El día de los niños/El día de los libros

Description and History

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Read more about the history of Día.


Professional Learning Resources

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)
The official día de los niños website from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) includes 2023 program resources, the National Día Program Registry, a clearinghouse of multicultural resources for youth service librarians, booklists, and social media graphics.

Children's Day, Book Day Resources to Share
Celebration resources from the founder of El día de los niños/El día de los libros, author and poet Pat Mora. Resources include social media graphics, videos, flyer, and free planning booklet.

Celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day
First Book shares resources to spread bookjoy - the gift of reading - all year long. The page also includes information on the Estela and Raúl Mora Award which recognizes outstanding schools/programs that celebrate Children’s Day, Book Day. The program awards the winning program a $1,000 credit for brand new books from the First Book Marketplace, and two honor award recipients will each receive a $500 credit.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros
This resource page from Reading Rockets includes interviews with Hispanic and Latino children's book authors and illustrators, including Pat Mora, and links out to booklists, interviews, and bilingual activities for children.


Learner Engagement Resources

Video of Pat Mora reading Book Fiesta! Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day



Download these free graphics from ALSC to promote your Día celebrations in 2023!