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1 Subject Guide: Spanish & Spanish-English Children’s Books Michelle Magnotta LIS-652

2 Background Information  Subject: Foreign language (Spanish) and bilingual (Spanish-English) children’s books  Number of Sources: 20  Target Audience: Children at a public library  *Note: In Spanish, only the first word of a book title is capitalized (excluding proper nouns).

3 List of Sources (Bilingual) English-Spanish  Grandma and Me at the Flea/Los meros meros remataros  A Movie In My Pillow/Una película en mi almohada  Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems/Jitomates risueños y otros poemas de primavera  My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito  Prietita and the Ghost Woman/Prietita y la llorona  The Pig That Is Not A Pig/El cerdo que no es cerdo  Dance, Nana, Dance/Baila, Nana, baila  Celebrations: Holidays of the United States and Mexico/Días feriados de los Estados Unidos y México  Juan y los frijoles mágicos/Jack and the Beanstalk  The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water/El León que se vio en el agua

4 List of Sources (Spanish Only)  Los dientes de Joaquín (Joaquin’s Teeth)  Gonzalo el cocodrilo (Gonzalo the Crocodile)  La escuela de las hadas (Fairy School)  Me gusta jugar con los libros (I Like to Play With Books)  Un bolsillo para Corduroy (A Pocket for Corduroy)  Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves allí? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?)  Jorge el Curioso monta en bicicleta (Curious George Rides A Bike)  El Viaje del Pequeño Ratoncito: Una Pequeña Historia (The Journey of the Little Little Mouse: A Short Story)  Libro Infantil: las aventuras de Billy y Luther (Children’s Book: The Adventures of Billy and Luther.  La vaca chocolatera (The Chocolate Cow)

5 Los dientes de Joaquin (Joaquin’s Teeth) Vigil, M.L. (2007). Los dientes de Joaquín. Managua: Fondo Editorial Libros para Niños This book is great for kids who are at the age of losing teeth and perhaps learning about caring for their teeth. cdl/BookPreview?bookid=viglosd _ &route=simple_85_0_0_ English_61&lang=Spanish&msg=& ilang=English

6 Gonzalo el cocodrilo (Gonzalo the Crocodile) Montenegro, M. (2008). Gonzalo el cocodrilo. Managua: Fondo Editorial Libros para Niños. This book teaches children about being different and making friends. org/icdl/BookPreview?booki d=mongonz_ &rout e=simple_85_0_0_English_61 &lang=Spanish&msg=&ilang =English

7 (Bilingual) Grandma and Me at the Flea/Los meros meros remateros Herrera, J.F. (2002). Grandma and Me at the Flea. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press. This book is great for teaching children about hard work and earning your own money.

8 (Bilingual) A Movie In My Pillow/Una película en mi almohada Argueta, J. (2001). A Movie In My Pillow. San Francisco: Children's Book Press. This bicultural book teaches children about never forgetting where you come from as you adapt to a new culture. cdl/BookPreview?bookid=argmo vi_ &route=simple_85_0_ 0_English_61&lang=English&msg= &ilang=English

9 (Bilingual) Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems / Jitomates risueños y otros poemas de primavera Alarcón, F. X. (1997). Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems. San Francisco: Children's Book Press. This book of poems pays tribute to children working in the fields and among nature. The poems personify vegetables and plants while also keeping the human element alive. cdl/BookPreview?bookid=alclgh n_ &route=simple_85_0_ 0_English_61&lang=English&msg= &ilang=English

10 (Bilingual) My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito Perez, A.I. (2000). My Very Own Room. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press Children will learn what it is like for the main character not to have a space of her own, as she lives with her parents, brothers and several visiting relatives. It teaches about sharing and living together as a community. l/BookPreview?bookid=pervery_ &route=simple_85_0_0_Englis h_61&lang=English&msg=&ilang=E nglish

11 (Bilingual) Prietita and the Ghost Woman/Prietita y la llorona Anzaldua, G. (1995). Prietita and The Ghost Woman. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press. This retelling of a famous Mexican legend teaches children about family members coming together to help each other out. cdl/BookPreview?bookid=llrprtt_ &route=simple_85_0_0_E nglish_61&lang=English&msg=&il ang=English

12 (Bilingual) The Pig That Is Not A Pig/El cerdo que no es cerdo Retana, M.L. (1996). The Pig That Is Not A Pig. Bisbee: High Desert Productions. This book shows readers how the main character raises her young pigs and teaches them to survive in a desert-like habitat. cdl/BookPreview?bookid=retthat _ &route=simple_85_0_0_ English_61&lang=English&msg=&il ang=English

