Our Favorite Bilingual Books for Kids

By Kat La Mantia | May 28 2024 | BlogChildren'sGeneralAll

Reading is critical for language learning in developing brains, and for children growing up in bilingual households, that’s doubly true! Bilingual books in English and Spanish are more popular than ever as Hispanic and Latino-identifying households continue to grow in the US and parents look for ways to encourage bilingual language acquisition in their children. Whatever their primary language, exposure to bilingual books can provide a valuable opportunity for young kids to build their language skills while discovering a new way to connect with their culture and their families.

Our favorite and bestselling bilingual libros for children include simple entry-level board books that reinforce vocabulary with vibrant pictures and illustrations, like Bilingual Baby Touch and Feel: Farm – La granja or The World of Eric Carle Bilingual Flashcards, easy-to-follow bilingual editions of English-language classics like The Cat in the Hat/El Gato Ensombrerado and Su propio color (A Color of His Own), and books that center Latin American culture like Los Street Vendors and Bilingual Baby’s First Day of the Dead – Día de muertos.

Click through the title list below to explore these and more of our bilingual favorites!

More Bilingual Children’s Books

Su propio color (A Color of His Own, Spanish-English Bilingual Edition)
978-0-553-53873-1
Introducing a Spanish/English bilingual board book edition of Leo Lionni's beloved classic, A Color of His Own.
$8.99 US
Jan 12, 2016
7-1/2 x 6
Board Book
30 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Age 2-5 years

The World of Eric Carle Bilingual Flashcards
50 Cards in English and Spanish
978-0-593-58242-8
Share the joy of learning with your kids using these fun and colorful English and Spanish flashcards from the wonderful world of Eric Carle!
$14.99 US
Jul 16, 2024
4-1/8 x 6-1/8
Cards
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age 3-5 years

The Cat in the Hat/El Gato Ensombrerado (The Cat in the Hat Bilingual Englsih-Spanish Edition)
978-0-553-52443-7
An all-new rhymed Cat in the Hat in English and Spanish!
$16.99 US
Jul 14, 2015
8 x 10-7/8
Hardcover
72 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

My Big Bilingual Book of First Words
100+ English-Spanish Words for Animals, Foods, Vehicles, Planets, and More!
978-1-958803-85-1
Featuring colorful, vibrant illustrations and bilingual first words, My Big Bilingual Book of First Words will give your baby a head-start on their Spanish-speaking skills while introducing them to Latin American culture
$14.95 US
Sep 03, 2024
9-1/4 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Blue Star Press
Age 0-3 years

Los Street Vendors
A Collection of Bilingual Books about Shapes, Colors, and Fruits Inspired by Latin American Culture (Libros en Español)
978-1-958803-39-4
Jump-start your baby's Spanish-speaking skills with this collection of bilingual baby books! Perfect for reading to babies and toddlers, the bilingual board book box set Los Street Vendors, part of the Sí Sabo Kids series, introduces your child to Latin American culture while teaching them Spanish first words vocabulary for colors, shapes, and fruits.
$29.95 US
Mar 19, 2024
5 x 6
Boxed Set
60 Pages
Blue Star Press
Age 0-3 years

I Am a Bunny/Soy Un conejito
978-0-399-55290-8
This Richard Scarry classic is now available in a bilingual board-book edition--featuring both Spanish and English!
$7.99 US
Jan 14, 2020
5-1/8 x 9-1/2
Board Book
26 Pages
Golden Books
Age 0-3 years

My Very First Book of Numbers / Mi primer libro de números
Bilingual Edition
978-0-399-16141-4
Can you tell how many cherries there are? How many apples? In the brilliantly colorful My Very First Book of Numbers, children can find the number of fruits in the bottom half of a page that matches the number of boxes and numerals in the top half. This new, bilingual English / Spanish edition will also allow them to match English and Spanish words for each. Children will love solving the puzzles of this clever, vibrant book.
$7.99 US
Mar 07, 2013
5 x 7
Board Book
20 Pages
World of Eric Carle
Age 1-3 years

My First Bilingual A B C
DK
978-1-4654-8839-8
Teach your preschool child the ABC's and encourage learning while reading and having fun together with this book that uses pictures of objects and clear word labels to illustrate each letter of the alphabet from to A-Z.
$6.99 US
Sep 03, 2019
4-3/4 x 5-7/8
Board Book
36 Pages
DK Children
Age 0-3 years

Bilingual Baby Touch and Feel: Farm - La granja
DK
978-0-7440-8931-8
$7.99 US
Nov 07, 2023
5-1/8 x 5-1/8
Board Book
14 Pages
DK Children
Age 0-3 years

Mi Pueblo
978-0-593-10991-5
In this bilingual picture book, cousins from opposite sides of the border visit each other’s towns and delight in their similarities and differences.
$18.99 US
Aug 16, 2022
10 x 8-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Nancy Paulsen Books
Age 3-7 years

Huggy Kissy/Abrazos y besitos
978-0-7636-8896-7
“Patricelli offers friendly, cartoonlike characters that show their love in individual ways. . . . Readers ought to find all this kissing and hugging contagious.” — Publishers WeeklyWhen you’re an adorable bald baby, your family finds lots of ways to show you how much they love you: Mommy lifts you uppy, Daddy kisses you on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. What’s not to love? With comedy and warmth, Leslie Patricelli offers a universal tribute to love and affection in a board book that is now available in a dual Spanish-English edition.¡Abrazos y besos! ¡Comparte el amor!
$8.99 US
Aug 09, 2016
7 x 7
Board Book
26 Pages
Candlewick
Age 0-3 years

Bob Bilby: Un libro bilingüe de Bluey
978-0-593-88674-8
Spend the day with Bob Bilby in this bilingual storybook based on the wildly successful animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+
$5.99 US
Oct 01, 2024
8 x 8
Paperback
24 Pages
Penguin Young Readers Licenses
Age 3-5 years

My First Bilingual Library
A Spanish-English Vocabulary Board Book Set of Colors, Numbers, Animals, ABCs, and More
978-1-958803-83-7
Get a head-start on your baby's Spanish-speaking skills with this bilingual board book box set—the perfect gift for newborns and baby showers!
$29.95 US
Sep 03, 2024
4 x 4-7/10
Boxed Set
220 Pages
Blue Star Press
Age 1-3 years

Bilingual Tummy Time
A High-Contrast Black & White Bilingual Board Book for Babies
978-1-958803-81-3
Featuring high-contrast art and bilingual words to help expand your baby’s Spanish vocabulary, this accordion-style board book is specially designed to aid your baby’s visual development during tummy time!
$14.95 US
Dec 10, 2024
6-1/4 x 6-1/4
Board Book
14 Pages
Blue Star Press
Age 0-2 years