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Welcome to the Sonrisas Bookstore

Choose from these authentic children's Spanish literature titles.

  • Books are in alphabetical order.
  • All text in the books are in Spanish unless otherwise noted.
  • Correlations to the Sonrisas lessons are at the end of each description.
  • Book dimensions are in parenthesis.
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  • A comer
    by Pat Mora
    Hardcover

    This bilingual book will charm readers with its close-knit family and fun illustrations. As a family sits down for a meal, they realize how grateful they are for their many blessings. Accompanies Lesson 12 of Level I, Mi familia. (9 x 9)

     $ 12.99

       
  • A mi manera
    by Lynn Reiser
    Hardcover

    The fun characters, Margaret and Margarita, are back in this purposeful book that portrays confidence and making good choices for young children. Accompanies Lesson 17 in Level II. (9 x 8)

     $ 16.99

       
  • Abuelita fue al mercado
    by Stella Blackstone
    PaperBack

    In this fun, rhyming tale Abuelita buys a magic carpet at the market and flies around the world. The vivid, kinetic illustrations take readers from Turkey to Peru with stops in Thailand, Mexico, China, Switzerland, Africa, Russia, Australia, and Japan. This book is wonderful for teaching geography, cardinal directions, prepositions, counting, and the verb ir. Accompanies Lesson 13 of Sonrisas Level II. (10 x 9.5)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Albertina anda arriba
    by Nancy Maria Grande Tabor
    PaperBack

    The cast of animal characters in this alphabet book help teach your students the Spanish alphabet with fun pictures that provide lots of opportunity to practice the identification and sounds of the Spanish letters. Can be used throughout Sonrisas Level I or Sonrisas Level II. (8 x 10)

     $ 7.95

       
  • Algunas veces
    by Keith Baker
    PaperBack

    This bilingual book relates to the theme of, "I like who I am, I like what I do, how about you?" The simple words, familiar themes, and familiar situations portrayed in this book makes it ideal for Spanish learners. Accompanies Lesson 15 of Sonrisas Level II (6 x 8.5)

     $ 3.95

       
  • Arriba, abajo y alrededor
    by Katherine Ayres
    PaperBack

    The illustrations in this book are full of movement, fun, and joy as children and their dad plant a garden and watch it spring to life. Along with the repetitive text, this book is very effective for young Spanish learners. We use it to teach the opposites arriba y abajo in Lesson 19 of Sonrisas Level I. (8.5 x 10.5)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Así me siento yo
    by Janan Cain
    Hardcover

    This marvelous book uses colors, fun illustrations, and rhyming text to describe different feelings and emotions including chistoso, assustado, resentida, feliz, triste, enojado, agradecido, frustrado, tímida, aburrido, emocionado, celoso, and orgulloso. Accompanies Lesson 2 in Level I. (8.5 x 10)

     $ 16.95

       
  • Buenas noches luna
    by Margaret Wise Brown
    Hardcover

    Since 1947, this book has been a favorite children's story with universal appeal. Readers feel the peace and serenity as a young rabbit goes to bed and says goodnight to all the things in his room. The colorful illustrations are timeless and completely convey the meaning of the Spanish text. Accompanies Lesson 13 of Sonrisas Level I and Lesson 23 of Sonrisas Level II. (10.25 x 8.75)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Celebra el Cinco de Mayo con un jarabe tapatío
    by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy
    PaperBack

    From celebrated author Alma Flor Ada, the strength of this book is in its two-part presentation. In the first part we follow a fictional elementary class as they sing and dance the Mexican hat dance for their Cinco de Mayo celebration. In the second part, real-life photographs and informative text answer the question, "¿Qué es el Cinco de Mayo?" The combination of the two parts makes learning about Cinco de Mayo fun and relevant for children. Accompanies Lesson 33 of Sonrisas Level I and Lesson 5 of Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (8 x 10)

