El día de los niños/El día de los libros books for Grades K-5

Posted on April 27, 2021

by Latino Cultural Committee

2021 marks the 25th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Every year on April 30th, libraries and schools across the country celebrate children, families, and reading while recognizing the importance of literacy for all children of all language and cultural backgrounds.  During El día de los niños/El día de los libros an emphasis is placed on sharing books that celebrate diverse cultures, languages and families. This celebration of children and literacy coincides with Día del niño celebrated throughout Mexico and other Latin American countries.

Join us in celebrating by reading a book with your family.  To learn more about the celebrations check out Celebremos El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day) written by Pat Mora and Illustrated by Rafael López.

Grades K-2

Each of the books listed below celebrates diversity in one way or another.  These titles are perfect for sharing with children in grades K-2.  They are shorter, illustrated stories that can be read together or independently.  We encourage you to talk about the people, heritage and cultures within these stories, and join us in celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros.

Cover of Lizzie Demands a Seat: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights Cover of Lizzie Demands a Seat: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights

Lizzie Demands a Seat: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights

eBook
Cover of A New Kind of Wild Cover of A New Kind of Wild

A New Kind of Wild

Cover of Black is a Rainbow Color Cover of Black is a Rainbow Color

Black is a Rainbow Color

eBook
Cover of The Arabic Quilt:  An Immigrant Story Cover of The Arabic Quilt:  An Immigrant Story

The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story

DVD   |   hoopla Audiobook
Cover of Digging for Words:  José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built Cover of Digging for Words:  José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built

Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built

Cover of The Cat Man of Aleppo Cover of The Cat Man of Aleppo

The Cat Man of Aleppo

eBook
Cover of We Are Water Protectors Cover of We Are Water Protectors

We Are Water Protectors

eBook
Cover of Evelyn del Rey is Moving Away  Cover of Evelyn del Rey is Moving Away

Evelyn del Rey is Moving Away

eBook   |   eBook Spanish   |   hoopla Audiobook
Cover of Our Little Kitchen Cover of Our Little Kitchen

Our Little Kitchen

hoopla eBook
Cover of Your Name is a Song Cover of Your Name is a Song

Your Name is a Song

hoopla eBook
Cover of Nana Akua Goes to School Cover of Nana Akua Goes to School

Nana Akua Goes to School

eBook
Cover of The Most Beautiful Thing Cover of The Most Beautiful Thing

The Most Beautiful Thing

eBook   |   hoopla eBook

Grades 3-5

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