Spanish Books for Kids

Presented by: Simon & Schuster, Editorial Flamboyant, Playaway, PHR Grupo Editorial USA, Thorndike Press, and School Library Journal
Event Date and Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 | 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT

 

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Make your kids collection more accessible for your community's Spanish speaking population with some of these great new titles from Simon & Schuster, Editorial Flamboyant, Playaway, PHR Grupo Editorial USA, and Thorndike Press. With Spanish language books benefiting both non-English speaking kids and Spanish learners alike, broadening your collection of these books is a great way to make your library more inclusive and inviting for all your young readers. 

 

Featured Titles:

Mexikid by Pedro Martín

A poignant, hilarious, and unforgettable graphic memoir about a Mexican-American boy’s family and their adventure-filled road trip to bring their abuelito back from Mexico to live with them.

Pedro Martin has grown up hearing stories about his abuelito—his legendary crime- fighting, grandfather who was once a part of the Mexican Revolution! But that doesn't mean Pedro is excited at the news that Abuelito is coming to live with their family. After all, Pedro has 8 brothers and sisters and the house is crowded enough! Still, Pedro piles into the Winnebago with his family for a road trip to Mexico to bring Abuelito home, and what follows is the trip of a lifetime, one filled with laughs and heartache. Along the way, Pedro finally connects with his abuelito and learns what it means to grow up and find his grito.

 

Una lata en el bosque y otras historias sobre la empatía by Susanna Isern

A set of heartwarming and tender stories about the importance of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. 

 

La última cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera        

Relocating to a new planet after Earth is destroyed, 12-year-old Petra Peña’s suspended animation fails during the 370-year journey, so when all the other children are mysteriously reprogrammed and the adults purged, Petra becomes the lone bringer of Earth's now forbidden stories and her grandmother's Mexican folklore to a changing humanity. This 2022 Newbery award-winning book is now printed in youth large print, a format that supports reading stamina.

 

 Plátanos Are Love by Alyssa Reynoso-Morris

A delicious picture book about the ways plantains shape Latinx culture, community, and family, told through a young girl’s experiences in the kitchen with her abuela.

Abuela says, “plátanos are love.”

I thought they were food.

But Abuela says they feed us in more ways than one.

 

Speakers:

Eva Jiménez Tubau, CEO & Co-founder at Editorial Flamboyant, Editorial Flamboyant

Carolina Barrera, Sales Manager, PRH Grupo Editorial

Stephanie Trivison, Senior Product Manager, Playaway Products

Michayla Wicker, Content Acquisitions Strategist, Playaway Audiobooks

Caleigh Flegg, Marketing Associate, Children's Library, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Tiffany Schofield, Senior Editor, Thorndike Press from Gale

 

Moderator:

Ruth E. Quiroa, Ph.D., Associate Professor, National Louis University

 

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