     $ 11.95

       
  • Celebra el día de acción de gracias
    by Alma For Ada
    PaperBack

    From celebrated author Alma Flor Ada, the strength of this book is in its two-part presentation. The first part tells the story of how a family's Thanksgiving celebration is almost ruined by a snowstorm—the twist at the end conveys the true spirit of friendship and generosity. In the second part, real-life photographs and informative text provide historical context to the question, "¿Qué es el Día de Acción de Gracias?" Accompanies Lesson 30 of Sonrisas Level I. (8 x 10)

     $ 11.95

       
  • Celebra el Halloween y el Día de Muertos con Cristina y su conejito azul
    by Alma Flor Ada
    PaperBack

    From celebrated author Alma Flor Ada, the strength of this book is in its two-part presentation. In the first part a boy and his friends get ready for Halloween and discover some of the differences between Halloween and el Día de Muertos. In the second part, real-life photographs and informative text provide a detailed comparison of the two holidays. Accompanies Lesson 29 of Sonrisas Level I and Lesson 3 of Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (8 x 10)

     $ 11.95

       
  • Celebra la Navidad y el Día de los Reyes Magos con Pablo y Carlitos
    by Alma Flor Ada
    PaperBack

    From celebrated author Alma Flor Ada, the strength of this book is in its two-part presentation. The first part tells the story of a little boy Carlitos as he awaits Three Kings Day, and it gives readers an accurate portrayal of how that holiday is celebrated. In the second part, real-life photographs and informative text answer the question, "¿ Qué son la Navidad y el Día de Reyes?" Accompanies Lesson 30 in Sonrisas Level I. (8 x 10)

     $ 11.95

       
  • Cerdo y cerdito
    by David McPhail
    PaperBack

    In this bilingual book, Big Pig likes little things, and Little Pig likes big things, but they are still great friends. The simple words, fun rhymes and rhythms, and familiar situations in this book make it very accessible for Spanish learners. We use it to teach the phrase, "Yo también" in Lesson 33 of Sonrisas Level II. (6 x 8.5)

     $ 3.99

       
  • Cha cha cha en la selva
    by Debbie Harter
    PaperBack

    This fun tale is full of movement, song, and dance in the Indian jungle. Read fun words such as: ¡Mécete!, ¡Deslízate!, y ¡Retumba! The illustrations are colorful and chock-full of jungle animals. Can be used to teach jungle animals, Spanish commands, and colors. We use it in Lesson 16 of Sonrisas Level II to teach the prepositional phrases por aquí y por allá. (10 x 9.5)

     $ 9.99

       
  • Chumba la cachumba
    by Carlos Cotte
    PaperBack

    This is a version of the traditional Latin American poem Los esqueletos—Cuando el reloj marca la una, los esqueletos salen de la tumba. ¡Chumba la cachumba la cachumbambá! As the hours on the clock increase, the skeletons perform different actions such as singing, launching a rocket, and playing brass instruments. This book is a wonderful addition to any Spanish lesson on Halloween, or it can be used to teach how to say the twelve hours in Spanish. Accompanies Lesson 9 in Sonrisas Level II. (8.5 x 6)

     $ 8.99

       
  • Chato's Kitchen
    by Gary Soto
    PaperBack

    This book is too much fun! Chato, the low-riding cat from East L.A., invites his new neighbors, the mouse family, over for dinner with not-so-good intentions. He and his friend, Novio Boy, spend all day preparing traditional Mexican food in Chato's kitchen. Little do they know the surprise that awaits them when the mouse family arrives. This version of the book is in English, interspersed with Spanish words and phrases. It is a great source for teaching about Mexican food and Mexican American culture. Accompanies Lesson 18 of Sonrisas Level II. (8 x 10)

     $ 7.99

       
  • ¿Cómo crecen las plantas?
    by Julie K. Lundgren
    PaperBack

    Connecting students to science, this non-fiction book teaches Spanish learners the names of the parts of plants, the function of the different parts, and how plants use the sun's light. Accompanies Lesson 21 of Sonrisas Level II. (8 x 8)

     $ 7.95

       
  • ¿Cómo te quiero yo?
    by Marion Dane Bauer
    Boardbook

    The question in the title of this book is answered by many beautiful examples. The fun illustrations provide comprehensible input for young readers as they learn the important phrase, Te quiero. Accompanies Lesson 33 in Level I. (7 x 8.5)

