Celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day with our New Family Favorites!

Celebrating Multicultural Children's Book Day with our New Family Favorites!

Our children’s home library is a big source of pride for us!  We strive to get as much cultural and linguistic diversity as we can!

Our book collection is not just limited to our two home languages, English and Spanish!  Instead, you will find books in French, German, Portuguese, Italian and even Estonian!

A sampling of our international book collection

Teaching our children about the diversity of our world is a priority for our family which is why I am always on the hunt for books that help me achieve that family goal!

I recently came across books by Lil’ Libros books and immediately fell in love with them!  They offer a collection of bilingual first concept books that are just perfect!   We had a chance to look through Loteria and Frida and they are already household favorites!

Disclosure: I received complimentary copies of Lil’ Libros books; however, all opinions are my own.

Now that we are managing two little ones at vastly different language levels (a 4 month old and a three year old) these board books have been great because both kids are just as entertained!

The illustrations are beautiful and just bright enough to keep our baby engaged as we flip through the pages!  While my three year old also loves going through the books counting along and describing the pictures in Spanish to me!

I also use the images in the book as a conversation starter with my daughter.  Each page is so beautiful crafted that it really makes it a natural transition to talk about what we are reading.

Whenever bilingual families ask me for advice and recommendations for books, my biggest advice is to find a book that will grow with your child!  The books from Lil’ Libros certainly achieve this criteria.  Concepts are a critical skill in language development for children between the ages of 24 to 30 months and so what may start out like a simple board book for your baby is sure to grow with your child as they get older!

If you are looking for some new books to add to your bilingual library, make sure to check out this beautiful collection by Lil’ Libros books!  Use today, Multicultural Children’s Book Day, as your inspiration to add some diversity to your children’s books!


The mission behind Multicultural Children’s Book Day is to spread the word and raise awareness about the importance of diversity in children’s literature.

Young readers need to see themselves within the pages of a book and experience other cultures, languages, traditions and religions within the pages of a book!

Let’s encourage readers, parents, teachers, caregivers and librarians to follow along the fun book reviews, author visits, event details, a multicultural children’s book linky and via our hashtag (#ReadYourWorld) on Twitter and other social media.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016 Medallion Level Sponsors! #ReadYourWorld

Platinum: Wisdom Tales Press * StoryQuest Books * Lil Libros

Gold: Author Tori Nighthawk * Candlewick Press * Bharat Babies

Silver: Lee and Low Books * Chronicle Books * Capstone Young Readers T

Tuttle Publishing, NY Media Works, LLC/KidLit TV

Bronze: Pomelo Books * Author Jacqueline Woodson * Papa Lemon Books * Goosebottom Books * Author

Gleeson Rebello * ShoutMouse Press * Author Mahvash Shahegh * China Institute.org * Live Oak Media

Multicultural Children’s Book Day CoHosts

Multicultural Children’s Book Day has 12 amazing Co-Hosts:

All Done Monkey, Crafty Moms Share, Educators’ Spin on It, Growing Book by Book, Imagination Soup, I’m Not the Nanny, InCultureParent, Kid World Citizen, Mama Smiles, Multicultural Kid Blogs, Spanish Playground

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