I spy Youth Spanish Books

I spy some of these Youth Spanish Books!

A story that vividly examines the occasionally-turbulent friendships of young girls. My Best Friend, Sometimes is an empathic and honest portrait of the delight in these relationships, but also the confusion, jealousy and vulnerability that can result.

“Stephanie and I like each other. And we don’t like each other. Both.”

It all begins on the day Stephanie proposes, “If you give me a cookie, I’ll be your best friend.” From then on, the two girls are inseparable, but not always at peace. They love to giggle, whisper, observe their classmates, and share their most outlandish, secret dreams. But sometimes they are at odds. Some days one doesn’t feel like sharing. Taking turns isn’t always easy. If they can’t agree on a game to play, who decides? One day it seems like Stephanie is mad for no reason at all. The ups and downs of friendship can be steep, and often unpredictable. My Best Friend, Sometimes navigates the path of two girls moving towards, away from, and back to each other again.

Mejores amigas (casi siempre) es un álbum ilustrado dirigido a niños y niñas a partir de los 4 años de edad. En él descubrirán la amistad sincera y se toparán con sentimientos complejos que nacen entre ambas protagonistas, como los celos; o la dificultad, a veces, para compartir.

Azul y Ali son mas que amigas, son Best Friends Forever, y como tal lo comparten todo, hasta las celebraciones de cumpleaños.

Aunque este año tal vez sus planes no salgan como quisieran, entre otras cosas, porque la mamá de Ali insiste en verlas como princesas, y no entiende que ellas son algo mucho mejor: son superheroínas (bueno, apenas están aprendiendo a serlo).

¿Es difícil ser superheroína? No mucho. Azul y Ali solo tienen que rescatar al es-laim mágico (antes deben entender quién es), viajar a la Isla de los Unicornios, descubrir y dominar todos sus poderes (incluido el hechizo de invisibilidad), y sobre todo, hacerle frente a la chica más mala de la escuela.

Ah, y  todo esto lo tienen que lograr antes del día de su cumpleaños.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Azul and Ali are more than friends, they are Best Friends Forever, and as such they share everything, even birthday celebrations.

Although it looks like this year their plans might not go as they wanted, among other things, because Ali’s mother insists on seeing them as princesses, and doesn’t understand that they are something much better: they are superheroines (well, they’re learning to be).

Is it difficult to be a superhero? Not so much. Azul and Ali just have to rescue the magical es-laim (first they must understand who, or what, it is), travel to the Island of Unicorns, discover and master all its powers (including the invisibility spell), and above all, face the baddest girl in school.

Oh, and they have to accomplish all of this before their birthday.

From the creator of the bestselling ‘I Want My Hat Back’ comes the story of a tiny fish who proudly wears a blue hat. It fits him perfectly. Problem is, trouble could be following close behind… So it’s a good thing that the enormous fish he took it from won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not as though he’ll ever know what happened, right? Visual humor swims to the fore in this thrillingly original, perfectly-paced cautionary tale.

Este pez pequeñito tiene un sombrero que no le pertenece. ¡Se lo robó a un pez grande! El sombrero es azul y muy bonito, le queda muy bien. Y además, el pez grande no vio cómo lo robaba. Y seguramente, aunque lo hubiera visto, no se imagina dónde se va a esconder. Nunca lo encontrará. ¿O sí?

Un precioso álbum ilustrado para todas las edades que defiende lo único de cada persona.

Triángulo vive en una casa de forma triangular, rodeada por montañas de forma triangular, y con una puerta de forma triangular.

Un día, Triángulo sale de su casa y se adentra en el mundo hecho de cuadrados. Su idea es gastarle una broma a su amigo Cuadrado. Pero las cosas no siempre salen como se espera.

O quizás sí.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen conspire again on a slyly funny tale about some very sneaky shapes.

Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks. . . . With this first tale in a new trilogy, partners in crime Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes. Visually stunning and full of wry humor, here is a perfectly paced treat that could come only from the minds of two of today’s most irreverent — and talented — picture book creators.

I spy Picture Books

Little Ghoul is nervous about her first day of school. Her mom assures her that it will be great: The teachers will be scary. The lunch will be revolting! And the other classmates will be spine-tingling and creepy.

But what if Little Ghoul’s greatest fears come true—and everyone is nice?

