Since my Guest Author article HERE I have now become a BILINGUAL AUTHOR.
While reading to children at elementary schools, I found that the books available were for and about non-Hispanic children.
I decided to read my bilingual picture books to the children and the response was amazing. Hispanic children actually sat up and listened, and I saw excitement in their faces.
I now have a large number of bilingual picture books, and they are winning awards.
The books deal with bullying, acceptance, fears, change, proper eating, patience, disabilities, teasing, cleanliness, pets, grandparents, etc.
Here is a list:
Animal Stories/Cuentos de Animales
The Spoiled Chick/El Pollito Extraño – an award-winner)
The Smiling Burro/El Burro Sonriente
You Can’t Take the Dinosaur Home/No Puedes Llevarte el Dinosaurio a Casa – won four awards
The Ant Who Can’t/La Hormiga que no Puede – award pending
The Lost Tooth/El Diente Perdido
The Eagle with a Lazy Eye/El Águila con un Ojo Perezoso
The Rock Moved/La Piedra se Movió
Little Brother has the Hiccups/Hermanito Tiene el Hipo
The Hungry Owl/El Buho Hambriento – an award-winner
The Abandoned Dog/El Perro Abandonado
The Spoiled Chick/El Pollito Chiflado
The Lazy Dog/El Perro Perro Perezoso
The Clean Little Pig/El Cochinito Limpio – an award winner
Here’s one book as an example.
Title: The Clean Little Pig/El Cochinito Limpio (A bilingual book)
Genre: Children’s picture book (4-8 years of age)
English: A little pig named Jiggles does not like to get dirty and panics every time his parents try to get him to play in the mud with his siblings. He considers mud gross and full of germs. Can he overcome his phobia?
Spanish: Un cochinito llamado Jiggles no le gusta ensuciarse y le da pánico cada vez que sus padres tratan de convencerlo de jugar en el lodo con sus hermanitos. ¿Podrá superar su fobia?
This and all the others (plus those still in english only) are available at the following Online Book Stores: