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SPANISH

Spoken around the world, but especially in Latin and Central Americas and Spain, this beautiful Romance language is the second-most spoken language in the US. 

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A few notes about the resource library:
First, you can click on the different items to go to the independent sites (some links are affiliate links and will take you to Amazon.com, as I am an Amazon affiliate. I only recommend products this way that I have used myself and which I have found to be useful. Affiliated links are a fun way for you to support this library without any extra cost to you. (You can find my Disclosure Policy here.)
 

Second, I am always looking for new language resources, so if you have any suggestions, please send me an email! 

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Diccionario de la Lengua Española RAE 23a. edición (Spanish Edition),2 volumes
By: Rael Academia de la Lengua Española

This is the 2-volume print version of the official Spanish dictionary, according to the Real Academia Española (RAE).

Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It 
By: Gabriel Wyner

Gabriel Wyner created a unique language learning method based on a focus on pronunciation, word association, and spaced-repetition memorization. Check out the book to learn more!

Spanish Frequency Dictionary - Essential Vocabulary
By: MostUsedWords

If you want to learn the most frequently used words in Spanish, then this is a good resource. By learning the first 2,500 words, you will know the majority of the words that you need for conversational and written Spanish.

The Street-Wise Spanish Survival Guide
By: Eleanor Hamer and Fernando Díez de Urdanivia

This resource (which focuses mainly on Mexican Spanish) is fantastic for learning idioms, sayings, slang, etc. It also provides cultural insights and explanations for those tricky Spanish words (like false cognates).

Macanudo, Vol. 1
By: Liniers

This is one of my favorite comics! The fact that it's in Spanish just makes it even better. :) I also have Vol. 2, if you find that you enjoy Macanudo and want more!

The Complete Guide to Baby Sign Language: 101 Tips and Tricks Every Parent Needs to Know
By:  M. Stanley Whitley and Luis González

Written in Spanish for English-speakers, this resource is for advanced Spanish learners. While written to help students with writing and composition, it is a fantastic grammar guide!

Inglés Para Dummies
By: Gail Brenner

This is a good resource for Spanish speakers trying to learn English! The "Para Dummies" series ("For Dummies") does a good job of breaking down the main concepts and providing interesting examples and explanations.

The Everything Spanish Grammar Book
By: Julie Gutin

This is a great grammar resource for beginner and intermediate Spanish learners. It really breaks down difficult Spanish concepts in a clear, easy-to-understand approach.

Speaking Boricua: A Practical Guide to Puerto Rican Spanish
By: Jared Romey

I got the Kindle version of this to help me speak with my brother's Puerto-Rican in-laws! 

Mafalda 1
By: Quino

Mafalda is such an endearing comic strip! She's kind of like the Argentinian version of our Calvin and Hobbes.

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Video Channels

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Children Books and Music

GoGo Lingo
GoGo Lingo, Music CD, Spanish / English

This CD has creative, fun songs that are sung in both English and Spanish to help your child learn Spanish! I love this CD. You can also find it on Spotify and YouTube. 

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Tatiana
Tatiana

This CD has traditional English nursery rhymes in both English and Spanish to help your child learn Spanish!

Goodnight Moon (Spanish Version)
By:  Margaret Wise Brown 

This is one of those classic books, and I personally have it in English, French, and Spanish. I recommend a board book if you=re little one is an infant or toddler. 

The Hungry Caterpillar (Spanish Version)
By:  Eric Carle

Another classic, this book is great for teaching colors, counting, and food. We have this book in English and in Spanish!

The Very Busy Spider (Spanish Version)
By:  Eric Carle

This book is great for teaching the different sounds farm animals make in Spanish! The only problem I had was they translated the rooster as "hen", so just a heads up on that. It honestly hasn't stopped us from loving it and reading it often. :) 

Brown Bear, Brown Bear (Dual Language Version)
By:  Bill Martin Jr. 

Another classic book, this repeats colors and animals. I've read this so much to my daughter in English and ASL that I have it memorized!

Buenas Noches, Pequeña Nutria / Good Night, Little Sea Otter (Dual Language Version)
By: Janet Halfmann

The illustrations in this book are lovely, and I enjoy all of the sea animals it introduces my child to in both English and Spanish!

If You Take a Mouse to School (Spanish Version)
By: Laura Numeroff

Who doesn't love the books in these series? I don't have the first one in Spanish, alas, but the school version is delightful! 

Where is Spot? (Spanish Version)
By: Eric Hill

My daughter loves opening the flaps to see all of the different animals as we look for Spot. 

Who's Making That Smell? (Spanish Version)
By: Philip Hawthorn and Jenny Tyler 

This is another fun flap book that involves different rooms in a house, the things in those rooms, and animals. 

Who's Making That Mess? (Spanish Version)
By: Philip Hawthorn and Jenny Tyler 

This is another fun flap book that involves different rooms in a house, the things in those rooms, and animals. It's similar to the ¡Vaya Olor!, but with different vocabulary. 

Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes Book and CD: Bilingual Spanish-English
By: Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy

I got this book so I could learn and then teach my daughter some traditional Spanish nursery rhymes. The CD lets you hear how the song should sound. 