In this hilariously silly take on a monster’s first day, Little Ghoul learns that school can be fun for creatures of every kind.

Once upon a time in an ancient forest, there lived a little monkey.

And this little monkey would run, jump, climb trees, dive in the lake, and chase butterflies—all day long!

She would yawn and yawn as the sun set. The other animals would ask her, “Why are you so tired, little monkey? You should go to sleep.” 

But she would respond: “I’m not tired in the least. . . . So I don’t need to go to sleep.”

In the trees, she’d sway under the stars as her friends’ eyes shut all around her.

Does the day have to end? Will the little monkey give into her yawns and her heavy eyelids, or will she play all night?

I spy Picture Books

When Regina’s mother heads off to hunt, she tells her little dinosaur: stay in the nest and be mama’s good little carnivore. But just who is she calling little?! Regina is big! And she has all the tools to hunt herself: a fear-inducing predator stare, a terrifying roar, and an uncanny ability to camouflage. And so Regina sets off on her first real hunt, all alone. ROAR! Along the way, she meets some truly huge dinosaurs, and hilariously, and miserably, fails at catching anything. What if she has to live her life as an…. herbivore?!

There was a silly unicorn who wanted to fly.

I don’t know why, but she wanted to fly.

So she gave it a try…

So begins this humorous twist on the beloved rhyme “There Was an Old Lady”, following one little unicorn who wants to take flight. Will swallowing a bee help her fly? Or a butterfly? Or an owl?

All Mouse wants to do is eat gingersnaps, lie in the sun, and enjoy her ship in a bottle. All Cat wants to do is eat Mouse. This is a problem.

So one day, Mouse sets off in her ship in a bottle in search of a new home. But the great big world is a scary place for one small mouse. As she sails downriver, she faces grabby seagulls, selfish rabbits, and stormy waters before finally finding refuge in a park on the shores of an enormous city, where she is welcomed by friends of all shapes and sizes.

In a rib-tickling display of duplicity and diversion, a bunny tries to show he has what it takes to be included in this dog book.“How did the bunny get on the cover?”“I don’t know.” “There ARE bunny books, you know.”“I’m not a bunny. I’m a dog.”To get into this dog book, a bunny attempts to prove to some skeptical dogs that he’s one of them. Does he like to run and catch a ball? Of course. Can he use his puppy-dog eyes to get himself out of trouble? Absolutely. Does he smell dog doo-doos? Umm . . . can he get back to that one later? As the bunny answers a succession of questions that run the gamut of a dog’s essential qualities, he does his best to demonstrate his dog credentials. Of course, in the end, a bunny is a bunny, not a dog. The real question is, does it have to matter?

Each bustling day in our busy world, we can take a moment to appreciate the little things. From the simplest essentials like air and water to the wonderful warmth of family, friends, and neighbors, there is so much in life to be thankful for.

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Dive into these Picture books that I spy from a distance

When his sugary dreams don’t go according to plan, Oliver learns that the wide world around him might just be the sweetest thing of all.

Oliver finds the perfect lollipop on his birthday trip to the zoo, and it’s all he can think about! Forget riding the carousel–he might drop his precious treat. No point roaring at the lions with his brother or engaging with any of the animals. After all, who needs the peacocks’ beautiful feathers or the flamingoes’ brilliant hues when there’s a colorful swirly lollipop to admire?

But when one particular zoo animal threatens to ruin the fun, Oliver learns that there’s plenty more to see than the candy he’d been coveting. And sharing the day–and his sweets–with his brother might just be the most special treat of all.

Ramadan has come to an end, and Amira can’t wait to stay home from school to celebrate Eid. There’s just one hiccup: it’s also school picture day. How can Amira be in two places at once?

Just the thought of Eid makes Amira warm and tingly inside. From wearing new clothes to handing out goody bags at the mosque, Amira can’t wait for the festivities to begin. But when a flier on the fridge catches her eye, Amira’s stomach goes cold. Not only is it Eid, it’s also school picture day. If she’s not in her class picture, how will her classmates remember her? Won’t her teacher wonder where she is?

Though the day’s celebrations at the mosque are everything Amira was dreaming of, her absence at picture day weighs on her. A last-minute idea on the car ride home might just provide the solution to everything in this delightful story from acclaimed author Reem Faruqi, illustrated with vibrant color by Fahmida Azim.

