Reading Spanish books together is a great way to introduce new literature stories to children. Some are full of beautiful illustrations and stories, while some present wonderful Hispanic culture. Even some classic stories are translated into Spanish.
The author and artist Eric Carle shows us that art and literature is a great match. It is even more interesting to read his stories to young children. These Spanish translated stories are wonderful to read to children ages 5 and up. Nothing is more fun than to share these picture books with your children.
¿El canguro tiene mamá?
In this fun Spanish story, children can learn about the names of animals. From swans to monkeys, children can have fun reading about various animals. ISBN: 9780060011109
Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido?
Knowing animal names is a great way to boost vocabulary in children. Full of colorful illustrations, children can learn about how each animal sounds. ISBN: 9780805064278
El artista que pintó un caballo azul
Art is a wonderful educational tool that many children can learn about colors and artistic techniques. When a young boy decides to paint a horse with unconventional colors, it opens up a world of imagination. Based on the painting “Blue Horse” (1911) by Franz March, Carle presents art and color in an exceptional way. ISBN: 9780399257353
La oruga muy hambrienta
Full of delicious foods, this little caterpillar begins its life cycle. The life of the caterpillar begins when it’s very hungry. But it doesn’t realize that leads to its molting and eventually its metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. In this picture book full of vibrant colors, children can learn about Spanish foods, days of the week, and the life cycle of a butterfly. ISBN: 0399227806
Other great books by Eric Carle, available on Amazon or your local library, are:
- Oso, panda, oso panda, ¿qué ves ahí?
- De la cabeza a los pies
- Mi primer libro de números
- La araña muy ocupada
- 10 patitos de goma
Find these great books at your local library, bookstore or Amazon: Children’s section. And read them with your kids to inspire literature in a fun way. Add them to your home library today.
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