Books and Resources for Teaching About Mexico!
A teacher-created book list that includes tips for using these books in your classroom.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
From Unit Plan: Let's Travel to Mexico
These resources are available from the Teacher Store.
Gathering the Sun/Cosecha de Sol: An Alphabet in Spanish and English
by Alma Flor Ada, illustrated by Simon Silva
Read this alphabet book of poems about farmlands and laborers first in Spanish and then in the English translation.
Say Hola to Spanish by Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Loretta Lopex
I use this when introducing the children in my class to everyday Spanish words.
Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
My students enjoy this interesting look at the Hispanic culture. I use the book when we are talking about Mexican foods and culture.
These are some additional books I use. Look for them in your school library:
Fiesta! Cinco de Mayo by June Behrens
Look What Came From Mexico by Miles Harvey
Rookie Read-About Geography
Mexico by David F. Marx
Rookie Read-About Holidays
El Dia de los Muertos — The Day of the Dead by Mary Dodson Wade
Usborne's Animated First Thousand Words: Classroom Pack
Students love learning new words in both English and Spanish.