I’ve hosted several baby showers, and each time I request
that guests bring a book instead of a card.
Books are such an essential part of any new parent’s list of
must-haves. I still love to get books as
gifts for my kids! We need a variety of
books at home to start reading to our little ones as early as possible and modeling
for them a love for learning through books.
And if you’re a bilingual family, you need a great collection of Spanish
and bilingual books!
Almost all of these books have stood the test of time
through all three of my babies – not just my littlest one. They are such wonderful, engaging stories with
beautiful pictures – and hard covers!
Reading with our kids each day doesn’t take much time, but
the benefits are tremendous. Check out
these fun board books to read with your own child or to give for a baby
shower or birthday gift. They truly
are some of my daughter’s very favorites.
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This is a fun story about 20 trucks that get backed up in a traffic jam and a little boy who watches and comes to the rescue. Perfect for practicing numbers, and truck names if you’ve got a little one who loves big trucks.
My daughter loves both the classic “Chica chica bum bum” and the counting book “Chica chica 1, 2, 3” in Spanish. I’ve linked to the traditional alphabet story in Spanish, but could only find the number story in English. Let me know if you know where to find it in Spanish!
This Usborne book has little peek-a-boo holes to look through to the next page, as well as textured lines for little fingers to follow. I just love Usborne’s books like this that encourage interaction from little ones. Definitely one of my daughter’s top choices.
Do you know this one in English? We have a few of the Little Blue Truck series books. It sounds just as cute in Spanish. Great for practicing animal names and sounds, and I love its message of friendship and kindness. She’s loving it even more now as she gets closer to two years old.
This one is available in a board book or a paperback version. I bought it when my older daughter was going to be a big sister to my now one-year-old. It is the perfect book for siblings to encourage them to share books with their new baby.
This one I chose for my son for his very first Easter. The stories are just the perfect length and simplicity to read to babies and toddlers. I definitely recommend this one for bilingual families – perfect for a baby gift, birthday, baptism, Christmas, Easter… anytime!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read, and reread, and reread this one. Thank goodness for those sturdy pages! Somehow the story never gets old. My daughter loves the beautiful pictures of the animal mamas and their babies.
I bought this one for my husband for Father’s Day one year when our youngest was little. It has the full text in both Spanish and English, so you can pick which one you’d like to read. Two books in one! 😊
Enjoy! Books are the perfect gifts for the little ones in your life. You can never have too many books! Pin this list for the next time you need a new book recommendation for a bilingual baby or toddler. Check out more book recommendations: