Now available in a larger size trim to accommodate the English and Spanish text, this bilingual edition of P. D. Eastman’s beloved Beginner Book Are You My Mother? is perfect for Spanish speakers and English speakers to enjoy in two languages! Newly translated by Teresa Mlawer—one of the most respected figures in Hispanic publishing—this classic beginning reader about a baby bird in search of his mother is ideal for baby showers, Mother’s Day, and happy occasions of all kinds!
Anita’s mama loves to sing. She sings such beautiful, happy songs that something magical happens: Everyone who hears her music floats high above the ground. But then Mama stops singing. Can Anita find a way to bring back happy times and magical moments for her family?
Debut author Laura Lacámara’s lyrical, uplifting tale is paired with Yuyi Morales’s stunning art for a magical celebration of family, music, and happiness.
6. Lo que aprendo de mamá by Joyce Jeffries (Spanish)
Our mom is often one of our first teachers. Readers discover some of the fun things kids can learn from their moms, including how to count, tie shoes, and play baseball. These lessons are shown through a relatable fictional narrative and bright illustrations. The close relationship between the pictures and text aids in the development of strong reading comprehension skills. Readers can explore the accessible text on their own, or they can follow along as this charming story is read to them. Early learners will find it’s fun to learn from mom. She might even teach you silly dances.
7. Celebraciones ¡Feliz día de la madre! by Erin Day (Spanish)
Moms deserve a special day! Join a family for their special Mothers Day celebration in this book for beginner readers. Younger listeners will also enjoy the accessible text and bright illustrations that fill each spread from corner to corner. This book shares one family’s way of celebrating Mothers Day and encourages children to think of their own ways to spend a day with Mom.
8. Mi mamá es la mejor madre del mundo by Ana Zurita (Spanish)
This book talks about the a mother’s intuition, how she knows when you are hungry before we know it, how when we say ” I don’t want to” when we really mean “I would love too” and how she makes you laugh in the morning when she wakes you up.
9. ¿Tu mamá es una llama? by Deborah Guarino (Spanish)
A young llama asks his friends if their mamas are llamas and finds out, in rhyme, that their mothers are other types of animals.
10. ¿Quién es? Who’s that? by Maria Larsson Perfect (bilingual)
A little girl learns about her family while looking at a photo album with her mom and discovers that she has the same qualities as her relatives.
This book is written in Spanish and English and is intended to be read all the way through in one language. You’ll find Spanish in black and English in blue. The words are not always a direct word for word translation, but rather convey the same idea. I hope you enjoy the story in whichever language you choose.
11. Amo a mi mamá/ I love my Mom by Shelley Admont
This children’s book is part of a collection of short bedtime stories. This story may be ideal for reading to your kids at bedtime as it’s enjoyable for the whole family!
12. Quiero a mi mamá porque… By Laurel Porter-Gaylord(Spanish)
This book begins with a heartwarming scene between a human parent and child, but moves on to loving care in many animal families. “She listens when I talk,” says a mewing kitten. “She tucks me in,” says a joey kangaroo. Children will love reading about how baby animals spend time with their moms, celebrating Mother’s Day—or any occasion!—with this adorable gift from their little ones.
14.Tortillas para Mamá and Other Nursery Rhymes by Margot C. Griego (bilingual)
Young children will treasure this collection of Latin American nursery rhymes. Preserved through oral tradition, these rhymes have been passed on from generation to generation. They have been lovingly gathered and translated for this book and many are accompanied by instructions for finger play. Illuminated by the beautiful paintings of Barbara Cooney, they are now available for a whole new audience to enjoy.
14.Los vestidos de mamá by Monica Carretero (Spanish)
This books celebrates the love between daughter and mother. Each of mom’s dresses is unique and each is a mirror of her feelings. Here is a video preview:
15.¿El canguro tiene mamá? by Eric Carle(Spanish) (English version)
Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? answers curious kids who wonder whether lions, bears, and monkeys have mothers, too. Bright collage illustrations and simple text reinforce the theme that everyone has a mother, and every mother loves her child.
16 (Bonus) My Mother is a Superhero/Mi Mama es una superheriona
This is a book written by my friend CJ Charles.It tells the story of how Justine sees all the wonders her mom performs in her daily routine.
It makes it more meaningful reading it as a mom because it is a good reminder of how our children see us. You might just be making breakfast, but in her/his eyes you are a chef!
Did I missed any of your favorite ones? Let me know in the comment section.
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