Out of the dark

Phew. My online class is done as of tonight (although will thankfully be open for another month to save resources!), our last two rounds of visitors have come and gone, our weekend birthday party was a success, and the arm hurt last week did not require a cast. Hopefully this means blogging will become a regular activity again. To celebrate, here are some of the great book resources I learned about from the class, Bilingual Storytimes, offered by Library Juice Academy:

The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories, and Fingerplays/El Libro Bilingue de Rimas, Canciones, Cuentos y JuegosThe Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories, and Fingerplays/El Libro Bilingue de Rimas, Canciones, Cuentos y Juegos by Pam Schiller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great resource for bilingual story times–especially helpful in simply providing a large number of songs, rhymes, short stories, etc. to incorporate. The only critique I have is that it seems to be almost entirely English rhymes that are then translated into Spanish. Still extremely helpful.

No voy a dormir = I'm Not Going To SleepNo voy a dormir = I’m Not Going To Sleep by Christiane Gribel

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Super cute book about a little girl who’s NOT going to go to sleep. Many of the pages are wordless, and the picture shifts between looking at the little girl and seeing through her eyes.

Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, ThreeUno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three by Pat Mora

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute, short counting book that also has a narrative: two little girls are getting ready to celebrate their Mamá’s birthday. In English, with Spanish number words. Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee, who’s well known for Mama, Do You Love Me?.

I Love Saturdays y DomingosI Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A little girl tells about how she spends time with both her Grandma and Grandpa, and her Abuelito y Abuelita, in both English and Spanish. Ends with a fun birthday surprise!

Mama Goose: A Latino Nursery TreasuryMama Goose: A Latino Nursery Treasury by F. Isabel Campoy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lovely treasury of songs and rhymes–a nice compliment to Schiller, Lara-Alecio, and Irby’s Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories, and Fingerplays because it’s a selection of Spanish rhymes that have been translated into English instead of vice versa.
Pio Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery RhymesPio Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes by Alma Flor Ada

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another great selection of Spanish rhymes.

 

 

Las nanas de abuelita / Grandmother's Nursery RhymesLas nanas de abuelita / Grandmother’s Nursery Rhymes by Elivia

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another selection of Spanish rhymes; this one was particularly neat for the word and sound play (and the explanations for English speakers!) that it included.

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