Celebrate with these books about the Day of the Dead for preschoolers!
The Day of the Dead, also known as Día de Los Muertos, is a celebration of life that takes place every year from October 31 to November 2.
Stemming from Latin American tradition, these three days are when families honor their loved ones who have passed on. Festivities during the Day of the Dead holiday include feasting, dancing, storytelling, and more.
Introduce young learners to Día de Los Muertos through stories. Books about the Day of the Dead for toddlers are written in a way that little ones can understand. Share Day of the Dead books during the month of October, for a lesson about Latin American culture, or as a supplement to a unit on holidays!
Enjoy this collection of Day of the Dead books for young learners.
Preschool Books About Día de los Muertos
The Festival of Bones / El festival de las calaveras by Luis San Vicente
Party with dancing skeletons that are celebrating the Day of the Dead. The Mexican folk art and drawings throughout this book will captivate preschool students.
Día de los Muertos by Hannah Eliot
Celebrate the ancient tradition of Día de Los Muertos with this phenomenal book! The bright artwork and information story will capture the attention of little ones.
Skeletitos: Make Every Moment Count by Susie Jaramillo
Learn numbers like clockwork with this Day of the Dead-themed story. The moving clock and rhyming prose in this interactive board book will grab the attention of small children.
Dia de Los Muertos by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Honor loved ones through tradition in this incredible read. This rhyming picture book will delight readers, both young and old.
Citlali y el Dia de Muertos (Citlali and the Day of the Dead) by Berta De Llano
Discover what the Día de los Muertos is all about with this awesome bilingual book. Written in a way that little learners can understand, this read is perfect for preschool.
Clatter Bash!: A Day of the Dead Celebration by Richard Keep
Sing and dance all night long with this book about the Day of the Dead. Children will love the delightful rhyming text and colorful illustrations.
Day of the Dead – Día de Los Muertos by Marisa Boan
Celebrate Día de los Muertos by sharing this fun read. With vibrant illustrations and a bilingual storyline, this book is both exciting and educational.
Our Day of the Dead Celebration by Ana Aranda
Gather around for stories, food, and fun with this holiday celebration book. Children will love learning all about the festivities that happen during the Day of the Dead.
Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book by Jeanette Winter
Go through each letter of the alphabet and learn words associated with the Day of the Dead holiday. Each page is filled with colorful illustrations and new vocabulary for little learners.
I Remember Abuelito: A Day of the Dead Story / Yo Recuerdo a Abuelito: Un Cuento del Día de los Muertos by Janice Levy
Help a young girl prepare for the Day of the Dead holiday in this story. Written in both English and Spanish, preschoolers will learn the true meaning of the holiday.
Day of the Dead Books for Preschoolers
This collection of books about Día de Los Muertos can teach students, both young and old. The stories are filled with love and share the importance of honoring those who have gone before us. Help little ones understand this special celebration by adding some of these Day of the Dead stories to your preschool book basket.