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Gables Literacy Festival

Gables Literacy Festival logo on photo of smiling girl with book as if she was just reading.

Gables Literacy Festival – A New Coral Gables Family Event 

Embark on a literacy journey and join us under the Youth Center tree canopy at 405 University Drive for a daylong celebration and book fair on Saturday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In an effort to promote summer reading and the literary arts the festival will provide a unique experience for all ages and abilities and include the following: 

  • Outdoor Scholastic Book Fair for ages k-8 
  • Literacy vendors and screenings 
  • Food trucks 
  • Petting zoo 
  • Photobooth 
  • Magical Park AR Game 
  • Crafts and Storytime 

For more information contact specialevents@coralgables.com 

Gables Literacy Festival Event Map


Virtual Book Fair 


Scholastic Book Fair

Taking place online from May 24 - June 6

Browse the catalog

Book Fair catalog featuring kids book covers and titles.

Spring 2021 Scholastic Book fair video

For author reading clips and book trailers click here.


Kristi House

Kristi House

Kristi House is responsible for coordinating child victims’ legal, medical, and social services needs. Founded in 1995 as a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, Kristi House provides an integrated solution for families navigating the complex services involved in the healing process. The Center is nationally recognized for its evidence-based, therapeutic expertise in treating child trauma. All services are free of charge to child victims and their families.

Our Services: 

  • Evidence-Based Therapy
  • Family Advocacy
  • Transportation
  • Emergency Client Needs
  • Prevention & Education
  • Psychiatric Evaluations

For additional information please visit Home - Kristi House Children's Advocacy Center

Virtual Fair will be held on Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. via Zoom  

Kristi House will be offering the Child Safety Matters class designed for children in grade 4, but also appropriate and relevant for those in grades 2 through 3. 

Topic: Child Safety Matters

Description: 

MBF - Child Safety Matters, is a series of comprehensive, primary prevention education programs that effectively educate and empower students, schools, adults, and communities with information and strategies to protect children from bullying, cyberbullying, child abuse, digital abuse, and other digital dangers. Supported by the Florida Department of Education, Florida Office of the Attorney General, Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Florida Governor’s Office.

 Zoom Registration


The Children's Trust

The Children's Trust 

The Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue derived from property taxes, established by the voter referendum in 2002. Our mission is to partner with the community to plan, advocate for and fund strategic investments that improve the lives of all children and families in Miami-Dade County. We envision a community that works together to provide the essential foundations to enable every child to achieve their full potential. 

The Trust is hosting and sponsoring a variety of initiatives to make sure children are positively engaged and learning this summer, including The Children’s Trust Book Club offers free, monthly books by mail for children from birth through their 5th birthday living in Miami-Dade County. After registering at thechildrenstrust.org/bookclub, Book Club members receive a new book every month in English or Spanish along with a guide for parents with activities. The 2021 Summer Battle of the Books will go LIVE on July 22
Visit StayHome.Miami/Battle for the details on how to get your f
ree books and activities to become a Great Book Warriors and possibly the next Battle of the Books Champion!


Arts4all Florida

Arts4All Florida

The mission of Arts4All Florida is to provide, support, and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. Our vision is to create a world in which the arts are universally accessible. We are a private not-for-profit organization who conduct art education programs in schools, Department of Juvenile Justice facilities, and community centers. We promote the accomplishments of artists with disabilities through our artist registry, exhibitions, and performances. Arts4All Florida also increases access to the arts through professional development workshops. We are headquartered in the College of Education at the University of South Florida in Tampa. 


Edu Zone

Edu-Zone

Edu-zone is a United States-based company founded with the objective of supporting the innovative development of education in the United States, Spain, and Latin America. Offering a different and novel way of approaching the educational field, it uses new digital technologies that respond to the challenges posed by a world in constant change and more focused on technology.

Edu-zone’s digital subscription services provides access to more than 3,000 pages of digital content, English Language Arts, and Math for grades 1 to 6 aligned with common core standards. The content is organized by grades, in the form of ebooks enriched with illustrations, photos, videos, interactive activities, and practice questions. Ideal for students, parents, teachers, and educational institutions. Our platform is an essential tool for the development of literacy, numeracy skills, and abilities in ELA and MATH at levels 1 to 6.

Along with its books, Eduzone offers a complete LMS (learning management system) educational platform that allows the administration of all the resources remotely, either online or offline through its apps, with the ability to carry out assessments via remote, making our platform a complete solution for distance learning.

Edu-Zone login credentials. Username: coralgables Password: eduzone2021


History Miami Museum

HistoryMiami Museum

HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in downtown Miami, safeguards and shares Miami stories.  We accomplish this through education, collections, research, exhibitions, publications, and City Tours. Now celebrating our 81st anniversary, the museum is a 70,000-square-foot facility and home to more than two million historical images and 30,000 three-dimensional artifacts, including a 1920s trolley car, artifacts from Pan American World Airways, and rafts that brought refugees to Miami. For more information, call 305-375-1492 or visit historymiami.org.


The Adventures of KatGirl

Katherine Magnoli, author of KatGirl 

At the age of four, Katherine Magnoli, asked her mother, why she couldn't walk. Her mother then told her a story that not only gave her an explanation comparing the spine to a magical tree but sparked her lifelong interest in books and storytelling.

Flashforward, over three decades later, Katherine has written and published five children's books. The stories she writes are a collection of nonfiction adventures that not only entertains but educates on the importance of kindness and inclusion. 

Since writing these stories, Katherine's path to advocacy has taken many twists and turns. To name a few, Katherine was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Florida in 2017. During her year, she advocated for beach access, and activities she created to be included in her local school district's Disability Awareness Month and Inclusion week. Katherine has also been the co-host of two online radio shows between 2017-2019. 

Recently, Katherine has participated in several advocacy groups including Miami Inclusion Alliance, Link 20 Leaders, SALT Alumni Group, and Bold Beauty in Action. 

In the past year, Katherine was inducted into Marquis Who's Who in America's People to watch list. She is also one of the two recipients of this year's Florida Developmental Disabilities Council's Idelio Valdez Advocacy and Leadership Award.

Currently, she is promoting her newly established Non-Profit KatGirl and Friends Inc. The nonprofit's mission is to spread a message of inclusion through books for children.  Lastly, Katherine is the District 11 Representative for the Commission of Disability Issues Board for Miami Dade County.


Crystal Academy

Crystal Academy

Crystal Academy is a premium therapy center and 501(c) not-for-profit school in Coral Gables specializing in children with Autism and other developmental delays. It offers behavior, speech, and occupational therapy for children as young as 18 months to 17 years of age.  The school is behavior-based and accepts children from K to Upper School level. Established in 2009, our Mission at Crystal Academy is to provide the best evidence-based therapies and individualized intervention for children and adolescents, promoting language, communication, education, socialization, inclusion opportunities within the city of Coral Gables, and community-based instruction in the Greater Miami area.

Our Therapy Services include: 
ABA - Behavior Therapy ● Speech and Language Therapy ● Occupational Therapy ● Home Therapy ● Music ● Gymnastics ● Community Based Instruction

We accept most insurance plans. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call: (305) 567-5881.  Check our FB or Instagram for up to date events. www.crystalacademycg.com



Kiddos Magazine

Kiddos Magazine

Founded in 2013, Kiddos Magazine is a Florida-based, kids-focused magazine, whose mission is to help strengthen the bonds between parents and their children by providing value-based content and activities that families can engage in to create harmonious, healthy, and, happy homes. In today’s day and age, with technology and screen time as a cultural norm, a division is easily created between interpersonal communications and quality time together. Kiddos Magazine is proud and honored to enter into the homes of South Florida families and offer information and recommendations on useful topics that serve as the glue that binds family members together.

Kiddos Magazine is the number one source for all things kids-related in South Florida, we have what parents and families need to know! From family fun, tips on education, to health and wellness!


University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

UM-NSU CARD

UM-NSU CARD stands for the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. Our center is one of seven state-funded, university-based outreach and support centers in Florida dedicated to optimizing the potential of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), dual sensory impairment, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, and related disabilities. In addition to ASD, UM-NSU CARD also serves a variety of related disabilities including deaf-blindness, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, developmental delays in children under 5 who also present with autistic-like behaviors, and genetic disorders that may co-exist with autism symptoms (e.g., Fragile X Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Angelman Syndrome, among others). Over the years, our constituency has grown from 88 families in 1993 to nearly 13,000 families today in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
 
UM-NSU CARD services are designed to build on the capacities of state and local resources, not to duplicate or replace them. We provide families with resources specific to their needs. Some of the services that CARD provides include: Individualized Client and Family Support, Family and Professional Training, Public Education and Awareness and Community Outreach, and Programmatic Consultation and Technical Assistance. For more information visit: www.umcard.org/home/


Books and Books

Books & Books

Books & Books is a locally owned, independent bookstore established in 1982 by Mitchell Kaplan. With its flagship store located in Coral Gables, Florida, Books & Books hosts hundreds of author events, book clubs, art exhibitions, live music and houses a café. It has four locations in Miami and satellite stores in Key West and Miami International Airport.