     $ 8.99

       
  • Contemos los continentes
    by Ellen K. Mitten
    PaperBack

    This book is part of Rourke's Pequeño mundo: Geografía series. In this book, students learn about the location and climates of the continents as well as basic map-reading skills. Accompanies Lesson 28 of Sonrisas Level II. (8 x 8)

     $ 8.95

       
  • David va al colegio
    by David Shannon
    PaperBack

    Children love this story, and your "challenging" students will really appreciate it. David can't seem to stay out of trouble at school as he does one thing after the other that he is not supposed to do. This book is great for teaching vocabulary related to school and Spanish commands—especially as they relate to school rules. Accompanies Lesson 2 of Sonrisas Level II. THIS BOOK IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN SPANISH. WE HAVE THE ENGLISH VERSION AND CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPANISH. (8.25 x 11)

     $ 9.99

       
  • De la cabeza a los pies
    by Eric Carle
    PaperBack

    To read an in-depth review of this book Click here. Eric Carle's paint and collage illustrations never fail to capture children's imaginations. This kinetically engaging story repeatedly asks the question, "¿Puedes hacerlo tú también?" with the answer ¡Claro que sí! on every page. We use this book in Lesson 10 of Sonrisas Level II to teach the phrase Yo soy. It is also effective for teaching body parts, the phrase Claro que sí, and fun action words such as giro, saludo, arqueo, y muevo. (9 x 12)

     $ 6.99

       
  • De paseo por la selva
    by Debbie Harter
    PaperBack

    Accompany this intrepid explorer as she dicovers different animals and landscapes of the world, and returns home, safe and sound. The vibrant illustrations guide you through all the action in this book—with roaring lions, splashing whales, howling wolves, and more! You could use this book to teach the adverbs cuando and mientras. It would also be a great book to introduce the imperfect tense with vocabulary such as parecía, venía, flotaba, subía, nadaba, iba, y patinaba. Accompanies Lesson 19 of Sonrisas Level II. THIS BOOKS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN SPANISH. WE HAVE THE ENGLISH VERSION AND CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPANISH. (10 x 9.5)

     $ 7.99

       
  • ¿Dónde está Spot?
    by Eric Hill
    PaperBack

    Kids love this book about Momma dog looking for her puppy, Spot. Readers get to check under the pop-up flaps in the book to see if Spot is there, and there is a fun surprise at the end of the book. Great for teaching prepositions, animals, and the question "¿Dónde está Spot?". Accompanies Lesson 14 of Sonrisas Level I. (7.75 x 7.75)

     $ 6.99

       
  • El cuento de Ferdinando
    by Munro Leaf
    PaperBack

    Set in Spain, this book tells the tale of Ferdinand, a young bull who would rather sit quietly in his field and smell the flowers than fight in the stadium in Madrid. Full of beautiful and detailed black and white drawings, this book gives children a great feel for the Spanish countryside and the costumes and ritual surrounding bullfights. Accompanies Lesson 6 of the Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (7 x 9)

     $ 7.99

       
  • El gallo de bodas
    by Lucía M. González
    PaperBack

    This bilingual book tells the traditional Cuban folktale of the bossy rooster. Full of colorful characters like pink flamingos, toucans, and parakeets the tale instantly transports kids to Little Havana, the heart of Miami's Cuban community. Act out the story as a play with your class or use it to teach about Cuban culture and folklore. Accompanies Lesson 7 of the Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (8 x 11)

     $ 6.99

       
  • El papalote
    by Alma Flor Ada
    PaperBack

    Another beautiful book from Alma Flor Ada with fun, engaging illustrations for children. Follow the flow of the good luck/bad luck as a group of children and their mom make a kite and attempt to fly it. We use this book to teach the opposites of bueno y malo in Lesson 17 of Sonrisas Level I. (8 x 10)

     $ 9.95

       
  • Escribir los números
    by Arnhilda Badía
    PaperBack

    Students learn to count up to ten with photographic examples of food, toys, and clothing for them to count. The text can be read or sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell. Accompanies Lesson 4 of Level I. (9 x 7)

