Día: Children's Day/Book Day

April 28-May 5, 2013

Check back soon for details about the 2014 celebration.

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) is a nationally recognized program of the American Library Association that celebrates children of all backgrounds and promotes literacy. The DC Public Library has sponsored a week-long celebration of events for El día de los Niños/El día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) since April 2009. This year’s events are from April 28-May 5, 2013.

2012 Mayor's Proclamation

Mayor Vincent C. Gray issues a proclamation in celebration of Día.

Schedule of events

View all scheduled programs.

Multicultural reading

Celebrate and explore different cultures with books that span our diverse world.

Babies through Grade 2

Global Babies Muu, Moo! Book Fiesta! Mirror Fire! Fuego!
Global Babies
by Keren Su
¡Muu, Moo!: Rimas de Animales/Animal Nursery Rhymes
by Alama Flor Ada
Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children’s Book Day
by Pat Mora
by Jeannie Baker
Fire! ¡Fuego! Brave Bomberos
by Susan Middleton Elya
The Quiet Place Drummer Boy of John John The Storyteller's Candle Diego Rivera: His World and Ours Nelson Mandela
The Quiet Place
by Sarah Stewart
by Mark Greenwood
The Storyteller’s Candle/La Velita de los Cuentos
by Lucia Gonzalez
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Nelson Mandela
by Kadir Nelson

Grades 3-7

The House Baba Built Same Sun Here The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain My Name is Parvana Heart and Soul
The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China
by Ed Young and Libby Koponen
Same Sun Here
Silas House and Neela Vaswani
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
by Peter Sis
My Name Is Parvana
by Deborah Ellis
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans
by Kadir Nelson
Emeril's There's a Chef in My World Chickadee Breaking Stalin's Nose In Darkness  
Emeril’s There’s a Chef In My World: Recipes That Take You Places
Emeril Lagasse
by Louise Erdrich
Breaking Stalin’s Nose
by Eugene Yelchin
In Darkness
by Rick Lake

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