Last year, we brought back the beloved chapter book Rafi and Rosi series, which follows two Puerto Rican tree frog siblings as they explore their surroundings and learn about the traditions, animals, and environment of Puerto Rico. The series is available in both English and Spanish, and is a great way to introduce early readers to chapter books!
This year, we’re excited to have released a new original addition to the series in both English and Spanish: Rafi and Rosi Pirates! and Rafi y Rosi ¡Piratas! In this book, Rafi and his younger sister, Rosi, are excited to visit El Morro Fort, the four-hundred-year-old fortress that guards the entrance to San Juan harbor. At the fort they pretend to be pirates, engage in a fierce battle, and learn about Roberto Cofresí, Puerto Rico’s most famous pirate. During a game of hide-and-seek, Rosi finds the perfect place to hide—in the stone sentry box that once housed the fort’s lookout guards. Little does she know that the sentry box might be haunted!
Our Literacy Specialist Katie Potter shares some tips on using chapter books such as the Rafi and Rosi series in the classroom:
See the Teacher’s Guide for Rafi and Rosi here.
See the Teacher’s Guide for Rafi and Rosi Carnival! here.
Check out these printable activities here.