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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.
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This informative non-fiction book covers all things about maps—from the symbols used, to cardinal directions, to different kinds of maps. It is an excellent resource for teaching Las direcciones in Lesson 26 of Sonrisas Level II. (8 x 8)

Boardbook

Eric Carle's classic tale of counting, food, days of the week, and metamorphasis. Carle's unique paint and collage illustrations always capture childrens' imagination. We use this book to teach days of the week in Lesson 6 of Sonrisas Level I and then again in Lesson 23 to teach tengo hambre. (7 x 5)

Paperback

Mamá Coneja's eight little bunnies decide to help her with her Easter egg decorations by collecting different-colored eggs from different birds. This delightful Easter tale can be used to teach colors, birds, as well as Easter. Accompanies Lesson 34 of Sonrisas Level I. (8 x 10)

Paperback

You will not find a better book for comparing and contrasting Spanish and English animal sounds. This book tells the tale of a cow who is shunned by the other farm animals because she only knows how to say oink. When she meets up with a pig that says moo, they help each other out and learn a valuable lesson in the process. Use this book to teach farm animals, animal sounds, and the verb decir. Accompanies Lesson 6 of Sonrisas Level II and Lesson 8 of Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (10 x 8)

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With beautiful, engaging photographs this book is a very useful tool for teaching the seasons or weather. The simple text lends itself to many teaching opportunities. Accompanies Lesson 8 of Sonrisas Level I. (7 x 9)

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Shapes presented as different members of a family, along with practical photographic examples, help students learn shapes and identify them in a real-world setting. Accompanies Lesson 5 of Sonrisas Level I. (8 x 6.5)

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Full of information and colorful photographs of the flora and fauna of tropical forests, this book is sure to pique students’ interest in tropical countries. Used in Lesson 9 of the Cultural Curriculum. (7.5 x 10)

Paperback

A fun and lively bilingual book about friendship and the value of being bilingual. Two girls learn each other's language and end up friends after meeting and playing in the park. This is a great book for introducing children to Spanish. You can use it to teach many simple introductory Spanish phrases such as hola y adiós, me llamo, mucho gusto, me gusta, and amigas. Accompanies Lesson 1 of Sonrisas I. (9 x 8.5)

Paperback

Max loves school. He reads, writes, and plays. But that is not all that Max does in school. Children will love hearing about all the fun activities Max loves to do at school. The illustrations in this book clearly convey the meaning of the Spanish text. Accompanies Lesson 6 of Sonrisas Level II. (5.5 x 8)

Boardbook

Bold colors and simple dialogue make this an easily comprehensible and fun book for learning the phrase me gusta. Accompanies Lesson 15 of Sonrisas Level I (6 x 5)

Paperback

The fun repetitive text in this book makes it ideal for Spanish learners. They can even sing along to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell. This book is very useful for teaching the phrase Me gusta and using Me gusta with infinitives. Accompanies Lesson 34 of Sonrisas Level II (9 x 6.5)

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This book (in English) is full of valuable information for kids about the history, geography, and culture of our neighbor Mexico. The table of contents includes: Let’s Go to Mexico, A Neighbor Nation, From the Past to the Present, Art at the Heart of Mexcio, Fiestas and Food, and Life in Mexico. Accompanies Lesson 2 of the Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (7 x 8.5)

Paperback

Veo, oigo, huelo, saboreo, y toco. The simple text and age-appropriate illustrations make this book very effective for teaching the five senses. Accompanies Lesson 17 of Sonrisas Level II. (10 x 8)

Paperback

This informative non-fiction book connects to math and science. It teaches Spanish learners about what animals need to survive. Students can even sing along to the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Accompanies Lesson 16 of Sonrisas Level II. (8.5 x 6.5)

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Christopher Corr’s vibrant, colorful pictures draw children into this adventure from the beaches to the pyramides to the plazas of Mexico. The illustrations are really what drew us to this book. They give you a starting point for lots of fun discussion about Mexico. Accompanies Lesson 27 on El Dieciséis de Septiembre of Sonrisas Level I. (10 x 9.5)

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Kids love Oso! Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter team up to create this lovable character. The clear and focused text along with the colorful, captivating illustrations make teaching the themes in these books easy! Use this book to teach weather as we do in Lesson 9 of Sonrisas Level I. (10 x 9.5)