Children’s literature in Spanish


This example was submitted by Pilar Alderete Diez (University of Galway, Ireland) and is part of a module in Spanish about children’s literature. This is a content module in which students explore different theories and practices about children’s literature in Spanish.

Most of the information of this post is extracted from Viaje a los mundos de la ficción para niños y jóvenes en español (Alderete Diez, 2022), an open access book in which the author discusses the experience of teaching this module. The book is also available in English.


The assessment of the module is composed of:

  • Two multiple choice questionnaires about the content of the module (20%)
  • A diary in Spanish about the readings and overall experience of the module (30%). 9 entries maximum, 6 minimum, every entry between 100 and 200 words.
  • Academic project: students have to choose between essay, podcast, children’s book, or audiovisual translation (60%)

The examples provided are children’s books created by students. These children’s books were to be between 500-1000 words in Spanish and accompanyed by a critical commentary in Spanish of 500-1000 words discussing the process of creation, editing, characters, and influences.

Student’s examples

Pilar Alderete Diez kindly submitted the following examples.


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