Looking to read Latino Children’s books this Christmas with your kids?   I’ve got you covered! For 12 days you can read a different book and have fun with your kids doing an activity.

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Day One:  Peru/USA

  • Book:  (Not) Home for Christmas (The Wanting Monster) by Mariana Llanos
  • Activity:  Now who wouldn’t love to make magic reindeer food?  You just need three ingredients!

Day Two:  Spain/USA



Day Three:  Mexico

Day Four: Puerto Rico/USA

  • Book: Mimís Parranda/La Parranda de Mimí by Lydia M Gil
  • Activity: Gather some instruments and have your own parranda!

Day Five:  Mexico

Day Six:  Dominican Republic

  • Book:  El mejor regalo del mundo: La leyenda de la vieja Belén  by Alvarez
  • Activity: Grab some branches, and make a charamico.

Day Seven: Colombia/Mexico


Day Eight:  Puerto Rico


Day Nine:   Mexico

  • Book:  The Legend of the Poinsettia  by Tomie dePaola
  • Activity: Make a felt poinsettia from Multicultural Kid Blogs.  It’s super easy, and fun to do.

Day Ten:

  • Book:   The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie dePaola
  • Activity: Have the kids dressed as Mary, and Joseph and  re-enact las posadas from Kid World Citizen

Day Eleven: Puerto Rico


Day Twelve: Mexico/USA


I truly hope you and your kids will enjoy yourselves during these 12 days of Latino kids’ books and activities.

¡Feliz Navidad 
son los mejores deseos 
de nuestra familia a la tuya! 



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  1. This is an AMAZING list!! Some we have read others are new to me! And all your activity ideas are great too!!!

  2. Thank you Kali!!! It was fun putting this list together. Hope you can do some with your boys. 🙂 Feliz Navidad!

  3. What a fantastic list of books and activities! Of course, I'm thrilled that my own book, Not Home For Christmas is included. This book is also available on BILINGUAL format in English and Spanish (Not Home For Christmas/Navidad Lejos de Casa). I can;t wait to read these books with my children. –Mariana Llanos

  4. Would like to have my e-mail added to your mailing lists (blog,articles). Thank you for any help you might provide! Sincerely,
    Linda Ream (Lindar3104@aol.com)

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