We put together a list of 10 favorite children’s books in Spanish. Whether you’re raising a bilingual child or simply would like to introduce your kids to the Spanish language, these books are a great start to your biblioteca.

1. The Empanadas That Abuela Made/ Las Empanadas Que Hacia La Abuela (Diane Gonzalez Bertrand: author, Alex Pardo Delange: illustrator)
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I always loved the Argentine empanadas that my Abuela made and now I love the empanadas that my mother makes for me! This book, which captures the tradition, was one of the first gifts I gave to my nephew who soon will enjoy the empanadas his Abuela will make for him.


2. ¿Dónde está el ombliguito? (Karen Katz, Argentina Palacios Ziegler: translator)
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Karen Katz’ board books are a staple in every child’s library- they’re sturdy and perfect for reading in bed.


3. Mi Primer Libro de Animales/ My First Spanish Animal Board Book
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This series of bilingual books are ideal for teaching!  Clear, graphic pictures of animals are accompanied by their Spanish names and English translations.


4. Buenas Noches, Luna (Margaret Wise Brown: author, Clement Hurd: illustrator)
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I love the Spanish translation to this classic!


5. Colores/Colors (Roger Priddy)
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Bright Baby books are durable and the perfect size for little hands.


6. Jorge el Curioso Visita el Acuario/ Curious George Visits the Aquarium (Margret and H.A. Rey)
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Each page of this adorable book has the story written in English and Spanish.

7. Opuestos (Sandra Boynton)
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We have almost all of Sandra Boynton’s books in our music studio‘s lobby. This is one of our favorites.


8. La Oruga Muy Hambrienta (Eric Carle)
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The Spanish version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is great for teaching the days of the week!


9.  Este No Es Mi Camion (Fiona Watt: author, Rachel Wells: illustrator, Gemma Alonso De La Sierra: translator)
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This is one of my nephew’s favorites! The book is interactive with touch and feel elements.


10. Mi Primer Libro del Cuerpo/My First Body Board Book
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Teaching body parts in English and Spanish is easy with this book!  

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