We believe that if we want to succeed at raising bilingual readers, we need to offer them books that are a pleasure to read.
In other words, leer es divertido cuando el libro está bueno. Reading is fun when the book is good. If not, why bother. To that end, our mission is to build a Spanish-language collection that children of all ages will find fascinating. Our books are visually stimulating, thought provoking and culturally relevant.
We have a diverse selection of original and hard-to-find board books, picture books, beginning readers, chapter books, comics and activity books. Our nonfiction titles explore topics popular with young readers, and a selection of Common Core-related material seeks to aid teachers in dual-language/immersion programs.
We work with publishers from Spain, Latin America and the United States to keep our selection as diverse as possible. We strive to bring authentic fiction that is hard to find in popular bookstores.
Who's Behind This
I'm an Argentine mother and journalist raising two bilingual children in New York City. Many moons ago, while working as a Children's Book Editor at CRITICAS, I fell in love with the work of some publishing houses based in Spain, Mexico and Venezuela. At the time, I had an infant daughter and a toddler son, and the only books that resonated with me (the ones that I read over and over again), were those Spanish-language books I was commissioning for reviews.
These books, most of which were originally written in Spanish, made me laugh out loud, sing and clap, make silly voices. They allowed me to communicate with my kids in my native language with pride and authenticity. And they allowed my children to have a window into another culture.
Fast forward nine years later, those books are still hard to find in bookstores and online. So in May 2016, I decided to follow my passion for children’s literature and create a collection of Spanish-language books that are a pleasure to read.
My desire is to serve parents, teachers and librarians raising bilingual children in the United States. If there are books that you would like to see here, please let me know!
What's in a Name
¡Chau, Luna! (Bye-Bye, Moon!) celebrates that magic moment in childhood when we discover that the moon is a loyal companion, a light that is always there, shining bright amid all the darkness. The good book, to me, is that light. *—Ximena Diego
* Claro que también tenemos una explicación más detallada.