Featured Readings

Five Bookstores to Visit in New York City

By- Erika Semprun

There are hundreds of things to do in New York City all year-round—and especially when summer makes its way into the city. Aside from picnics at the park and trips to Coney Island, NYC offers plenty of events for book lovers: panels, author readings, and book signings. Whether you’re looking to browse or add events to your calendar, there are dozens of activities to choose from. Today we’ve compiled a list of five bookstores that are a must-see for any reader.

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Featured Readings

How Stories Get Lost in Translation

By- Erika Semprun

Have you ever read a novel in its original tongue and then read a translation of it in another language? If you have, you may be familiar with the way the magic of a story can get lost in the translation. If you haven’t, you may be surprised at how different the experience of reading a translation can be.

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Books and Authors

Authentic Spanish Novels for Tweens and Teens by Award-Winning Authors

Our new releases from Norma:

El océano interior  (The Inner Ocean) de Juan José Cavero

The Inner Ocean tells the story of Miguel, a boy whose passion for the sea leads him to embark on a brig for the first time at the tender age of nine. Two years later, after a shipwreck, he decides to undertake a new, even riskier voyage: on a whaling ship. Awaiting him is a path of many lessons and thrilling adventures on the high seas, including an encounter with the dreaded leviathan.

 

Soldados en la lluvia

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Learn about Bernardo de Gálvez with Guillermo Fesser’s New Interactive Site

By- Erika Semprun

Have you checked out Guillermo Fesser’s book, Get to Know Bernardo de Gálvez? If you answered yes, you’re in for a real treat!

Fesser’s new website about Get to Know Bernardo de Gálvez is interactive, educative, and really fun. Under the headline “Disembarking at the Novel,” students and children can learn about the concept of chronological order by playing with illustrations found in the book or test their knowledge with trivia questions. They can also learn more about the book’s characters or look over the glossary.

The website also features “Gálvez and His Era,” where students and children can help the commander find the materials needed for battle in a delightful puzzle. They can also learn about codes of arms, the soldier’s life in Spain and his fleet, how goods were transported, and the parts of a ship.

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Books and Authors

Two Vibrant Picks from Renowned Brazilian Author Ana Maria Machado

By- Erika Semprun

Ana Maria Machado, one of the most renowned children’s authors in fiction, is popular for her variety of stories. Whether you’re looking for a comical read or an inspirational tale, Machado has written the book for you. Today, we’re sharing two of our favorite Machado picks…

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The administrator of the building prohibits pets, and the children are not taking it well. They’re bored, lonely, and absolutely devastated. Then suddenly, something strange happens—unicorns begin to appear. Sometimes, one is found roaming alone. Other days, they are found in groups. In time, there are dozens and dozens of these magnificent creatures hanging around the neighborhood. What could possibly go wrong?

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Santillana & Loqueleo: Celebrating Mexican Authors

By- Erika Semprun

In the month of July, Santillana will be celebrating the wonderful, varied cultures of Latin America! Today, we’ll be sharing some of Loqueleo’s most amazing Mexican authors. While this piece only highlights four outstanding figures, you can check out all of Santillana’s Mexican authors and their comical and delightful books at Santillana USA and Loqueleo USA.

Keep reading to learn about four stand-out Mexican authors in children’s literature!

Author #1: Margarita Robleda 

Photo: Margarita Robleda/ Facebook

One of Santillana & Loqueleo’s most published Mexican authors, Margarita Robleda, is known for enchanting children of all ages with her splendid tales. With more than a dozen published works, Robleda continues to delight children, parents, and educators!

Paco: A Latino Boy in the United States (ages 8+)

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Norma’s Buenas Noches Collection: Three Delightful Picture Books for Toddlers

By- Erika Semprun

Looking for the perfect summer read to share with your little ones? Norma has dozens of colorful, magical tales that are ideal for nap time or soaking up the sun poolside! Keep reading to learn about three phenomenal works in Norma’s Buenas Noches Collection.

#1- ¡Ay, cómo pincha! by Kook Jiseung

Most children are afraid of visiting the doctor’s office, but no child is as scared as Simon. To overcome his fears, Simon travels deep into his imagination and comes up with some clever ideas … First, Simon becomes a lion. But lions are too strong to need medicine. Then, he decides to become a turtle. But turtles are too slow to go to the doctors. Then, he becomes an alligator. And suddenly, his skin is too thick for vaccines.

Will Simon’s wacky ideas and wandering imagination get him through this doctor’s appointment? Pick up a copy of ¡Ay, cómo pincha! to see Simon overcome his biggest fear!

#2- Cuando el elefante camina by Keiko Kasza

When the elephant stumbles into the forest, he gives the mighty bear a giant scare. When the bear runs into hiding, he frightens the crocodile, who takes a great leap into the river. The elephant’s walk into the woods has begun a chain reaction … and all the animals in the forest are startled.

Who will scare the elephant out of the forest? Pick up a copy of Cuando el elefante camina to read this playful, good-humored tale!

#3- ¿Qué hace la gata por las noches? by Katrin Wiehle  

While Lucho goes to school and hangs out with friends, his kitty cat naps the day away. But when Lucho falls into deep slumber, his cat sneaks out in search of adventure! A great tale that introduces young children to poetry, ¿Qué hace la gata por las noches? is charming and beautifully illustrated.

Eager to uncover what your pet does in the late hours of the night? Pick up a copy of Wiehle’s ¿Qué hace la gata por las noches? today!

For lesson plans, resources, and more information on the full Buenas Noches collection, visit or Norma site.

To learn more about these titles, contact us at 800-245-8584 or at customerservice@santillanausa.com

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Books and Authors

Two Enchanting Tales for All Readers (ages 4+)

By- Erika Semprun

#1- El susto de los fantasmas by Alma Flor Ada

One late Halloween night, there’s a terrifying storm. Two ghosts find themselves in the midst of it. Scared, they seek shelter in the unlikeliest of places.

#2- No voy a leer este libro by Cece Meng

This young boy has many excuses for not reading this book. Because if there is anything he does NOT want to do, it’s read this story. There’s no point in convincing him. He won’t read it even if “you string him upside down,” or “hang him over a cliff!” What could possibly change his mind?

El susto de los fantasmas and No voy a leer este libro, two of Loqueleo’s most heartfelt stories, are popular for their charming illustrations and enchanting story lines. While the plots are different, there’s no doubt that the anecdotes were written to delight their readers. Despite both picks being written for children 4+, these entertaining narrations are great to share with children, adolescents, and even adults!

Looking for a darling story to share with your children or students? Pick up a copy of El susto de los fantasmas or No voy a leer este libro!

No voy a leer este libro by Cece Meng is part of the A+ Spanish Poetry Kit. To learn more about these titles, contact us at 800-245-8584 or at customerservice@santillanausa.com read more

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