Bilingual Animated
Sing-along Videos

“These colorful 3D animated music videos, based on the songs and characters from the Canticos brand, offer a fun way to teach kids words and phrases in two languages. Each nursery rhyme is performed at a pace that allows preschoolers to follow along in both languages.

Canticos is a cultural celebration of the songs and stories many Latino children have grown up with over the years. However, it also serves as an early introduction to bilingual education, and offers young children the opportunity to learn and/or retain two languages, regardless of their cultural background. “

Common Sense Media

Best Short Form Content for Preschoolers

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Cynopsis Media Imagination Award Winner

These digital animated shorts do more than simply celebrate diversity and inclusion. They represent the joyful reality of many families living in the United States and in Spanish-speaking countries, namely, that biliteracy and bilingualism are normal and valuable abilities. As such, they make for a perfect addition for digital and bilingual storytimes. Librarians can also recommend them to parents and caregivers looking for early learning apps with a Latinx culture, or language-acquisition focus.

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School Library Journal

Bilingual Interactive
Book Series

“Every book that comes out of Canticos is a delight…Custom-made for bilingual storytimes.”

Betsy Bird, School Library Journal

“So often at the library I search for bilingual books to give families that they feel comfortable, and excited to read, and these books are the perfect combination. They celebrate Spanish-speaking culture in such a perfect way that makes it fun for everyone to read and learn, no matter what language you speak at home!”

Kristin Aldrich, New York Public Library

“Just what we’ve been waiting for. Bright and cheery, these simple and sturdy bilingual books are great fun to read aloud and come with a lift-the-flap bonus. Thank you, Canticos!”

Valerie Lewis, Owner, Hicklebee’s Children’s Bookstore

A Best Book of the Year 2016.

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Kirkus Reviews

“A thoroughly engaging, ingeniously designed Latino celebration.”

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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

“A fully immersive and interactive reading experience… Little ones and their grown-ups will love singing and reading this book together. A perfect choice for bilingual story times.”

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Starred Review, School Library Journal

“Delightful… Numerous flaps and a turn-the-wheel feature add to the fun… should draw smiles.”

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

International Latino Book Awards finalist for Best Educational Children’s Picture Book

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“Another design success for Jaramillo and the lucky babies who are given this book.”

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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

“Following her wonderful Los Pollitos/Little Chickies, Jaramillo returns with a beautiful adaptation of another well-loved traditional song for children. VERDICT: Perfect for bilingual storytime programs and any bookshelf.”

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Lucia Acosta, School Library Journal

“The antics of Jaramillo’s expressive mice will keep children amused in whichever language they are reading.”

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Publishers Weekly

“Little ones will squeal with delight.”

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Kirkus Reviews

“Filled with playful and colorfully painted animals by Venezuelan illustrator Jaramillo, you are swept up in a visual sing-along of a beloved rhyme. The book’s sturdy pages and flaps are great for little fingers, and the accordion format is unique.”

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Selenia Paz, Booklist

International Latino Book Awards Winner for Most Unique Binding for a Book

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“The illustrations enhance the opportunity for second language enrichment. They are brightly colored with prominent yellows and blues, and include several flaps for children to lift and further interact with this delightful little book…A great addition to bilingual preschool classrooms and public library collections.”

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School Library Journal

“The high-quality construction and simple elegance of the book make it excellent for a gift for a beloved child. The book comes in a sturdy box for added protection. A free app provides grown-ups and kids alike with the tune that accompanies the song, so there’s no need to worry if you don’t know it already.”

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Ashley Hope Pérez, Professor of Comparative Literature, Ohio State University Latinos in KidLit

International Latino Book Awards Winner for Best Latino Picture Book

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Tejas Star Reading List 2018

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“Use this for a Day of the Dead storytime program, but do not limit it to that—it’s too much fun!”

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Starred Review, School Library Journal

“Selected among the greatest quality materials from Spanish, bilingual, and multicultural books that reflect the population and diversity of the state of Texas.”

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Texas Library Association

“A clock with movable hands found at the beginning of each side is sure to be a hit with young children…And coupled with the beautiful illustrations, this book is perfect for October, Halloween, and the Day of the Dead, as well as for learning about time and counting from 1 to 12.”

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Selenia Paz, Booklist

“Kids will enjoy the rhythmic verse, cute illustrations, and they may learn to tell time by manipulating the movable hands of the clock. Not to mention word and phrases in Spanish and English!”

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Common Sense Media

“Bright, captivating yet simple illustrations and vibrant colors throughout the book make it ideal for very young readers and their caregivers. This is the sixth book in the series by the same author, and is equally deserving of space in any early literacy collection”

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School Library Journal

“Every book that comes out of Canticos is a delight and this latest bilingual title is no exception…This is a bilingual Spanish/English baby storytime dream come true.”

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Betsy Bird, School Library Journal

“Bright and cheerful illustrations stand out against a white background, but the real showstopper is a glowing sun with orange and gold foil rays that turn with a spinning wheel…With singing, interactive, and learning possibilities, this is another delightful addition to the series.”

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Kirkus Reviews

“A perfect addition to bilingual collections for toddlers and preschoolers, and a great way to introduce young readers to traditional Spanish children’s songs.”

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Selenia Paz, Booklist

Multilingual Read
and Sing Along Apps

“Kids will love singing and playing with the adorable Little Chickies app as they learn to sing in a variety of languages. Open-ended activities support multilingual learning and foster creativity as kids sing along.

They also practice fine motor skills and develop visual awareness by playing with shapes and musical notes.”

Common Sense Media

A simple text, delightful animations, and lively music will make this concept and holiday app a favorite all year round.

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Daryl Grabarek, School Library Journal

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