     $ 5.95

       
  • Esta casa está hecha de lodo
    by Ken Buchanan
    PaperBack

    Azure skies, fluffy white clouds, colorful cactus blossoms, a valley fenced in by jagged mountains, furry mice, and delicate ladybugs: The sun-washed beauty of life in the Sonoran Desert is captured in this gentle story that reads like a poem. Soft watercolors and simple words describe a family, whose lives are interwoven with the environment, and the home they fashion from the earth. Use this book to reinforce lessons about la casa or the desert. Accompanies Lesson 20 of Sonrisas Level II. (9 x 8)

     $ 7.95

       
  • Esta es mi casa
    by Bobbie Kalman
    PaperBack

    Real life photographs take the reader through different kinds of homes and the rooms inside and asks readers about the activities that they might do in each room. Accompanies Lesson 20 of Level I. (8 x 8)

     $ 5.95

       
  • !Feliz cumpleaños, Caperucita Roja!
    by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy
    PaperBack

    Full of lots of content, this book takes students through the planning of a birthday party, from making invitations to shopping to baking to throwing the party. Students will love the big and fun illustrations. Accompanies Lesson 18 of Sonrisas Level II. (10 x 12)

     $ 16.95

       
  • Froggy se viste
    by Jonathon London
    Hardcover

    If you do not have this book, get it now! Froggy wakes up from his winter hibernation and wants to play in the snow. When Froggy finally gets all dressed for the snow, his mother reminds him that he has forgotten one very important article of clothing—his underwear! Kids love the punch line and will never forget the words ropa interior. A great book for teaching clothing. Accompanies Lesson 11 of Sonrisas Level I. (10.25 x 8.5)

     $ 16.99

       
  • Harry, el perrito sucio
    by Gene Zion
    PaperBack

    A classic story, first published in 1956, Harry, el perrito sucio tells the story of Harry, a white dog with black spots, who runs away from home and has some fun getting dirty until he is a black dog with white spots. Upon returning home, Harry has a hard time convincing his family that he is Harry until he tricks them into giving him a bath, and they discover his true identity. Use this book to teach the opposites clean and dirty as in Lesson 18 of Sonrisas Level I. In Lesson 24 of Sonrisas Level II, we have adapted this book into a fun play for Spanish students. (10 x 8.75)

     $ 6.99

       
  • La casa adormecida
    by Audrey and Don Wood
    PaperBack

    This book has delighted young readers for three decades with it's vivid illustrations and delightful tale of a house full of a napping family and pets on a rainy day. We use it to teach adjective-noun agreement in Lesson 14 of Sonrisas Level II. (9 x 10)

     $ 6.99

       
  • La familia ocupada de Oso
    by Stella Blackstone
    PaperBack

    See the different roles the members of Oso's family take as they prepare for a birthday party for the baby. Stella Blackstone's stories and Debbie Harter's illustrations are always a sure bet to engage children. This is a great book for teaching family as we do in Lesson 12 of Sonrisas Level I and Lesson 11 of Sonrisas Level II. (10 x 9.5)

     $ 6.99

       
  • La oruga muy hambrienta
    by Eric Carle
    Boardbook

    Eric Carle's classic tale of counting, food, days of the week, and metamorphasis. Carle's unique paint and collage illustrations always capture childrens' imagination. We use this book to teach days of the week in Lesson 6 of Sonrisas Level I and then again in Lesson 23 to teach tengo hambre. (7 x 5)

     $ 10.99

       
  • La sorpresa de Mamá Coneja
    by Alma Flor Ada
    PaperBack

    Mamá Coneja's eight little bunnies decide to help her with her Easter egg decorations by collecting different-colored eggs from different birds. This delightful Easter tale can be used to teach colors, birds, as well as Easter. Accompanies Lesson 34 of Sonrisas Level I. (8 x 10)

