Our Spanish Summer Reading List
Hello amigos! We thought we'd share how we're filling out our Spanish summer reading bingo board in case you're looking for some book inspiration!
Leer un libro con rimas: We're reading La Casa de la Mosca Fosca, by Eva Mejuto, about a fly who graciously has some fun friends over for cake only to be left without a piece to enjoy herself! This is one of the new books we're enjoying as part of the family sharing library we organized in partnership with our friend Amber who runs the IG account @bilingualbookshelf!
Leer un libro en la oscuridad con una linterna: We just read the perfect book for reading by flashlight - Los Calzoncillos Maléficos by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown. This rabbit's pair of glow-in-the-dark underwear goes from creepy to spectacular - perfect for reading in the dark! Check your local library for this one - we found it at ours!
Leer un libro a tu peluche favorito: Mi Oso Grande, Mi Oso Pequeño, Y Yo by Margarita de Mazo and Rocio Bonilla is the sweetest book to read to your own little teddy bear. This is one of those books that makes the parents feel warm and fuzzy. Beautifully illustrated!
Leer un libro en el parque: Erizo y Conejo: El Susto del Viento is a perfect read for a day outside, especially if you can catch a little breeze! Erizo and Conejo get a bit scared by a big gust of wind and try to figure out what exactly it is!
Leer un libro de no-ficcion: Ediciones Iamiqué from Argentina makes some of our favorite non-fiction books for kids. ¡Atrápame si puedes! is one in a really great series of books with rhyming verses about different animals. This one is super educational and talks about some of the built-in defense mechanisms that different animals have. I believe Cinco Books carries some of their stuff!
Leer una receta: Cocina divertida para niños was a super fun gift from the abuelos, and we love just looking through fo the fun photos! Cookbooks are kind of a fun way to expose kids to a different kind of reading. Once in a while, if I'm not feeling our usual bedtime reading, I'll pull out a cookbook and page through it with the kids instead of stories.
Leer un libro contra el racismo: We've been looking for books that are both directly speaking on the subject of racism as well as those that are exposing our kids to diverse characters. El día en que descubres quién eres by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael López is a great read that does a little bit of both! You can find it at Black Pearl Bookstore, which is an awesome Black-owned bookstore based in Austin!
Leer un libro que se trata de las emociones: Te Como a Besos is a children's book that provided me a friendly reminder of how my grumpy or happy attitudes can rub off on others! Such a great read and touching read about grumpiness, openness, friendship and laughter.