Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Videos, a poem and books for children- Navidad

René Colato Laínez

© 2016

En el último mes del año
pongo siempre mi arbolito
rodeado de mil foquitos
y de bellos regalitos.

En el último mes del año
coloco figuras de barro en mi nacimiento.
A San José, Virgen María y al niño Jesús contento
rodeados de mil pastores llenos de agradecimiento.

En el último mes del año
me uno a la posada y le hago compañía
a los pastores, a San José y la Virgen María
que buscan un buen lugar para llenarlo de alegría.

En el último mes del año
están mis grandes emociones,
regalos que Santa me da a montones,
fuegos artificiales, canciones y diversiones.

Merry Navidad!: Christmas Carols in Spanish and English/Villancicos en español e ingles by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Illustrated by Vivi Escriva.

This illustrated book for children introduces and organizes Christmas songs into the following categories: on the road to Bethlehem, the posadas, Christmas eve, the shepherds, Christmas lullabies, Saint Joseph, the Christmas tree, aguinaldos, and the Three Wise Kings. Musical notations of six of the songs are included at the end.

Celebra La Navidad Y El Dia De Los Reyes Magos Con Pablo Y Carlitos / Celebrate Christmas and Three Kings Day With Pablo and by F. Isabel Campoy Isabel and Alma Flor Ada. Illustrated by Walter Torres.

Brothers Pablo and Carlitos write letters to the three kings, telling them the gifts they want to receive on Three Kings' Day. Includes facts about Christmas and Three Kings' Day.

Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto. Illustrated by Ed Martinez.

Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together, but panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing.

The Storyteller's Candle/La velita de los cuentos by Lucia Gonzalez. Illustrated by Lulu Delacre.

During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta.

The Christmas Gift: El regalo de Navidad by Francisco Jiménez. Illustrated by Claire B. Cotts.

When his family has to move again a few days before Christmas in order to find work, Panchito worries that he will not get the ball he has been wanting.


Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid written and illustrated by Xavier Garza.

One night Santa Claus transformed his cousin Pancho into the resplendent Charro Claus with his incredible Flying Burritos. And Charro Claus, it turns out, even had his own surprise elf-his nephew Vincente! All Christmas Eve, Vincente and Pancho deliver toys to the boys and girls on the border.

Farolitos for Abuelo by Rudolfo Anaya. Illustrated by Edward Gonzales

When Luz's beloved grandfather dies, she places luminaria around his grave on Christmas Eve as a way of remembering him.

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