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Day of the Dead Resources

Movies and Books from the Longmont Library 


  • The Day of the Dead: A Bilingual Celebration
  • El Dia de los Muertos – A Latino Gift to Longmont
  • Funny Bones : Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
  • Food for the Ancestors 

Books for Children 

  • The Day of the Dead / El Día de los Muertos by Bob Barner (English and Spanish) 
  • The Day of the Dead / El Día de los Muertos by Mary Dodson Wade (English) 
  • Day of the Dead / Día de Los Muertos by Kerrie Logan Hollihan (Spanish and English) 
  • Day of the Dead: A Latino Celebration of Family and Life by Carol Gnojewski (English and Spanish) 
  • Día de los Muertos by Hannah Eliot (English) 
  • El Día de los Muertos by Linda Lowery (Spanish) 
  • The Story Behind Day of the Dead by Melissa Raé Shofner (English) 
  • Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead by Judy Goldman (English)

Books for Adults 

  • Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos by Denis Defibaugh (English) 
  • Day of the Dead: When Two Worlds Meet in Oaxaca by Shawn D. Haley (English) 
  • Digging the Days of the Dead: A Reading of Mexico's Dias de Muertos by Juanita Garciagodoy (English) 
  • Skulls to the Living, Bread to the Dead by Stanley H. Brandes (English) 
  • The Days of the Dead: Mexico's Festival of Communion with the Departed / Un Festival de Comunion con los Muertos en Mexico by John Greenleigh and Rosalind Beimler (Spanish and English) 
  • The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico by Elizabeth Carmichael (English) 
  • Tradiciones artesanales Indo-Hispaänas II: el Día de los Muertos, libro de actividades basadas en temas culturales para todo el aäno escolar, con enfasis en el Día de los Muertos by Bobbi Salinas-Norman (Spanish)

More Books

Honor Day of the Dead by reading books created by Mexican and Mexican-American authors and illustrators. Check out this PDF (in both Spanish and English) listing many excellent titles available at the Longmont Library. Note that the PDF includes hyperlinks to the library catalog so you can easily put books on hold.

Downloadable/Printable Materials

Web Resources