This post was originally written in 2016 with 54 books listed.  As of 2019, I’ve updated the list with more book recommendations. We have 76 books recommended!   Since the list is continuously growing I’ve removed the image previews of the books for ease of viewing.
Thanks, Frances 
When my child was born 8 years ago, I had a goal in mind: to find as many children’s book about Puerto Rico so I can share with him.  Little by little, I started  building up my child’s home library. Some of the books listed here we own, others are on my wish list.    Of the books that we do own, you’ll see an additional post on how we used it such as an activity or craft or a review on the book.
Since there are so many books on this list,  I broke them down into ten sections with a header so you can learn about Puerto Rico through these books: Notable Figures, Taínos, Flora and Fauna, Popular Culture, Christmas, Folk Tales, Geography, Picture Books, Chapter Books,  and Fiction.  I added Comics, too!

I hope you enjoy this list!  If there’s a children’s book that is not listed here please share in the comments below so I can add it. ¡Gracias!

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Jose Pinta la Virgen (Spanish Edition)

Julia de Burgos: Cuándo los grandes eran pequeños

Sonia Sotomayor: Turning Pages: My Life Story

Felisa y el Magico Coqui (Spanish Edition)  / My review 

Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx

Pride of Puerto Rico: The Life of Roberto Clemente

The Golden Flower: A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico

Atariba & Niguayona: A Story from the Taino People of Puerto Rico (Tales of the Americas =) (English and Spanish Edition)

El areyto de la pluma (Las historias de Atabey y Yayael) 

Tai y el bosque tropical

Mi isla y yo / My Island and I: La naturaleza de Puerto Rico / The Nature of Puerto Rico / Review and activity 

Need some ideas for extension activities on the Taínos? Click here.


¿Dónde está el coquí?

Hay magia en la canaria

12 Árboles Amigos: juegos y retos etnobotánicos para Borikén / 12 Tree Friends: ethnobotanical games and challenges for all ages


En El Bosque Seco de Guanica (Coleccion San Pedrito) (Coleccion San Pedrito) (Spanish Edition) 

En las cavernas de camuy/ At the Camuy Caves: Teron y su maravilloso mundo subterraneao/ Teron and His Wonderful Subterranean World (Spanish Edition)

There’s a Coqui in My Shoe (English Edition) 

Kiki Kokí: La Leyenda Encantada del Coquí (Kiki Kokí: The Enchanted Legend of the Coquí Frog) (Spanish Edition) / Review and activity

The Coqui and The Iguana

The Parrot Club / Club Cotorra

Mi Isla y yo / My Island and I / Review and activity 

Activities about El Día de Reyes includes cultural play dates, crafts, and a fiesta click here.

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  1. Hola Frances,
    The Rafi and Rosi Coquí Series has 8 titles!
    Rafi and Rosi/ Rafi y Rosi
    Rafi and Rosi Carnival!/ Rafi y Rosi ¡Carnaval!
    Rafi and Rosi Pirates!/ Rafi y Rosi ¡Piratas!
    Rafi and Rosi Music!/Rafi y Rosi ¡Música!
    All from Children’s Book Press, and imprint of Lee and Low Books. I think you were missing Pirates in your list. So terrific that the choices keep growing!

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