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Popular Spanish Books for All Ages


 

Encourage students’ Spanish language development with these popular books from authors like Andrea Beaty, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and others.


You can find these titles and many other Spanish books on Titlewave®.


Grades K-3        

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Ada Magnífica, científica (Questioneers Picture Book)

(Ada Twist, Scientist)
Written by Andrea Beaty

Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada – a character of color – has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. What would you do with a problem like this? Not afraid of failure, Ada embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble.

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Pedro Perfecto y la mansión misteriosa (Questioneers, Book 3) 

(Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion)
Written by Andrea Beaty

When Iggy Peck is not making houses out of food, his head is up in the clouds, dreaming of design. He is an architect at his very core, so of course he is totally blown away when Ada Twist’s Aunt Bernice inherits an old house filled with countless rooms from all his favorite architectural periods. But something's not quite right; everyone says the house is haunted, and it seems that several priceless antiques which were supposed to help Aunt Bernice pay for the house’s upkeep have gone missing. If they can't find those antiques, Aunt Bernice might lose the house forever.

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Stink y el ataque del moho limoso

(Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold)
Written by Megan McDonald

Aaagh! Crawl slowly for your lives! Stink kicks off his second decade with a super-funny homage to an oozy-goozy organism. Glip! Glop! Gloop! What looks like dog vomit, smells like a corpse flower, and stars in one of the scariest movies Stink Moody has ever seen? Is it the Blob? The Glob? Son of Glob? No, it’s slime mold! Vintage horror flicks meet classic Star Trek episodes as a wary Stink comes to know and love an unusual new pet in a hilarious adventure that sneaks in factoids and comics at each chapter’s end.

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Grades 3-6

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El pez número catorce

(Fourteen Goldfish)
Written by Jennifer L. Holm

Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this gawky teenager really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth? With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality and possibility.

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El terrible apagón (Judy Moody and Stink)

(The Big Bad Blackout)
Written by Megan McDonald

Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! Just when things couldn't possibly get any freakier – flicker, flicker, gulp! –the lights go O-U-T, out! The Moodys are smack-dab in the middle of a big bad blackout! Grandma Lou proposes musical board games and some good old-fashioned storytelling. Will Hurricane Elmer go down in Moody family history as bad news, a happy memory, or simply an LBS (Long Boring Story)?

Emmie es invisible

(Invisible Emma)
Written by Terri Libenson

This is the story of two totally different girls – quiet, shy, artistic Emmie, and popular, outgoing, athletic Katie and how their lives unexpectedly intersect one day, when an embarrassing note falls into the wrong hands. All the crushes, humiliations, boredom, and drama of middle school are compressed into one surprising day in this extraordinary novel.

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Grades 5-8

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Gritar a la lluvia

(Shouting at the Rain)
Written by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Delsie loves tracking the weather – lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She’s always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she’s looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a regular family. Delsie observes other changes in the air, too – the most painful being a friend who’s outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he’s endured. A compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have.

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Hoot: la odisea de los búhos

Written by Carl Hiaasen

Unfortunately, Roy’s first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy’s temples and mashing his face against the school bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing; he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and – here's the odd part – wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy’s trail. The chase introduces him to potty-trained alligators, a fake-fart champion, some burrowing owls, a renegade eco-avenger, and several extremely poisonous snakes with unnaturally sparkling tails.

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La aritmética del diablo

(The Devil’s Arithmetic)
Written by Jane Yolen

Hannah is tired of holiday gatherings – all her family ever talks about is the past. In fact, it seems to her that’s what they do every Jewish holiday. But this year’s Passover Seder will be different – Hannah will be mysteriously transported into the past and only she knows the unspeakable horrors that await.

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Young Adult

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La colina que ascendemos: Un poema inaugural

(The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country)
Written by Amanda Gorman

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the president, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her poem, “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” can now be cherished in this special gift edition. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.

Stamped: el racismo, el antirracismo y tú

(Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You – A Remix of the National Book Award)

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.

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