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Club Leo: Spanish and Bilingual Book Club


Nice to meet you/Mucho gusto

My name is Mariel, and I am the Editor of Club Leo Scholastic’s Spanish and Bilingual Book Club for grades PreK–6.


Research shows that the more children read at home, in any language, the better they do in school.

Club Leo celebrates Hispanic culture and traditions all year-long, and we are always looking for ways to help you increase class participation and reach-out to every student and family.  For this reason, I have created a Spanish/English letter that you can easily download here and send home with your students.

Like my colleagues, I am so excited about our September selections and I want to share a few of them with you!  And we are also looking to hear from you! Which books would you like to see in Club Leo?

Some of My Personal Favorites:

  • Si le das un pastelito a un gato (If You Give a Cat a Cupcake) by Favorite Author, Laura Numeroff Only $1…WOW!
  • Library’s Secret/Secreto de la biblioteca: Bilingual Fantasy!
  • A Cat and a Dog/Un perro y un gato: This cat and dog are learning to be friends! Bilingual!
  • Best National Soccer Teams Pack: Perfect for your little soccer fans!
  • Classic Multilingual Read Along: Clifford the Red Dog, A Bad Case of Stripes, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Hispanic Authors Not to be Missed:

The Dreamer by Pam Muñoz-Ryan

School Library Journal says: “Starred Review. Grade 4–9—Readers enter the creative, sensitive mind of Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize-winning poet, in this beautifully written fictional biography.”

 Sergio Saves the Game by Edel Rodríguez

  1. Stared review—Publishers Weekly
  2. “A nice splash of self-determination.” —Booklist. “Winning.”—New York Times


Welcome to My Nieghborhood! ABC

A poetic celebration of life in the Barrio—in the words of Quiara Hudes, author of the Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS.

Listen to an NPR interview with Quiara here.

Spanish Phonics & Language Skills:

  • Stories of A-Z—Bestseller!
  • Scholastic Phonic Readers Pack –Bestseller!
  • My First Book of Spanish Words
  • ABeCedario Salvaje



11 Responses

  1. Paul G. Burce

    Thank you for sharing this with us. I am a Science teacher at Rabun County Elementary School in Georgia and I will be teaching early conversational Spanish to my 6th graders. I think it’s really important to learn or be exposed to another language. If there are any free very simple story books I can share with my students, I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

    • Hi Paul!

      Mariel let us know the following:

      “There are some free picture books with audio and other Spanish resources in our website Lee y Seras: http://www.leeyseras.net/. Mostly for younger kids!

      I recommend that you use your Bonus Points to get non-fiction books from Club Leo appropriate for 5-6th Grade.

      Here are some of my favorites:
      100 Most Dangerous Things on the Planet. Students love the thrilling photographs! It was one of the Bestsellers in 2009 and it is now available in Spanish. I also recommend: Sharks with Internet Links, The Solar System Incredible Book, and Dracula—graphic novel format!”

      Thanks for posting!

  2. I would like to order books from club leo how do i set up an account?

  3. Adela

    The September 2011 selections are great! There were a ‘set of 28 abecedario books’ in I beleive it was the Summer/Sept catalog just prior to this Sept 2011 catalog that are not available. I am interested in ordering those along with other books. I am having diffuculty in finding the ‘set of 28 abecedario books’ and requesting this particular Summer/Sept catalog. In which direction should I search? Thank you for your time and Club Leo.

  4. Patty Ashworth

    please send me information on purchasing spanish books for 1st and 2nd grade.

    Thank you

  5. Erin


    I currently have a Club Leo Teacher’s account but would like to order some book collections for my classroom like I have through Scholastic Canada’s Club de Lecture. Do you offer book collections in Spanish? If so, I would like a catalog.


  6. Ma. Eugenia

    I am looking for a scholastic book in spanish about a dog and mice. City of mice and a dog arrives flying. Inthe front cover there is the dog and a volcano. Thanks, Maru

    • Heather

      Thanks for your question! It sounds like you’re describing Kat Kong by Dav Pilkey. We aren’t currently offering it through Reading Club, but you should be able to find it at your local library or bookstore! Happy Reading!

  7. Adilia E. Caraballo

    I am a spanish bilingual teacher and I receive your magazine in english. I would like to receive spanish catalogs for my students. How can I do this?


    • Heather

      Thanks for your question, Adilia! To receive our Club Leo catalog, you can call our Customer Service number at (800) SCHOLASTIC (800-724-6527) and we would be happy to add it to your mailing plan!

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