Best Children’s Latin American History Books

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1. A Big Kid Bed is Coming! (How to Transition and Keep Your Toddler in Their Bed)

Author: by Liz Fletcher
Brave Kids Press
28 pages

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‘A Big Kid Bed is Coming’ is a sweet adventure created to help kiddos love sleeping (and staying in) their new ‘Big Kid Bed.’As parents, we all know that as children grow older, they face many new milestones and transitions.

Like adults, kids need to dig deep for their inner courage and bravery to navigate these new tides. Anything new at first is well…New! And new things often are accompanied by some big nerves. That’s why we created Louie.

The sweetest, most brave elephant around. Gift your child the experience of conquering this new milestone with a buddy by their side and gaining some newfound confidence. Louie will not only show them that a ‘Big Kid Bed’ can be exciting but also adventurous and fun!The best part?

A restful, great night’s sleep. A Big Kid Bed is Coming is the first book of its series; we hope you enjoy it. Sweet dreams!”With sweet rhymes and beautiful illustrations, this Children's book inspires bravery and greatness.” – Lauren Steed, New York

2. Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert

Author: by Marc Aronson
144 pages

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The amazing story of the trapped Chilean miners and their incredible rescue that Publishers Weekly calls a riveting, in-depth recounting of the events that held the world rapt. In early August 2010, the unthinkable happened when a mine collapsed in Copiap, Chile, trapping thirty-three miners 2,000 feet below the surface.

For sixty-nine days they lived on meager resources with increasingly poor air quality. When they were finally rescued, the world watched with rapt attention and rejoiced in the amazing spirit and determination of the miners. What could have been a terrible tragedy became an amazing story of survival.

In Trapped, Marc Aronson provides the backstory behind the rescue. By tracing the psychological, physical, and environmental factors surrounding the mission, Aronson highlights the amazing technology and helping hands that made it all possible. From the Argentinean soccer players that hoped to raise morale, to NASA volunteering their expertise to come up with a plan, there was no shortage of enterprising spirit when it came to saving lives.

3. Pele (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 46)

Author: by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
32 pages

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In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Pel, Brazil’s all-time King of Soccer. With a sock full of rags for a ball, Pel honed his skills in a poor neighborhood in Brazil.

He believed that, one day, he would lead his country to World Cup victoryand he was right! With Pel and his super skills on the team, Brazil lifted the trophy three times. Today, he is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player who ever livedand a hero off the pitch, too, using his voice to help the people who need it most.

This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of The King’s life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists.

All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers.

4. Story of the World, Vol. 3 Bundle, Revised Edition: History for the Classical Child: Early Modern Times; Text, Activity Book, and Test & Answer Key

Author: by Susan Wise Bauer
1054 pages

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Spend an entire year investigating the fascinating story of the world between 1600 and 1850-from Europe and the Middle East through India, China, the Arabian Peninsula, Australia, and both North and South America! Designed for parents and elementary/middle grade students (grades 3-7) to share together, The Story of the World, Volume 3: Early Modern Times history set builds historical literacy, improves reading and comprehension skills in both fiction and nonfiction, and increases vocabulary-all in an enjoyable and entertaining story-like format.

The Story of the Worldpaperback text offers 42 narrative chapters, told in chronological order and spanning the entire globe, that begin with the Spanish colonization of South America and end with the Gold Rush. Independent readers can easily enjoy the stories on their own, or parents can read aloud to younger students.

This newly revised edition includes improved maps, 40 new illustrations, and a timeline. The Volume 3 Activity Book offers a whole variety of hands-on projects to complement each chapter in the paperback text-map activities, coloring pages, games, cooking experiments, crafts, board games, science experiments, puzzles, and more!

5. I Escaped Amazon River Pirates

Author: by Scott Peters
126 pages

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15-year-old Nick battles pirates, gators, and jungle storms when he’s separated from his parents on vacation. The Survival Series that celebrates the awesome history of us. From multi-award winning Ellie Crowe and Scott Peters comes a wild escape based on true tales of recent Amazon River pirate attacks.

When river pirates attack their ferry in the middle of the night, Nick escapes on a surfboard, along with his family. But the Amazon’s wild currents separate Nick from his parents. One minute they’re together, the next, he’s lost in a deadly rainforest filled with piranha, jaguars, alligators, and giant anaconda.

Worse, he’s got angry pirates on his tail and a box of stolen gold. Talk about a family trip gone wrong! He wishes they’d never left California. A massive jungle storm hits and he’s forced to build a makeshift cover of leaves and branches.

As the days pass and he delves deeper into the jungle, Nick must use all of his smarts to survive. Can he find his parents before the pirates find him first? Can he ever hope to escape the Amazon rainforest?

