FLES Summer Spanish Reading List 2012 - Grade 3 - Resources for your Spanish Classroom
Amy White Aquí vivo yo (ISBN 9781603964128) Join Marcela as she takes us on a tour around the town where she lives. She shows us the school, the park, the library, and many other places. She also tells us what she does in each place.
Amy White El libro de los sentidos (ISBN 9781603964074) Our sight allows us to appreciate the beauty of a rainbow. Our hearing lets us feel the excitement in music. Our senses help us see, feel, hear, taste, and smell all the wonders of the world.
Amy White Las estaciones (ISBN 9781603964104) Each season is special and has its own wonders. From the birds that sing in springtime, and the sunny days of summer, we watch the leaves that fall in autumn and play in the winter snow. Each season has something to enchant us.
Amy White Nuestro paseo al zoológico (ISBN 9781603964111) This book looks like a child’s report of his or her class’ field trip to the zoo. The “author’s” simple text and cute drawings tell us about the things they did and the many animals they saw. It made the students laugh to see the funny little penguins walk! They had a very good day at the zoo.
Amy White Opuestos en el reino animal (ISBN 9781603964043) There are big animals and small ones, tall animals and short ones. Some live in trees. Some eat plants. In this book we explore how animals are different from each other, what they do, and what they eat.
Amy White Te presento a Jacobo (ISBN 9781603964159) There is a new student in Mrs. Perez’s class. It is Jacobo. Jacobo is deaf, but soon his classmates realize he can do what everyone else can do. He can communicate with his new friends, and he can play soccer, just like everyone else.
Amy White Un día sin tele (ISBN 9781603964098) One day, Grandma tells the kids it will be a day without TV. At first, the kids don’t know what to do. But then they start doing things that are really fun. At the end, the children wonder when they can have another day without TV!
Kathryn Lucas El primer día de clase (ISBN 9781603964067) Ramón is a new student in Kindergarten. He sits next to Hugo in math class, and they go out to play ball together during recess. There, Hugo trips Ramón, who behaves like a real little gentleman.
Alma Flor Ada El canto del mosquito (ISBN 9781581051964) The food chain comes to life for young readers in this book of rhyming and repeated text.
Alma Flor Ada No fui yo… (ISBN 9781581051728) Who's responsible for trampling the flowers and other naughty deeds? It's not who you think.
Alma Flor Ada Una extraña visita (ISBN 9781581051926) Meet the strangest musicians you have ever heard in this book of rhyming and repeated text.
Margarita Robleda Ramón y su ratón (ISBN 9781598209921) A feel-good story about a charming fellow and his clever little mouse, who will stop at nothing to eat some tasty, juicy ham.
Rosemary Wells Eduardo: Cumpleaños en la piscina (ISBN 9781594374777) Edward is invited to a swimming party, but he isn't quite ready to give up his water wings. This lovable bear cub teaches children that not everybody is ready for the same things at the same time.
Rosemary Wells Eduardo: El primer día de colegio (ISBN 9781594374760) When Edward goes to school for the first time, he isn't quite ready to join in with the other children. The author delights us once again with her warmth and humor.
Ana María Machado Un día de lluvia (ISBN 9789681915384) Kids will be surprised and enchanted with all the adventures their imaginations could take them through on a rainy day without even leaving their own homes.
Andrés Guerrero La noche (ISBN 9781603961806) Lots of things can happen at night and there’s a lot to do. Nighttime appears covered with stars and peacefully still, but it's full of surprises!
Alejandra Vallejo-Nágera ¡No tengo sueño! (ISBN 9781603962056) Lola hardly ever wants to go to bed so her father decides to tell her a very long bedtime story, but it doesn’t work. When her cousin Ricardete comes to play, they play so much that they end up falling asleep. When morning comes, Lola is so tired that she does not want to get up.
Aline Pettersson Renata y sus curitas (ISBN 9789681907457) Renata is a playful, restless little girl who, like most children, is always getting banged up, either falling or tumbling down. For all her bumps, the best remedy is a bandaid, but what will happen if she runs out of them?
Amy White El primer Día de Acción de Gracias (ISBN 9781603964135) Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? This book explains how the pilgrims reached America, the difficulties they had, who helped them, and finally, how they gave thanks for everything they received.
Amy White Una fiesta saludable (ISBN 9781603964173) The students in Mrs. Torres’ class are planning a class party. At first, they all want to have junk food in their party. But soon they learn that junk food is bad for our health, so they start to plan a very healthy party.
