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31 Days of Reading in Spanish: Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá

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Editor’s note: We continue with our 31 Days of Reading in Spanish. Check out the book review below and don’t forget to enter our weekly GIVEAWAY of $100 worth of books in Spanish! BOOK DESCRIPTION/REVIEW My stepson just came back home after spending a year training with the Marine Corps. My kids are in awe every time they see him wearing one of his uniforms and bombard him with all types of questions. Graciela Tiscareño-Sato’s son was the same way andRead More ...

Announcing: 31 Days of Reading in Spanish {Book Reviews & Giveaway}

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Let’s face it: it’s harder to get our kids interested in reading when summer is in full swing. Or at least that’s the case in my house where the long, lazy days are filled with outdoor activities and bedtime routines are usually altered. My daughter has been out of school for over a month now, and I’m embarrassed to say that she hasn’t really read too much at all. Now that July has rolled around, we’ve decided to change thatRead More ...

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros: Where to Find Quality Books By and About Latinos

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  Happy Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros! Back in the summer of 2008, when Ana and I started thinking about the idea of launching this blog, we were prompted by what we took as a lack of resources for parents raising bilingual kids. One of our biggest problems was finding quality bilingual or Spanish children’s books without having to resort to traveling to Latin America to get our hands on them. While we did find some options, backRead More ...

Bilingual Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $10

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Vanessa has been devouring the books from a children’s series called Junie B. Jones. So when someone told me some of the books in the collection have been translated to Spanish, I went searching to see if I could find them. And I stumbled upon something completely unexpected. I found the books, but in a place I honestly didn’t expect at all: Walmart.com. Did you know they have a HUGE selection of Spanish/bilingual children’s books? I had no idea and I mustRead More ...

To Boost Reading Skills, Latino Children Need More Than Books They Identify With

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An article published earlier this week in The New York Times titled “For Young Latino Readers, an Image Is Missing” has created a flurry of commentary about the dire need for more children’s books with which our Latino kids can identify. In other words, more children’s books with characters that look like them and with storylines that speak to them. While I would love nothing more than to see all Latino authors been given the opportunity to be published, I’m having aRead More ...

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