Bilingual Storytime Resources

Over the years we’ve received many emails inquiring about bilingual, specifically Spanish language, storytime resources.  Though I grew up in California and took over four years of Spanish in high school I don’t program in Spanish in my current job. But that doesn’t stop the librarian in me from wanting to do the research! I’ve compiled all of the websites, books, and songs I could find on this topic.  If you know of something I missed, please leave a comment so I can add it in!  I view this post as a living document that will constantly be updated as new resources become available.
Looking for languages other than Spanish?  Dana wrote a guide to Multilingual Storytimes.


Professional Development Books


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Songs and Rhyme Videos


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Please feel free to leave a comment with advice, tips, or resources related to running a bilingual storytime program! If you know of resources for bilingual storytimes in languages other than Spanish and English let me know and I’ll create a separate section at the end of the post for those.

13 thoughts on “Bilingual Storytime Resources

  1. Hi girls,
    I find your website, and all you do ,very interesting.
    My name is Federica Dal Bosco, I’m Italian and I’m EFL preschool and primary school teacher with the passion for music. I’m also a singer and songwriter, when it is possibile 🙂
    I’m working as a English/Italian teacher , but I’m also attending a Master at the University of Urbino (Italy) and writing my final thesis on bilingual pedagogies in dual language preschool classrooms.
    Keep up the good job.

  2. Hi chicas !!!

    I am currently working for a library in CT and starting my bilingual story time next month, so all the info here has been really helpful!

    Muchas gracias and wish me luck!

    1. Buena suerte! So glad this guide has proven useful 🙂

    2. Hi!! I’m a bilingual Latinx person and just starting bilingual storytimes in PA. Mind if I pick your brain? I’m looking for good and preferably long lists of bilingual books for preschoolers, but having some trouble so far!

      Ojala te fueron bien los tiempos de cuentos en 2018!! x) y buena suerte hoy tambien :p


      1. Besides looking through the links listed above I’m afraid I won’t be of much help. Lindsay Delaney who has a blog shared that a few publishers/sources to check including Arte Publico/Pinata books, many scholastic picture books, and Blue Apple Books’ Hola English series have dual language text. You can check out her blog here:

        1. Thank you! I’ve meant to reply this for a while now. 🙂

    1. It’s so great to have so many sources of songs and rhymes in other languages thanks to virtual storytimes. Thanks for sharing Long Beach Public Library’s channel!

      1. Thank you for sharing the link to this! I was looking for a virtual story-time that is in both English and Spanish.

    2. Thank you! I’ve definitely been using Long Beach Public Library’s channel. As well as José-Luis Orozco for more lovely songs:

      And it can take a while finding the right song sometimes, but I’ve gotten better at looking up songs in Spanish by theme and then shortening/modifying them as necessary to be more digestible for younger participants during storytime.

  3. I am not able to open any of the links for your blog posts.

    Is there another way to access these?

    1. Do you mean the links I include in my blog posts? I am unsure why those won’t work for you. I am able to open them. An annoying work-around is to copy and paste the name of the resource I link to in a search engine and see if you can find the website that way. Sorry I can’t be of more help!

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