In an effort to instill a love and habit of reading, my husband and I asked our kids’ nanny to read to them daily and often. Except… English isn’t her first language—Spanish is. And while she did a great job interpreting and reading the English books stocked on our shelves, we wanted her to feel comfortable reading popular children’s books in Spanish.
I also didn’t want to hand her “My First Spanish Book” types which, while fantastic, left out a majority of classics and favorites. So instead, I searched for popular children’s books—the ones we’ve read to our eldest for years now—and found their Spanish translations.
Now, I regularly borrow children’s books in Spanish for her to read to the kids. The books reinforce the benefits of bilingualism and help expose the kids to different languages. I also love having them around in case my mother-in-law comes to babysit. She won’t feel awkward translating one of our English books and instead can read comfortably with these selections.
Whether you’re home is bilingual or you’re trying to ingrain Spanish into your child’s vocabulary, below are popular children’s books in Spanish.
Popular children’s books in Spanish
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