6. Sharuko: El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello (Spanish and English Edition)

Author: by Monica Brown
Lee & Low Books
Spanish, English
40 pages

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A fascinating bilingual picture book biography of Peruvian archaeologist and national icon Julio C. Tello, who unearthed Peru’s ancient cultures and fostered pride in the country’s Indigenous history. Growing up in the late 1800s, Julio Tello, an Indigenous boy, spent time exploring the caves and burial grounds in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes.

Nothing scared Julio, not even the ancient human skulls he found. His bravery earned him the boyhood nickname Sharuko, which means brave in Quechua, the language of the Native people of Peru. At the age of twelve, Julio moved to Lima to continue his education.

While in medical school, he discovered an article about the skulls he had found. The skulls had long ago been sent to Lima to be studied by scientists. The article renewed Julio’s interest in his ancestry, and he decided to devote his medical skills to the study of Peru’s Indigenous history.

Over his lifetime, Julio Tello made many revolutionary discoveries at archaeological sites around Peru, and he worked to preserve the historical treasures he excavated. He showed that Peru’s Indigenous cultures had been established thousands of years ago, disproving the popular belief that Peruvian culture had been introduced more recently from other countries.

7. Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built

Author: by Angela Burke Kunkel
Schwartz & Wade
40 pages

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A gorgeous and inspiring picture book based on the life of Jos Alberto Gutirrez, a garbage collector in Bogot, Colombia who started a library with a single discarded book found on his route. In the city of Bogata, in the barrio of La Nueva Gloria, there live two Joses.

One is a boy who dreams of Saturdays- that’s the day he gets to visit Paradise, the library. The second Jose is a garbage collector. From dusk until dawn, he scans the sidewalks as he drives, squinting in the dim light, searching household trash for hidden treasure …Books!

Some are stacked in neat piles, as if waiting for Joś. Others take a bit more digging. Ever since he found his first book, Anna Karenina, years earlier, he’s been collecting books-thick ones and thin ones, worn ones and almost new ones- to add to the collection in his home.

And on Saturdays, kids like little Jose run to the steps of Paradise to discover a world filled with books and wonder. With an evocative text by a debut author, and rich, stunning illustrations from an up-and-coming Colombian illustrator, here is a celebration of perseverance, community, and the power of books.

8. DK Eyewitness Books: Aztec, Inca & Maya: Discover the World of the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas their Beliefs, Rituals, and Civilizations

Author: by DK
DK Children
72 pages

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The ancient Aztecs are among the most amazing civilizations to ever walk the Earth. This spectacular visual guide chronicles their fascinating history in South America and why their legacy lives on to this day. Journey back in time to experience the rise and fall of the Aztecs, as well as other Mesoamerican peoples, including the Incas and Mayas.

You’ll explore their vast empires and lost worlds in spectacular detail, and meet their gods and goddesses and marvel at their precious stones. Join them farming and hunting, team up for sports and games, taste the food and drink, and dance at their celebrations.

Then, after centuries of growth and progress, discover how the Spanish conquest brought these civilizations crashing to their knees. Perfect for kids, Eyewitness Aztec provides the complete picture of this civilization’s history, capturing its enduring magic, mystery, and wonder. Part of DK’s best-selling Eyewitness series, this key title incorporates stunning colour images, infographics, statistics, quotations, and timelines.

9. Where Is Machu Picchu?

Author: by Megan Stine
Penguin Workshop
112 pages

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What’s left of Machu Picchu stands as the most significant link to the marvelous Inca civilization of Peru. Now readers can explore these ruins in this compelling Where Is?Title. Built in the fifteenth century and tucked away in the mountains of Peru, Machu Picchu was abandoned after the Spaniards conquered the Incan empire in the sixteenth century.

It remained hidden until 1911 when Hiram Bingham uncovered the marvelous complex and shared his discovery with the world. Today, hundreds of thousands of people visit the site to climb the 3,000 stone steps, explore the towering monuments, and see the numerous species that call these famous ruins home.

10. 1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization (For Young People Series)

Author: by Rebecca Stefoff
Triangle Square
416 pages

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1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions?

How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of sixteenth-century Bolivia fund economic development in the flood-prone plains of rural China and the wars of the Spanish Empire?

Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement. Mann’s language is as plainspoken and clear as it is provocative, his research and erudition vast, his conclusions ones that will stimulate the critical thinking of young people.

1493 for Young People provides tools for wrestling with the most pressing issues of today, and will empower young people as they struggle with a changing world.

11. The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas

Author: by Maria Garcia Esperon
240 pages

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A collection of stories from nations and cultures across our two continentsthe Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called itfrom the Andes all the way up to Alaska. Fifteen thousand years before Europeans stepped foot in the Americas, people had already spread from tip to tip and coast to coast.

