Hora de cuentos bilingüe / Bilingual Story Time (Virtual)

Hora de cuentos

Hora de cuentos bilingüe virtual: el cuarto sábado de cada mes

Próxima hora de cuentos bilingüe: Sabado, 30 de Octubre

¡Únete a nosotrxs el cuarto sábado de cada mes para una hora de cuentos bilingüe virtual en español e inglés con la vendedora de libros Jess! Cantaremos en español y leeremos nuestros libros ilustrados bilingües/en español favoritos.
Nuestras horas de cuentos bilingües virtuales se subirán el cuarto sábado de cada mes a nuestras cuentas de IGTV, Facebook y YouTube y estarán disponibles hasta la tarde del domingo siguiente. Todos los libros leídos en nuestras horas de cuentos virtuales se pueden encontrar a continuación.

Virtual Bilingual Story Time: Fourth Saturdays

Next Bilingual Story Time: Saturday, October 30

Join us on the fourth Saturday of every month for a virtual Spanish/English bilingual story time with bookseller Jess! We will sing songs in Spanish and read our favorite Spanish/bilingual picture books.

Virtual Bilingual Story Times will be posted at 10AM on the fourth Saturday of every month on our IGTV, Facebook, and on our YouTube channel, and will be viewable for 24 hours. All of the books read during our virtual bilingual story times can be found below.








Saturday, 30 October 2021 - 10:00am
Saturday, 27 November 2021 - 10:00am
Saturday, 25 December 2021 - 10:00am
La selva de Zonia Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536213362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Candlewick - March 30th, 2021

A heartfelt, visually stunning picture book from Caldecott Honor and Robert F. Sibert Medal winner Juana Martinez-Neal illuminates a young girl’s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru.

Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763693558
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.

Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805093339
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 20th, 2013

Everyone knows about Mary and her little lamb. But do you know Maria?

With gorgeous, Peruvian-inspired illustrations and English and Spanish retellings, Angela Dominguez's Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita gives a fresh new twist to the classic rhyme. Maria and her mischievous little llama will steal your heart.

¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (World of ¡Vamos!) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328557261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

A 2020 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book 

Richard Scarry’s Busytown gets a Mexican-American makeover in the marketplace of a buzzing border town from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.

Bilingual in a new way, this paper over board book teaches readers simple words in Spanish as they experience the bustling li

I Love You, Baby Burrito Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250231093
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 12th, 2021

From Pura Belpre honoree Angela Dominguez, I Love You Baby Burrito is a modern classic picture book celebrating the act of swaddling a newborn into a "baby burrito."

¡Hola, bebé! Mi hermosa, my beautiful!

It’s time to swaddle you--tucking in each piernita, each bracito . . . everything except your sweet carita.

La idea más maravillosa / The Most Magnificent Thing Cover Image
ISBN: 9788448848804
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: Beascoa - January 30th, 2018

Read by Leigh on 1/30/2021

The Most Magnificent Thing Cover Image
By Ashley Spires, Ashley Spires (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781554537044
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Kids Can Press - August 1st, 2013

Read by Leigh on 1/30/2021

Un Día De Nieve Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140543636
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Puffin Books - March 2nd, 1991

Traducción en español del cuento clásico ganador de la Medalla Caldecott, Un día de nieve.

Mi Oso Grande, Mi Oso Pequeño Y Yo: Volume 1 (Somos8) Cover Image
By Margarita del Mazo, Rocio Bonilla (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9788417123499
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Published: Nubeocho - October 22nd, 2019

It's good to have a bear, but having two is even better So does this little girl think as she prepares for a thrilling day in the snow, hand-in-hand with her two bears. Together, they will go sledding down the mountain and they will meet a ton of friends in the woods Lots of fun in this wintery tale by storyteller Margarita del Mazo and illustrator Rocio Bonilla.

Mi Corazón Se Llena de Alegría Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator), Lawrence Schimel (Translator)
ISBN: 9781459824294
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 19th, 2020

La luz del sol en la cara. El aroma de bannock caliente horne ndose. Agarranr la mano de alguien querido. Qu llena tu coraz n de alegr a? Este hermoso libro en carton , con ilustraciones de la artista de renombre Julie Flett, sirve como recordatorio tanto para peque os como adultos a pensar en y apreciar los momentos de la vida que nos llenan de alegr a.

