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Reading lists, recommended books, articles, and bibliographies of children's books with Hispanic or Latino characters can all be found here.

What is the Pura Belpré Award?
Named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, the Pura Belpré Award honors Latino and Latina children's book authors and illustrators.

Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Books for Children and Teens: 12 Resources
These books are too good to be limited to Hispanic Heritage Month. These recommended reading lists feature books for children and teens that focus on Hispanic and Latino culture and other themes. Read and enjoy them year round.

Children’s Picture Book Review - Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of...
Children’s Picture Book Review - Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead, by photojournalist George Ancona, is an excellent children's picture book, which provides a good introduction to the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead.

Guide Review: Love to Mamá
his collection of poetry written by Latino poets celebrates both a particular culture in all of its variety and the universal bond of love between mother and child.

Cinco Puntos Press
This publisher describes itself as "Publishing great books from the U.S. / Mexico border, the American Southwest, and Mexico." It publishes children's books by storyteller Joe Hayes and bilingual books.

A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead
If you are looking for a good bilingual English / Spanish picture book about the Day of the Dead, I recommend A Gift for Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead / Un regalo para Abuelita: En celebración del Dia de los Muertos.

Cesar Chavez and Other Notable Latinos
This bibliography from the Berkeley (CA) Public Library includes biographies of Caesar Chavez, books about Mexican-Americans in the United States, picture books and more.

Latino Folktales
This annotated bibliography is from The Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award
This site provides information about the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award and its winners.

Sampler of Latino Children's Books Authors
Poet Pat Mora's Web site is filled with valuable resources for parents and teachers.

¡Leamos Amigos!
This annotated booklist from the Berkeley (CA) Public Library includes picture books, fiction, and nonfiction celebrating Hispanic cultures.

2010 Pura Belpré Award Winners
Here's information about the 2010 winners of the Pura Belpré Award, an annual award that honors Latino and Latina authors and illustrators of children's books.

2014 Pura Belpre Award Winners
Latino and Latina authors and illustrators of children's books are honored annually with the Pura Belpré Award. Learn all about the 2014 Belpré Award winners and Honor Books.

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