he be noisy and stinky? Will her parents have time for her anymore? Eventually her curiosity gets the best of her and once she gets to know her little brother she begins to realize the job of big sister can be quite rewarding. 

by Jules Bass
Illustrated by Debbie Harter
(Ages 4-10) $8.99 Paperback

A vegetarian dragon?! You heard that right. Floro gets a lot of trouble from his peers for choosing a different lifestyle than them. Why doesn't he want to attack the towns and eat the yummy people?Floro has to be brave to be himself and to not change just to please others. When the villagers are looking for a dragon to make a lesson out of they find Floro. Will Floro escape? Readers get to discover that being different is okay, and that it is possible for groups with differing views to co-exist and compromise.

If you are looking for some Spanish picture books to add to your library any of these would be a great choice. Let me know if you have any questions about which ones might be the best to buy first! And be sure to get in touch with me before you buy any so I can give you a discount code!!


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