What's New at Booklandia?/ ¿Qué hay de nuevo en Booklandia?

Collaborative Post with Nene Bilingüe

by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 21 April, 2019 |

"Being raised speaking both Spanish and English, I always felt there was a time and place for each. Rarely did I mix them, rather it was more of an either-or mentality. The rule was: En la casa se habla español and at school and everywhere else it's your choice!  Now that I have my own children I want them to maintain their mother-tongue to be able to communicate with the world! I want them to use Spanish at home and out on the street, I want them to use English when they see fit, I want them to choose the right words in whatever language to share their feelings and thoughts. I want them to be BILINGÜE." -Verónica Villa

#LEEMOS3000 Challenge

by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 01 March, 2019 |

Introducing, the #LEEMOS3000 challenge!

Throughout the month of March, we will be encouraging members of the bilingual and multilingual community to log 3000 hours reading bilingual and Spanish books as a collective.

Learn more!

    Review: New Bilingual Book, Un Pequeño libro sobre sentimentos

    by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 26 September, 2018 |

    Interview: Meet Lufi and Friends

    by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 23 August, 2018 |

    Booklandia's Choice Read for March: Part 2

    by Bold Apps | 31 March, 2018 |

      Booklandia's Choice Reads for March: Part 1

      by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 15 March, 2018 |

      We really don't need March to get us to read books by and about inspiring women at Booklandia.  Most of our books are written by Latinas. 

      We still take this time to celebrate women authors and the amazing women and girls in their books!
      These are some of Booklandia's choice reads for this month (stay tuned for more!)

      Booklandia's Favorite Afro Latinx Children's Books

      by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 15 February, 2018 | 1 Comment

      As parents, family members andeducators we need to change this narrative for our children.  Every child should have a representation of themselves in books and every child should be able to learn about others through literature.  

      Check out Booklandia's list, we celebrate Black history every month but this month it gets to be extra special.

      ¿Pelo malo, quién?: An Interview with writer Yina Guerrero

      by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 04 February, 2018 |

      Interview with author Yina Guerrero of ¿Pelo malo, quién?  A children's chapter book from the Dominican Republic that empowers girls to love their hair while changing the narrative of good hair/bad hair.

        It's 2018! Tips on Setting your Family Reading Goals

        by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 04 January, 2018 |

        Instead of resolutions, how about setting goals for the new year?  You are reading this because Spanish and Bilingual children's books are part of your life.  You want your kids to read in Spanish and living in a place where English is the majority language it may be difficult.  Here are some tips to help you reach your family's reading goals.

        Why Donors Choose Booklandia

        by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 12 December, 2017 |

        Read an interview with teacher Emma Wittenberg on her Donors Choose campaign for a 6-month Booklandia Spanish Picture Books Box.

        An Alternative to Forced Kisses

        by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 28 November, 2017 |

        Let's not force our kids to hug and kiss strangers and those familiar to them.  In this blog post, you will learn about a book, Ati y su caja de besos, that talks about this very issue.

        #1: Celebrate Booklandia's 1st Year Anniversary with a Giveaway!

        by Maceo Cabrera Estevez | 24 October, 2017 |

        Check out Booklandia's 1st Anniversary Giveaway!  The Anti-Princesa Collection in Spanish is sure to be a welcome addition to any library.  Thanks Books del Sur!