Alma Flor Ada La hamaca de la vaca (ISBN 9781581051780) "There's always room for one more" is the message of the simple fable.
Alma Flor Ada La sorpresa de Mamá Coneja (ISBN 9781581051742) Mother Rabbit's brood decide to surprise her with Easter eggs from various animals.
Cecilia Pisos El baúl de los animales: Un libro sobre los opuestos (ISBN 9781603962445) Motivating young children to read has never been easier and more fun! These beautifully illustrated books will capture their senses and their minds while teaching them basic math and language concepts through a delightful rhyming text.
Julia Chaktoura El baúl de mis juguetes: Un libro sobre figuras y cuerpos (ISBN 9781603962506) Motivating young children to read has never been easier and more fun! These beautifully illustrated books will capture their senses and their minds while teaching them basic math and language concepts through a delightful rhyming text.
Liliana Cinetto El baúl de mi mundo: Un libro sobre los tamaños (ISBN 9781603962469) Motivating young children to read has never been easier and more fun! These beautifully illustrated books will capture their senses and their minds while teaching them basic math and language concepts through a delightful rhyming text.
Fernando Alonso La gallina Paulina (ISBN 9780882724652) The cast of this beautifully illustrated version of the traditional tale The Little Red Hen includes a duck, a turkey, a pig, and a miller.
Maurice Sendak Donde viven los monstruos (Álbum clásico) (ISBN 9788420430225) Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder. This Sendak classic is more fun than you've ever had in a wolf suit, and it manages to reaffirm the notion that there's no place like home.
Paula Danziger ¡Qué viaje, Ámbar Dorado! (ISBN 9781598205923) Ámbar Dorado is expecting the best vacation ever! Her family is going to the Poconos with her best friend, Justo Daniels, and his family. Amber can't wait to explore the tree house, cool off in the pool, and maybe even sleep out in a tent. Nothing can go wrong on a vacation with your best friend, or can it?
Paula Danziger Lista para segundo grado, Ámbar Dorado (ISBN 9781598205930) Ámbar Dorado is excited about starting second grade, but she is a little nervous too. There is a new teacher this year. The old second grade teacher was really nice and
used to smile at her in the hall. What if the new one isn't as nice? What if she doesn't like Ámbar? As she sets off with her new bear backpack, Ámbar decides she's ready for whatever happens. And second grade better be ready for Ámbar Dorado!
Paula Danziger Segundo grado es increíble, Ámbar Dorado (ISBN 9781598205947) Ámbar Dorado thinks that second grade rules! But when her teacher says desks have to be kept clean, Amber knows that is one rule she cannot follow. She desperately wants the desk fairy, Pupitrina, to visit her desk and leave a reward. A messy desk never bothered Ámbar before, but now that a treat is involved, it does...
Alejandra Vallejo-Nágera ¿Cuándo llegará mi cumpleaños? (ISBN 9781603962001) Ricardete loves to have birthday parties so he starts asking when his next birthday party will be. His parents, realizing that he is too little to understand the concept of time, try to explain to him how long he has to wait.
Alejandra Vallejo-Nágera Los bigotes de chocolate (ISBN 9781603962025) Lola drinks her chocolate milk very fast and doesn’t clean her mouth like her mother tells her to do. When she leaves the house, people think she has a moustache and greet her as she weren’t a girl, and Lola gets upset.
Alejandra Vallejo-Nágera Mira cómo he crecido (ISBN 9781603962049) Lola sits next to her mother with a photo album to reflect on all the beautiful moments of her life. Before each photograph, she makes comments, remembers incidents, and asks her mother lots of questions.
Amy White ¡A la búsqueda del tesoro! (ISBN 9781603964180) When the cousins come for a visit, the kids don’t know what to do. Mom suggests that they go in search of a treasure. She gives them a map and the first clue. The children follow the clues to find their treasure. What could it be?
Amy White Insectos (ISBN 9781603964203) This book describes the fascinating world of insects. There is an enormous variety of insects, and often their names tell what they look like. What could a “walking stick” look like? And what about a “peanut head”?
Amy White No necesito paraguas (ISBN 9781603964197) Catalina is on her way to her friend’s house, but she doesn’t want to take an umbrella. Her mother makes her watch the weather forecast. The forecast tells Catalina what she should do.
