Día de los Muertos Books for Kids

by Rosemary D'Urso

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The vibrant picture books on this reading list introduce children to the magic and wonder found in the Day of the Dead/ Día de los Muertos, a cherished Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. This occasion pays homage to beloved ancestors by sharing their stories, favorite foods, and songs. Families believe that for a short time, the departed return to the world of the living to revel in the company of friends and family. These picture books depict the heartwarming reunions along with cherished traditions, including sugar skulls, marigolds, and cheerful Calaveras (skeletons).