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Leo Lionni, author portrait

Leo Lionni

Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children’s books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner—for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.


Our Favorite Bilingual Books for Kids

Reading is critical for language learning in developing brains, and for children growing up in bilingual households, that’s doubly true! Bilingual books in English and Spanish are more popular than ever as Hispanic and Latino-identifying households continue to grow in the US and parents look for ways to encourage bilingual language acquisition in their children.

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