A whimsical tale in which family lore inspires newfound daring, told by Argentina’s sleepiest ant

Juan Hormiga, the greatest storyteller of his entire anthill, loves to recount his fearless grandfather’s adventures. When Juan and his fellow ants gather around for storytime, he hypnotizes all with tales of his grandfather’s many exploits – including his escape from an eagle’s talons and the time he leapt from a tree with just a leaf for a parachute. When he’s through telling these tales, Juan loves to cozy up for a nice long nap. He’s such a serious napper that he takes up to ten siestas every day! Though well loved by his ant friends, Juan decides telling tales and sleeping aren’t quite enough for him – it’s time to set off on his own adventure. 

I spy Spanish Picture books

I spy Spanish Picture books today

ENGLISH SUMMARY

As a girl, Teresa Carreño loved letting her hands dance along the beautiful piano keys. If he felt sad, the music lifted his mind and, when he was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. He soon began writing his own songs and playing in great cathedrals.

Then, a revolution in Venezuela had his family flee to the United States. Teresa felt alone in this unknown place where very few of the people she knew spoke Spanish. And the worst thing is that there was also a war in his new home: The Civil War.

Even so, Teresa continued to play and soon became famous as the talented piano girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata. It was so famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted him to go to touch the White House! However, with the country divided by war, could Teresa’s music bring comfort to those who needed it most?

SPANISH SUMMARY

De niña, a Teresa Carreño le encantaba dejar que sus manos bailaran a lo largo de las hermosas teclas del piano. Si se sentía triste, la música le levantaba el ánimo y, cuando estaba feliz, el piano la ayudaba a compartir esa alegría. Pronto comenzó a escribir sus propias canciones y a tocar en grandes catedrales.

Entonces, una revolución en Venezuela hizo que su familia tuviera que huir a Estados Unidos. Teresa se sentía sola en este sitio desconocido en el que muy poca de la gente a quien conocía hablaba español. Y lo peor es que también había una guerra en su nuevo hogar: la Guerra Civil.

Aun así, Teresa siguió tocando y pronto adquirió fama de ser la talentosa niña del piano que podía tocar cualquier cosa, desde una canción folclórica hasta una sonata. Era tan famosa, de hecho, ¡que el presidente Abraham Lincoln quiso que fuera a tocar a la Casa Blanca! Sin embargo, con el país dividido por la guerra, ¿podría la música de Teresa traer consuelo a quienes más lo necesitaban?

ENGLISH SUMMARY

If that man can fly, I can too!

In a lively street in the charming city of Paris, a young woman named Aida looked up to the sky and was marveled at the sight of a airship. How much would you like to surf the sky that way! The inventor of the apparatus, Alberto, invited her to take a walk on his airship, but Aida did not want to travel as a passenger. She wanted to be the pilot.

Aida was just a teenager, and no woman or young man had flown before. But that didn’t stop her. All she needed were some classes and an opportunity.

With eloquent words and expressive illustrations, Margarita Engle and Sara Palacios tell us the inspiring story of Aida de Acosta, the first woman to fly in a motorized aircraft.

SPANISH SUMMARY

Si ese hombre puede volar, yo también puedo!

En una animada calle en la encantadora ciudad de París, una joven llamada Aída miró hacia el cielo y se quedó maravillada ante la vista de un dirigible. ¡Cuánto le gustaría surcar el cielo de esa manera! El inventor del aparato, Alberto, la invitó a dar un paseo en su dirigible, pero Aída no quería viajar como pasajera. Ella quería ser el piloto.

Aída era apenas una adolescente, y ninguna mujer o joven había volado antes. Pero eso no la detuvo. Todo lo que ella necesitaba eran algunas clases y una oportunidad.

Con elocuentes palabras y expresivas ilustraciones, Margarita Engle y Sara Palacios nos narran la inspiradora historia de Aída de Acosta, la primera mujer que voló en una aeronave motorizada.

ENGLISH SUMMARY

Today is a pet club day. There will be cats and dogs and fish, but elephants are not allowed. The pet club does not understand that pets can be of all sizes and shapes, just like friends. Now it’s time for a child and his elefantito show them what it means to be a true friend.

