Multcolib Rockwood Picks: Librito, please! Our favorite bilingual picture books
Annotation:Explores Latin American traditions for celebrating Christmas Eve in a text that combines English and Spanish words and follows the rhythm of Clement Moore's "The Night Before Christmas".
Annotation:Together, a young boy and his abuelo (grandfather) go camping, ride horses, and even confront a mountain lion. Soon, the boy's family moves to the city from the country, away from Abuelo, and it is the boy's memories that help him adjust to his new life.
Annotation:Fully bilingual bright story about Ernest Anthony Puente Jr. ( Tito), "Godfather of Salsa and "King of Mambo" . Tito's fame crossed musical and national borders, but it all started in Spanish Harlem...
Annotation:"Orange are the marigolds on the Day of Dead. Orange are the platos for special bread."Learn names of colors, names of the most important celebrations for Latino culture and names of holiday treats.
Annotation:Peruvian version of “Mary Had a Little Lamb" introduces us to a sweet llama who follows Maria to school. But, wait! Are llamas allowed to schools?
Annotation:Elya’s version of the familiar story has a rhyming text and uses Spanish words throughout, sometimes as a way of creating rhymes. The rhythm and rhyme scheme are spot-on, making this a great choice for reading aloud. (SLJ)
Annotation:Spicy tribute to the classic "The House that Jack Built": "This is the duck that went to the market to buy the sugar to flavor the leche made fresh by the vaca while teaching the cabra that churned the crema to make the mantequilla that went into cazuela..."
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Best bilingual picture books for kids to enjoy the wonderful world of Latino culture! Some of these titles are fully bilingual, others are written in English with generous amounts of Spanish sprinkled over the text. Read, laugh, learn Español! (KR)