‘Twas Nochebuena

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Viking Books for Young Readers #ad - After the midnight feast has been served and the last gifts have been unwrapped, it’s time to cheer, “Feliz Navidad and to all a good night!”Savor the magic of Nochebuena with a holiday tale you’ll want to read again and again.  . Make tasty tamales and hang colorful adornos decorations on the walls.

Gather to sing festive canciones songs while sipping champurrado hot chocolate. Twas nochebuena and all through our casa,  every creature was kneading tamale masa. It’s christmas eve, and you’re invited to a Nochebuena celebration! Follow a family as they prepare to host a night filled with laughter, love, and Latino tradition.

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

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Clarion Books #ad - There are things to find and count in Spanish on every page, with pronunciations provided right in the pictures and a glossary and music following the story. This joyous fiesta will warm even the coldest of hearts. An award-winning author and a rising star artist have put a festive Latino twist on "The Twelve Days of Christmas, lunitas cantando singing moons, " populating it with piñatas in place of partridges, plus burritos bailando dancing donkeys, and much more, all displayed in the most vivid colors imaginable.

In this version a little girl receives gifts from a secret amiga, whose identity is a sweet surprise at the book's conclusion.

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The Night of Las Posadas Picture Puffin Books

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Puffin Books #ad - 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, has to stay home with the flu, who are to play Mary and Joseph, who is always in charge of the clebration, and Lupe and Roberto, 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 Jospeh, wet footprints from the snow lead up to the statue.

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The Legend of the Poinsettia

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Puffin Books #ad - At christmastime, the flower blooms and flourishes, the quite exquisite red stars lighting up the countryside. This mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's unselfish gift to the Christ Child. Beloved newbery honor-winning author and Caldecott honor-winning illustrator Tomie dePaola has embraced the legend using his own special feeling for Christmas.

His glorious paintings capture not only the brilliant colors of Mexico and its art, but also the excitement of the children preparing for Christmas and the hope of Lucida, who comes to see what makes a gift truly beautiful. The legend of the Poinsettia. In mexico, the poinsettia is called flor de la Nochebuenao flower of the Holy Night.

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A World of Cookies for Santa: Follow Santa's Tasty Trip Around the World

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HMH Books for Young Readers #ad - Furman provides recipes for children to bake some of Santa's cookies for themselves. A world of cookies for Santa is a multicultural celebration that families will return to year after year. The legend of the Poinsettia. E. Head to the philippines, where children leave out puto seko cookies and ginger tea for Santa; jet to Russia for a honey-spice cookie; then set out for Malawi for a sweet potato cookie! When you've returned home, the journey's still not over—M.

A world of cookies for santa takes readers across the globe to see all the treats that await Santa on Christmas Eve.

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Too Many Tamales

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Puffin Books PG-9780698114128 #ad - Maria's favorite cousins were coming over and she got to help make the tamales for Christmas dinner. Snow had fallen and the streets glittered. 9780698114128. This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate adn funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.

Also available in spanish as ¡Qué montón de tamales! The legend of the Poinsettia. It was almost too good to be true when her mother left the kitchen for a moment and Maria got to try on her beautiful diamond ring. Christmas Eve started out so perfectly for Maria.

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La Noche Buena: A Christmas Story

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Harry N. Abrams #ad - 9780698114128. She helps prepare for the evening and takes part in all their traditions—the intricate cooking for the feast, the dancing, the music, and the gathering of relatives and neighbors. Usually she spends it in snowy New England with her mother and her family, but this year is different. Antonio sacre and angela Dominguez have created a wonderful story that everyone who celebrates Christmas will enjoy.

She isn’t certain what to make of a hot and humid holiday, until she learns the traditions of her father’s side of the family from her Cuban grandmother. The legend of the Poinsettia. The book includes a glossary of Spanish words. Nina is visiting her grandmother in Miami for Christmas. It all comes together for a Noche Buena that Nina will never forget.

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The Legend of Old Befana: An Italian Christmas Story

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers #ad - The legend of the Poinsettia. Cranky old lady, ” the children say. But when a brilliant star glows in the eastern sky one night, and Old Befana encounters the glorious procession of three kings on their way to Bethlehem, her little world will never be the same. She is always sweeping!” Sweep, sweep, sweep.

9780698114128. In this beloved classic picture book, tomie dePaola retells and illustrates an Italian Christmas folk tale, breathing warmth and humanity into the character of the lonely Old Befana and her endless search for the Christ Child. Every morning and every afternoon, Old Befana sweeps with her broom.

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Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico English Edition

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Dover Publications #ad - Ceci eagerly awaits Las Posadas, the traditional nine-day series of yuletide celebrations. The legend of the Poinsettia. The youngest child will be completely transported by this story, " noted The Atlantic, and readers of all ages will be charmed by the child's-eye view of Mexican culture. Generations of readers have treasured this 1960 Caldecott Medal winner and its tale of a little Mexican girl's excitement at the approach of Christmas.

Ceci is dazzled by the colorful array of options, and after making her choice has second thoughts about the fate of her piñata once the posada takes place. Graced by evocative illustrations, this international holiday classic is now available in a lovely hardcover edition. 9780698114128. This year she'll lead the candlelight procession that reenacts Mary and Joseph's trek to Bethlehem.

Nine Days to Christmas: A Story of Mexico English Edition #ad - Meanwhile, mother takes her to the old marketplace to choose her very first piñata.

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Dumpling Soup

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #ad - 9780698114128. Marisa gets to help make dumplings this year to celebrate the New Year. The legend of the Poinsettia. But she worries if anyone will eat her funny-looking dumplings. Set in the hawaiian islands, customs, this story celebrates the joyful mix of food, and languages from many cultures.

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N Is for Navidad

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Chronicle Books #ad - 9780698114128. Vibrant art from acclaimed illustrator joe Cepeda beautifully complements the lively, rhythmic text to bring the reader a wealth of heritage and a season of light! Feliz Navidad! The legend of the Poinsettia. Bienvenidos! to a celebration of christmas, each letter in this festive alphabet introduces children to a Spanish word, Latino-style! From the ngel angel hung above the door to the zapatos shoes filled with grass for the wise men s camels, and each colorful page takes them through another joyous aspect of the 22 days of the traditional holiday.

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