13 La escuela de las hadas (Fairy School) Roxlo, C.N. (1991). Fairy School. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Colihue. This fun book takes readers on a journey to fairy-land and follows the characters on their experiences in a new school. ary.org/icdl/BookPrevie w?bookid=rxllscl_ &route=simple_85_0_0 _English_61&lang=Englis h&msg=&ilang=English

14 Me gusta jugar con los libros (I Love to Play With Books) Santirso, L. (1998). Me gusta jugar con libros. Mexico City: C.E.L.T.A. Amaquemecan. This book helps children realize that books are fun, and gets them excited about reading. rary.org/icdl/BookPrevi ew?bookid=sanjuga_ &route=simple _85_0_0_English_61&lan g=English&msg=&ilang =English

15 Un bolsillo para Corduroy (A Pocket for Corduroy) Freeman, D. (1992). Un bolsillo para Corduroy. New York: Viking. This bilingual book is a contemporary classic that follows Corduroy on his latest adventure.

16 Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves allí? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) Martin, B., & Carle, E. (1998). Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves allí?. New York: Holt. Children will learn about all kinds of animals in this sing song classic.

17 Jorge el Curioso monta en bicicleta (Curious George Rides A Bike) Rey, H. A. (2002). Jorge el Curioso monta en bicicleta. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.. Everyone’s favorite monkey is back in this next Curious George adventure. Children can follow along as Curious George rides his bike with a friend, something kids love doing!

18 El Viaje del Pequeño Ratoncito: Una Pequeña Historia (The Journey of the Little Little Mouse: A Short Story) Hosby, L. (1996). El Viaje del Pequeño Ratoncito: Una Pequeña Historia. Madrid: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.. This book follows a brave little mouse on his journey and teaches children that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. The Kindle edition of this book can be found here: del-Peque%C3%B1o-Ratoncito- ebook/dp/B00BYFFX7A/ref=sr_1_ 8/ ?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= &sr=1-8

19 Libro Infantil: las aventuras de Billy y Luther (Children’s Book: The Adventures of Billy and Luther) Louise, P. (2001). Libro Infantil: las aventuras de Billy y Luther. Madrid: Amazon Media EU S.a.r.l.. This book takes readers on the adventure of two friends on the hunt for food, and teaches kids that working together gets things done! The Kindle edition can be found here: Infantil-aventuras-Billy-Luther- ebook/dp/B00F498LCQ/ref=sr_1_ 38?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= &sr=1-38

20 La vaca chocolatera (The Chocolate Cow) Llamero, B. (2005). La vaca chocolatera. Madrid: Ariadna Books. This book is about twin brother- cows who are orphaned at a young age. It teaches children about agriculture and nature. The Kindle edition can be found here: CHOCOLATERA-Braulio-Llamero- ebook/dp/B008GY6NEE/ref=sr_1_ 20/ ?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= &sr=1-20

21 (Bilingual) Dance, Nana, Dance/Baila, Nana, baila Hayes, J. (2008). Dance, Nana, dance Baila, Nana, baila : Cuban folktales in English and Spanish. El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press. This book is told by one of America’s greatest storytellers and teaches children about the Cuban culture.

22 (Bilingual) Celebrations: Holidays of the United States and Mexico/Días feriados de los Estados Unidos y México Tabor, N.M. (2003). Celebrations: Holidays of the United States and México/Días feriados de los Estados Unidos y Mexico. This book teaches children about holidays and special celebrations of both the United States and Mexico.

23 (Bilingual) Juan y los frijoles mágicos/Jack and the Beanstalk Bofill, F. (1998). Jack and the beanstalk = Juan y los frijoles magicos. San Francisco, Calif.: Chronicle Books. This classic story is now available as a bilingual version. It teaches kids how to look out for themselves and evade their enemies.

24 (Bilingual) The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water/El León que se vio en el agua Shah, I. (2003). The lion who saw himself in the water (Spanish language bilingual ed.). Boston: Hoopoe Books. This book is about a lion who was feared by all because of his fierce demeanor, until one day when he sees himself in the water. The book teaches kids to deal positively with their fears and come out of bad situations.

25 Research Tools Explored  Children’s Core Collection through Ebsco Host  Google Images  International Children’s Digital childrenslibrary.org  Amazon Kindle Collection  Scholastic Books and Authors for Kids  Mamaroneck Public Library Collection  School Library Journal  The Horn Book


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