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Spanish Language Picture Books

These are some of our favorites from the new Spanish Language Art of the Picture Book collection at Pinney Library. You can browse all the titles in this collection here.

Cover of Milo imagina el mundo
de la Peña
Christian Robinson

While Milo and his sister travel to a detention center to visit their incarcerated mother, he observes strangers on the subway and draws what he imagines their lives to be.

Cover of Tiempo de jugar

Juana, a carefree and happy girl, finds a watch. And through the watch she meets Time. Her new friend will take her on a roller coaster of activities at a wild speed. There is no time to lose!, Time says. Juana will have to change some things to regain her joy and, most importantly, her time.

Cover of ¿Qué serás?
Saied Méndez
Kate Alizadeh

What will you be when you grow up? A young girl dreams about all the endless possibilities, sparking a sense of wonder, curiosity, and growth. With her abuela's loving guidance, she learns her potential is limitless.

Cover of Imagina
Juan Felipe
Lauren Castillo

When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet. His breathtaking poem "Imagine" and Lauren Castillo's evocative illustrations will speak to every reader and dreamer searching for this place in life.

Cover of Lucero

A nurturing voice reassures the lonely and afraid in difficult times.

Cover of Un pregón de frutas
Sara Palacios

While visiting her abuelo in Cuba, a young girl helps him sell frutas, singing the name of each fruit as they walk, and after she returns to the United States, they exchange letters made of abrazos--hugs. Includes historical and cultural notes.

Cover of Si quisqueya fuera un colo
Brianna McCarthy

Illustrations and easy-to-read Spanish text portray the Dominican Republic in all of its hues, from the cinnamon in cocoa to the blue black seen only in dreams.

Cover of Evelyn Del Rey se muda
Sonia Sánchez

Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela's best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi, and cat. But not after today--not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until it's time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special. The tenderness of Meg Medina's beautifully written story about friendship and change is balanced by Sonia Sánchez's colorful and vibrant depictions of the girls' urban neighborhood.

Cover of La casa de algún día
Bianca Diaz

A little boy promises his beloved friend, an elderly lady, that one day he will fix up her old house--and his words inspire the other people in the neighborhood to pitch in and get it done.

Cover of El paseo

Told through pictures with no words, a man and his dog have a lovely surprise on their walk.