     $ 9.95

       
  • La vaca que decía oink
    by Bernard Most
    PaperBack

    To read an in-depth review of this book Click here. You will not find a better book for comparing and contrasting Spanish and English animal sounds. This book tells the tale of a cow who is shunned by the other farm animals because she only knows how to say oink. When she meets up with a pig that says moo, they help each other out and learn a valuable lesson in the process. Use this book to teach farm animals, animal sounds, and the verb decir. Accompanies Lesson 6 of Sonrisas Level II and Lesson 8 of Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (10 x 8)

     $ 7.99

       
  • Las estaciones
    by Amy White
    PaperBack

    With beautiful, engaging photographs this book is a very useful tool for teaching the seasons or weather. The simple text lends itself to many teaching opportunities. Accompanies Lesson 8 of Sonrisas Level I. (7 x 9)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Las figuras geométricas
    by Arnhilda Badía
    PaperBack

    Shapes presented as different members of a family, along with practical photographic examples, help students learn shapes and identify them in a real-world setting. Accompanies Lesson 5 of Sonrisas Level I. (8 x 6.5)

     $ 5.95

       
  • Los cinco patitos
    by Pamela Paparone
    PaperBack

    In this charming, traditional rhyme a mother duck has to set out to find her ducklings after they go for a walk and disappear one by one. The cuacs that count down from five and the numbers vocabulary in the book make it very effective for numbers and counting in Spanish. Accompanies Lesson 8 in Sonrisas Level II where we use it to teach simple addition and subtraction. (9.25 x 8.5)

     $ 7.95

       
  • Margarita y Margaret
    by Lynn Reiser
    PaperBack

    To read an in-depth review of this book Click here. A fun and lively bilingual book about friendship and the value of being bilingual. Two girls learn each other's language and end up friends after meeting and playing in the park. This is a great book for introducing children to Spanish. You can use it to teach many simple introductory Spanish phrases such as hola y adiós, me llamo, mucho gusto, me gusta, and amigas. Accompanies Lesson 1 of Sonrisas I. (9 x 8.5)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Max va a la escuela
    by Adria F. Klein
    PaperBack

    Max loves school. He reads, writes, and plays. But that is not all that Max does in school. Children will love hearing about all the fun activities Max loves to do at school. The illustrations in this book clearly convey the meaning of the Spanish text. Accompanies Lesson 6 of Sonrisas Level II. (5.5 x 8)

     $ 3.95

       
  • Me gusta cuando
    by Mary Murphy
    Boardbook

    Bold colors and simple dialogue make this an easily comprehensible and fun book for learning the phrase me gusta. Accompanies Lesson 15 of Sonrisas Level I (6 x 5)

     $ 6.95

       
  • Me gusta ir a la escuela
    by Arnhilda Badía
    PaperBack

    The fun repetitive text in this book makes it ideal for Spanish learners. They can even sing along to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell. This book is very useful for teaching the phrase Me gusta and using Me gusta with infinitives. Accompanies Lesson 34 of Sonrisas Level II (9 x 6.5)

     $ 4.95

       
  • Mexico
    by Elaine Landau
    PaperBack

    This book (in English) is full of valuable information for kids about the history, geography, and culture of our neighbor Mexico. The table of contents includes: Let's Go to Mexico, A Neighbor Nation, From the Past to the Present, Art at the Heart of Mexcio, Fiestas and Food, and Life in Mexico. Accompanies Lesson 2 of the Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (7 x 8.5)

     $ 6.95

       
  • ¡Mira quién toca calipso!
    by Tony Langham
    PaperBack

    Butterflies playing accordions, lightning bugs playing trumpets, and grasshoppers playing the marimba are just some of the characters you will find in this fun counting book. Debbie Harter's illustrations are always colorful and engaging. Use this book to teach numbers, counting, insects, and instruments. Includes an informative glossary section with information about all of the instruments and insects in the book. Can accompany Lesson 4 of Sonrisas Level I or Lesson 8 of Sonrisas Level II. THIS BOOKS IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN SPANISH. WE HAVE THE ENGLISH VERSION AND CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPANISH. (10 x 9.5)

     $ 9.99

       
  • Mis cinco sentidos
    by Aliki
    PaperBack

    Veo, oigo, huelo, saboreo, y toco. The simple text and age-appropriate illustrations make this book very effective for teaching the five senses. Accompanies Lesson 17 of Sonrisas Level II. (10 x 8)

