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Américas Award
The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically and engagingly portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. By combining both and linking the Americas, the award reaches beyond geographic borders, as well as multicultural-international boundaries, focusing instead upon cultural heritages within the hemisphere. The award is sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).

Pura Belpré Award
This biennial award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. Co-sponsered by ALSC and Reforma.


Submit text or a URL for a webpage and this tool will translate it from English to Spanish or Spanish to English. Grammar and accent marks are not perfect but a translation appears. Also translates from English to French, Portuguese, German, or Italian.

Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents
This academic center at California State University San Marcos promotes literacy in English and Spanish and endeavors to inform about books centered around Latino people and culture and about books in Spanish.

Boston Public Library Americanos - English Booklist
The Boston Public Library has a reading list that includes many Spanish-Language and bi-lingual books for kids.

Children's Day/Book Day in English & Spanish
El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading held annually on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

A review of the latest in Spanish language publishing written in English. Also covers Spanish language publishing news as it pertains to U.S. readers and librarians.

A Spanish language reviewing journal for children's books. You can translate it into English with Babelfish. Submit the URL and this tool will translate it. Grammar and accent marks are not perfect but a translation appears. Also translates from English to French, Portuguese, German, or Italian.

Guidelines for Library Services to Hispanics
Prepared by the RASD Committee on Library Services to the Spanish Speaking, American Library Association, this document was written in 1988 yet it still is worthwhile. A basic guide to selection of materials, programming, community relations, and personnel.

Hot Internet Sites ¡en Español!
You will find resources for students who speak Spanish as their primary language and you will also find links for students learning Spanish as a foreign language. The resources are appropriate for Kindergarten through Community College levels.

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. It provides a resource for award winning materials from around the world for children.

Japanese Children's Books
A bilingual magazine about Japanese children's books.

Juegos y Canciones para Ninos
Spanish teachers share some of their favorite Spanish games and songs for children.

National Latino Children's Institute
The National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) is the only national Latino organization
that focuses exclusively on children.

The website for this national association that promotes library service to the Spanish-speaking.

SOL: Spanish in Our Libraries
A list of links that concern both libraries and the Spanish language.


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Many of the large publishing houses are now publishing titles in Spanish. We have not included them. Their websites are included in our literature section of this website.

The following list is only a small sampling of other publishers. For more detailed information, check out the reference book section of this page.
Extensive bibliographies are available in some of the sources.

Aims International Books
This company imports and distributes a wide range of books in the Spanish language as well as a growing assortment of children's books in 39 languages. Also offers other products in Spanish such as stickers, posters, maps and charts.

Alta Book Center
They claim they are the largest source of ESL books and materials. They also have bilingual Spanish/English books, CD's and cassettes.

Arte Publico Press
One of the oldest and largest publishers of U.S. Hispanic Books.

Asia For Kids
A catalog of Asian resources that includes books, language textbooks, videos, audio cassettes, software, CD-ROMs, dolls, games, posters, crafts, t-shirts and resource materials for parents and teachers.

Bilingual Baby Company
Features European language and binlingual titles, along with some videos.

Children's Book Press
Children's Book Press (CBP) is a nonprofit publisher of multicultural and bilingual children's picture books focusing on on quality literature for children of Latino/Chicano, African American, Asian American, and Native American communities.

Ediciones Oniro
Entirely in Spanish, a publisher out of Barcelona, Spain.

Ediciones Ekare
"We publish picture books, fiction, Indian tales, songs and stories from the Latinamerican and Venezuelan oral tradition, poetry, rhymes and riddles, and translations of the best children's books from other countries."

Fondo De Cultura Economica USA
One of Mexico's government-run publishing houses. Children's catalog includes titles for preschoolers through high school.

Kane/Miller Book Publishers
Specializing in foreign translated children's books.

Lectorum Publications, Inc. (sub of Scholastic)
An extensive collection of fiction and non-fiction for children and adults.

Publisher of books for children in both English and Spanish.

