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From the Guide: Spanish-Language and Bilingual Books

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In her article “On Writing the American Familia,” author Meg Medina speaks to the language “dilemma” of Latino families: “Some of us speak Spanish, and some of us don’t — sometimes all under the same roof.” Written in Spanish; both English and Spanish; or Spanglish (of which Medina is an “unabashed fan”), these picture books […]

Review of Flutter & Hum / 
Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poem / Poemas de Animales

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Flutter & Hum / 
Aleteo y Zumbido: Animal Poems / Poemas de Animales by Julie Paschkis; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary   Holt   32 pp. 8/15   978-1-62779-103-8   $17.99 A turtle hides treasures in its shell. Whales dance with the ocean. A cat sleeps on a map and wakes to stretch across the world, from Arequipa […]

Updated Spanish-English bilingual booklist

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The books below, recommended by the Horn Book Magazine and Guide, were published within the last five years. While some titles contain only a sprinkling of Spanish vocabulary, many are fully bilingual. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion. For more Spanish-English bilingual books, click here. Preschool Suggested ages level […]

Review of Salsa: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem

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Salsa: Un poema para cocinar / A Cooking Poem by Jorge Argueta; illus. by Duncan Tonatiuh; trans. from the Spanish by Elisa Amado Primary     Groundwood     32 pp. 3/15     978-1-55498-442-8     $18.95 e-book ed. 978-1-55498-443-5     $16.95 In this latest addition to his series of bilingual cooking poems (Arroz con leche / Rice Pudding; Guacamole), Argueta […]

New Spanish-English bilingual booklist

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We’ve just put up a list of recommended Spanish-English bilingual books. NB: Some of these titles have just a smattering of Spanish words, while others are fully bilingual. All of them were published in the last few years and reviewed in The Horn Book Magazine. Any other bilingual Spanish-English favorites you’d recommend?

Spanish-English bilingual books

Muu Moo

The books recommended below were published within the last several years. While some titles contain only a sprinkling of Spanish vocabulary, many are fully bilingual. Grade levels are only suggestions; the individual child is the real criterion.   Preschool Suggested ages level for all titles: PS ¡Muu, Moo!: Rimas de animales / Animal Nursery Rhymes […]

For your little mensch

Laurel Snyder, probably best known for her middle-grade novels Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains, or, The Search for a Suitable Princess, Any Which Wall, and Penny Dreadful, presents a Judaism-themed board book that’s preschooler-perfect. Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: BabYiddish records a day in the life of one young tot (could be either gender; one of […]

¡Mira! ¡Mira!

¡Muy bueno! Leslie Patricelli’s Higher! Higher!, a 2009 Boston Globe-Horn Book honor book, will be reissued as a bilingual board book (Higher! Higher! / ¡Más alto! ¡Más alto!) in January, along with The Birthday Box / Mi caja de cumpleaños. Look for reviews of two brand-new Patricelli titles, Potty and Tubby (all Candlewick), in the […]