If you visit your local major bookstore or library you will probably believe there are very few children’s books being published in Spanish and/or bilingually.
Well, that’s just not the case. Here’s a list of publishing houses that are gathering the best in Spanish language and bilingual authors of children’s books.
- Arcoiris-Books in Spanish by Lee & Low.
- Arte Público Press–”the nation’s largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovery literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.” Their imprint for children and young adults is Piñata Books.
- Barefoot Books–children’s books dedicated to culture, diversity and the global community.
- Bilingual Readers–brand new publishing company providing bilingual resources for families and communities.
- BrickHouse Education–”an educational publisher designed to meet the needs of teachers seeking high-quality, creative, and affordable materials.” Their titles are available in English and Spanish.
- Candlewick Press–Publishers Weekly called them “the fastest growing children’s publisher in the U.S.”
- Cinco Puntos Press–With roots on the U.S./Mexico border, Cinco Puntos publishes great books which make a difference in the way you see the world.
- Charlesbridge Publishing–books for children, including bilingual titles
- Children’s Book Press–nonprofit publisher of multicultural and bilingual literature for children.
- Groundwood Books–publishing works by people of Latin American origin living in the Americas both in English and in Spanish.
- Lectorum–Biggest distributor in US of books in Spanish for adults, teens and children.
- Lorito Books–bilingual English/Spanish audio books.
- me+mi publishing–producing dual language products that allow children to function at a high level equally well in English and Spanish.
- Scholastic–Scholastic is the largest publisher and distributor of Spanish-language books in the United States. The Scholastic en español imprint publishes over 100 Spanish-language and bilingual titles each year with a variety of books for children of all ages including original Spanish language works and translations of the newest bestsellers.
- Raven Tree Press–independent publisher committed to providing high-quality picture books in a variety of formats.
- Santillana USA–bilingual and Spanish language educational resources and materials.
****(Also see our SDSU children's program book reviews--click on the marquee on the top right. A.A.)