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.        

Encourage Kids to Work Through Adversity with These Stories

Parents, educators and librarians – Inspire the kids with these autobiographical vignettes about the author’s struggles. Enjoy Ada De Jesús’  lesson and reading from her bilingual book, El baile de octavo y otros recuerdos / The Eighth Grade Dance and Other Memories.   Click here for the Spanish lesson and reading. Click here for a Quizlet following the video.  

Help Kids Create Stories Using Their Imagination with Read-Along

Parents, educators and librarians – Empower your kids to expand their imagination. Enjoy Diane Gonzales Bertrand’s read-along from her bilingual picture book, The Circle Story / El círculo de cuentos.   Click here for the English read-along.  

Discover What Life Is Like On The Ranch With This Online Storytime

Author Ethriam Cash Brammer reads from his bilingual picture book, The Rowdy, Rowdy Ranch / Allá en El Rancho Grande with the help of some special friends.  Enjoy!   Click here for the English read-along. Click here for the Spanish read-along.

Read About Friendship And Playing Outside With This Author Read-along

Parents, educators and librarians–listen to this book and then have kids write their own stories about playing at the park! Enjoy James Luna’s read-alongs from his bilingual picture book, Growing Up on the Playground / Nuestro patio de recreo. Click here for the English version. Click here for the Spanish read-along.    

Celebrate The Place Where You Live with Author Read-Alongs

Parents and educators – Discover what makes the place where you live so special. Enjoy James Luna’s read-alongs from his bilingual picture book, The Place Where You Live / El lugar donde vives.   Click here for the English version. Click here for the Spanish read-along. Amplify the fun with activities in this teaching guide.