Children’s Books to Help You Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, from September 15 to October 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month offers all Americans the opportunity to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Latinos in the U.S. These dates were not chosen randomly; September…
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Books to Help You Celebrate Thanksgiving with Your Children

When I first moved to the U.S. as a child, the celebration of Thanksgiving was of course completely foreign to me. But the idea of setting aside an entire day to spend with family and friends, recounting all of the things for which we are…
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Children’s Author Monica Brown on Being Bicultural and Celebrating Individuality

Monica Brown is the award-winning author of Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People (Henry Holt), which won the Américas Award for Children's Literature and an Orbis Pictus Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction, Waiting for the Biblioburro (Random House),…
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Books to Help Your Children Get Back to School

Back to school books abound in contemporary children’s literature. From Kevin Henkes’ endearing Chrysanthemum (Mulberry Books), to the fun If You Take a Mouse to School (HarperCollins), and every other serialized character that has, at…
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Latino Writers: Two Opportunities to Get Published

Much has been written about the dearth of books written by and about Latinos, especially when compared with the rate of our population growth. We know that there is a demand for these books, but publishers don’t seem to be able (or willing,…

Mamiverse’s Summer Reading List

Creating “reading lists” is a time-honored tradition in the world of book reviewing—there are back-to-school lists, lists that celebrate particular holidays, and of course, the ubiquitous summer reading list. After more than 15 years…

Let’s Celebrate Children’s Book Week! Kids Choose Their Favorites

Most parents are aware of Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Awards, which this year took place just this past March. The awards’ main appeal—aside from the star-studded show that announces the winners—is the fact that kids themselves get…

Celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day on April 30

In 1996, award-winning children’s author Pat Mora launched a community-based, family literacy initiative with the help of REFORMA: the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking,…

What Are Diverse Children´s Books?

This past March, I had the honor of participating in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Writer’s Days Conference in Los Angeles, CA, along with some of the brightest talent in the children’s book industry,…