Celebrate Día de los niños/ Día de los libros

Lauren Kratz, Librarian III, Octavia Lab,
pages from the book Mora’s Book Fiesta

El día de los niños/ El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a special day to celebrate all our children and the love of books, the absolute best combination! Award-winning author and literacy advocate, Pat Mora along with REFORMA, spearheaded this holiday to connect children from all different backgrounds to the joy of reading and cultural diversity. A great bilingual book to share with children this month is Mora’s Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day.

El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, commonly known as Día, is celebrated every year on or near April 30th. The Los Angeles Public Library is hosting a variety of programs, so check our online calendar to find a great event. Celebrate Día with the children in your lives during this month and all year long.

Celebrate Día with these great reads

My Colors, My World = Mis Colores, mi Mundo
Gonzalez, Maya Christina.

Big Red Lollipop
Khan, Rukhsana, 1962-

Only One You
Kranz, Linda, 1955-

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
Weatherford, Carole Boston

What Can You Do with a Paleta?/Que Puedes Hacer Con una Paleta?
Tafolla, Carmen

Although it's October, this is definitely feeling like an endless summer in more ways than one! There's nothing better than getting through these hot days by enjoying the fun and creativity that icy fruit paletas, which come in many colors and flavors, can inspire with this book. While the text is primarily English, there are Spanish words sprinkled throughout. 

I Love Saturdays y Domingos
Ada, Alma Flor.

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no Combina
Brown, Monica

Bee-Bim Bop!
Park, Linda Sue

An eager little girl helps her mama make bee-bim bop, a Korean dish with meat and vegetables mixed with rice and a spicy, sweet, savory sauce. The rhyming text is so fun and bouncy and the little girl's enthusiasm is so endearing that your kids will ask for seconds! Back matter includes the author's recipe.

King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats
Butler, Dori Hillestad,

Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day/Celebremos El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros
Mora, Pat.