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"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

Santillana USA's Children's Books New Releases - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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May 13

Let's Continue to Celebrate Poetry!

Animales muy normales

Rafael Ordoñez Cuadrado
Animales muy normales
(Very Normal Animals)  GL 6-12

Each animal has some characteristic that makes it spectacular. In the farm, forest, garden, jungle, steppe, or river, this book tests children’s—and adult’s—knowledge of animals, wherever they might live. By way of riddles, different characteristics of an animal are presented so that together, children and adults can put two and two together and figure out the answers.


Palabrerías: Retahílas, trabalenguas, colmos y otros juegos de palabras

Eufemia Hernández
Palabrerías: Retahílas, trabalenguas, colmos y otros juegos de palabras
(Gabble: Nursery Rhymes, Tongue Twisters, Riddles, and Other Word Games)  GL K-3

This book is a compilation of hilarious word games. Its tongue twisters, nursery rhymes, riddles, jokes, and puns will help children find other meanings to words. A fish tank isn’t the same as a fish driving a tank, right? Throughout the pages of this book, readers will take ownership of the language in a fun and easy way, while being entertained playing with it.

Poemas de juguete Antonio Granados
Poemas de juguete
(Toy Poems)
  GL 4-8

Tongue twisters, riddles, puzzles, and concrete poems about all possible topics. This book is special because the words change shape, position, and meaning. Each page is a game that invites us to think and imagine, enriching the reader’s vocabulary in a delightful way. “Toy” is the key word in this title: a toy to build, take apart, start over, and turn around. Poetry is just a pretext to show the possibilities of language so that readers will take it in their own hands, feel the weight of it, and do with it as they will.


Poesia de juguete II Antonio Granados
Poemas de juguete II
(Toy Poems II)  GL 4-8

 The author invites readers to practice reading and writing in a fun and creative way. Words hold magic, and even more so when a poet plays with them. This is a fun introduction to poetry that motivates kids to write and enjoy the rhythm and musicality of words; it’s an innovative work that will surely entertain readers and provide a different kind of interaction with language.


La casa del caracol

Luz María Chapela
La casa del caracol
(The Snail’s House) GL K-3

Six short stories written in verse, in simple language, and about topics that are highly appealing to young children, such as animals and their environment. This book can be read aloud by two people in a classroom or in the comfort of home.
Few books on the market today offer what this one does: performing a shared reading, as though reading a musical score. Essential for home or the classroom.



Donde esta mi almohada

Ana María Machado
¿Dónde está mi almohada?
(Where Is My Pillow?)  GL K-3

Isabel is very sleepy and wants to go to bed, but she can’t find her pillow. She looks for it everywhere. Who has taken it? Rapunzel or Cinderella? Or maybe Red Riding Hood?
Will Aladdin’s lamp help her find it?

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