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By Kathryn Starke, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 31, 2011

Multicultural Children’s Literature that Teaches Global Awareness

Amy’s Travels tells the tale of a young Hispanic girl who has traveled the globe and lived internationally and teaches young readers a geography lesson about the seven continents. The reader will travel to each continent with the main character, young Amy, and take in the culture, climate, and animal life.

This engaging story is based on the true life experiences of the author’s friend, whose diverse and multicultural adventures provide an educational tool for young readers.  Amy’s Travels motivates children to read and appreciate global awareness.

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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 30, 2011

F. Isabel Campoy

F. Isabel Campoy is a scholar devoted to the study of language acquisition. She is a well-known author of numerous children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, folktales, biographies, and art. She is the recipient of many notable awards, including the Reading the World Award 2004, for “Cuentos que contaban nuestras abuelitas;” and the Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Award, 2006.

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By Isabel F. Campoy, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 29, 2011

Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection

by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada

Atheneum. Simon & Schuster

Book overview: Once upon a time, in a land far away…

These stories have journeyed far—over mountains, deserts, and oceans—carried by the wind,  passed on to us by our ancestors. Now they have found their way to you.

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By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 22, 2011

F. Isabel Campoy and  Alma Flor Ada recently published Ten Little Puppies/Diez perritos, a bilingual bonanza!

F. Isabel Campoy

F. Isabel Campoy is a scholar devoted to the study of language acquisition. She is a well-known author of numerous children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, folktales, biographies, and art. She is the recipient of many notable awards, including the Reading the World Award 2004, for “Cuentos que contaban nuestras abuelitas;” and the Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Award, 2006.

Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada is an internationally published children’s book author. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors, including the Pura BelprÉ Award, the Christopher Award, the JosÉ MartÍ World Award, and the Museum of Tolerance Award.

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 19, 2011

Celebrate the universal love for reading, and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), with WAITING FOR THE BIBLIOBURRO, by the award-winning team of Monica Brown and John Parra. Enter to win one of three (3) hardcover copies of this heartwarming tale that every child will enjoy. Giveaway begins September 19, 2011, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends October 15, 2011, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 4-6

Hardcover: 32 pages

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By F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: September 16, 2011

Ten Little Puppies/Diez perritos

by Alma Flor Ada (Author), F. Isabel Campoy (Author), Ulises Wensell (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4 and up

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Rayo; Bilingual edition (March 8, 2011)