Saturday, April 22, 2017

Día de los Niños

During the last week of April for the past 20 years, libraries and other organizations have been celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). You can catch a Dia program (or several!) at any one of 17 Public Library locations this year. From bilingual storytimes to music, crafts and even STEM activities, the programs will celebrate multicultural literacy in many ways. The Taylor Ranch branch will even have an interactive flamenco performance with Dulce Flamenco Internacional, and Princess Unicorn will share her message of empowerment during a storytime at the Ernie Pyle branch. See the full Dia events page at

Some fantastic booklists are available on the official Dia website—featuring titles whose authors and subjects span the globe and cross cultures. Here are some of our favorites from each list (titles available in the library):


Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk ; illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis.

Little Treasures : Endearments from Around the World words by Jacqueline K. Ogburn ; pictures by Chris Raschka.

One Family by George Shannon ; pictures by Blanca Gomez.


What Are You Doing? by Elisa Amado ; pictures by Manuel Monroy.

Juna's Jar by Jane Bahk ; illustrated by Felicia Hoshino.

The Poet Upstairs by Judith Ortiz Cofer ; illustrations by Oscar Ortiz.

Mixed Me! by Taye Diggs ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.

I Am Jazz! by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings ; pictures by Shelagh McNicholas.

Book Fiesta! : Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day = Celebremos El día de los niños/El día de los libros by Pat Mora ; illustrated by Rafael López.

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