For International Book Day Help Kids Discover the Wonder of Books

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UPDATED June 14th, 2018 International Book Day is on April 23 The other day in a Spanish class I teach, my middle school students were researching countries. They had each chosen a different Latin American country and had to write a two-page…

Biblio-Zen: 6 of the Best Meditation Books to Get You in the Mood

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UPDATED May 4, 2018 One of the most useful tools you can have in your arsenal is a list of the best meditation books. When your day seems overwhelming you have a choice: you can succumb to the stress, or you can find a healthy way to cope…

8 Books that Will Get Your Kids Speaking Spanish

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April 30 is El día de los niños/El día de los libros also known as Children’s Day/Book Day. This celebration was established by children’s author Pat Mora to help children and their families of all backgrounds and cultures understand…

50 Latino Childrens Books You Should Know

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UPDATED April 22nd, 2018 Even though Latinos are the largest U.S. minority group and are predicted to eventually become the majority, school curriculums have been slow to keep up with the nation’s changing demographics. Required reading…

The Patchwork Garden; Pedacitos de huerto

UPDATED March 26th, 2018 The Patchwork Garden/Pedacitos de huerto Written by Diane de Anda • Illustrated by Oksana Kemarskaya Translated by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Piñata Books • 2013 • 32 pages Paperback ($17.95) ISBN: 9781558857636 Ages:…

For Thanksgiving: 5 Great Kids’ Books on Kindness & Gratitude

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.UPDATED November 14th, 2017 Thanksgiving books for kids are great because children often need to be reminded of the importance of kindness and gratitude, especially as the holidays approach and their focus is on getting instead of giving.…

Young Blood: 14 Books by Authors Under 30 You Need to Know Now

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 Ready to pick up a new book but need some literary inspiration? If you find yourself stuck in a rut, picking the same kinds of books from the same authors over and over again, we've got some of the best young authors…

Falling Gently Into Fall: 20 Books About Starting Over to Dive Into Now

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UPDATED June 17th, 2017 For many people fall means new beginnings and starting over. From back-to-school to the start of our slow-cooker Sunday (What? Not everybody does that?), we love the new energy of autumn. Right now, we’re putting…

7 Things You May Not Know About Hans Christian Andersen

It doesn't matter about being born in a duckyard, as long as you are hatched from a swan's egg. —The Ugly Duckling UPDATED June 17th, 2017 April 2 is Hans Christian Andersen's birthday and is observed as International Children's Book…