Puerto Rico Children’s Books – 10 Best Kids Books About Puerto Rico

The Ultimate List of the Children’s Books about Puerto Rico

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Children’s Books About Puerto Rico

A New Kind of Wild, by Zara Gonzalez Hoang

 

Coqui in the City, by Nomar Perez

 

Parrots Over Puerto Rico, by Cindy Trumbore and Susan Roth

 

Across the Bay, by Carlos Aponte.

A children’s book about San Juan, Puerto Rico, with beautiful illustrations of the city.

 

More Children’s Books about Puerto Rico

Books about Puerto Rico: Children’s Stories that Capture Puerto Rican Culture

The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth From Puerto Rico, by Nina Jaffe and illustrated by Enrique Sanchez.

The Taino were the native people on Borriqua prior to the Spanish colonization. Today, more than half of Puerto Rican residents are Taino in ancestry. 

Juan Bobo Goes To Work, by Marisa Montes and illustrated by Joe Cepeda.

Juan Bobo is a famous Puerto Rican character, similar to Amelia Bedelia. 

Mis Abuelos y Yo/My Grandparents And I, by Samuel Caraballo

This children’s book set in Puerto Rico is in English and in Spanish, about spending time with grandparents.

Sofi and the magic, musical mural, by Raquel M. Ortiz and Maria Dominguez

Travel to Puerto Rico through Children’s Books

Puerto Rican Food Puerto Rico’s city of San Juan

El ABC de la Comida Puertorriqueña: The ABC’s of Puerto Rican Food, by Lizmer Montalvo Juliá and Lucy Ann Montalvo.

This book is in English and in Spanish, discussing Puerto Rican food. Que rico!

VÁMONOS: San Juan, by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, illustrated by Ana Godinez

Head to San Juan with this children’s book about Puerto Rico and its capital city. A great board book about Puerto Rico for preschool and toddlers.

 

Puerto Rico Vocabulary to Highlight:

Borriqua 

borriqueño/borriqueña 

Taino

Jones Act

US Citizens since 1917

Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950

no Senators/voting House members in US Congress

Resident Commissioner

San Juan Bautista  -> San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ciudad de Puerto Rico -> estado de Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico = Rich Port

 

Puerto Rico Geography:

Caribbean Sea

Greater Antilles archipelago

 

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Here you will find books about Puerto Rico and all 50 states.