Santillana USA is the largest educational publisher in the Spanish-speaking world, and their mission is to make learning and teaching English and Spanish an experience that is motivating, enriching, and effective for both teachers and students. In a collaborative effort with authors, editors, teachers, and students, Santillana creates instructional materials that meet needs of modern-day students throughout the United States, and strive to bring the best education to students in both languages.
This PreK-2 package includes audio for Spanish and English titles written at grade level, and covers a diverse set of topics including fiction as well as non-fiction aligned to curriculum
Ricitos de Oro y los tres osos
The little girl was walking through the woods when she found a pretty little house. The girl opened the door and walked into the house . . . and what a mess she got herself into!
Celebra el Mardi Gras con Joaquín, arlequín
Joaquin is enjoying Mardi Gras with his family, but he gets lost in the crowd. His parents and siblings search everywhere for him, and inadvertently they take other children who, like Joaquin, are disguised as harlequins. The confusion is solved in the end and the involved families continue enjoying the carnival together. Contains an informative section on Mardi Gras.
La sorpresa de Mamá Coneja
Mother Rabbit's brood decides to surprise her with Easter eggs from various animals.
Fábula del león y el ratón
Could a teeny little mouse help a big, strong lion? Ha, ha, ha... That's just how the lion laughed when he heard the mouse—and you'll never imagine what happened!
Most appropriate for grades 3-7, these titles are offered in the popular dual language format (with separate books for the English and Spanish versions). These titles tend to be a little longer and lean more towards fiction and cultural stories.
La fiesta de las tortillas (Bilingual Edition)
The author remembers the day on which the Spirit of the Corn visited the restaurant that his family owned in El Salvador. The narration is full of suspense and is impregnated with the delicious scents that surrounded the kitchen and that remain intact in the memory and the heart of the author from his childhood.
Young readers will admire a wide range of Hispanic artists spanning three centuries. Featured artists include Maya Christina González, José Giménez, Fernando Botero, Ramón Cano, Rodolfo Morales, and Francisco de Goya.
¡Viva la tortuga!
The turtle in this story will take us on a journey necessary for the survival of her species. With her, we will cross the ocean until we reach the beach where she will lay her eggs. From her efforts, many new little turtles will grow up and continue the cycle begun by their mother. This beautiful and poetic story will help readers understand the importance of protecting endangered species. Lázaro is one of Puerto Rico's most important children’s authors.
Poems by José Coronel Urtecho, José Emilio Gonzalez, María Elena Walsh, José Juan Tablada, José Martí, and Marina Romero are richly illustrated by artists Felipe Dávalos, Rapi Diego, among others.
El pájaro mosca
If you hear a soft hum and suddenly see a tiny bird—so tiny that it would easily fit inside a chicken’s egg—then you have been lucky enough to see a bee hummingbird, the tiniest bird in the world. In spite of its speed, this beautiful animal has been captured on these pages, and it also has a story to tell you.