My heart has a special spot for children’s books. They were part of the magic of my childhood and beautiful times with my mother. Mamá was an avid reader, and on her lap I traveled the world, met millions of people different than me and heard about dreams that I didn’t know they even existed.
I think it was through a book where I discovered my passion for language and heritage and where I learned how to cherish them.
Now that I am a mother myself, the worth of children books are even more precious than before. Books help me to connect with my kids and provides opportunities to share my own stories with them. And as an immigrant, bilingual children’s books are gold. They help me to teach Spanish and my culture.
I’s easy to be passionate and vocal about the benefits of reading to our children because:
- Promotes language development.
- Encourages critical thinking and imagination.
- Enhances emotional intelligence.
- Fosters empathy and respect for diversity.
My Must-Have Bilingual Children’s Books
Below find my must-have bilingual children’s books; they celebrate heritage, traditions, holidays and interests. Let me know which one is your favorite one.
Bilingual Children’s Books about PEOPLE
Celia Cruz: Learning about Celia Cruz
Latina Women: 5 Children’s Books About Latina Women
Bilingual Children’s Books about HOLIDAYS
Mother’s Day: 12 Bilingual Children’s Books About Mothers
Father’s Day: 6 Bilingual Children’s Books For Father’s Day
Day of the Dead: 6 Bilingual Books for Day of the Dead
Bilingual Children’s Books about PLACES
Latin America: Around Latin America in Bilingual Books
Bilingual Children’s Books about HERITAGE
Hispanic Novels: 12 Best Hispanic Novels Of All Time
Hispanic Heritage: Top 40 Children’s Picture Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage
Latino Traditions: 9 Children’s Books That Teach Kids About Latino Traditions