Category: Spanish / Bilingual Children’s book

Five-Must Read Chapter Books for Tweens by Latino Authors

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With an upcoming pre-teen (and known as tween) I am always looking for books that he will be interested in reading.  At 9 years old he’s beginning to be selective with what he reads.  However, my main focus will always be a book that he can read in either in both languages Spanish and/or  English,  but that are also written by Latino authors.

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Women in History Spanish Children’s Books


Raising a feminist son starts at home. One way to do this is reading books about women in history and in the present.  I’m excited to share with you this compilation of amazing women in Spanish!  These books are also great for young girls to read so they can see themselves reflected as strong, smart, and powerful girls.  Remember we are raising strong women and men that respect them through literacy.
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How the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Movie Makes Spanish Cool


My child is a huge fan of the book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. He’s read all of the books, and seen the movies.  So when he saw the preview of the new movie release “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” he was counting down the days.   With three friends of his in tow we headed to the movies.  We weren’t disappointed! Lots of laughs to be had, especially for the adults, too!

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Puerto Rican Flamboyant Tree


Although the Puerto Rican Flamboyant tree is not the island’s national tree, it is one of the most beautiful and recognizable trees across the island.

They are colorful,  and very majestic.  Hailing from Madagascar these exotic trees have adapted to it’s
natural environment on the island.
“El flamboyán” in Spanish is also a familiar Puerto Rican symbol. You will see it in many paintings, drawings, and calendars.
Image Source Creative Commons

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