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Tell Us About Your Favorite Children's Books That Are In Both English And Spanish

Being bilingual is a superpower in itself.

According to a study by researchers from three Boston-based universities, the ability to learn a new language is strongest before the age of 18, and fluency is best acquired when learning begins before the age of 10.

a child reading a book on her bed
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Given that Spanish is spoken by over 559 million people globally, learning the language early in life just makes sense!

a character saying, "If you ever speak to me in Spanish, please use the formal usted"
NBC

So if you've given your kid or the kids in your life any great bilingual Spanish/English books, I want to know all about 'em!

Maybe they fell in love with learning about the legendary Selena Quintanilla through The Life of Selena/La Vida de Selena by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein.

the book cover with a young looking cartoon Selena holding a mic
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Or maybe they enjoyed learning about the journey that monarch butterflies take each year from Canada to Mexico through Ben Gundersheimer's Señorita Mariposa.

a large illustrated butterfly on the book cover
Nancy Paulsen Books

Perhaps they couldn't stop talking about paletas after reading ¿Qué Puedes Hacer Con Una Paleta?/What Can You Do with a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla.

two kids holding paletas in the street
Tricycle Press

Whichever Spanish/English children's book it is, I want to know about it! Tell me about your faves in the comments below or in this anonymous Google form and some of the responses will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!