     $ 5.99

       
  • Necesidades básicas
    by Arnhilda Badía
    PaperBack

    This informative non-fiction book connects to math and science. It teaches Spanish learners about what animals need to survive. Students can even sing along to the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Accompanies Lesson 16 of Sonrisas Level II. (8.5 x 6.5)

     $ 5.95

       
  • Norte, sur, este y oeste
    by Meg Greve
    PaperBack

    This book is part of Rourke's Pequeño mundo: Geografía series. In this book, students learn about the cardinal directions and map-reading skills. Accompanies Lesson 26 of Sonrisas Level II. (8 x 8)

     $ 8.95

       
  • Nos vamos a México
    by Laurie Krebbs
    PaperBack

    To read an in-depth review of this book Click here. Christopher Corr's vibrant, colorful pictures draw children into this adventure from the beaches to the pyramides to the plazas of Mexico. The illustrations are really what drew us to this book. They give you a starting point for lots of fun discussion about Mexico. Accompanies Lesson 27 on El Dieciséis de Septiembre of Sonrisas Level I. (10 x 9.5)

     $ 7.99

       
  • Oso bajo el sol
    by Stella Blackstone
    PaperBack

    Kids love Oso! Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter team up to create this lovable character. The clear and focused text along with the colorful, captivating illustrations make teaching the themes in these books easy! Use this book to teach weather as we do in Lesson 9 of Sonrisas Level I. (10 x 9.5)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Oso en bicicleta
    by Stella Blackstone
    PaperBack

    Kids love Oso! Stella Blackstone and Debbie Harter team up to create this lovable character. The clear and focused text along with the colorful, captivating illustrations make teaching the themes in these books easy! Use this book to teach different modes of transportation as we do in Lesson 3 of Sonrisas Level II. (10 x 9.5)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?
    by Eric Carle
    Hardcover

    A long-time classic book for children with Eric Carle's unique painting and collage illustrations. This simple yet wonderful tale can be used to teach colors or animals—we also use it to teach Yo veo and the difference between tú y usted in Lesson 24 of Sonrisas Level I and Lesson 5 of Level II respectively. (8.25 x 10.25)

     $ 17.95

       
  • Oye el desierto
    by Pat Mora
    PaperBack

    Children love seeing the pictures and hearing the sounds of desert animals as they read this rhythmic, lyrical chant. Bright and decorative geometrical drawings and predictable, repetitive text draw them into the atmosphere of the desert. This book is bilingual. We use it to teach Escucha in Lesson 22 of Sonrisas Level I. (9 x 8)

     $ 6.95

       
  • Pero yo lo quiero
    by Holly Karapetkova
    PaperBack

    Little worm learns a good lesson about the difference between luxuries and necessities in this fun book that helps to teach the phrase Yo quiero. Accompanies Lesson 26 of Level I. (7 x 7)

     $ 28.50

       
  • Perro grande, perro pequeño
    by P.D. Eastman
    PaperBack

    This classic story from 1973 follows Big Dog and Little Dog through their exciting, happy lives until they have a slight problem with the size of their beds at a hotel. A little bird friend helps them resolve their problem easily. Great for teaching opposites, colors, and buenas noches. This book is bilingual. Accompanies Lesson 16 of Sonrisas Level I. (8 x 8)

     $ 3.99

       
  • Pintura de ratón
    by Ellen Stoll Walsh
    Boardbook

    To read an in-depth review of this book Click here. A delightful book for young readers that tells the tale of three playful mice that find three jars of paint and discover what happens when you mix yellow, blue, and red paint together. An obvious choice for a lesson on colors. Can be used with Lesson 3 of Sonrisas Level I. (4.75 x 4.25)

     $ 4.99

       
  • Plantas que alimentan
    by Marcia S. Freeman
    PaperBack

    Connecting students to science, this book teaches Spanish learners the different parts of plants that we can eat. Accompanies Lesson 22 of Sonrisas Level II. (7.5 x 6)

     $ 4.50

       
  • ¿Qué se puede hacer con el agua?
    by Marcia S. Freeman
    PaperBack

    With real-life photographs, this book connects Spanish learners to science and teachers them about all of the different things that we can do with water. Accompanies Lesson 23 of Sonrisas Level II. (7.5 x 6)

     $ 4.50

       
  • Quienquiera que seas
    by Mem Fox
    PaperBack

    In this beautifully illustrated book, author Mem Fox interlaces her travels around our world, crossing cultures and generations, and celebrating the bonds that unify us all. A beautiful tale that we use as in the final lesson of the thematic unit, "Celebrating Diversity", in Sonrisas Level II. (10 x 10)

     $ 7.00

       
  • Salí de paseo
    by Sue Williams
    Paperback

    Salí de paseo. ¿Qué fue lo que viste? Esto es lo que vi. Vi a un gato negro mirándome a mí. A young boy goes for a walk, and on each page he discovers a new animal of a different color. This book is simply beautiful with soft watercolor illustrations and repetitive text. Use it to teach colors, animals, past tense of ir, or past tense of ver. Accompanies Lesson 3 of Sonrisas Level I. (10.5 x 10)

     $ 7.00

       
  • ¡Salta, ranita, salta!
    by Robert Kalan
    Paperback

    With bold, colorful illustrations by Byron Barton, this book will not fail to delight children. See if frog can escape the basket put over him by the kids who picked up the net that wrapped around the turtle, that slid into the pond and ate the snake, that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish, that swam after the frog that was under the fly that climbed out of the water. The fun, repetetive text makes this an engaging tale. Accompanies Lesson 21 of Sonrisas Level I. (9.5 x 8)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Se venden gorras
    by Esphyr Slobodkina
    Paperback

    This is the classic story of a traveling salesman, some monkeys, and their mischief. First published in the 1940's, this book has withstood the test of time as a humorous and captivating tale for children. With a Spanish translation by Teresa Mlawer, you can use this book to teach many different Spanish themes to children including: se venden, colores, la siesta, derecha/izquierda, plural commands, and as we do in Lesson 7 of Sonrisas Level II, the adverbs primero, luego, y por último. (8 x 10)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Spot va a la escuela
    by Eric Hill
    Paperback

    Spot is back, and this time he is going to school! Follow Spot through his school day, and on each page there is a pop-up surprise. This book can be used to introduce simple school day themes. We use it in Lesson 1 of Sonrisas Level II to teach ¿Cómo se llama él/ella? (8 x 8)

     $ 7.99

       
  • Tengo sentimientos
    by Bobbie Kalman
    PaperBack

    Simple text and real life photographs of children expressing different emotions help students learn vocabulary and phrases associated with feelings. Accompanies Lesson 2 of Level I. (8 x 8)

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  • The Night of Las Posadas
    by Tomie dePaola
    Paperback

    This wonderful story, with Tomie dePaola's glorious paintings, captures the spirit and beauty of this southwestern Christmas tradition. Christmas Eve in Santa Fe is celebrated by the traditional procession Las Posadas. Sister Angie arranges for the people of a nearby mountain village to re-enact Mary and Joseph's search for shelter the night baby Jesus was born. The whole village has been practicing for weeks. Everything is going to be perfect. But when Sister Angie becomes sick and the couple who are playing Mary and Joseph get stuck in a snowstorm, only a miracle will save Las posadas. Accompanies Lesson 32 of Sonrisas Level I and Lesson 4 of Sonrisas Cultural Curriculum. (8.5 x 11)

     $ 6.99

       
  • Un recorrido por las estaciones
    by Stella Blackstone
    Paperback

    To read an in-depth review of this book Click here. If you are teaching the months or the seasons, this is the book for you! The text takes you through each month and the corresponding seasons. The pictures are chock-full of images that reflect each month with the vocabulary for the images at the bottom of each page so students can search for them. At the back of the book, all in Spanish, you will find information on the history of the names of months, why the seasons change, the history of calendars, and comparisons of the names of the days of the week in six different languages. Accompanies Lesson 7 of Sonrisas Level I and Lesson 4 of Sonrisas Level II. (10 x 9.5)

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