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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
¡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 […]