Children’s Book about Puerto Rico

 Updated on May 9, 2019, to add more books, and new comics! 
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.    On 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 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!

This post contains affiliate links if you click on the link, and if you make a purchase I will receive a small monetary compensation. Thank you!


Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

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

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

Turning Pages: My Life Story

Pride of Puerto Rico: The Life of Roberto Clemente

Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo (Pura Belpre Honor Books – Illustration Honor) / My book review and activity   

Jose Pinta la Virgen story of a young José Campeche. Here’s a fun activity to go with this book.

Cuando los grandes eran pequeños. Julia de Burgos 


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.

Los cuentos de mi abuela Guayacana (Las historias de Atabey y Yayael) 


El Flamboyán Amarillo (Spanish Edition)

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

Everywhere Coquis! / En dondequiera coquies (English and Spanish Edition) / Review and activity

The Legend of the Hummingbird: A Tale from Puerto Rico 

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)

Parrots Over Puerto Rico (Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Winner)

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

Sueño en el yunque (Colección San Pedrito)

Good Night, Mama! Good Night, Coquí!

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 

Polín el coquí que se negó a morir


Villancico Yaucano 

Shake It, Morena! / My Review 

Vejigante Masquerader

Las artesanias (Serie Raices) (Nueve Pececitos) (Spanish Edition)

Grano a grano… Refranes populares (Serie Raices) (Nueve Pececitos) (Spanish Edition)

La yola puertorriqueña 


Mimi’s Parranda/La Parranda de Mimi (Spanish Edition)

Los Tres Jueyes Magos (Spanish Edition)

Verde Navidad / Green Christmas (Nueve Pececitos, Raices / Nine Small Fishes, Roots) (Spanish Edition) / My review 

Los Tres Reyes (a caballo) (Serie Raices) (Nueve Pececitos) (Spanish Edition) / Review and activity 

La Fiesta De Melchor, Serie Cuentos de Navidad, Coleccion Nueve Pececitos (Raices) (Spanish Edition) Activities about El Día de Reyes includes cultural play dates, crafts, and a fiesta click here.


The Legend of Roberto Cofresí ~ A Puerto Rican Hero

Juan Bobo Goes to Work: A Puerto Rican Folk Tale

The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra  *Set to release March 2017

Cuentos favoritos de Puerto Rico/ Fairy Tales of Puerto Rico (Spanish Edition)


El ABC Del Viejo San Juan/ the ABC of Old San Juan

De La A a la Z Puerto Rico / Puerto Rico A to Z 

ABC De Puerto Rico/ABC Of Puerto Rico (Spanish Edition)

Los Numeros De Ponce in Number

Children’s Travel Activity Book & Journal: My Trip to Puerto Rico

Molly and the Magic Suitcase: Molly Goes to Puerto Rico (Volume 6)


Juan & Chico’s Wintry Puerto Rico Adventure

Sopa de Hortalizas (Coleccion Dos Lenguas) (Spanish Edition)   / Review and activity

Abuelita’s Paradise

Good Night Puerto Rico (Good Night Our World) *Board book set to release 2017

Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural / Sofi y el mágico mural musical

Grandma’s Records

Tulipán: the Puerto Rican Giraffe


My Name Is Maria Isabel

Rafi and Rosi (Spanish edition): Rafi y Rosi (I Can Read Book 3)

Rafi and Rosi: Carnival! (Spanish edition) (Rafi y Rosi)Rafi y Rosi Piratas! 

Rafi y Rosi Piratas!


Red Comb

Puerto Rico Strong: A Comics Anthology Supporting Puerto Rico Disaster 

Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico 

La Borinqueña

La Borinqueña #2 

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