Celebrate Children’s Day / Book Day today!

Happy Children’s Day / Book Day (El día de los niños / El día de los libros)!

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Looking for a great book to read at your Children’s Day /Book Day celebrations? Be sure to check out the book that was written specifically for this day!

BookFiestaPat Mora, illustrated by Rafael López,
Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day:Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros
Rayo/HarperCollins, 2009.

Ages 4-8

Award-winning writer and literacy advocate Pat Mora, founder of El día de los niños/El día de los libros / Children’s Day/Book Day, has infused her latest offering with enough bookjoy to go around the globe!

Dedicated to the members of REFORMA and ALSC, “who connect children and books,” Book Fiesta! is a bilingual homage to the importance of reading and books in children’s lives.

Rafael López’s unforgettable illustrations are a fiesta rich in colors and pizzaz. They show children, adults and even animals reading everywhere -up in a hot air balloon, inside a whale’s mouth, in a submarine, on top of an elephant; and perfectly bring to life the book’s core message of “books anywhere, anytime.”

“We read in English and Spanish,
In Chinese and Navajo too.
We read by ourselves,
we read with a friend,
and at the library too.

The book includes a letter from the author about why she founded El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, and suggestions for celebrating the occasion creatively and with gusto.

Budding book lovers will delight in this upbeat and celebratory offering!

Warning to parents and caregivers: this book may inspire children to read in the bathtub.

A portion of the proceeds from Book Fiesta! will be donated to literacy initiatives related to El día de los niños/ El día de los libros.

Reviewed by PaperTigers Editor Aline Pereira
October 2009

paw_sm3 Learn more about Pat Mora, an amazing author and tireless literacy advocate, by reading our interview with her here .  We also have an interview with  award winning illustrator Rafael Lopez here which includes a gallery of his outstanding work.


One Response to “Celebrate Children’s Day / Book Day today!”

  1. PragmaticMom Says:

    I am delighted to learn about this book and Book Day!