Bookjoy for the Holidays!

Sample these books as you consider holiday gift books for family and friends, and to donate to schools, libraries, and community centers.

beautiful_ladyThe Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe and a Spanish language edition, La hermosa Señora: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers together to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cloak…

Gift of the Poinsettia/ El Regalo de la Flor de NochebuenaThe Gift of the Poinsettia: El regalo de la flor de nochebuena
As he participates in the festivities of Las Posadas, preparing for the birth of Christ, a young Mexican boy worries about what gift he will have for the Christ Child.

A Pinata in a Pine TreeA Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas
A festive Latino twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” populated with piñatas in place of partridges, as well as burritos bailando (dancing donkeys), lunitas cantando (singing moons) and much more, all displayed in wonderful, vivid colors.

The Bakery Lady/La señora de la panaderíaThe Bakery Lady/La señora de la panadería
In this colorful bilingual picture book, Mónica yearns to be a baker like her grandparents. Her first real test comes as she and her beloved grandparents prepare for the coming celebration of January sixth, Feast of the Three Kings, el Día de los Reyes Magos.

Explore curriculum activities and classroom ideas for these holiday titles as well as for all of Pat’s books.


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