A Video Book Report on Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match

There’s only 5 days left to submit your video book reports for a chance to win a Chromebook or Nexus 7 tablet! The deadline is August 12th. And we just love all the videos that have already come in! In fact, we’re sharing another one with you today to maybe provide some inspiration for your own children.

Below is 4th grader Kotomi Marisol’s awesome review of Monica Brown’s Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina. We love it when our multicultural kids can identify with the characters they read about!

A Video Book Report on Dancing Home

Have you submitted a video book report, yet, for the Young Adult Challenge? We have 10 Chromebooks and 10 Nexus 7 tablets ready to ship out in a few weeks after the deadline passes. Families with children ages 9 to 18 have until August 12th to submit their videos. Find all the details here.

Check out how easy it is to do a video book report by watching Marianna Cruz‘s awesome book report below. We thoroughly approve of her book choice (Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta will be thrilled!) and are so proud of her presentation. She told us her name, which book she chose, a little bit about it, why she likes it, and if she recommends it to other kids. She did an incredible job, don’t you think? ¡Bien hecho, Marianna!

¡Aplausos, por favor!

Video of the Week: The Parrot Tico Tango

Since we are talking poetry this week, we wanted to include a video of one of our favorite audiobooks that features rhyming verse…set to music! The Parrot Tico Tango is written by Anna Witte, and the audio was created by one of our favorite voiceover actors, Brian Amador. He and his family can be heard singing the tunes to clever music. My kids love it!

Published by Barefoot Books, this title is available in English or Spanish (also done by the bilingual Amador family).

Video of the Week: Author René Colato Laínez – Let’s Read! ¡A leer!

Have you been following our series of Latino author videos? We are so lucky to have such great writers willing to create videos to promote Latino children’s literacy for us!

Today, author René Colato Laínez has put together another super creative video for the bilingual families participating in our summer reading program. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Video of the Week: Mother/Daughter Authors Pat Mora and Libby Martinez

We have been so blessed to have so much support for the Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program. And we are especially thankful to the authors who have taken the time to create special messages just for our participating families. A few weeks ago, we showed you author Lulu Delacre’s lovely video. This week we have a another great message for you from mother/daughter authors, Pat Mora and Libby Martinez. Pat has done tremendous work for children’s literacy as the founder of Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros. In addition to the many books she has written for children and adults, she has also written two books with her daughter, Libby. Together they explain why reading and parents are critical for the development of children’s literacy skills.

Video of the Week: Life on the other side / La vida en el otro lado: Duncan Tonatiuh at TEDxSanMigueldeAllende

This week’s video features author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s TED talk in San Miguel de Allende. You’ll find out why he began writing children’s books and how his illustrations are

inspired by Ancient Mexican art, particularly that of the Mixtec codex. He also discusses why he has chosen the themes of migration and comparing/contrasting the lives of Mexican and American children for his children’s books. It’s a great listen and we encourage you to take the time to watch the video.

Video of the Week: First Author PSA: Author & Illustrator Lulu Delacre’s Special Message for Latino Families

This week we are most pleased to share with you this special video created by author and illustrator, Lulu Delacre, for all the participating families in the Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program. It is archived in the L4LL YouTube Channel.

Muchisimas gracias to Sra. Delacre for being willing to create this short clip with advice for Latino parents! And thank you to her young technical assistant, Emily Eaglin, for editing this piece. It is archived in the L4LL YouTube Channel.

¡A leer!

L4LL’s Video of the Week: Tito Puente Mambo King-Rey del Mambo

Buenos días! We have a lot of great videos coming your way this summer. We’ll be sharing videos by Latino authors and book trailers to introduce you to some of the wonderful Latino children’s literature titles that are available. We’re starting off with this one about one of the biographies listed on our 4-8 Summer Reading List.

Enjoy!