Reading: The Perfect Gift

Reading is the perfect gift for the holidays or any other special time! Books make wonderful gifts — especially when you share them with someone you care about. Look for books or magazines related to your child's interests. For older children, a gift certificate to a bookstore allows them to choose something they want to read.

Books for Children

Bilingual and Multicultural Holiday Booklists

If you're looking for a book to share in the classroom or with someone special, check out the following recommended titles!

Holiday booklist

Recommended Children's Books

Bilingual booklist

Colorín Colorado's themed booklists feature some of our favorite titles, representing cultures and languages from around the world!

This section is also available in Spanish.

Reading Rockets: Holiday Book Recommendations

Take a look at these great ideas from Reading Rockets!

Reading Rockets' Gift Guide

Books for Teens

Books for Teens

Books for Teens

These multicultural titles cover a variety of topics and will make great gifts for older children and teens.


Bilingual Magazines from Cobblestone Publishing


Cobblestone Publishing, the publisher of beloved children's magazines such as Cricket and Ladybug, is now publishing four of its titles in Spanish-language versions. These magazines include Babybug en español, Ladybug en español, Ask en español, and Iguana, previously featured in this review.

English-language magazines

Wild Animal Baby

To see suggestions of some excellent English-language magazines for children, check out this list from Reading Rockets, as well as these additional titles from Cobblestone Publishing.

Children's Music

De Colores

José-Luis Orozco

The energetic and playful bilingual albums produced by artist José-Luis Orozco offer lots of musical fun for the whole family! Orozco has published songbooks such as De Colores and Other Latin American Folk Songs in addition to numerous bilingual CDs for children.

Arrorro, Mi Nino

Lulu Delacre

Lulu Delacre is a well-known author and illustrator from Puerto Rico who features traditional nursery rhymes, games, and children's songs from Latin America in her books and CDs.

More Music

For some other ideas, check out these options:


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National Education Association. How Educators Can Advocate for English Language Learners.


What do you have in the way of teaching Spanish to those students whose heritage language was
Spanish but lost the language thru generations and are now wanting to learn it?

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