Get ready for Día de los Muertos which begins on November 1st with these Día de los Muertos books for kids. Children will learn about all the important symbols and the meaning behind them.
Books for Children About Día de los Muertos
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Board Books About Día de los Muertos
Día De Muertos by Dori Elys is a colorful look at ofrendas and more to build vocabulary and gather an overview of the meaning behind these days in November. The most unique thing about this book is that the lift-the-flaps are designed like the traditional papel picado hung for the celebration.
Count your way through the celebration in Día de los Muertos by Rosie Pajaro.
Where is? Donde está? Mi Ofenda by Mariana Galvez is a bilingual board book that works on color recognition while also teaching about building an altar/la ofendra for Día de los Muertos.
Día de los Muertos by Hannah Eliot is from the Celebrate the World series. Though this is a board book, I think it works best for a preschool or pre-k crowd. The illustrations are beautiful and the text packs in a lot of learning.
Día de los Muertos Picture Books for Children
A young child processes the recent loss of his dog while his family prepares la ofrenda in preparation for Día de los Muertos in An Ofrenda for Perro by Judith Valdés. Through the preparations, he learns to process his grief and learns about the symbols of Día de los Muertos.
Our Day of the Dead Celebration by Ana Aranda celebrates family coming together to share memories and connect with each other. Join in on the cooking and celebrating in this festive read.
Remembering by Xelena González looks at Dia de los Angelitos, one of the ritual celebrations of Día de Muertos. This first day is for remembering children or animals who have passed. This story is especially helpful for children who are currently processing grief too.
The whole town is getting ready for the Day of the Dead in Día de Los Muertos By Roseanne Greenfield Thong. Learn about all the rich traditions of the celebration.
The Day of the Dead by Bob Barner celebrates all the symbols from marigolds to sugar skulls in this bilingual read.
Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston shows all the preparations for celebrating with others especially all the food that is prepared.
Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book by Jeanette Winter is an older book. Each letter represents another aspect of the celebration.
Printable Book List of Children’s Books About Día de los Muertos
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