5 Christmas Themed Read Alouds

The best time of year is when you can snuggle up with a warm blanket and a good picture book. Kids love listening and looking at the pictures in these beautiful, colorful picture books. Read about 5 Bilingual Christmas themed pictures books. You will enjoy with your family or with your students. Check out this fun Noche Buena Craft that you can do at home or in class with your kids.

1. The Night of Las Posadas

This is one of Author and Illustrator Tomie dePaola’s books. In The Night of Las Posadas he shows readers the tradition of the Posada. A tradition that is set at the Plaza in Santa Fe where Mary and Joseph go from door to door trying to find shelter on Christmas Eve. There seems to be a couple problems, Sister Angie the celebration coordinator is sick with the Flu and Lupe and Roberto who usually play the parts of Mary and Joseph, are stuck in a storm.

2. The Legend of The Poinsettia

This is another book by Tomie dePaola about another tradition that takes place in Mexico. The Tradition of the Poinsettia. Poinsettias are called Nochebuenas in Spanish. In this story, a little girl named Lucida lives in a small village with her family in the mountains of Mexico. Lucida’s mom was asked to weave a blanket for the baby Jesus that will be a part of the procession in town. Well Lucida’s mom becomes ill and it is up to Lucida to find a gift that will represent hef family’s contribution to the procession.

3. Winter // Invierno

Winter is very unique, some places may experience snow and other places may experience lots of cold but no snow. This book is a learning tool for kids so they may learn about the winter season. When presenting the seasons, as I have done in the past, it is important to show pictures of what the season can look like in regions that do experience all four seasons in a very explicit way. Enjoy reading this book in both English and Spanish with your little ones.

4. N is for Navidad

Enjoy the ABC’s of Christmas en Español! This book goes through the alphabet and connects each letter of the Spanish Alphabet which includes Ch, Ll, Ñ, and Rr. It’s fun to read and see how each letter represents a traditional event that happens in a Latino household. At the end of the book you will find an Author’s note and a Glossary for the meaning of each word from the Spanish alphabet used in the book.

5. A Piñata in a Pine Tree

When you read this book, you MUST sing the words to the tune of “12 Days of Christmas”. I encourage you to sing it even if you are a little out of tune, like I am. This is fun and colorful and I LOVE the idea of putting a Piñata as a tree topper on your Christmas Tree.

I hope you have a Wonderful Holiday with your Family, Friends, and Loved Ones. Don’t forget to enjoy somde reading time with your littles with some Bilingual Christmas Books. Thank you for reading this post and if you purchase a book using one of my links, Thank You! Look ahead into my New Year Blog Post here.