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50 Bilingual and Spanish/English Integrated Books

Compiled by Carling Febry and Merri V. Lindgren
© 2011 Cooperative Children's Book Center; updated 2018

Originally developed in 2003 as part of a 12-month series in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, this bibliography was updated in 2011 and 2018.

Click on underlined book titles to see the CCBC review of the book, and/or the cover image.
Complete list of CCBC bibliographies


    Alarcon, Francisco X. From the Bellybutton of the Moon, and Other Summer Poems / Del ombligo de la luna, y otros poemas de verano. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Children's Book Press, 1998. 32 pages. Ages 7 - 10

    Alarcon, Francisco X. Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems/Los angeles andan en bicicleta y otros poemas de oton. Illustrated by Maya Christinia Gonzalez. Children's Book Press, 1999. 32 pages. Ages 7 - 10

    Alarcon, Francisco X.. Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems/Iguanas en la nieve y otros poemas de invierno. Illustrated by Maya Christinia Gonzalez. Children's Book Press, 2001. 32 pages. Ages 5 - 9

    Alarcon, Francisco X. Laughing Tomatoes and Other Spring Poems/Jiomates risuenos y otros poemas de invierno. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Children's Book Press, 1997. 32 pages. Ages 7 - 10

    Argueta, Jorge. Sopa de frijoles: un poema para cocinar = Bean Soup: A Cooking Poem. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Groundwood Books, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Argueta, Jorge. Somos como las nubes = We Are Like the Clouds. Translated by Elisa Amado from the Spanish. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Groundwood, 2016. 32 pages. Age 9 and older

    Carlson, Lori Marie, selector. Sol a Sol: Bilingual Poems. Illustrated by Emily Lisker. Henry Holt, 1998. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Carlson, Lori Marie. Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States. Henry Holt, 2005. 160 pages. Ages 12-18

    Johnston, Tony. My Mexico/Mexico mio. Illustrated by F. John Sierra. Putnam, 1996. 36 pages. Ages 5 - 8

    Mora, Pat. Love to Mama. Illustrated by Paula S. Barragan M.. Lee & Low, 2001. 32 pages. Ages 10 and older

    Mora, Pat. Water Rolls, Water Rises = El agua rueda, el agua sube. Translated by Adriana Domínguez and Pat Mora. Illustrated by Meilo So. Children’s Book Press / Lee & Low, 2014. 32 pages. Ages 5-8

    Nye, Naomi Shihab, editor. The Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mexico with Paintings from Mexican Artists. Simon & Schuster, 1995. 110 pages. Age 8 and older

Traditional Literature

    Ada, Alma Flor and F. Isabel Campoy. English version by Rosalma Zubizarreta . Ten Little Puppies = Diez perritos. Illustrated by Ulises Wensell. Rayo / HarperCollins, 2011. 32 pages. Ages birth - 6

    Ada, Alma Flor and Isabel Campoy, selectors. English versions by Rosalma Zubizarreta . ¡Muu, Moo! Rimas de animales = Animal Nursery Rhymes. Illustrated by Viví Escrivá. Rayo/HarperCollins, 2010. 44 pages. Ages 1 - 6

    Anzaldua, Gloria. Prietita and the Ghost Woman/Prietita y la Llorona. Illustrated by Christina Gonzalez. Children's Book Press, 1996. 32 pages. Ages 7 - 10

    Ehlert, Lois. Cuckoo: A Mexican Folktale/Cucu: un cuento folklorico mexicano. Translated by Gloria de Aragon Andujar. Harcourt Brace, 1997. 36 pages. Ages 3 - 9

    Elya, Susan Middleton. Little Roja Riding Hood. Illustrated by Susan Guevara. Putnam, 2014. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

    Gonzalez, Lucia M.. The Bossy Gallito/El gallo de bodas. Illustrated by Lulu Delacre. Scholastic, 1994. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Hall, Nancy Abraham and Jill Syverson-Stork . Los pollitos dicen: Juegos, rimas y cancionces infantiles de paises de hable hispana/The Baby Chicks Sing: Traditional Games, Nursery Rhymes, and Songs from Spanish-Speaking Countries. Illustrated by Kay Chorao. Little, Brown, 1994. 32 pages. Ages 9 months - 4 years

    Hinojosa, Tish. Cada Nino / Every Child: A Bilingual Songbook for Kids. Illustrated by Lucia Angela Perez. Cinco Puntos Press, 2002. 56 pages. Ages 3 - 8

    Orozco, Jose-Luis. Diez deditos/Ten Little Fingers, and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America. Illustrated by Elisa Kleven. Dutton, 1997. 56 pages. Babies-age 8, adults

Picture Books

    Ada, Alma Flor. Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English. Translated by Rosa Zubizarreta. Illustrated by Simon Silva. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1997. 40 pages. Ages 5 - 10

    Argueta, Jorge. Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la nina de las flores. Illustrated by Carl Angel. Children's Book Press, 2003. Ages 5 - 10