Celso Román Mi papá es mágico (ISBN 9786071103253) Every dad has a magical side that makes them the best playmates. They can tame the fiercest beasts, turn into towers and bridges, but above all, they can become their child’s best friend. This magical interaction between father and child, filled with mischief and love, is presented here through hilarious illustrations and playful and simple language.
Alma Flor Ada Amigos (ISBN 9781581052008) Geometric figures stand in for human beings in this enchanting story about cooperation and tolerance.
Alma Flor Ada El susto de los fantasmas (ISBN 9781581051704) Two ghosts scared of a storm? Who ever heard of such a thing? They find the perfect hiding place.
Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy Celebra el Mardi Gras con Joaquín, arlequín (ISBN 9781598201161) Joaquin is enjoying Mardi Gras with his family, but he gets lost in the crowd. His parents and siblings search everywhere for him, and inadvertently they take other children who, like Joaquin, are disguised as harlequins. The confusion is solved in the end and the involved families continue enjoying the carnival together. Contains an informative section on Mardi Gras.
Cecilia Pisos El baúl de los transportes: Un libro sobre los números (ISBN 9781603962483) Motivating young children to read has never been easier and more fun! These beautifully illustrated books will capture their senses and their minds while teaching them basic math and language concepts through a delightful rhyming text.
Javiera Gutiérrez El baúl de mis amigos: Un libro sobre el tiempo y las estaciones (ISBN 9781603962438) Motivating young children to read has never been easier and more fun! These beautifully illustrated books will capture their senses and their minds while teaching them basic math and language concepts through a delightful rhyming text.
Javiera Gutiérrez El baúl de mis fiestas: Un libro sobre los colores (ISBN 9781603962476) Motivating young children to read has never been easier and more fun! These beautifully illustrated books will capture their senses and their minds while teaching them basic math and language concepts through a delightful rhyming text.
Liliana Cinetto El baúl de mis paseos: Un libro sobre nociones espaciales (ISBN 9781603962452) Motivating young children to read has never been easier and more fun! These beautifully illustrated books will capture their senses and their minds while teaching them basic math and language concepts through a delightful rhyming text.
Else Holmelund Minarik Un beso para Osito (ISBN 9788420402024) Little Bear draws a picture of a monster that he loves. He decides to give it to his grandmother and begs Hen to deliver it. The grateful grandmother sends him a kiss in return. His friends pass the kiss along until it finally reaches Little Bear’s cheek.
Fernando Krahn Un paseo al campo (ISBN 9789562390668) A father who likes giving surprises, a mother who invents curious gadgets, eight playful kids, and a tall tree surrounded by beautiful mountains, make the perfect setting for a fun and unforgettable picnic day.
Isabel Freire de Matos Una carta de Delke (ISBN 9781575815732) Delke lives in Ethiopia and, by means of a letter, he tells his Puerto Rican pen pal how life is in his country and about his family. He also sends pictures of some animals that encompass the fauna of the African continent. With this book readers will learn to appreciate the cultural and geographic differences between different sides of the world, as well as diversity.
Isabel Freire de Matos Una carta de Mónica (ISBN 9781575815749) Mónica is a Puerto Rican girl who writes a letter to Delke, a boy who lives in Ethiopia. By means of this exchange, Mónica tells him how her life is and also shares with him information about some of the animals that live in the Americas. This story helps to open discussion on the importance of diversity and the communication between countries and people of different cultures.
Ivar Da Coll Hamamelis y el Secreto (ISBN 9789587043716) Hamamelis and Miosotis are best friends. Miosotis gives Hamamelis his most treasured secret in a paper bag for her to safeguard. Miosotis puts it away in her toy box. Suddenly, the secret begins to make noises and Miosotis begins to wonder what’s inside… Will her curiosity get the best out of her?
Ivar Da Coll Hamamelis, Miosotis y el Señor Sorpresa (ISBN 9789587043723) Hamamelis and Miosotis are best friends. Hamamelis is very sad because one of his favorite slippers is ruined. Later, Miosotis finds that his mug’s handle is broken. What a great opportunity for both friends to demonstrate their love for each other!
Paula Danziger Es día de feria, Ámbar Dorado (ISBN 9781598205961) Ámbar Dorado awakes, ready for a perfect day at the county fair. She, her parents, her best friend, Justo, and his family are in the Poconos on vacation. She's got it all planned… hot dogs, cotton candy, games, and wonderful rides. The morning does turn out exactly as she hopes it will, but then her mom and dad get into a fight, and a perfect day at the fair turns into just a fair day.
