The summer solstice may not have arrived yet, but the heat, the thunderstorms, and (in Florida) the swarming bugs have. Memorial Day cookouts are just the beginning: hopefully you’re all geared up for a few months of pool or beach trips and plenty of helado.
One of my favorite things about summer is having extra time for reading. Cuando yo era niña, I used to drive my parents and grandparents crazy with endless trips to the library and bookstore. I read 3 to 5 books per day, and I just wish some of them had been bilingual or Spanish books! Here are some great ways to get your hijos on the same track – towards a lifelong love of libros. Enjoy reading most of these titles to your littlest ones, or send older children off to the hammock with the last two on the list. There’s nothing better than sharing the joys of the year’s brightest season en dos idiomas.
Visit La Tiendita to order any or all of these summer-themed books.
Libros Para Niños Pequeños:
La lagartija y el sol/The Lizard and the Sun by Alma Flor Ada
¡Cuántas bolas de helado! by Bill Barone
Sol a Sol: Original and Selected Bilingual Poems by Lori Marie Carlson
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy
Clifford y el verano caluroso by Norman Bridwell
Las vacaciones de Arturo by Marc Brown
De viaje (Pequeños Gigantes) by Alan Rogers
Libros Para Niños Más Grandes:
Ruiz Street Kids/Los muchachos de la calle Ruiz Diane Gonzalez Bertrand and Gabriel Baeza Ventura
Tina Springs Into Summer/Tina se lanza al verano by Teresa Bevin