Like all humans, these Native Americans sought to understand their place in the universe, the nature of their relationship with the divine, and the origin of the world into which their ancestors had emerged. The answers lay in their sacred stories.

12. Lost in the Amazon: A Battle for Survival in the Heart of the Rainforest (Lost #3): A Battle for Survival in the Heart of the Rainforest (3)

Author: by Tod Olson
176 pages

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In this third installment in the Lost series, a teenager is the sole survivor of a plane crash that leaves her stranded deep in the dangerous Peruvian jungle – what will it take to make it out alive? Peru, Christmas Eve, 1970.

It was supposed to be a routine flight, carrying 86 passengers across the Andes Mountains and home for the holiday. But high above the Amazon rainforest, a roiling storm engulfs the plane.Lightning strikes. A deafening whoosh sweeps through the cabin.

And suddenly, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke is alone. The plane has vanished. She is strapped to her seat and plunging 3,500 feet to the forest floor. On Christmas Day, she wakes. She is injured, covered in mud, but strangely-miraculously-alive. And now, in a remote corner of the largest rainforest on Earth, the real battle for survival begins.

13. Fearless Trailblazers: 11 Latinos who made U.S. History (English and Spanish Edition)

Author: by Naibe Reynoso
English, Spanish
32 pages

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Fearless Trailblazers,11 Latinos who made U.S. History,Pioneros Audaces, 11 Latinos que hicieron historia en Los Estados Unidos, is a bilingual book that highlights 11 Latinos who excelled in their professional careers and made U.S. History by accomplishing something that hadn’t been done before in their respective fields which include science, sports, the arts and politics.

By presenting the true biographical stories of these outstanding Latinos in rhyming verses, young readers will easily follow their journey to success. Each persons biographical story is written in both Spanish and English to encourage and promote bilingual literacy. Some of the men highlighted include Cesar Chavez (Activist), Jose Hernandez(Astronaut), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Playwright), Jean-Michel Basquiat (Artist), Julian Castro (Politician) and more.

14. Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal

Author: by Margarita Engle
272 pages

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In 1914, the world celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, which connected the world’s two largest oceans and signaled America’s emergence as a global superpower. It was a miracle, this path of water where a mountain had stoodand creating a miracle is no easy thing.

Thousands lost their lives, and those who survived worked under the harshest conditions for only a few silver coins a day. From the young “silver people” whose back-breaking labor built the Canal to the denizens of the endangered rainforest itself, this is the story of one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, as only Newbery Honor-winning author Margarita Engle could tell it.

15. Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas!: With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids (Explore Your World)

Author: by Anita Yasuda
96 pages

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A full-color, compelling book for ages 7 to 10 offers a deep dive into the three sophisticated ancient civilizations of Mesoamericathe Aztecs, Maya, and Incas through hands-on STEAM projects, essential questions, and loads of fascinating facts! Why were there more than 3,000 steps built at Machu Picchu?

Why did the Aztecs roam Mexico for nearly 200 years before finding a place to settle? How did the Maya study the movements of the stars and the planets? Ancient Civilizations: Aztecs, Maya, Incas! With 25 Social Studies Projects for Kids takes kids ages 7 to 10 on a guided tour to experience the history, culture, economics, and daily life of the Aztecs, Maya, and Incas.

Travel through humid rainforests, coastal zones, and rocky peaks to spot majestic ruins rising above the jungle, such as the Maya city of Tikal with its steep pyramids, the ruins of Machu Pichu, where the stones were cut so precisely that not even a knife can fit between them, and the Aztec temple Templo Mayor, where people once climbed the steps up the temple to be sacrificed to the Aztec gods.

16. Lectura Inicial | Aprendiendo a Leer | Actividades para niños de 4 años en español (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Rosi & Coni
118 pages

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La lectura en los nios potencia su poder de creacin y amor por la vida! Quieres saber cmo se puede lograr? Por medio de nuestro libro que brinda beneficios y herramientas para instaurar en los nios la lectura de una forma consciente y los acompaar de forma mgica en este proceso a travs de nuestro mtodo empleado.

Cul es el MTODO aplicado? El Mtodo Neurofontico-visual que produce una mayor actividad elctrica en el cerebro del nio, generando nuevas redes sinpticas. Cules son sus beneficios? Integra imgenes, letras para dar vida a la magia de la lectoescritura. Respeta el ritmo del aprendizaje del nio a travs de un contenido progresivo.

Contiene ejercicios diversos y originales que mantendrn al nio enfocado. Emplea una metodologa innovadora que activa en el nio la curiosidad por las letras, qu dice ah?, ser una pregunta frecuente. Dnde puede ser utilizado? Puede ser utilizado en casa con la gua de un adulto, as como tambin, para la planificacin de actividades en nios de jardn de infancia/pre-kindergarten.