Celebrate with Teresita as she awaits her birthday surprise

Get inspired with a story that captures both the daily life of a community and a child’s excitement about her birthday surprise. Enjoy Raquel M. Ortiz’s read-along from Virginia Sánchez-Korrol’s bilingual picture book, A Surprise for Teresita / Una sorpresa para Teresita.     Amplify the fun with activities in this caregiver guide.  

Learn What’s in a Name with René.

Explore the significance of this kid’s long name. Enjoy René Colato Laínez’ read-along from his bilingual picture book, René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos.        

Follow along with this girl on her imaginative outings.

Listen in as Dalia uses her imagination to turn her hair into a force of nature! Enjoy Laura Lacámara’s read-along from her bilingual picture book, Dalia’s Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia.      

Grab your instruments and dance with Julia!

Teach your kids to sing and dance to traditional Afro-Latino music. Enjoy Raquel M. Ortiz’s read-along from her bilingual picture book, When Julia Danced Bomba / Cuando Julia bailaba bomba.      

Run through the jungle with Mayanito!

Take a journey with a Mayan prince as he makes new friends in the wild. Enjoy Raquel M. Ortiz’s read-along from the bilingual picture book, Mayanito’s New Friends /  Los nuevos amigos de Mayanito by author Tato Laviera.      

Bring Characters to Life with a Creative Writing Lesson

Help your kids learn how to develop one of the most important aspects of creative writing, character development. Enjoy Alex Temblador’s lesson and reading from her book, Secrets of the Casa Rosada.   Click here for Alex Temblador’s reading at the Dallas Virtual Book Festival.

Uncover the Hidden History of the American Revolution With Author’s Lesson

Parents, educators and librarians –Share this history lesson about the American Revolution with students from fourth to eighth grade and uncover the true stories behind the authors’ Lorenzo series. Enjoy Líla Guzmán’s history lesson behind the book series she co-wrote with husband Rick Guzmán: Lorenzo’s Secret Mission, Lorenzo’s Revolutionary Quest and Lorenzo and the Turncoats.   Click here for the history lesson.    

Share the joy and pride a boy takes in his name.

Engage in this delightful story about a boy who is proud of his family and where he comes from. Enjoy René Colato Laínez’ read-along from his bilingual picture book, I Am René, the Boy / Soy René, el niño.