Libros en Versos for Poetry Month in Spanish
Authentic and Culturally Relevant Poetry
for Poetry Month in Spanish
Below we’ve listed some of our favorite poetry books from Spanish-speaking authors, on original topics, available for immediate purchase. Authentic and culturally relevant poetry books to read cover-to-cover, or simple poems to read aloud one-by-one.
Songs are poems too! Spanish author, Susanna Isern, is a prolific writer as well as a therapist and psychology professor. In this beautiful book, Una canción para cada emoción, she blends her knowledge and creativity to teach little ones to identify ten emotions. Plus, you can scan the QR code at each emotion to listen to the associated song! This title can be seamlessly paired with El emocionómetro del Inspector Drilo, where Inspector Drilo presents his special machine designed to pinpoint emotions. A little gem for Pre-K through 2nd, and a great authentic text to reinforce social emotional learning!
Also recommended for Pre-K through 2nd: Trompa con trompita.
Jaguares y mariposas is a Hexagramm favorite! The rich, poetic language and vibrant colors that fill each page are an ode of self-empowerment for girls of Mexican heritage. Jaguares y mariposas provides education about Mexico and its many cultures. We love the short stanzas, rich vocabulary and beautiful graphics. Teachers will enjoy studying poetic elements during shared reading using a class set. Recommended for grades 1-3.
Tengo un papel is a unique work of poetry and song. Marc Parrot, a musician and composer from Barcelona, teaches us about the different roles involved in the production of a theatrical performance. A CD includes his catchy songs, while the illustrations clearly present the importance of each and every role. You will find poems of varying lengths and complexity to explore grades 2-5.
Travel through Central and South America with Niños de América! Short poems told in simple verse describing the experiences of other children. Life across these countries is revealed through relatable tidbits of information such as food, cultural experiences, the weather… Written by Chilean author, Francisca Palacios, consider studying these short poems in grades 2-5.
Balam, Lluvia y la casa is a story told in verse that invites us to Balam and Lluvia's house to get to know them and the story behind every aspect of the house, like the garden and the front door. By Guatemalan poet, author and editor Julio Serrano Echeverria, this beautiful picture book introduces both Guatemalan and Maya culture. Wonderful for grades 3-6!