25 Spanish Picture Books : The Best Books for Babies and Toddlers
In this post: Read more about 25 amazing Spanish picture books for babies and toddlers. From board books, to bilingual stories , these are the best Spanish books you need for your bilingual bookshelf. *Post contains affiliate links
One of the most common requests I get from parents is for tips and tricks on raising bilingual babies and toddlers. My easy answer is always – read to them! One of the best ways to provide meaningful language input for your bilingual toddlers and babies is by reading them engaging picture books in Spanish.
Books not only provide a wide variety of new Spanish vocabulary for your young children, but they also have engaging pictures to help your children connect language with images. This connection fuels language learning in babies and toddlers. Bilingual books are an invaluable resource and tool for parents raising bilingual children.
Bilingual Board Books
This is one of my favorite Spanish board books of all time. It has really sturdy pages, is engaging for young children, and has great repetition for Spanish learning.
This classic children’s story comes to life in this Spanish translation. I love that this book introduces counting and so many new Spanish vocabulary words for food.
This was one of our favorite books to read to the girls when they were babies and young toddlers. It is such an amazing way to build Spanish vocabulary with young children, and it has really fun pictures for them to look at. This would be a great gift for a Spanish baby book.
Follow along with your kiddos as you look everywhere for the green sheep. The repetition in this book is perfect for young learners, and kids have so much fun looking on each page for the oveja verde.
Even if your children aren’t learning their letters just yet, this Spanish alphabet book is so much fun to read! It’s a great way to start introducing letter sounds in Spanish while you read.
We love this Spanish board book with a fun Spanish song to sing with your kids. It is a great way to bring a fun Spanish song to your story time.
Who doesn’t love books that read themselves? I love having music books on hand because they help children engage independently. This Spanish board book plays awesome bilingual songs for your children to enjoy.
The perfect companion to the Buenas Noches board book, you can’t have one without the other! You will love the sweet illustrations and simple phrases in this book. It is also a perfect Spanish book for beginners to read to their babies and toddlers.
Spanish nursery rhymes books are wonderful to have on hand because they can incorporate music and movement into your story times. This is a classic that every child will love with fun flaps to lift.
We love this story about a sweet chameleon wanting to belong. The story is short and simple, but captivating enough to engage young bilingual kids. It is also a great way to introduce colors to your kids in Spanish!
A classic children’s story with a lovely Spanish translation, this is a must for any bilingual baby library! You can make this book so much fun with animal sounds as you read, and it’s awesome for learning animals in Spanish and colors.
This is my favorite Spanish alphabet book and such a great board book for bilingual toddlers. I love the sweet illustrations on each page, and it is a great way to introduce new Spanish vocabulary during your story times.
If your children love lift-the-flap books, this is a great one to learn all about life in a pond and all the different animals living there.
This is by far my favorite Spanish first word book for kids. The pictures are engaging and children will love learning Spanish with it. My own babies couldn’t get enough of this one.
Would you believe me if I told you that we read this so much when our girls were babies that my husband and I still have this story memorized?! This Spanish board book was such a hit with our babies, that we will always have a copy, no matter how old these girls get.
Spanish Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers
A classic children’s book for a reason, Buenas Noches Luna is one of my favorite Spanish bedtime stories for kids. My children and I read it almost every night for two years, and it is still one of our favorites.
All of our kids have moments where they just aren’t ready to go to bed, and this book follows along as Bebé Llama struggles with falling asleep. Another great Spanish story for babies and toddlers who need to remember that their families are always close.
We would all go to the ends of the earth for the children that we love, and this Spanish book is perfect for babies and toddlers! Follow along with the little conejito who wants to run away, with a mamá that will follow anywhere they go.
This rhyming Spanish book is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face as you learn the power of kindness. We love this bilingual picture book, and I’m sure you will too!
My toddlers loved this silly Spanish picture book! With an easy to follow story, and so many ways to have fun while reading, this Spanish picture book is perfect for young children.
Another sweet Spanish bedtime story for babies and toddlers, this translation of Guess How Much I Love You, is the perfect addition to any story time. Little Nut Brown Hare tries to show just how much he loves his papá in this bilingual picture book that is sure to tug on your heart strings.
For any kid who has wiggles to get out, this bilingual book is a great way to get your little ones moving as they learn Spanish at home! I love that this story shows all kinds of kids having fun and moving with animals in the jungle, it is one of our favorites!
What happens when Sal and her mom go out to pick blueberries? Wait and see what happens when they meet a mamá bear and their cub! This is a simple story that brings the magic of summer to life.
I love Lola and this is one of our favorite books about this adventurous girl. My kids can’t get enough of this book, as they watch Lola learn how to plant her own garden. This will soon become a favorite for any bilingual family.
Could this story be any cuter?! A bat who loses its way and stumbles into a bird’s nest shows us that kindness and friendship can overcome any differences. This is a great Spanish picture book with beautiful illustrations.
These are just some of my favorite Spanish picture books for babies and toddlers and I have tested all of them on my own children and students! These bilingual books not only provide amazing stories for your children, but they are also great resources to have for teaching your kids Spanish at home. Am I missing any of your favorites? Comment below with more Spanish books that your kids love.
Looking for more Spanish books for your babies and toddlers? Check out my bilingual bookshop to see all of my favorites that I use in my Spanish preschool immersion courses.