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My 5 Favorite English Children’s Books (Translated into Spanish)

For my baby shower I received tons of classic children’s books for my son — The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon, and many more. Every night I read him his books, and since we are trying to raise him bilingual I try my best to translate them myself into Spanish. That is, however, until I realized that many of my favorite English children’s books already come in Spanish.

Here are five I’ve already stocked up on:

 

What are some of your favorite children’s books translated in Spanish?

 

  • Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo (Brown Bear, Brown Bear) 1 of 5
    book1

    This was one of my favorite children's books growing up and it's my son's favorite, too. His eyes light up every time I read it.  The Spanish version is called Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo, and is great for little ones to learn colors and animals in Spanish.

  • Buenas Noches Luna (Good Night Moon) 2 of 5
    book2

    This is such a great bedtime story book. I read it to my son every night. He loves the Spanish version and has already started saying "vaca" (cow in English) every time he sees the cow jumping over the moon.

  • La Oruga Muy Hambrienta (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) 3 of 5
    book3

    Another classic book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, also comes in Spanish. It's called La Oruga Muy Hambrienta. The book comes in both English and Spanish, so I take turns reading to my son in both languages.

  • Este Cochinito (This Little Piggy) 4 of 5
    book4

    This Little Piggy, or Este Cochinito in Spanish, is another one of my favorites. I actually even learned that "roast beef" is called "carne asada," (I had no idea). He also loves it when I play with his toes while reading this adorable story. 

  • El Conejito Andarin (The Runaway Bunny) 5 of 5
    book5

    The Runaway Bunny is another classic book I had no idea existed in Spanish. My mom actually bought me the Spanish version a few weeks ago, and it's quickly become a favorite bedtime read.

Read more of Carmen’s writing on her fashion blog, Viva Fashion.

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