CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/
— Just in time for HispanicHeritage Month, September 15 — October 15, Spanish speakers in the U.S.have a new resource for children’s picture books. Dedicated to bringing thebest of the world’s children’s literature to American children, Kane/Milleris proud to announce the launch of “Libros del Mundo,” a new line ofSpanish-language editions. The United States, with a population of over 25 million Hispanics, isthe fifth largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Kane/Millercreated “Libros del Mundo” in response to the increasing number ofSpanish-speaking children — and parents — who are looking for qualitychildren’s books with an international flavor.
“Young readers, whether they speak Spanish in the home, or are learningit in school, will have the opportunity to experience the work ofaward-winning authors and illustrators from all over the world,” says KiraLynn, president at Kane/Miller. “Our mandate is to bring the world closerto a child and the children of the world closer to each other. We arepleased to offer children’s books in Spanish as part of our publishingprogram.” Kane/Miller books include winners of ABA Kid’s Pick of the Lists,ALA Notable Children’s Books, and New York Times Best Illustrated Books. Spanish-language editions of four of the company’s most popular picturebooks will debut this fall: Apolo, from Germany; Benny, from theNetherlands; Suerte: El Mejor Amigo De Un Perro, from England; and FelizCumpleanos Tengo 1, from Italy. Kane/Miller will be publishing ten moreSpanish language titles in 2007.