La princesa del agua, un emotivo cuento sobre la escasez de agua en el mundo

Por-Glenda Rosado 

La lucha por el acceso al agua potable es uno de los problemas más grande que enfrenta la humanidad. Según datos de las Naciones Unidas, unas 783 millones de personas en el mundo no cuentan con acceso a ella. De igual manera, la carencia de agua es un problema que afecta a más de un 40% de la población mundial y se estima que aumente.

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The BFG by Roald Dahl


By Ángela Padrón.

Each year, many movies and plays are produced that are based on literature. In fact, more than two thirds of movies nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award have been derived from a book. So it’s no surprise that in the last year, several movies came out based on children’s books. One of the authors whose written words have come to life the most is Roald Dahl. From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to The Fantastic Mr. Fox, to Matilda and James and the Giant Peach, Dahl’s fantastic and whimsical stories have shined on the big screen and stage for decades.

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Critically-acclaimed Early Chapter Book now in Spanish!


First installment in the critically-acclaimed series of early chapter books now in Spanish!

Mi vida feliz

Rose Lagercrantz
Mi vida feliz

(My Happy Life)

This endearing chapter book is about a cheerful little girl named Dani, who has been waiting all summer to start school. Dani lives a happy life, but as the start of the school year approaches, she begins to wonder whether things will change. Will she like her new teacher? Will she make friends? She soon meets Frida and they become best friends, but when Frida moves away to another city, Dani fears she will never find happiness again. The story unfolds in 20 short chapters. The black and white illustrations complement the beautiful narrative. The difficult subjects are handled gracefully, allowing children to understand events in their lives and how to cope with them.

About the Author and Illustrator

Rose Lagercrantz is a Swedish author who writes for children and adults. Her work has translated into English, German, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. She has received many of the top Swedish literary awards including the August Prize (1995) and Astrid Lindgren Prize (1979).

Eva Eriksson is the author and illustrator of many books for young readers. She was the recipient of the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Prize (2001). Ms. Eriksson lives in Sweden.

Awards & Recognitions

  • New York Times Notable Children’s Book
  • Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, and School Library Journal Starred Reviews
  • SLJ Book/Multimedia Review Stars List
  • USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List

Praise for My Happy Life

If only all early chapter books were this beautifully conceived.
—Pamela Paul (NYT)

A chapter book about childhood depression paradoxically delivers a very happy reading experience. 
—(Kirkus Reviews)

The clarity and simplicity of the writing are balanced by the verve and finesse of Eriksson’s captivating illustrations.

Lagercrantz knows how to engage children right off the bat . . . This is a sweet, but not saccharine, drama of friendship and family, a universal tale I’m happy to see available here for American readers.
—(Kirkus Reviews)


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Get Ready for the movie!

New - Roald Dahl’s Poetry in Spanish!

La Bella y la Bestia

  Marie Leprince de Beaumont
La Bella y la Bestia
(Beauty and the Beast)

Beauty and the Beast is one of the most popular classic tales ever written. A beautiful young woman dreams of meeting a handsome prince, but to save her father’s life, she leaves home to live with a terrible, frightening beast. Though her patron is hideous, his disarming generosity slowly leads to asurprising connection. Generations of children have been fascinated by the story of the girl named Beauty, who grows to love a fearsome beast by learning to see and cherish his kindness, generosity, and intelligence.

A quarter-century on from the animated classic, Disney brings the lovely fantasy tale to life in live-action, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. Directed by Oscar-winner Bill Condon, starring Emma Watson as Belle and San Stevens as the cursed Beast.

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Entrevista con el escritor y cantautor argentino Luis Pescetti, invitado en la Feria del Libro de Miami


El conocido escritor y cantautor argentino Luis Pescetti participará en el III Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura, organizado por la Fundación Cuatrogatos y la Feria del Libro de Miami, que lugar el próximo sábado 19 de noviembre de 2016. Con motivo de su visita a nuestra ciudad –que será posible gracias a la colaboración de Santillana USA Publishing–, enviamos al autor de Frin, Natacha, El pulpo está crudo y otros exitosos libros un cuestionario para conocer más sobre su trayectoria y su obra. He aquí las respuestas de Pescetti:

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New Spanish Dictionaries

 New Spanish Dictionaries


Nuevo Diccionario básico de la lengua española  


Nuevo Diccionario básico de la lengua española
(New Basic Dictionary of the Spanish Language)

  • An easy-to-use dictionary of the Spanish language.
  • All of the basic vocabulary that is necessary to know (close to 28,000 entries), through short, simple definitions.
  • Essential synonyms and antonyms.
  • Regular and irregular verb conjugation tables.

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New Fiction Titles for K-5

A Must-Have Resource for Understanding and Using Spanish Poetry in the Classroom

¡No funciona la tele!  

Glenn McCoy
¡No funciona la tele!
(Penny Lee and Her TV)

BISAC: JUVENILE FICTION / Family - General / Imagination & Play / Animals - Pets

This book tells the tale of a TV-addicted little girl and her dog Mr. Barkley, as they try to find a solution for the catastrophic breakdown of their television. Matters are complicated thanks to the pet’s plan to show his master the real world.
A simple story that discusses the importance of diversifying the way we spend our free time. It also invites readers (and their parents) to be conscious of their relationship with electronic devices.


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