Monday, February 4, 2008

El día de los libros

Any way South Padre Island and Port Isabel can take advantage of this? One of the missions of Paragraphs is to promote literacy in the Rio Grande Valley.

From Shelf Awareness today:

"To support the April 30 celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day 2008), the AAP and ALA for the first time together have created a recommended reading list of some 24 children's books in both English and Spanish for parents and others who choose books for children. The list includes bilingual picture books, coming-of-age stories and nonfiction, all celebrating Latin culture and Latin American identity, and is available online at

The list was created by the Publishing for Latino Voices Task Force of the Association of American Publishers and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) division of the American Library Association. The titles were chosen by the ALSC's Quicklists Consulting Committee.

Calling the list 'food for the brain,' Pat Schroeder, president and CEO of the AAP, said, 'We hope this bibliography will serve as a guide for stocking bookstores, libraries, schools, and family bookshelves in homes nationwide.'"


Anonymous said...

Joni, It's my first time to the Blog and I am so excited that a book store is coming to SPI. As a winter Texan, I think this will be a good as I like to buy gifts for the grandchildren while here for 3 months.
I like the links "Life on the Sandbar". Easy to navigate on this site. Wishing you the best
Sandy A from MN

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the comments. Hopefully I will have some fun things for those grandkids. Keep up with the progress, visit the blog often. Eventually, this will phase into a full-scale website but until then, welcome.