No elephants are allowed It has been sold worldwide and is celebrated as a perfect book on the subject of inclusion. Imaginative and lyrical, this sweet tale captures the magic of friendship and the joy of having a pet.

SPANISH SUMMARY

Hoy es día del club de las mascotas. Habrá gatos y perros y peces, pero no se permiten elefantes. El club de las mascotas no entiende que las mascotas pueden ser de todos los tamaños y las formas, al igual que los amigos. Ahora llegó el momento de que un niño y su elefantito les demuestre lo que significa ser un amigo de verdad.

No se permiten elefantes se ha vendido por todo el mundo y es celebrado como un libro perfecto sobre el tema de la inclusión. Imaginativo y lírico, este dulce cuento atrapa la magia de la amistad y la dicha de tener una mascota.

ENGLISH SUMMARY

What would happen if a little girl and her grandpa came across a witty monkey, a hilarious crocodile, a daring zebra, a fearless tiger and a strong hippo on the way home? Would they join them in jumping in a puddle, bouncing on a trampoline or tap dancing? This intergenerational, imaginative tale is perfect for active story time.

SPANISH SUMMARY

¿Qué pasaría si una tarde te encontraras con un mono, un cocodrilo, una cebra, un tigre y un hipótamo? ¿Te unirías a ellos para saltar en los charcos, subir a los árboles y bailar? ¡No podrás decir que no!

I spy some more Picture Books

Check these lovely Children Picture books out.

Which one will you pick up today?

One girl. One spark. Faint and fading in the dark.
Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Flicker . . . Glow. Tiny ember. Burning low.

Inspired by the global movement to empower girls through education, this lyrical story tells of one small girl who reads a book that lights a spark. She shares what she learns with her class, and the spark grows. The girl is then moved to write her own story, which she shares with girls around the globe, and it ignites a spark in them, lighting up the whole world. This heartwarming and moving narrative shows how books and education can inspire change and how one child can make a huge difference.

A touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes. It’s there when he gets dressed, when he wants to play with his toys, and even when his friends come over to visit. How can he escape his worries?

Having struggled with anxiety for as long as she can remember, Nadiya Hussain has written this heartfelt story to ensure that no child suffers in silence—no matter what shape their worry monster may take.

From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Coppélia–a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life.

Misty is so captivated by the tale and its heroine, Swanilda, she decides to audition for the role. But she’s never danced ballet before; in fact, this is the very first day of her very first dance class!

Though Misty is excited, she’s also nervous. But as she learns from her fellow bunheads, she makes wonderful friends who encourage her to do her very best. Misty’s nerves quickly fall away, and with a little teamwork, the bunheads put on a show to remember.

Featuring the stunning artwork of newcomer Setor Fiadzigbey, Bunheads is an inspiring tale for anyone looking for the courage to try something new.

In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.

I spy Picture Books

Check these colorful picture books out!!

When Sloth and Lemur come across a giant, mouth-watering cake, they can’t believe their luck. Sloth wonders if they should tell the others, but Lemur is pretty sure they shouldn’t. As Sloth lists each friend one by one, Lemur is ready with excuse after excuse as to why it’s better to keep the cake to themselves. In the end, that’s just what they do . . . but then the true owner of the cake comes along.

There is a boy who knows nothing at all – everyone tells him so.

One day he discovers a strange creature in his parents’ wardrobe and – surprise, surprise – he doesn’t know what it is. The funny thing is that his mum and dad can’t tell him either. Determined to identify his new friend, the boy who knows nothing sets out on a quest for information!

On opposite sides of a quiet street lived two friends. From morning to evening, they played. ‘‘You two are stuck together like glue!’’ their parents and teachers laughed. So it was a shock when, one day, they had to stop and go inside. Between them now was only space. Suddenly, outside was scary and felt very large. Their parents were full of whispers and frowns and the worry inside felt heavy. Where can you put friendship when friends are apart? Slowly, they learned. They found that, across the street and through windows, they could give each other a hug.  They discovered that a smile is a hug. A wave is a hug. And funny faces, a phone call, a song. They discovered that when you’re apart a friendship doesn’t leave.  With time and effort it will grow and grow, until it is big, bigger than all fears. 

I spy Spanish Picture Books

Today I spy — Spanish Picture books!