Paula Danziger Justo a tiempo, Ámbar Dorado (ISBN 9781598205954) Ámbar Dorado wants a watch for her seventh birthday more than anything. She will feel more grown-up when she can see what time it is whenever she wants. Also, she will always know exactly how late Justo Daniels, her best friend, is. He is a great best friend, but Amber is getting tired of waiting for him all the time. She wants to live on Amber Time, not Justin Time.
Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy Uno, dos, tres ¡Dime quién es! (ISBN 9781581058109) Children play "One, two, three. Who can it be!” to guess characters' names from popular folktales. Little Red Riding Hood; Baby Bear; Pérez, the Mouse (the Hispanic version of the tooth fairy); First Little Goat; the Big Bad Wolf; Mother Rabbit; and the Three Little Pigs provide the clues.
Graciela Montes Había una vez una llave (ISBN 9781616052799) “Grandma Antolina finds a key and begins a long journey into the country, up and down a mountain, and so on, until she finds the door it opens, where her grandchildren
await.” –Críticas Magazine
Graciela Montes Había una vez una nube (ISBN 9781616051303) Narrates the journey of a cloud that arrives on the Earth as enormous drops of water in the middle of a storm and soon returns to the sky on a sunny day.
Graciela Montes Había una vez una princesa (ISBN 9781616052805) A bored princess decides to sit and knit, and she likes it so much that she knits, for days and days, a very long scarf that covers the entire kingdom.
Martin Waddell Las Lechucitas (ISBN 9786071107954) When three baby owls awake one night alone in a dark forest to find their mother gone, they can't help but wonder where she is and when she’ll return. Stunning illustrations from unique and striking perspectives capture the spooky forest and reflect the many emotions that beset these endearing owls as they worry about their mother: What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Not surprisingly, a joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greets her return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered.
Amy White Estoy orgullosa de mi pasado (ISBN 9781603964210) Tania belongs to the Navajo tribe. When she talks about her clan and their homes, about the clothes she wears, and about what her family produces, we can tell how proud she is of being a Native-American girl.
Lenore Blegvad Ana Banana y yo (ISBN 9788420400839) The young boy in this story is afraid of many things, but his friend Ana is just the opposite, exuberant and full of life. A heartwarming story. Children's Choice selection.
Luis María Pescetti Caperucita Roja (tal como se la contaron a Jorge) (ISBN 9789681905187) The modern retelling of this fairy tale will captivate young readers because it is told through the eyes of a young boy. The illustrations enrich the story and assist the reader to understand two ways of interpreting a story: that of the storyteller and that of the listener. Jorge’s imagination transforms this tale into a very different and funny story.
Alma Flor Ada Cómo nació el arco iris (ISBN 9781581051766) The author magically combines scientific facts with a fable about cooperation in this enchanting tale.
Alma Flor Ada La piñata vacía (ISBN 9781581051889) The gift of an empty piñata provides an opportunity for a young girl to learn about unselfishness.
Alma Flor Ada Rosa alada (ISBN 9781581051865) Gabriel has chosen to talk about a caterpillar in school. The caterpillar doesn't do much all day though, until one day…
Julia Chaktoura El baúl de los oficios: Un libro sobre las vocales (ISBN 9781603962490) Motivating young children to read has never been easier and more fun! These beautifully illustrated books will capture their senses and their minds while teaching them basic math and language concepts through a delightful rhyming text.
Camilla Ashforth La cama de Horacio (ISBN 9781560145813) A fanciful and engaging story about a stuffed rabbit named Horatio who, more than anything in the world, wants a bed to sleep in. His friend, the Teddy Bear, comes to his aid and draws a bed for Horatio. This charming story has won the hearts of children everywhere. Miss Ashforth’s watercolors capture the innocent and charming mood of the story.
Alejandra Vallejo-Nágera ¡Cuánto me quieren! (ISBN 9781603962018) Ricardete was an only child, so the birth of his baby sister brings changes that make him feel sad. Soon, however, he realizes that he is still loved, and discovers reasons to feel even happier than he was before the baby's arrival.
Alejandra Vallejo-Nágera Los cazadores de monstruos (ISBN 9781603962032) Ricardete received a butterfly catching net from his parents. He decides to try it out and leaves with his friends on an imaginary hunting excursion. On this excursion, they create a fabulous hunt where they capture all sorts of animals until one actually sends them home with fear.
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