Audiobooks for Kids for Hispanic Heritage Month
Collection Development Audiobooks to Share with Kids During Hispanic Heritage Month

It’s important for kids of all ages to see diversity that reflects the world around them in stories they enjoy. Additionally, it’s important to discover stories that explore cultural heritages similar and different from their own. That’s why these audiobooks are perfect additions to your library and classroom.

From picture books to chapter books, everyone will enjoy these delightful stories—particularly during Hispanic Heritage Month:

Short and sweet audiobooks your littlest listeners will love:

Carmela Full of Wishes
Author: Matt de la Peña
Read by: Matt de la Peña
LISTEN TO A CLIP: ncnhcn

When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. When they arrive at the Laundromat, Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. What will she wish for?

La Princesa and the Pea
Author: Susan Middleton Elya
Read by: Laura Ortiz
LISTEN TO A CLIP: ncnhcn

“Laura Ortiz’s narration of this timeless tale is a treat for listeners of both English and Spanish languages…Ortiz flawlessly voices La Reina, El Príncipe, and La Princesa, seamlessly moving from English to Spanish as the plot swiftly progresses.” –AudioFile

These audiobooks are perfect for upper elementary and middle grade kids–and their families!

Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows
Author: Ryan Calejo
Read by: Giordan Diaz
LISTEN TO A CLIP: ncnhcn

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows
Thanks to his abuela‘s stories, Charlie possesses an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the monsters and ghouls of Latin American myths, but he knew the stories were just make-believe…finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle between La Liga, a secret society of legendary mythological beings sworn to protect the Land of the Living, and La Mano Negra (a.k.a. the Black Hand), a cabal of evil spirits determined to rule mankind.

Esperanza Rising

“The richness of Alvarado’s Spanish infuses the reading, and the text affords her an opportunity to display her beautiful singing voice, as well. Rich in history and culture, this novel is all the more successful in the audio format.” —AudioFile

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish
Author: Pablo Cartaya
Read by: Pablo Cartaya
LISTEN TO A CLIP: ncnhcn

“An excellent choice for upper elementary and middle grade libraries given its multiple, age-appropriate themes and the window it provides to life in a Puerto Rico before Hurricane María.” —School Library Journal, starred review

The Storm Runner
Author: J. C. Cervantes
Read by: Ozzie Rodriguez
LISTEN TO A CLIP: ncnhcn

“Fantastic and villainous creatures from Mayan folklore combine with clever, realistic, and heartwarming characters.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Related Posts