Books are Fun! Los libros son diversión!

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Hispanic Heritage Month may be over, but you can still celebrate with one of these great books from the library's collection of bilingual books and books in Spanish:

                              

Mamá Goose: A Latino Nursery Treasury = Un tesoro de rimas infantiles by Alma Flor Ada. Presents lullabies, games, nursery rhymes, and more.

Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match = Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown. A creative, unique, bilingual, biracial, soccer-playing artist celebrates her individuality.

Arrorró mi niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games by Lulu Delacre. An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, finger play games, and lullabies from the major Latino groups living in the United States today.

De Colores = Bright with Colors by David Diaz. Presents the words and score of the song De Colores which is sung in many parts of the Spanish-speaking world. 

Once Upon a Time: Traditional Latin American Tales/Había una vez: cuentos tradicionales latinoamericanos by Reuben Martinez. A collection of seven traditional tales from Latin America, the Carribbean, and Spain retold in English and Spanish.

Gracias = Thanks by Pat Mora. In a series of poetic sentences, a young boy tells about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.

Book Fiesta! : Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day = Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros by Pat Mora. Children read aloud in various settings to celebrate El día de los niños, or Children's Day, in this bilingual story. Includes facts about Mexico's annual celebration of children and the book fiestas that are often included.

Fiestas: a Year of Latin American Songs of Celebration by José-Luis Orozco A bilingual collection of Latin American songs and rhymes that celebrate holidays and festivals. 

I'm Just Like My Mom = Me parezco tanto a mi Mamá/ I'm Just Like My Dad = Me parezco tanto a mi Papá by Jorge Ramos. In two bilingual stories printed back to back, children reflect on how much they resemble their parents.

¡Jonrón! by Alex Rodriguez. Although Alex is nervous about his role in the approaching baseball playoffs and championship game, he soon figures out how to fix his mistakes and become a better player.

¡Qué Montón de Tamales! by Gary Soto. Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

Counting Ovejas by Sarah Weeks. When increasing numbers of sheep in a rainbow of colors appear in a man's bedroom as he tries to fall asleep, he must resort to more and more elaborate means of removing them.