Multicultural Books and Videos, Inc.
Over 20 different languages are represented in books, videos, cassettes, games, posters, and stickers. Also carries materials for learners of English.

Oui For Kids
An online bookstore selling French language books and music.

Pan Asian Publications
Pan Asian publishes bilingual children’s books and offers classical folktales and popular stories in bilingual format—not only in Asian languages, but also in Spanish, Russian and many other languages.

Raven Tree Press
An independent publishing house specializing in bilingual (English & Spanish)children's picture books.

Santillana USA Publishing Co., Inc.
A major publisher of spanish language literature. This site is their USA division. Bilingual language books (called dual language) are also available.

"Founded in 1856, Schoenhof’s Foreign Books has served educational institutions, libraries, bookstores, companies, and individuals. With a retail store in Harvard Square and comprehensive distribution, mail order, and special order services, Schoenhof’s offers the largest selection of foreign-language books in North America. Our selection includes language-learning material for over 700 languages and dialects, as well as fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books in 50 languages."

Spanish Book Distributor, Inc.
While most of the titles offered are for adults, there are many parenting books in Spanish along with some titles for children.

Reference Books

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Guerena, Salvador, ed. Library Services to Latinos: an anthology. McFarland, 2000.

Kuharets, Irina A., ed. Bridging Cultures: ethnic services in the libraries of New York State. NYLA, 2001.

Moller, Sharon Chickering. Library Service to Spanish Speaking Patrons: a practical guide. Libraries Unlimited, 2001.

Pavon, Ana-Elba and Diana Borrego. 25 Latino Craft Projects: celebrating culture in your library series. ALA, 2003.

Pilger, Mary Anne. Multicultural Projects Index: things to make and do to celebrate festivals, cultures and holidays. Libraries Unlimited, 2002.

Shilling, Caren, ed. Open the Books and See All the People. Queens Borough Public Library, 2000.

Trotta, Marcia. Managing Library Outreach Programs: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1993.

Wadham, Tim. Programming with Latino Children's Materials: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians. Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1999.


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Aneka Yes
From Indonesia - a semi-monthly magazine aimed at teen girls.

“The premier bimonthly English-language magazine highlighting the stories that interest Asian American women nationwide.”

A weekly magazine, similar to Weekly Reader, that includes a little of everything from pop culture, current events to things like the history of the Barbie Doll.

No known website available.
Bi-weekly, similar to Tiger Beat or Teen People.
Check with your jobber to see if it is available, otherwise the address is:

Editorial Eres, S. A.
Andres Bell, 45, piso 14
11560 Mexico, D.F.

A multicultural magazine that accepts submissions from teens ages 13-19.

A bimonthly magazine aimed at Jewish teens.

KoreAm Journal
A monthly magazine highlighting the Korean American experience.

A new webzine for and by latina girls ages 9-14.

Muslim Girl Magazine
A new bimonthly magazine aimed at helping teen Muslim girls with the challenges of growing up in the United States and Canada.

New Moon
By and for girls around the globe, ages 8-14.

Padres e Hijos
The practical articles deal primarily with pregnancy, infancy, and the preschool years, but this monthly parenting magazine also covers children up to the pre-adolescent years.

Quince Girl
A publication that celebrates the quinceanera. The quinceanera is a special coming-of-age event for 15-year-old Latinas and their family and friends that includes a church ceremony followed by an often lavish reception.

Skipping Stones
In Skipping Stones, you will find stories, articles and photos from all over the world: Native American folktales, photos by kids in India and the Ukraine, letters and drawings from South Africa and Lithuania, cartoons from China... Non-English writings are accompanied by English translations to encourage the learning of other languages.

Tu Internacional (similar to Seventeen)
Check with your jobber to see if it is available, otherwise the address is:
Box 10950
Des Moines, IA 50
ISSN: 0746-9691

Unish Kuri
A popular teen magazine published in Bengali. Published by Ananda.

Zoobooks (Spanish language edition)
In the shopping section, the complete 44 volume set is available,
or you can order them individually. Both available online or by phone.

Last updated: August 16, 2007



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