The Going to Bed Book (Spanish Version)
By:  Sandra Boynton

Sandra Boynton's books are great, so I was delighted when I found some of her works translated into Spanish at the library! This is a great book for reviewing bedtime routines. 

Chica chica bum bum (Spanish Version)
By:  Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

This is a delightful board book about the lowercase, little letters racing to the top of a coconut tree and the ensuing crash and recovery as they all fall out. It's a great way to learn the Spanish alphabet (and they include ñ in this Spanish translation!) to a fun rhythm and rhyme.

Who Ate My Fruit? (Spanish Version)
By:  Canizales

The main character is a cat who is very hungry and excited to eat his fruit. But, lo and behold, he finds out that his friends have eaten each one. This book was great for teaching my toddler Spanish and ASL words for fruit and the phrase, "¿Quién se comió....?".

Bebé Goes Shopping
By: Susan Middleton Elya

I love that this book is a mix of both English and Spanish, and you can generally pick up on what the Spanish means from the context. 

¿Debo compartir mi helado?-An Elephant and Piggie Book (Spanish Version)
By: Mo Willems

One of many Elephant and Piggie books, the great thing about this book series is that it is simple enough for little kids to understand but it is also great for slightly older kids practicing their reading skills. And since it is so repetitive, it's a good tool for learning more Spanish!

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Spanish and English
Baby Boom Boom, Spanish / English

This CD has traditional English nursery rhymes in both English and Spanish to help your child learn Spanish!

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Patylu
Patylu

This CD has traditional English nursery rhymes in both English and Spanish to help your child learn Spanish!

Veo Veo Books
By: Usborne Books

I really like our Veo Veo book because there are a few sentences in Spanish to guide you through the pages, but there's also a lot to look at - giving you perfect opportunities to interact with your child in Spanish!

**Usborne books are more expensive on Amazon. I really recommend connecting with an Usborne consultant to purchase these books. If you don't know one, I like to use Mama LLama Linguist. 

Toca Toca Books
By: Usborne Books

These are great touch books for little ones! We have Éste No Es Mi Gatito, Éste No Es Mi Osito, ¿Jugamos el Escondite? and Perritos. They are lovely! 

**Usborne books are more expensive on Amazon. I really recommend connecting with an Usborne consultant to purchase these books. If you don't know one, I like to use Mama LLama Linguist.

Libros Para Bebés
By:  Usborne Books

We have the ¿Dónde Está la Patita? book, and it provides some sentences for structure throughout the book, but the rest of it is focused on the illustrations. It's great for asking your child, "¿Dónde está...?" or "¿Ves la/el...?". 

**Usborne books are more expensive on Amazon. I really recommend connecting with an Usborne consultant to purchase these books. If you don't know one, I like to use Mama LLama Linguist.

The Complete Illustrated Children's Bible (Spanish Version)
By:  Equipo Todo Libro

I love this book! The illustrations are beautiful, and the authors are good about taking difficult subjects in the Bible and making them kid-friendly. We also got the English version

The Beginners Bible (Bilingual) / La Biblia para principiantes (Bilingüe): Historias bíblicas para niños (Spanish Version)
By:  Zondervan

We wanted a simpler Bible, one geared more for toddlers, and were delighted to find this! The illustrations are great and it is awesome having both languages side-by-side as you read. 

Getting to Know Spain and Spanish
By:  Janet De Saules

This is a great educational book for older children. It introduces different vocabulary while your child can explore the different cultural aspects and places of Spain!

Mis Primeros Colores
By: Isidro Sanchez and Horacio Elena

Completely in Spanish, this book is great for introducing colors to your child. 

We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Spanish Version)
By: Michael Rossen

I have very fond memories of going on bear hunts with my father, and I'm so excited to get to do that with my daughter, but in Spanish! 

Arrorro, Mi Nino (English and Spanish Edition)
By: Lulu Delacre

I got this so that I could learn and then teach my daughter traditional Spanish nursery rhymes. The book also includes fun children's games! 

Es Hora de Dormir / Time for Bed (Dual Language Version)
By:  Mem Fox

This is a really sweet bedtime book that highlights different animals through poetry. The illustrations are just lovely!

Madeline (Spanish Version)
By:  Ludwig Bemelmans

For pure nostalgia, who didn't grow up loving the precocious Madeline? While I don´t think the poetry is as good as the English version, it still has a nice cadence and the illustrations are fun for both children and adults to look at

If You Take a Mouse to the Theater (Spanish Version)
By: Laura Numeroff

This book brings the delightful illustrations from the series and puts them in a Christmas theme. 

Paletero Man/¡Que Paletero tan Cool!: Bilingual English-Spanish
By: Lucky Diaz

This is a fun story that mixes Spanish and English in the pursuit of paletas! 

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!)

This book is full of vibrant Mexican culture and cuisine and is simply a visual feast, making it a great book for kids. This book also often repeats itself in Spanish and English to help with learning.

We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania (Spanish Version)
By: Laurie Krebs

This book is a fun way to introduce your kids to animals and landmarks in Tanzania, as well as the Swahili language! And all through Spanish. :)

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