Sunday, September 11, 2022

Kids' Book Spotlight - Easy Collection - Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th through October 15th. Celebrate the culture, heritage, and contributions of Hispanic Americans with these fantastic titles from our picture book and early reader collections. 

Picture Books

by Lucky Diaz

Follow along with our narrator as he passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he finally catches up with him, our narrator's pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the community to get the tasty treat now.

by Elizabeth Lilly

A girl describes her family's annual visit with Mamaw and Papaw in West Virginia, then Abuela and Abuelo in Florida, especially the foods and cultural elements that make each kitchen unique.

A Thousand White Butterflies
by Jessica Betancourt-Perez

Newly arrived from Colombia, Isabella's first day of school in the United States is cancelled because of snow and when Isabella notices a girl playing outside she makes a new friend, despite the language barrier.

Early Readers

by Fran Manushkin

When Katie's father looses his special rainbow ring while playing with the kids in the backyard, Katie and Pedro work to follow the clues to find the missing ring.

by Elizabeth Zapata

Two friends, one who speaks English and one who speaks Spanish, contrast various words in their respective languages.

by Chloe Perkins

¡Hola! My name is Rosa, and I'm a kid just like you, living in Mexico. Mexico is a country filled with beautiful art, incredible ancient ruins, and gorgeous beaches, rainforests, and deserts! Have you ever wondered what Mexico is like? Come along with me to find out!

You can find more amazing titles on our Hispanic Culture and Pura Belpré Award Winners booklists.

Stephani Lindsey
Youth Specialist
Sharon Forks Library

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