¡Gracias, Omu! (Thank You, Omu!) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316541664
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

In this remarkable author-illustrator debut that's perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Extra Yarn, a generous woman is rewarded by her community.

Dias y Dias/Days and Days: Bilingual Spanish-English Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061731822
Availability: Special Order
Published: Greenwillow Books - August 27th, 2019

Read by Leigh on 10/23/20

Explore the four seasons in Spanish and English with this brightly illustrated bilingual picture book from Ginger Foglesong Guy and René King Moreno.

Días y días/Days and Days introduces readers to basic seasonal concepts and vocabulary and is an excellent choice for classrooms, bilingual homes, language literacy, story times, and family sharing.

Learn about the seasons in Spanish and English in Días y días /Days and Days by the popular team behind the bilingual classics ¡Fiesta! and Siesta. From Invierno to Otoño, from Enero to Diciembre, Ginger Foglesong Guy’s concise text introduces readers to basic concepts connected to the four seasons, including descriptive adjectives in both languages, as well as words for the weather, months, and a child’s seasonal wardrobe.

René King Moreno’s engaging artwork explores the beauty of each individual season, extends the text, and offers many details to pore over. Ideal for promoting early literacy in two languages, for classroom connections, and for family storytimes.

Por Todo Nuestro Alrededor = All Around Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947627253
Availability: Special Order
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - June 25th, 2019

Read by Leigh on 10/23/20

Abuelo y nieta meditan sobre jardines y semillas, sobre c rculos visibles e invisibles, mientras participan y crean tradiciones familiares en esta hermosa exploraci n de los ciclos de la vida y naturaleza. La versi n en ingl's gan el premio Pura Belpre Honor por Illustraci n en el 2018.

Grandpa and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, and on circles seen and unseen, as they share and create family traditions in this stunning exploration of the cycles of life and nature. All Around Us received a Pura Belpre Honor Award for Illustration in 2018. Now available in Spanish for the first time.

Mi Familia Calaca / My Skeleton Family (First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art) Cover Image
By Cynthia Weill, Jesus Zarate (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781941026342
Availability: Special Order
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - September 13th, 2016

Read by Leigh on 10/23/20

"The details traditional Oaxacan artist Canseco Zarate includes charm as fully as Weill's crunchy vocabulary. . . tan lindo "--Kirkus Reviews

"Zarate's sculptures exude personality."--Publishers Weekly

Welcome to the family It's just like yours, right? But maybe there's something a little bit different about this bunch.

Cynthia Weill Mi Familia is Weill's fifth book featuring the folk art of Oaxaca. She is the Director of the Bank Street Center for Childrens' Literature.

Jesus Canseco Zarate is a Oaxacan folk artist known for his elaborate papier-mache calacas. In 2008, he won first prize in the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art completion for young artists.

El día en que descubres quién eres Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator), Teresa Mlawer (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781984812070
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

Read by Leigh on 9/25/20

A veces, cuando por fin damos el paso, suceden cosas increíbles.

Habrá veces en que entres a un lugar
y no veas a nadie como tú.

Hay muchas razones por las que uno se puede sentir diferente.

Quizá sea por tu apariencia o por la forma en que hablas o de dónde vienes. A lo mejor es por lo que comes o por algún motivo similar. Sea cual sea la razón, no es fácil dar ese paso de entrar a un lugar donde no conoces a nadie; pero de alguna forma lo haces.

El lírico texto de Jacqueline Woodson y el deslumbrante arte de Rafael López se combinan para celebrar el valor que se requiere para hacernos un lugar en un mundo diferente al nuestro. Y nos mueven a pensar en que si damos el paso y compartimos nuestra historia, es casi seguro que otros se interesen por conocernos mejor.

¿De dónde eres?: Where Are You From? (Spanish edition) Cover Image
By Yamile Saied Méndez, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062915252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - June 4th, 2019

Read by Leigh on 9/25/20

Este resonante libro ilustrado cuenta la historia de una niña a la que constantemente se le hace una pregunta simple que no tiene una respuesta simple. Un excelente tema de conversación en el hogar o en el aula: un libro para compartir, en el espíritu de I Am Enough por Grace Byers y Keturah A. Bobo.

Cuando se le pregunta a una chica de dónde es, de dónde es realmente, ninguna de sus respuestas parece ser la correcta.

Sin estar segura de cómo responder, se dirige a su abuelo amoroso en busca de ayuda. Él no le da la respuesta que ella espera. Le da una aún mejor.

¿De donde soy?

