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Welcome to the Sonrisas Bookstore

Choose from these authentic children’s Spanish literature titles.

  • Books are in alphabetical order.
  • All text in the books is in Spanish unless otherwise noted.
  • Correlations to the Sonrisas lessons are at the end of each description.
  • Book dimensions are in parenthesis.
Boardbook

The question in the title of this book is answered by many beautiful examples. The fun illustrations provide comprehensible input for young readers as they learn the important phrase, Te quiero. Accompanies Lesson 33 in Level I. (7 x 8.5)

Paperback

This book is part of Rourke’s Pequeño mundo: Geografía series. In this book, students learn about the location and climates of the continents as well as basic map-reading skills. Accompanies Lesson 28 of Sonrisas Level II. (8 x 8)

Hardcover

Children love this story, and your “challenging” students will really appreciate it. David can’t seem to stay out of trouble at school as he does one thing after the other that he is not supposed to do. This book is great for teaching vocabulary related to school and Spanish commands—especially as they relate to school rules. Accompanies Lesson 2 of Sonrisas Level II. THIS BOOK IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN SPANISH. WE HAVE THE ENGLISH VERSION AND CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPANISH. (8.25 x 11)

Paperback

To read an in-depth review of this book Click here. Eric Carle’s paint and collage illustrations never fail to capture children’s imaginations. This kinetically engaging story repeatedly asks the question, “¿Puedes hacerlo tú también?” with the answer ¡Claro que sí! on every page. We use this book in Lesson 10 of Sonrisas Level II to teach the phrase Yo soy. It is also effective for teaching body parts, the phrase Claro que sí, and fun action words such as giro, saludo, arqueo, y muevo. (9 x 12)

Paperback

Accompany this intrepid explorer as she dicovers different animals and landscapes of the world, and returns home, safe and sound. The vibrant illustrations guide you through all the action in this book—with roaring lions, splashing whales, howling wolves, and more! You could use this book to teach the adverbs cuando and mientras. It would also be a great book to introduce the imperfect tense with vocabulary such as parecía, venía, flotaba, subía, nadaba, iba, y patinaba. Accompanies Lesson 19 of Sonrisas Level II. THIS BOOKS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN SPANISH. WE HAVE THE ENGLISH VERSION AND CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPANISH. (10 x 9.5)

Paperback

Kids love this book about Momma dog looking for her puppy, Spot. Readers get to check under the pop-up flaps in the book to see if Spot is there, and there is a fun surprise at the end of the book. Great for teaching prepositions, animals, and the question “¿Dónde está Spot?”. Accompanies Lesson 14 of Sonrisas Level I. (7.75 x 7.75)

Paperback

Not only is this a great counting book, but it also incorporates different concepts and vocabulary related to transportation and different animals. The fun and wacky illustrations provide excellent CI while they keep students engaged. Accompanies Lesson 10 of Sonrisas Level II. (8.25 x 8.25)

Paperback

Set in Spain, this book tells the tale of Ferdinand, a young bull who would rather sit quietly in his field and smell the flowers than fight in the stadium in Madrid. Full of beautiful and detailed black and white drawings, this book gives children a great feel for the Spanish countryside and the costumes and ritual surrounding bullfights. Accompanies Lesson 6 of the Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (7 x 9)

Paperback

This bilingual book tells the traditional Cuban folktale of the bossy rooster. Full of colorful characters like pink flamingos, toucans, and parakeets the tale instantly transports kids to Little Havana, the heart of Miami's Cuban community. Act out the story as a play with your class or use it to teach about Cuban culture and folklore. Accompanies Lesson 7 of the Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (8 x 11)

Paperback

Alma Flor Ada is a master at creating themes and text that really connects with young children. In this gorgeously illustrated book a mother and her children decide to make a kite to fly. They encounter setbacks and surprises as they set out on their adventure. We use this book to teach the opposites bueno y malo in Lesson 17 in Level I. (8 x 10)

Paperback

Students learn to count up to ten with photographic examples of food, toys, and clothing for them to count. The text can be read or sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell. Accompanies Lesson 4 of Level I. (9 x 7)

Paperback

Azure skies, fluffy white clouds, colorful cactus blossoms, a valley fenced in by jagged mountains, furry mice, and delicate ladybugs: The sun-washed beauty of life in the Sonoran Desert is captured in this gentle story that reads like a poem. Soft watercolors and simple words describe a family, whose lives are interwoven with the environment, and the home they fashion from the earth. Use this book to reinforce lessons about la casa or the desert. Accompanies Lesson 20 of Sonrisas Level II. (9 x 8)

Paperback

Real life photographs take the reader through different kinds of homes and the rooms inside and asks readers about the activities that they might do in each room. Accompanies Lesson 20 of Level I. (8 x 8)

Paperback

Full of lots of content, this book takes students through the planning of a birthday party, from making invitations to shopping to baking to throwing the party. Students will love the big and fun illustrations. Accompanies Lesson 18 of Sonrisas Level II. (10 x 12)

Hardcover

If you do not have this book, get it now! Froggy wakes up from his winter hibernation and wants to play in the snow. When Froggy finally gets all dressed for the snow, his mother reminds him that he has forgotten one very important article of clothing—his underwear! Kids love the punch line and will never forget the words ropa interior. A great book for teaching clothing. Accompanies Lesson 11 of Sonrisas Level I. (10.25 x 8.5)

Paperback

This book has delighted young readers for three decades with it’s vivid illustrations and delightful tale of a house full of a napping family and pets on a rainy day. We use it to teach adjective-noun agreement in Lesson 14 of Sonrisas Level II. (9 x 10)