    Best, Cari. Taxi! Taxi!. Illustrated by Dale Gottlieb. Little, Brown, 1994. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Brown, Monica. Maya’s Blanket / La manta de Maya. Illustrated by David Diaz. Children’s Book Press / Lee and Low, 2015. 28 pages. Ages 4-8

    Cumpiano, Ina. Quinito, Day and Night = Quinito, dia y noche. Illustrated by José Ramírez. Children's Book Press, 2008. 22 pages. Ages 2-5

    Cumpiano, Ina. Quinito's Neighborhood = El Vecindario de Quinito. Illustrated by José Ramírez. Children's Book Press, 2005. 22 pages. Ages 3-5

    Deedy, Carmen Agra. ¡El gallo que no se callaba! / The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! . Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin. Scholastic Press, 2017. 48 pages. Ages 6-10

    Geeslin, Campbell. On Ramon's Farm. Illustrated by Petra Mathers. An Anne Schwartz Book/Atheneum, 1998. 40 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Gonzalez, Lucia . The Storyteller’s Candle . Illustrated by Lulu Delacre. Children’s Book Press, 2008. 32 pages. Ages 5-9

    Guy, Ginger Foglesong. Siesta. Illustrated by René King Moreno. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2005. 32 pages. Ages 2-5

    Herrera, Juan Felipe. Grandma and Me at the Flea / Los Meros Meros Remateros. Illustrated by Anita DeLucio-Brock. Children's Book Press, 2002. 32 pages. Ages 7 - 10

    Herrera, Juan Felipe. The Upside Down Boy/El Nino de Cabeza. Illustrated by Elizabeth Gomez. Children's Book Press, 2000. 32 pages. Ages 7 - 10

    Herrera, Juan Felipe. Calling the Doves/El canto de las palomas. Illustrated by Elly Simons. Children's Book Press, 1995. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Hood, Susan. Spike, the Mixed-Up Monster. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. . A Paula Wiseman Book / Simon & Schuster, 2012. 32 pages. Ages 3-7

    Jimenez, Francisco. The Christmas Gift/El regalo de Navidad. Illustrated by Claire B. Cotts. Houghton Mifflin, 2000. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 8

    Luenn, Nancy. A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead/Un regalo para Abuelita: En celebracion del dia de los muertos. Illustrated by Robert Chapman. Rising Moon/Northland, 1998. 32 pages. Ages 6 - 9

    Mora, Pat. Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children's Day / Book Day = Celebremos El dia de los ninos / El dia de los libros. Illustrated by Rafael Lopez. HarperCollins, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 6

    Mora, Pat. Gracias / Thanks. Translated by Adriana Dominguez. Illustrated by John Parra. Lee & Low, 2009. 32 pages. Ages 3 - 7

    Morales, Yuyi. Niño Wrestles the World. A Neal Porter Book / Roaring Brook Press, 2013. 36 pages. Ages 2-5

    Orozco, José-Luis. Rin, Rin, Rin = Do, Re, Mi. Illustrated by David Diaz. Orchard / Scholastic, 2005. 24 pages. Ages 3-7

    Perez, Amada Irma. My Very Own Room = Mi propio cuartito. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Children's Book Press, 2000. 32 pages. Ages 5- 8

    Reiser, Lynn. My Way: A Margaret and Margarita Story = A mi manera: Un Cuento de Margarita y Margaret. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2007. 32 pages. Ages 2-5

    Suen, Anastasia. Toddler Two / Dos años. Illustrated by Winnie Cheon. Lee & Low, 2002. 16 pages. Ages 1 - 3

    Torres, Jennifer. Finding the Music = En pos de la música. Translated by Alexis Romay from the English. Illustrated by Renato Alarcão. Children’s Book Press / Lee & Low, 2015. 32 pages. Ages 5–8

    Vamos, Samantha R. . The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred. Illustrated by Rafael López. Charlesbridge, 2011. 32 pages. Ages 3-8


    Argueta, Jorge Tetl. Agua, agüita = Water, Little Water. Translated by Gabriela Baeza Ventura from the Spanish. Illustrated by Felipe Ugalde Alcántara. Piñata Books / Arte Público Press, 2017. 32 pages. Ages 3-6

    Lomas Garza, Carmen . Magic Windows/Ventanas magicas. Translated by Francisco X. Alarcon. Children's Book Press, 1999. 32 pages. Ages 9 - 12

    Lomas Garza, Carmen and Harriet Rohmer . In My Family/En mi familia. Translated by Francisco X. Alarcon. Children's Book Press, 1996. 32 pages. Age 5 and older

    Marín, Guadalupe Rivera. My Papa Diego and Me: Memories of My Father and His Art = Mi papa Diego y yo: Recuerdos de mi padre y su arte. Illustrated by Diego Rivera. Children’s Book Press, 2009. 29 pages. Ages 6 - 12

This list may be reproduced and distributed by educational and/or nonprofit organizations so long as credit is given to the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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