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Discover best-selling Spanish SEL-oriented picture books!

Explore the exciting selection of stand-alone titles and series from Vista Higher Learning where students meet diverse characters and connect with engaging stories! These titles feature vibrant illustrations that bring stories to life and are essential for Spanish-language comprehension. From authentic Spanish-language titles to best-selling translations, these books are must-haves for any collection!

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A lomo de cuento por Colombia: el hijo del Sol y de la Luna

(A Storybook Ride Through Colombia: The Child of the Sun and the Moon)

By Sergio Andricaín and Antonio Orlando Rodríguez

This unique series encourages young readers to explore the geography and culture of fascinating countries as they explore and enjoy oral tradition. This volume opens with a story based on Indigenous myths about the jaguar, and on the informational section covers different aspects of Colombia’s geography and incredible biodiversity, sports, music, literature, and more. The title also includes an easy-to-make recipe, an Afro-Colombian nursery rhyme, and an illustrated map!

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Dos amigos: la relación simbiótica entre el ratel y el pájaro de la miel

(Two Friends: The Symbiotic Relationship between the Honey Badger and the Honey Guide Bird)

By Georgina Lázaro

Some animals know that the best way to stay alive is to approach other kinds of animals to find food and shelter. These animals help each other meet their needs, both obtaining benefit, like two good friends. Scientists call this relationship mutualism, and this book presents a fascinating example, told in verse with the magic and rigor that characterize the informative texts of the incomparable Puerto Rican writer Georgina Lázaro.

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Conoce a Rubén Darío

(Get to Know Rubén Darío)

By Sergio Ramirez

Poet Rubén Darío was only thirteen years old when a newspaper published one of his poems, which earned him the title of “the child poet.” His innovative work gave rise to an international literary movement: Modernism. Learn all about the most influential poet in the 20th century in the Spanish-speaking world in this title!

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Escucha el lenguaje de los árboles: un cuento sobre la comunicación subterránea de los bosques

(Listen to the Language of Trees: A Story of How Forests Communicate Underground)

By Tera Kelley

The forest is abuzz. There is a tiny new seedling that sprouted at the base of the giant old tree. Storms, drought, and pests can be dangerous for a tiny tree just starting out. How will this fragile new life survive? Discover how the little seedling becomes a big part of its new neighborhood in this title!

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Carter lee el periódico: la vida de Carter G. Woodson, fundador del Mes de la Historia Afroamericana

(Carter Reads the Newspaper: The Story of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month)

By Deborah Hopkinson

This first-ever picture book biography of Carter G. Woodson emphasizes the importance of pursuing curiosity and encouraging a hunger for knowledge of stories and histories that have not been told. The illustrations also feature sketches of important figures from Black history.

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Repite conmigo: palabras geniales para decirte todos los días

(Repeat after Me: Big Things to Say Every Day)

By Jazmyn Simon and Dule Hill

In this gorgeously illustrated book of affirmations, young readers are told how cherished, deserving, and gifted they are. This book is the perfect tool to teach children about the magic of self-love and standing firm, regardless of outside voices and doubt.

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Soy Neil Armstrong

(I am Neil Armstrong)

By Brad Meltzer 

Each picture book biography in this New York Times best-selling series tells the story of a significant historical figure in a simple, conversational, playful way, always focusing on a character trait that makes the hero a role model for kids. This volume tells the story of Neil Armstrong from his childhood on a farm to a career as an engineer and pilot, and how he became the first person on the moon.

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Un perro verde con antenas

(A Green Dog with Antennae)

By María Fernanda Heredia

Diana has the responsibility of taking care of her brother, Lucas, who has autism. They have always been very close, but changes are beginning to happen that affect Diana’s social life and she feels trapped between the desire to support her brother and the need to protect her own friendships. This book helps readers understand the challenges that people with special needs, and their loved ones, can experience.

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