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18 + Traditional Fairy Tales Books in Spanish For Children

Are you looking for fairy tales in Spanish to add to your home or school library?

Then you have landed at the right place! In today’s post, I am going to share an ongoing list of 18+ fairy tales in Spanish that will get your children’s imagination churning!

In the following 18 titles, you will find popular as well as not-so-popular fairy tales, and to help you pick the right fairy tale for your child, I have separated them into three categories; books for children ages 0-2, ages 3-5 and ages 5+.

Enjoy this list of fairy tales in Spanish

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Why you should read fairy tales in Spanish to your children

I cannot reiterate enough how important reading is for bilingual children and children of all ages, but especially for bilingual children, and there is no better selection than fairy tales. 

Fairy tales are made for children. They spark imagination and offer didactic lessons that will guide children in their everyday lives. 

Fairy tales are also engaging. They have magical and whimsical elements which make reading in a second language all the more fun. 

Related: 5 Tips on Reading to Bilingual Children in the Minority Language

Furthermore, and as you will see throughout this post, fairy tales come from all around the globe, so they have a cultural learning component to them, too. 

Thus, if you do not have fairy tales in your home library, I suggest you stock up now!

Below I will mention 18+ fairy tales in Spanish (some are repeated for age-appropriate selections.) I will provide a brief description of each fairy tale as well as the moral that children can grasp from each fairy tale.


If you go through this list and realize that a fairy tale is missing, and needs to be added, please do let me know in the comments below!

Fairy tale books in Spanish for children ages 0-2

1. Los Cuentos de Hadas

By: Mertxelll Martí

“Hans Christian Anderson Stories” by Cottage Press is a collection of timeless fairy tales by the renowned author Hans Christian Andersen.

With rich storytelling and enchanting illustrations, this book brings to life beloved tales such as “The Little Mermaid,” “The Ugly Duckling,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” captivating readers with their enduring charm and universal themes.

2. Un cuento de hadas retorcido: Blanca y Escarlataa

By: Y Fernández

In this book, embark on a whimsical journey through a twisted fairy tale world, where familiar stories take unexpected turns. With imaginative storytelling and vibrant illustrations, this book offers a delightful and unconventional twist on classic fairy tales, captivating readers of all ages.

3. El patito feo

By: Xavier Deneux

This is a great fairy tale board book for little hands about the “The Ugly Duckling,” a Danish fairy tale about an outcast duck that doesn’t fit in with his flock because of his appearance. 

In this intriguing tale, your toddlers will start to understand the concept of “do not judge a book by its cover.” It is important to accept people for their qualities, values, and friendship, not by how they look. 

Fairy tale books in Spanish for children ages 2-5

4. Cenicienta

By: Helen Anderton

“Cenicienta” is a bilingual adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella. highlighting themes of determination and resilience. Through captivating storytelling and enchanting illustrations, this book celebrates the timeless tale of Cinderella’s journey from rags to riches, reminding readers of the power of perseverance in the face of adversity.

5. Los tres cerditos

By: Nina Filapek and Katherine Kirland

“Los Tres Cerditos” is a captivating retelling of the classic tale of three little pigs who build homes of straw, sticks, and bricks to escape the big bad wolf. With engaging storytelling and colorful illustrations, this book brings to life the timeless lessons of perseverance, resourcefulness, and the importance of preparation.

Here is a fun 15 minute YouTube video about Los tres cerditos>> with the story of the three little pigs. It includes fun music to go along with the story, too.

6. El gato en botas

By: Carol Ottolenghi

This book follow the adventures of a clever cat who uses his wit and charm to help his master win the heart of a princess. With delightful storytelling and captivating illustrations, this bilingual book brings to life the timeless tale of friendship, cunning, and bravery.

7. La bella y la bestia

By: Helen Anderton

“La Bella y la Bestia” is a charming adaptation of the classic fairy tale that tells the love story between a young woman named Belle and a cursed beast. With captivating illustrations and an enchanting narrative, this book transports readers to a world of magic, romance, and redemption.

8. La Bella Durmiente

By: Carol Ottolenghi

This is the bilingual version of “A Sleeping Beauty,” the take of a beautiful girl who is tricked by a witc th and falls into a deep, deep sleep. Your little readers will eagerly continue the story to see if a charming prince can wake her up from her sleep. 

18+ Fairy Tales in Spanish

9. La princesa y el guisante

 By: Francesc Boada

This classic fairy tale known as “The Princess and the Pea” is about a prince who wants to marry but is having trouble finding a suitable wife for trivial reasons. Until he comes across this one princess on a stormy night. What will happen?

In this fun fairy tale, your littles will learn to never judge a person by their momentary appearance. 

