Around Latin America in Bilingual Books

We just got back from our trip to Ecuador! It was a fabulous experience to have my children visit again the place that is so dear to my heart. (Check out our adventures on the gram!)  This recent trip to Ecuador was by far the busiest one; we were hopping from one place to another!  The girls are getting older so they are more interested to discover a country that seems both familiar and foreign to them.

Now that I am back home, I am gathering ideas to keep curiosity and interest in the culture and Spanish alive. The girls are especially interested in learning more about volcanoes and the Amazon. I thought to take advantage of that, and teach them more about other Latin American countries. And, of course, books are perfect resources!

Join us traveling around Latin America from the comfort of our homes. From Mexico to Argentina, I have gathered bilingual books that represent a specific Latin American country.  You will notice that I am missing a few places so if you know of a bilingual book that tells the story of a person, place or thing from the country that I am missing from the list, please let me know.

Let summer travel begin!

Related Post: My Must-Have Bilingual Children’s Books 

 

Travel Latin America in Bilingual Books

Argentina

Tina en el Aconcagua / Tina in the Aconcagua: El centinela de piedra / 

On the Pampas

Brazil

Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Fútbol

Chile 

I Lived on Butterfly Hill

My Name Is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela

Colombia

Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro

My Name is Gabito / Me llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Costa Rica

Fernando’s Gift/ El Regalo de Fernando

The Remembering Stone

Cuba

Martí’s Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad

Dance, Nana, Dance / Baila, Nana, Baila: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish

Dominican Republic

The Secret Footprints

Ecuador

Manuela’s Bread Doll/ La Guagua de Pan de Manuela

El Salvador

Xochitl and the Flowers: Xóchitl, la Niña de las Flores

Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes/Los perros magicos de los volcanos

Guatemala

Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris

Song of the Chirimia: A Guatemalan Folktale

Honduras

Cinco the Clinic Cat/ Cinco, el gato de la clínica 

Books Boxes and Boats/ Libros Cajas y Barcos

 Mexico

My Mexico / México Mío

The Lizard and the Sun / La Lagartija y el Sol 

In My Family/En mi familia

 Nicaragua

El sombrero del tío Nacho / Uncle Nacho’s Hat

The Fish / Los Peces: A bilingual book about a fishy mystery / Un libro bilingüe acerca de un misterio sospezchoso

Panama

Raul and the Iguana/Raúl y la iguana

El barco que estrenó el Canal de Panamá * The Ship that opened the Panama Canal

Juanita la nina y su arbol Sombra * Juanita the girl and her tree Shade

Peru

Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita

We’re Off…to Peru: Nos Vamos…a Peru

Puerto Rico

Mi isla y yo / My Island and I: La naturaleza de Puerto Rico / The Nature of Puerto Rico

Mimi’s Parranda/La Parranda de Mimi 

 

Venezuela

Roberto’s Trip to the Top

 

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