10 Christmas Children’s Books Latinos Will Enjoy



Wondering what to give your children for Christmas?

These 10 children’s books are the perfect gifts! They are great resources to teach our kids about Latino holiday traditions. Plus, there is nothing cozier than reading books by the Christmas tree lights.

From Noche Buena to Posadas, the beautiful stories of these books will warm your heart while also teaching you a few Spanish words!

¡Qué lo disfruten!

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10 Christmas Children’s Books Latinos Will Enjoy


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A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas

This is a fun twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” using piñatas, burritos and other Latino-themed items. The pictures are beautiful and the story will warm your heart. Plus, if you are learning Spanish, this is must-have book since it provides pronunciations and a glossary.

The Christmas Gift: El regalo de Navidad

The story of this bilingual book is based on a Christmas memory of the author. It is a great book to celebrate the true spirit of Christmas.

La Nochebuena South of the Border

What a fun book about a sombrero-wearing Santa making his rounds through the Mexican desert.

The Night of Las Posadas (Picture Puffin Books)

“Tomie dePaola’s glorious paintings are as luminous as the farolitos that light up on the Plaza in Santa Fe for the procession of Las Posadas, the tradition in which Mary and Joseph go from door to door seeking shelter at the inn on Christmas Eve.This year Sister Angie, who is always in charge of the clebration, has to stay home with the flu, and Lupe and Roberto, who are to play Mary and Joseph, get caught in a snowstorm. But a man and a woman no one knows arrive in time to take their place in the procession and then mysteriously disappear at the end before they can be thanked.That night we witness a Christian miracle, for when Sister Angie goes to the cathedral and kneels before the statue of Mary and Joseph, wet footprints from the snow lead up to the statue.” –From Amazon

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La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story

Ah!This book reminded me Noche Buena in Ecuador. The story will give you a great glimpse of a Christmas Eve celebration in the Latino household!

The Legend of the Poinsettia

This book talks about how the poinsettia (the flower of Christmas Eve) came to be through Lucida, a little girl in Mexico. I like how the story captures the culture of Mexico through its well written story and art.

El mejor regalo del mundo: la leyenda de la Vieja Belen / The Best Gift of All: The Legend of La Vieja Belen Bilingual Edition (Spanish Edition)

Have you ever heard about La Vieja Belen? This bilingual book introduces this Dominican folk character with the most tender story that will warm your heart!

Arturo and the Navidad Birds

“It’s time for Arturo and his Central American grandmother, Abue Rosa, to decorate their Christmas tree. Abue Rosa shares with him the family history of each ornament as it is hung. But what happens when Arturo plays with—and breaks—a glass bird? Young readers will find out in this touching, bilingual picture book.”

The Santero’s Miracle; A Bilingual Story

“In this bilingual story of faith, Don Jacobo has a dream that, in the end, is a reminder that miracles do happen. Rudolfo Anaya’s story of the power of faith, hope, and love will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.”–From Publisher

Feliz Nochebuena, Feliz Navidad: Christmas Feasts of the Hispanic Caribbean

“Delicious recipes, colorful history, and family stories show how Christmas has been celebrated in the Hispanic Caribbean. This collaborative effort by Maricel Presilla and her illustrator father captures the light, feel, and smells of the Christmases they celebrated in their homeland and now recreate in the U.S.” –From Amazon

¡Feliz Navidad!

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