Eres de huracanes y tormentas oscuras,

y de una ranita cuyo canto llama a los isleños para que vuelvan a casa cuando el sol se va a dormir....

Con temas de autoaceptación, identidad y hogar, este poderoso y lírico libro de imágenes resonará con lectores jóvenes y viejos, de todos los orígenes y de todos los colores, especialmente cualquiera que haya sentido que no pertenecen.

También disponible en inglés: Where Are You From?

Niño Wrestles the World Cover Image
By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250062703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Square Fish - August 25th, 2015

Read by Leigh on 8/28/20

Señoras y señores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Niño!

Fwap! Slish! Bloop! Krunch! He takes down his competition in a single move!

No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Niño—popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor!

Niño Wrestles the World is in English with Spanish vocabulary, and is a fun, colorful story about a boy wrestling with imaginary monsters (including an Olmec Head and La Llorona) and adversaries like his younger sisters. This is a joyful picture book about imagination, play, and siblings.

Award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales is the author of Caldecott Honor and Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Medal-winning Viva Frida, stunning bilingual bedtime story Little Night/Nochecita, Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas, Pura Belpré Honor Book (Narrative) Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book, and other picture books for young readers. She also illustrated Thunder Boy Jr., written by Sherman Alexie, and Pura Belpré (Illustration) Medal and Pura Belpré (Narrative) Honor book Los Gatos Black on Halloween, written by Marisa Montes.

¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? (What Can You Do with a Paleta Spanish Edition ) Cover Image
By Carmen Tafolla, Magaly Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780385755375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Dragonfly Books - August 5th, 2014

Read by Leigh on 8/28/20

As she strolls through her barrio, a young girl introduces readers to the frozen, fruit-flavored treat that thrills Mexican and Mexican-American children.
In this bilingual paperback edition, discover the joys of a paleta—the traditional Mexican popsicle treat sold from the wagon with the tinkly bell that brings children running from every direction. Create a masterpiece, make tough choices (strawberry or coconut?), or cool off on a warm summer’s day—there’s so much to do with a paleta.

Quiet Loud / Silencioso ruidoso (Leslie Patricelli board books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763699765
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - July 10th, 2018

Read by Leigh on 7/24/2020

“Funny, spirited board books by Leslie Patricelli explore opposites. . . . Clever pairings, bold graphic art, and an expressive toddler in diapers make the concepts fun.” — Publishers Weekly

Sniffles are quiet, but sneezes are loud. Crayons are quiet, but pots and pans are loud. Whether you read it quietly or loudly, learning about these opposites has never been more fun — or funny — than with this winning board book.

El Autobús/Bus (bilingual board book) Cover Image
By Chris Demarest, Carlos Calvo (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780544991149
Availability: Usually Ships from Wholesaler in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - November 14th, 2017

Read by Leigh on 7/24/2020


Bus rolls. Busy street. First stop, people meet.
El autobús avanza. La calle está llena. En la primera parada, la gente espera.

The big, colorful, noisy city comes to life in this deceptively simple rhyming board book. Little listeners will be mesmerized by the rhythmic, rhyming ride—perfect reading for kids on a roll!

Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes: Bilingual Spanish-English Cover Image
ISBN: 9780688160197
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - March 18th, 2003

Sung by Leigh on 7/24/2020

This groundbreaking bilingual collection of traditional rhymes celebrates childhood and Latin American heritagea perfect book for those learning Spanish and fluent speakers alike! This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8 who are ready to read independently. It’s a fun way to keep your child engaged and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Passed down from generation to generation, the twenty-nine rhymes included have been lovingly selected by distinguished authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. English adaptations by Alice Schertle capture the spirit of each rhyme and have a charm all their own.

Accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Spanish artist Viví Escrivá, this collection is destined to become a beloved classic for children already familiar with the rhymes as well as those encountering them for the first time.

From playing dress up to making tortillas, and from rising at daybreak to falling asleep, these joyful rhymes are sure to delight young readers.

El Chupacabras Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Crash McCreery (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399539299
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Dial Books - March 27th, 2018

From the bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes a whimsical re-telling of the chupacabra folktale, written in a blend of English and Spanish

A long time ago, a girl named Carla lived on a goat farm with her father, Hector. One night, a goat disappeared from the farm and turned up flat as a pancake. Only one creature could do that--El Chupacabras, the goatsucker! Legend has it that El Chupacabras is a fearsome beast, but you can't believe everything you hear...and sometimes the truth is even more interesting.

