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30+  Best Summer Books in Spanish for Children

Let’s splash into summer with this selection of 30 + summer books in Spanish for children. 

In this selection of summer books in Spanish you can find a range of themes from summer activities, summer vacations, books about the beach, camping and more!

Whether you are browsing this list to find some books at your local library, or if you want to add a few books to your home collection, this comprehensive list of summer books in Spanish will provide you with many different options to choose from.

Read these books in the spring to get your littles excited for summer, or use these books throughout the long summer days to keep Spanish afloat this summer!

Happy reading!

30+ Summer Books in Spanish for Children


1. Sol

By: Carol Thompson

Summer is super sensory. There is a wealth of sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures to discover, and in this book your children experience those senses.

After reading, you can take your littles outdoors to experience the senses of summer like they did in this book. 

Grab your free printable copy of my sounds of nature scavenger hunt if you want to have your littles explore their hearing sense in the summer outdoors. 

2. ¿Debo compartir mi helado?

By: Mo Willems

We all love a little helado in the summer, but what happens when Geraldo is faced with the decision of whether to share his helado or not.

This story in Spanish with simple text and short sentences is the perfect summer read to help your littles learn about sharing.

It is also a great option for emerging readers and writers!

Related: Spanish Reading Resources and Tips for Emergent Readers

3. Verano

By: Allie Busby

Join the kids in this book as they explore the unique character of summer by playing games outside and inside of the house. 

4. Oso bajo el sol

By: Stella Blackstone

In this bilingual book about Bear in the sunshine, your little can learn some new vocabulary Spanish words for weather.

Related: Weather Flashcards and Worksheets in Spanish for Preschoolers

5. En verano

By: Susana Madinabeitia Manso

In this picture book, learn about the many fun things to do in summer time: go swimming, play sports, go to the beach and much more!

6. Peppa va a nadar

By: Scholastic

Peppa and George are going swimming, but George is a bit scared. How will Mummy and Daddy pig ever convince him to get in the pool?

7. Llama, Llama aprende a nadar

By: Anna Dewdney

Sticking with the theme of swimming, following along as Llama Llama asks is mom to help him learn how to swim. 

Related: What to Take to the Pool With Your Toddler

8. Llama, Llama disfruta acampar

By: Anna Dewdney

Join Llama Llama and his friends as they go on an exciting camping adventure. They can’t wait to sleep under the stars, and roast marshmallows. 

9. El libro del verano

By: Rotraut Susanne Berner

Learn about the fruits of the season of summer through multiple stories, drawings and simple text.

10. Señorita Mariposa

By: Ben Gundersheimer 

This captivating story for children will teach about the journey that monarch butterflies take each year from Canada to Mexico. 

The perfect book to help kids understand a little more about all those beautiful butterflies that are experiencing in the summer outdoors.

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30+ Summer Books in Spanish for Children


11. ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? 

By: Carmen Tafolla

Stride along with a young Mexican protagonist and she guides the reader through her barrio and introduces the frozen, fruit-flavored treat that thrills Mexican and Mexican-American children, la paleta.

The perfect story to cool you down on a hot summer day. 

12. Paletero Man

By: Lucky Diaz

Sticking with the theme of paletas, next up on our summer books in Spanish list is Paletero Man, one of my absolute favorite reads.

Follow along as our narrator passes through his busy neighborhood in chase of the ice cream man. As he chases him he slowly loses his coins along the way.

What happened to his money? 

Witness as the community pulls together to help our protagonist get his tasty treat. 

A wonderful summer selection that will teach your littles all about generosity and kindness.

One of our favs!
Paletero Man ¡Qué paletero tan cool!

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30+ Summer Books in Spanish for Children

13. Hola Mar

By: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Dive into this playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses.

14. ¡El verano ya está aquí!

By: Albert Asensio Navarro

One of the four board books about the seasons by Albert Asensio Navarro, this book will talk about the important parts of summer through beautiful, detailed illustrations. 

15. Un verano de la familia Ratón

By: Liesbet Sleger

It’s summer, let the summer vacations begin! Go on summer vacation with La familia Ratón where they spend their days enjoying the beach, and climbing mountains. There is so many things to do on their vacation!

16. Un verano especial con la abuela

By: Tania de Regil

Julia is spending the summer with her abuela in a mountain near Mexico City. It is her first time leaving her parents for an extended period of time.

Read together with your littles as Julia grows to love the city and culture and understand the connection between her abuela and herself in this book that explores the magic of intergenerational love and wisdom. 

17. Entonces llega el verano

By: Tom Brenner

In this book, your children will enjoy a sun-drenched tribune to the anticipation and adventures that welcome the warmest season of the year.

 A great book to read around spring or in early summer to get your littles excited for their summer adventures.

Related: 18 Spring Picture Books in Spanish for Kids

18. Las palabras que se llevó el viento

By: Paloma Sánchez Ibarzábal

In this book, your children can experience different sounds and animals at the beach. A shell that says hello, a gust of wind, a whale that travels by and more.

19. El Verano (que sabes de)

By: Nuria Roca Soto

20. Summer

By: Joann Early Macken

Experiences different outdoor summer activities including biking, swimming and sailing in this picture book with simple text.

21. Hop aprende a nadar

By: Esther Van Den Berg

Mama rana gives all the baby ranas swimming class.

22. Galapagueña

By: Marsha Diane Arnold

Learn about the Island of Galapagos through protagonist Valentina who spends her days observing the natural world around her and protecting the island around her. 

23. En el castillo de arena

By: Cindy Jin

“En el castillo de arena” is a captivating tale that takes readers on a whimsical journey through the imagination, following the adventures of a young protagonist as they explore the magic and wonder of building sandcastles on the beach.

Related: Beach Sensory Bin for Toddlers

24. El cuento de oso playero y el castillo de arena

By: TC LiFonti

Continuing with the theme of sandcastles, Oso Playero is having so much fun building his castle until the tide starts to come in and take his castle down.

Will he be able to show it to his mom in time?

25. Daniela Pirata

By: Susanna Isern

There is no better summer tale than that of the pirates! 

Follow along with Daniela as she dreams of becoming a pirate on the legendary ship, the Black Croc. 

26. Kaia y las abejas

By: Maribeth Boelts

Help your little children overcome their fear of bees this summer by reading them this tale of Kaia.

Kaia is braver than ever, except she is scared of one thing— bees. Watch as she rises above her fear through bravery, compassion and understanding the importance of bees in our world. 

27. Lucas en un día en la playa:

By: Giselle Shardlow

Give your children the healthy benefits of yoga with this kids yoga story beach adventure book.

28. Estamos en verano

By: Alana Olsen

Welcome in Summer with this delightful fiction title, which features a narrator and the fun activities they explore with their family and friends


29. Alma del mar

By: Jaime Gamboa

This story is about a little girl named Alma who is fascinated with the sea despite never having been to the sea before.

Through stories, her father takes her to the sea every night to visit with fish, sirens, algae and sailors. 

After much planning, they travel to the coastline where they both discover that they share more than their love for the sea. 

30. Bizcocho va acampar

By: Alyssa Satin Capucilli

This beginning reader book is about Biscuit who is ready to go camping and experience all of the new sensations camping brings. 

I hope you enjoyed this list of 30+ best summer books in Spanish for Kids! Have a great summer!

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