It is the future, so it is not unusual for a group of elementary students to go on a trip to the Moon. They leave the space station in their school ship and disembark to play and eat their lunch on the satellite. But while the others explore and have fun on the lunar surface, there is someone who stays away from the group, drawing with her crayon box, and who will fall asleep without realizing that the ship is leaving and nobody has noticed its absence! Luckily you will soon meet some lunar beings who have great interest in their colors. And that is not the only surprise that awaits the reader.

Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, readers are guided through a series of interactive challenges, each goofier than the next.

When Miguel and his parents move from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland, Miguel misses their home, his grandparents, and his pet frog, Coquí, but he soon realizes that New York City has more in common with back home than he originally thought.

Little Donkey loves to eat grass. And only grass. Nothing else. He has grass for breakfast, lunch and dinner. YUM. Will his mum ever persuade him to try some new food?

Carlitos lives in a happy home with his mother, his abuela, and Coco the cat. Life in his hometown is cozy as can be, but the call of the capital city pulls Carlitos across the bay in search of his father. Jolly piragüeros, mischievous cats, and costumed musicians color this tale of love, family, and the true meaning of home.

Zonia’s home is the Amazon rain forest, where it is always green and full of life. Every morning, the rain forest calls to Zonia, and every morning, she answers. She visits the sloth family, greets the giant anteater, and runs with the speedy jaguar. But one morning, the rain forest calls to her in a troubled voice. How will Zonia answer?

Youth Spanish Picture books

I saw these two cute Youth Spanish Picture books.
I just had to share them.

La brujita Wanda es tan tímida ¡que casi ni puede hablar! Pero cuando Flo, una nueva alumna, llega a su clase, descubre que para hacer amigos no es necesario utilizar palabras. Sin embargo, un terrible desastre en el concurso de magia del colegio pone en grave peligro a Flo. ¿Será capaz Wanda de pronunciar las palabras mágicas que salven a su amiga? Una divertida historia de brujas, escuelas para aprender pócimas mágicas y amistades a prueba de obstáculos.

Wanda the witch is so shy she can’t talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won’t come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda’s not the only one who worries about speaking. Then disaster strikes at the magic contest… will Wanda have the courage to shout out the magic words and save her new friend Flo from a dangerous dragon? This heart-warming adventure about finding confidence through friendship is filled with potions, spells and magical animals! Children will fall in love with brave Wanda the witch, especially those who have difficulties with speech, anxiety about talking, or lack confidence in front of others.

Erizo y Tortuga no pueden abrazarse, pero saben que se quieren, porque hay muchas maneras de demostrarlo ¡hasta que podamos abrazarnos!

Hedgehog and Turtle can’t hug each other, but they know they love each other, because there are so many ways to prove it
until we can hug!

Time for Picture Books

Check out these Picture Books…
Beautiful illustrations and wonderful stories..
Which one will you pick up to read?

A bear sits in his quiet, colorless home in a forgotten place. He feels invisible; no one comes to see him, and he spends his days alone.Then someone moves in next door. Madame Odette is sound and sunshine, and at first, the bear isn’t sure about this colorful new neighbor. But through an act of kindness, the bear and the Madame Odette meet, and as time goes by, they become friends. And in the end, they are both forever changed by the gifts they bring each other.

With clever, inventive art and universally relatable themes, A Little Space for Me by Jennifer Gray Olson is a heartwarming picture book about the importance of mindfulness, understanding, and finding a moment of peace within a big, busy world. Sometimes, when it’s too loud, too crowded, too messy, too smelly, or for no reason at all, you might just need a little bit of space to feel like yourself again.

A perfect story for worriers big and small. When Weasel is caught in a storm, he builds a fortress to hide in. But then he meets Mole, who loves to play in the wind and splash in the rain. Can Weasel learn to overcome his fears and find joy, whatever the weather?

Little Turtle loves the ocean with her whole heart. As the years pass, she repeats an incredible journey across the world to the beautiful coral reefs. But one day she finds that plastic has invaded her beloved ocean. Could Turtle’s journey be over forever?

Dog longs to visit the ocean, but it is MILES away. “Impossible!” he sighs. After using a new laundry soap called “Ocean Magic” a crab appears and needs help getting home. Will Dog take this chance to make his dream come true?