10. El principe rana

By: Sindy McKay

El principe rana, or in English known as “The Frog Prince,” is a German fairy tale about a prince who is turned into a frog by an evil witch. In order to break the spell, a good princess has to grant him one wish. Will he find a good princess?

In this magical tale, your children will learn that you should never judge someone at first glance. Instead, try to understand the situation and act accordingly. 

Did you know that you can watch popular Disney movies such as “The Frog Princes” in Spanish! What a fun way to use screen time to learn a new language!

11. Rapunzel

By: Melissa Blackwell Burke

This books retells the classic fairy tale of a young maiden with long, enchanted hair locked in a tower by an evil sorceress. With engaging storytelling and vibrant illustrations, this book brings to life the timeless magic of Rapunzel’s tale, captivating readers of all ages.

Fairy tale books in Spanish for children ages 5+

12. Los músicos de Bremen

By: Litos

In this bilingual fairy tale of German origin, tells the story of four aging domestic animals, who after a lifetime of hard work are neglected and mistreated by their masters. So they go off on their own to become musicians. 

Here is a video on YouTube with the story of Los músicos de Bremen >>

Related: Zoo Animal Printable Worksheets in Spanish for Preschoolers

13. Ricitos de Oro y los tres osos

By: Valeri Gorbachev

A classic nursery rhyme translated into Spanish about a girl named Goldilocks, or Ricitos de Oro in Spanish, who enters a cozy cabin and decides to go inside to explore. While exploring she falls asleep and in walks the owners of the house, three bears! What will she do?

What will kids learn from reading Ricitos de oro y los tres osos? They will learn that they need to respect the privacy and property of others and that our individual actions can harm others. 

Check out this 20 minute YouTube video with the tale of Ricitos de Oro y los tres osos.>> 

14. Caperucita roja

By: Candice Ransom

The Spanish version of “Little Red Riding Hood” a European fairy tale about a young girl that comes across a cunning wolf on her way to her grandmother’s house. 

The moral of the story in this cuentos de hadas is that we should never trust strangers. Even the nicest people can have bad intentions.

Here is a short YouTube video by Toycantado with the tale of Caperucita roja.>>

15. Jack y las habichuelas mágicas

By: Nina Filipek

This is the Spanish version of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” an English fairy tale about a poor country boy who trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans. The evans grow into a talk beanstalk that reaches the clouds. Jack climbs the beanstalk to find himself in the castle of a very mean giant. Find out what will happen next in this Spanish version. 

The moral of the story in Jack in the Beanstalk is to make the best of a bad situation, and when opportunity knocks, to take advantage of it. 

Check out this YouTube video on Juan y los frijoles mágicos. >>

16. El sastrecillo valiente

By: Peinador Arbiza Ángeles

This book in English is known as “The Brave Little Tailor.” It is a German fairy tale about a brave little tailor that kills seven flies with one blow. He convinces the giants and kings that he is a force to be reckoned with.

What will kids learn in this story? That courage and intelligence is important to have because with these qualities, we can get out of dangerous situations. 

Here is a fun video on El sastrecillo valiente on YouTube. >>

17. Los tres chivitos

By: Carol Ottolenghi

Los tres chivitos or “Three Billy Goats Gruff” is a Norwegian fairy tale about three male goats who need to outwit a voracious troll to get over the bridge that leads to their feeding ground. 

This is the perfect book to caution children against greed, and why not teach them in Spanish and English. 

18. El hombre de pan de jenjibre

By: Donna Herweck Rice

If you are looking for a fairy tale book in Spanish to read around Christmas time, this is your selection. This is the bilingual interpretation of “The Gingerbread Man.”

Related: 29 Spanish Picture Books To Read This Christmas

A little gingerbread cookie-boy decides to escape an elderly couple that made him as well as that cat, the goose and the snake until he finally meets his match, the fox. 

Will he outrun the fox too? Find out in this classic tale that will teach your little ones to be careful with who they trust. 

19. Blancanieves y los siete robots

By: Louise Simonson

“In ‘Blancanieves y los siete robots futuristas’ (Snow White and the Seven Futuristic Robots),” discover a unique retelling of the classic fairy tale set in a futuristic world. With imaginative storytelling and vivid illustrations, this book offers a fresh and innovative take on the timeless story of Snow White and her seven companions, blending traditional elements with futuristic twists to captivate readers of all ages.

Well, amigos, I hope you found the perfect fairy tale to add to your selves. Leave me a comment in the box below letting me know your childhood favorite fairy tale! I can’t wait to see all the responses!

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18+ Fairy Tales in Spanish to add to your home library.