Book Fiesta!: A Children’s Day/Book Day Celebration / Book Fiesta!: Una celebración de El día de los niños/El dí de los libros
Illustrator: Rafael López
During the American Library Association's Children's Day/Book Day, kids celebrate by reading with their friends and family. "We read libros together in cars and planes and trains. / Leemos libros juntos en autos, aviones, y trenes." Inspired by books, kids' imaginations take them on fantastic adventures: they travel through the jungle on the back of an elephant, deep underwater in a submarine, and in a hot-air balloon with a giraffe. Author's note. Ideas for celebrating Children's Day/Book Day. Full-color illustrations. Winner of the 2010 Pura Belpré Award. A 2010 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book. A 2010 ALA Notable Children's Book.
JLG Release: Mar 2009
Awards & Honors
Winner of the 2010 Pura Belpré Award; 2010 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor Book; 2010 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Younger Readers
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal
Junior Library Guild
Illustrator Rafael López creates cheery, colorful landscapes that invite repeat viewings. In one scene, he captures the excitement of a trip to the library as a group of children race each other to the entrance, while others sit by themselves, engrossed in their books. In a more fanciful illustration on the concluding pages, children hold on to their books as they are lifted toward a slumbering moon. Scenes such as these will remind kids of the voyages they’ve taken in their own imaginations—and the stories that inspired those adventures.
Author Pat Mora is the founder of Children’s Day/Book Day, and in a section that follows the story, she offers helpful suggestions for teachers and parents who are eager to organize their own fiestas. This delightful book could certainly help get them started.
10" x 10"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A