Monday, September 7, 2015

Ocean-Themed Books for Kids in Spanish

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This fall I will be pulling together a unit study in Spanish on oceans. Part of my prep work is finding children's books to go along with the unit. Here is a look at some of the books I will be using when we study oceans...

Océanos: Mundos Submarinos- This is from a series {Ciencia Asombroso} of books that have to do with science. I love the colorful illustrations in them and the simple language. I can use these books with intermediate to advanced students. There is just enough information in them for it not to be overwhelming.

Una Isla Bajo el Sol -As of this posting, this book is out of print, but if you can get your hands on it for a reasonable price it is worth it. In this story a boy is heading towards an island and plays "I Spy" during the trip. This book has beautiful illustrations and vocabulary that is repeated and added to on each page.

Un Día Una Señora Se Tragó Una Caracola-Another out-of-print book, but so worth it. This book is mimicked from "There was was a lady who swallowed a fly" except she swallows a shell, a crab, a sea gull, some sand... You get the picture. In the end, something fun happens with all that she has ingested!

Si quieres ver una ballena- A sweet book about a boy who gives advice on how to see a whale.

Estela, la estrella del mar-I LOVED this book! Estela takes her little brother to the ocean and educates him on the wonders of the sea. So cute! There are several other Estela books in Spanish that I may get because this one was cute, funny, and filled with great vocabulary for my students.

Hello Ocean/Hola Mar-The ocean experienced with all five senses.

Perdido y Encontrado -A trip across the oceans to find a home for a lost penguin. This is one of Oliver Jeffers' books in Spanish. He has several others that your kids might enjoy. {Oliver Jeffers' Spanish books}

Later this fall, I will post about the ocean unit I have set up...

If you have any other suggestions for ocean-themed books in Spanish, please leave me a comment.

1 comment:

  1. I would like to recommend Languages4kidz picture books in Spanish. A good one for the Ocean/beach theme is Un dia en la playa. Hope you like them!
    You can find them at