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
Tina en el Aconcagua / Tina in the Aconcagua: El centinela de piedra /
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Fútbol
My Name Is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro
My Name is Gabito / Me llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Fernando’s Gift/ El Regalo de Fernando
Martí’s Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad
Dance, Nana, Dance / Baila, Nana, Baila: Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish
Manuela’s Bread Doll/ La Guagua de Pan de Manuela
Xochitl and the Flowers: Xóchitl, la Niña de las Flores
Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes/Los perros magicos de los volcanos
Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris
Song of the Chirimia: A Guatemalan Folktale
Cinco the Clinic Cat/ Cinco, el gato de la clínica
Books Boxes and Boats/ Libros Cajas y Barcos
The Lizard and the Sun / La Lagartija y el Sol
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
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
Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita
We’re Off…to Peru: Nos Vamos…a Peru
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