Great Spanish-English Books with Units to Guide Literature Circles 

Most of these books are in your library! (If can't find them, you can order them by clicking the titles below.) They represent every genre! Check out two or three copies of each for your class. Let students choose their favorites and form literature groups. Give them copies of the unit to guide them to find the special treasure inside each book, to develop valuable skills, to problem solve, and to help them work together as a group!

Abuelita Full of Life, llena de vida by Amy Costales, primary picture book

Any Small Goodness by Tony Johnston--Chapter Book for Grades 3-7

Bebe Goes Shopping! by Susan Middleton Elya. Picture Book for Grades 1-3

Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks

Dream Carver
by Dianna Cohn

Fiesta Fiasco by Ann Whitford Paul

Ghost Fever by Joe Hayes--Chapter Book for Grades 3-7

Gracias! Thanks, by Pat Mora primary picture book

Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez--Intermediate Picture Book Biography for Grades 3-7

How Tia Lola Came to Stay by Julia Alvarez--Chapter book for Grades 3-7

Juan Verdades: The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie by Joe Hayes, Intermediate Picture Book

Let's Eat! !A Comer! by Pat Mora, Primary Picture Book

Mice and Beans by Pam Munoz Ryan

My Colors, My World/Mis colores, mi mundo by Maya Christina Gonzalez, Primary Picture Book

Oh, No! Gotta Go! by Susan Middleton Elya

Pio Peep: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes Primary Picture Book

The Pot that Juan Built by Nancy Andrews Goebel, Intermediate Picture Book

Rooster Gallo by Jorge Luján, Primary Picture Book

Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya

The Runaway Tortilla by Eric A. Kimmel

Te Amo, Bebé, Little One by Lisa Wheeler, Primary Picture Book

The Three Cabritos by Eric A. Kimmel, primary picture book

A Walk With Grandpa/Un paseo con abuelo by Sharon Solomon primary picture book

¡Yum! ¡MmMm! ¡Qué Rico!: America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora, middle grade picture book


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