Told in equal parts English and Spanish by bestselling author Adam Rubin, and cinematically illustrated by acclaimed Hollywood creature creator Crash McCreery, this lighthearted take on a modern legend is not told in the traditional bilingual style.

Each sentence is half-Spanish/half-English followed by a repetition of the same line translated the other way around. This mirroring technique allows the languages to intermingle equally. A fun and unique way to introduce either Spanish or English to new readers.

A note from author Adam Rubin:
"I decided to tell this story in an unusual way to explore the beauty of harmony. It's easy to dismiss the unfamiliar, but compassion takes a little more effort. With so many people trumpeting divisiveness right now, it's more important than ever to teach kids that there is more than one way to understand the world."

Intersecciónalianza: Hacemos Espacio Para Todxs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948340410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Dottir Press - April 20th, 2021



Paletero Man Cover Image
By Lucky Diaz, Micah Player (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780063014442
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

A vibrant picture book celebrating the strength of community and the tastes of summer from Latin Grammy-winning musician Lucky Diaz and celebrated artist Micah Player.

Ring! Ring! Ring! Can you hear his call? Paletas for one! Paletas for all!

Un Poco Perdido Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9788417673130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Nubeocho - October 1st, 2019

Will Peque o B ho, with the help of his newfound friend Ardilla, find his home? Chris Haughton's beloved Little Owl Lost arrives at the US, in Spanish for the first time

Peque o B ho se ha perdido y no encuentra a su mam . Con la ayuda de Ardilla, conseguir regresar a su nido?

Gustavo, el fantasmita tímido Cover Image
By Flavia Z. Drago, Flavia Z. Drago (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536214147
Availability: Backordered
Published: Candlewick - July 14th, 2020

This winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season — or anytime.

The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung Cover Image
By Samantha R. Vamos, Sebastia Serra (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580897969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Charlesbridge - January 8th, 2019

This is the bilingual story of the farm maiden and her cadre of animals, who crafted a festive piñata for a surprise birthday party. A beautiful and lively companion to the award-winning The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred.

Milo imagina el mundo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593354629
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Milo hace un largo viaje en metro. Para pasar el tiempo, observa a la gente a su alrededor y hace dibujos de cómo se imagina que son sus vidas.

¡Shhh! Tenemos Un Plan (Junior Library Guild Selection) Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9788417673215
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Nubeocho - November 5th, 2019

"3, 2, 1... GO " And once again, the bird escapes. But these three friends will not cease in their endeavor to catch the bird, while the fourth one... The littlest one... has other plans. And so does the bird. Chris Haughton's acclaimed Shh We Have a Plan arrives at the US, in Spanish for the first time

Lucero Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823447848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

De la creadora de Soñadores, éxito de ventas de The New York Times, nos llega una historia conmovedoramente hermosa acerca de crecer, empoderarse y encontrar la propia voz.

Mi Casa Is My Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9781536209433
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Published: Candlewick - August 19th, 2021

Lucia invites you to visit her bustling casa and meet an intergenerational array of loved ones in a charming Spanglish celebration of family life.

Este es el baño . . . It’s where I shave my barba con Abuelo.

Kid del Toro Cover Image
By Chogrin Muñoz, Pakoto Martinez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781947971684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Lil' Libros - August 24th, 2021

Introduce your little ones to some new monsters in both English and Spanish (You never know, they might end up being their lifelong friends )

Día de los Muertos (Celebrate the World) Cover Image
By Hannah Eliot, Jorge Gutierrez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534415157
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Little Simon - July 24th, 2018

Learn all about the traditions of Día de los Muertos with this second book in the brand-new board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe.

At the end of October each year, it’s time to celebrate an ancient tradition: Día de los Muertos!

Don't Eat Me, Chupacabra! / ¡No Me Comas, Chupacabra!: A Delicious Story with Digestible Spanish Vocabulary Cover Image
By Kyle Sullivan, Derek Sullivan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780996578776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Hazy Dell Press - September 11th, 2018

Little Chupacabra is a picky eater with a monstrous appetite for only one thing: goats. This is a huge problem if you happen to be a goat. Set in gorgeous Puerto Rico, this delicious tale of compromise features digestible Spanish vocabulary, a menagerie of animal amigos, and one determined--and hungry--Chupacabra. Winner of a 2019 PubWest Book Design Award.

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