Tania Gilinksi has always admired children’s picture books. “They seem easy to create because they’re short, but it’s actually very hard to make these books,” she said. “The authors are communicating with an audience that doesn’t read yet. They have to be very creative in what they say and what they show.” Gilinski is one of the creators of Juana La Iguana, a friendly cartoon which began as a live-action video program, and is now an animated Spanish/English bilingual character featured in books, apps, online programming, and more.
Virtual Book Walk: Explore ‘Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest’ With Illustrator Susie Jaramillo In Caribu
Many people are familiar with delicious Mexican tacos and cheerful Mariachi music. However, did you know that Mexico is also home to mysterious pyramids and magnificent jungles? Go on a journey of exploration with ‘Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest’ by Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo! The book is one of a series that takes readers on adventures to different countries and locations across the globe. Go on an international expedition with friends and family when you read the ‘Treasure Quests’ in your next Caribu Video-Call!
‘Grow, Florecita, Grow’ is a poem that compares the growth of a flower to the personal growth that humans can experience. The poem reminds readers that with patience, care, and gratitude, their lives will blossom, just like a flower. The book’s bright illustrations reinforce this positive message and inspire hope.
To honor and celebrate the literary achievements of indigenous authors, I interviewed Richard Van Camp, an accomplished Dogrib Tłı̨chǫ author of the Dene nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. Richard Van Camp’s beautifully written and illustrated books “Kiss by Kiss,” “We Sang You Home,” “Little You,” and “Welcome Song for Baby,” written in both English and Plains Cree, can now be found in the Caribu library.