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Artur Laperla and his children's series Superpatata

L.A. Libros Fest: Entrevista con Artur Laperla

September 21, 2021

Artur Díaz, más conocido como Artur Laperla, es autor de la serie infantil Superpatata, editada por Bang Ediciones dentro de su colección Mamut, de la que ya lleva publicados 10 títulos. Superpatata se publica en varios países y ha sido traducido a ocho idiomas.


Luis Amavisca and his books, I Love My Colorful Nails and La muñeca de Lucas

L.A. Libros Fest: Entrevista con Luis Amavisca

September 14, 2021

Luis Amavisca es editor y director de arte en NubeOcho, además de escritor de literatura infantil.


Elisa Chavarri and her award-winning book, Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello and Federico and the Wolf

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With Elisa Chavarri

September 10, 2021

Elisa Chavarri is the illustrator of the Pura Belpré Honor book Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello by Monica Brown, as well as many other picture books for children.


Collage of thank you books

Family, Food, and Gratitude

November 24, 2020

What is Thanksgiving all about? For me, the most important part of the holiday has always been getting together with family, or with friends if I was living far from home, and counting our blessings over a delicious meal.


René Colato Laínez and 2 of his books on a colorful tropical background

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With René Colato Laínez

September 17, 2020

René Colato Laínez es el premiado autor salvadoreño de muchos libros bilingües y multiculturales para niños. Él obtuvo su maestría en creación literaria para niños y jóvenes en la Universidad de las Artes de Vermont y es maestro en la escuela primaria Fernangeles.


Portrait of the duo 123 Andrés

L.A. Libros Fest: Interview With 123 Andrés

September 12, 2020

123 Andrés son Andrés y Christina, la pareja ganadora de Latin Grammy que le trae a las familias canciones y ritmos que los inspiran a cantar y bailar juntos.


Pics of nature around the neighborhood

Nature Walk Around the Block

August 05, 2020

For many families in Los Angeles, taking a socially-distanced stroll around the neighborhood has been a major activity over the past few months, a type of recreation that feels essential for our mental and physical health.


Libros con un poquito de español

Un poquito de español: Cómo apoyar el aprendizaje en dos idiomas

May 19, 2020

Hay tantos hispanohablantes en la ciudad de Los Ángeles que es fácil entender las ventajas de ser bilingüe. Muchas familias quieren introducir el español u otro idioma a sus niños pequeños, y la biblioteca tiene muchos recursos para ayudar con esta meta lingüística.


Books to help children learn Spanish

Un poquito de español: Helping Children Learn Spanish

April 28, 2020

Los Angeles is a city of many Spanish speakers, and it’s easy to see the advantages of being bilingual. Some parents want to introduce their children to speaking Spanish or another language at a young age.


Happy girl and boy playing at home in a homemade tent

Going Screen-Free With Your Family in an All-Digital World

April 14, 2020

As many of us are spending more time at home right now, it can feel like our whole lives take place in front of a screen. With regular schools closed, children are studying at home and spending their days in a digital classroom, with breaks for games, movies, and playdates online.


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