Texas Library Association selects two Lectura Books’ bilingual titles

Texas Library Association recently announced their Tejas Star Reading List for 2014-2015 selection and two of Lectura Books’ bilingual book titles made the list!

Letters Forever

Letters Forever – Letters Forever is an Elementary bilingual book about a young girl in San Antonio, Texas who misses her grandfather, who lives in Vera Cruz, Mexico. One day, she cannot take it any longer and decides to take it upon herself to go see him. Well, the story ends with Camila finally arriving in Vera Cruz to see how much her grandfather has aged and ends up with a gift of her lifetime.

Watch the Book Trailer to see how sweet this story is, and how English Learners would really enjoy this title:


The Many Faces of Max

The Many Faces of Max – A Preschool Book for English Learners to develop strong vocabulary. Who doesn’t love a cute dog? In this book, spanish speaking parents can learn new vocabulary in English and teach their kids new words to describe how they feel. The adorable dog, Max in this book has all the feelings! Very cute 😉

Watch this Book Trailer to see how cute Max the dog is:

You can find out more about bilingual books published by Lectura Books, or you can learn more about our Staff Development for Family Reading provided by The Latino Family Literacy Project™.

The Latino Family Literacy Project™ provides proven, cost-effective parent involvement programs and training for teachers to provide meaningful programs for English Learners. The literacy programs and training workshops are designed to establish family reading routines for Spanish- and English-speaking parents and their children at your school site. The Project introduces the teachers to a language acquisition method and a step- by-step literacy instruction process. It involves family reading for Hispanic parent involvement, vocabulary development, and English-language development for parents and their children.

Each of our age specific programs engages the parents in reading with their children, reflects the experiences of Latino families, and is centered around universal themes. All materials, books and curricula used are bilingual and in a simple format and are a perfect fit for your Title I and Title III program requirements. This program can be used to teach English language and Spanish language skills and is bilingual for your convenience, and has multilevel English language lessons for English Learners.

Each program has a built-in evaluation process to measure the success of what the parents learned in class and includes at home skill-based activities for parents and children that support the state standards for each specific age group.