Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed September 15th and through October 15, celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. What better way to kick off the month by reading one of our books that include Spanish?! The books below are either written entirely in Spanish, written in both English and Spanish, or written in English with Spanish words throughout the text (often with a glossary for non-Spanish speakers). Benefits of bilingual books for young children include:
- Giving access to the lesser known language
- Developing vocabulary in both languages
- Increasing the perceived status of the heritage language
- Encouraging parental involvement
Borrow one of the books below or come explore our foreign language, picture books, and board book collections for more bilingual books!