Celebrate National Family Literacy Month: Holiday Book Recommendations

A family that reads together learns together. Celebrate National Family Literacy month this November with holiday-themed books that are entertaining for the whole family. Here are some ideas for books that are available in Los Angeles libraries in Spanish and English:

Los Gatos Black on Halloween

by Marisa Montes, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Follow los monstruos and los esqueletos to the Halloween party taking place in the light of October’s luna! This lively, rhyming bilingual Halloween poem introduces young readers to a spooky array of Spanish words that will open their ojos to the chilling delights of the season.

Clifford’s Thanksgiving Visit

by Norman Bridwell

Will Clifford the Big Red Dog get to his mother’s house for Thanksgiving? This book follows the adventures of the popular, colorful canine Clifford as he makes a big trip to the big city — going many miles, crossing bridges and even riding the subway!

Growing Up with Tamales

by Gwendolyn Zepeda, illustrated by April Ward

This award-winning, bilingual picture book is a celebration of holiday tradition and family through the story of 6-year-old Ana. Inspired by her older sister, Ana looks forward to growing older and being allowed more responsibility in making the tamales for the family’s holiday celebrations — and someday, being in charge herself!

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