Miami-Dade Public Library System

Miami-Dade Public Library System

The mission of the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is to provide extraordinary services, spaces and experiences that promote literacy and learning, personal growth and limitless opportunities. MDPLS delivers public library services to over 2.5 million residents via our 49 library locations throughout the majority of Miami-Dade County’s municipalities and unincorporated areas, online library at www.mdpls.org and mobile app. Additionally, two bookmobiles and the Technobus, our mobile computer lab, bring library services to customers at public parks, recreation facilities, community events, childcare facilities and senior centers.

From homework help to expanding job skills to discovering your next great book, MDPLS offers tons of free resources for everyone. Browse a great selection of books, audiobooks and DVDs at your neighborhood branch, get connected with access to the library’s free Wi-Fi, public computers and tablets, enjoy online programs and events, and access eBooks, audiobooks, comic books, movies, TV shows, language learning and more in our Online Library. Don’t have a library card? Get your library card today!


Choice MD

Choice MD

Choice MD's mission is to simplify the journey to better health by connecting those in our community with resources and information. With directories that include local doctors, dentists, medical and assisted living facilities, special schools, and support organizations, finding the right physician for you becomes a lot less daunting. Our community calendar keeps you up-to-date with health events, food distribution sites, and fun happenings throughout South Florida. We always stay abreast of new medical and health related findings and share them with you via our Health News section. Please join us at www.ChoiceMD.com for more information. 


Bracelets for Books

Bracelets for Books

Bracelets for Books is a nonprofit project that sells stainless steel bracelets inscribed with quotes from well-loved books. All proceeds from sales are donated to literacy organizations and the underserved children they aid. Started with the goal of facilitating reading for younger students, Bracelets for Books strives to utilize the love of reading in today's generation to fuel the love of reading in the next one. Every bracelet bought helps a child find a book they love. For more information, please visit www.braceletsforbooks.org

Bracelets for Books


Spot On Tutoring

Spot On Tutoring

Difficulty with Reading, Writing, Spelling, Comprehension, or Math?  I can help.  Reading isn’t just fundamental it is critical!  

Time is of the essence for struggling readers.  Early intervention is ideal.  Please do not ignore if your child is struggling to read at grade level.  

A student MUST be reading at grade level by third grade.  The gap will increase for most children who have not developed into fluent readers by the third grade. It is estimated that 74% of students who struggle to read in the 3rd grade struggle to read in the 9th grade. 

That is where Nicole Foodman can help. She is a reading specialist who helps children and adults in Miami who struggle to read, write, spell, and comprehend text material. She utilizes the Orton-Gillingham approach, which is the most recognized method for remediating language-based learning difficulties.  This approach is also used to remediate math difficulties.

Please call Nicole at 786 510-5043 or email NF@SpotOnTutoring.com


Romi Nation Bilingual Books

Romi Nation

Romi Nation is the author of 17 instructive illustrated children’s books that had been published in English and Spanish. Her books have been sold in the United States, Europe, Japan, India, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico. Romi Nation’s books provide simple and practical explanations to kids’ questions about life events: Why do people work? Why is our pet gone? Why should I eat fruits and veggies? Why does everyone equally matter? With rhyming text that can easily be chanted aloud, Romi Nation’s books quickly catch children’s attention while teaching them important life lessons.
Paperback and electronic versions available on Amazon, and to stay tuned to the latest, follow Romi Nation on Amazon or Facebook.

Published Children’s books:

  • "Equalland: Where Everyone Equally Matters"
  • "A day at the Farmer's Market"
  • "Fruits and their Health Benefits"
  • "Veggies and their Health Benefits"
  • "Why do people need to work?"
  • "Jobs people do and How to get One" - Occupations, Book 1 of 2
  • "Jobs people do and How to get One" - Occupations, Book 2 of 2
  • "Rest in peace my dear cutie"
  • "Rest in peace my lovely cookie"
  • "The Christmas Gifts Inside the Closet: A Children's book that teaches little ones to always give to the less fortunate"
  • "La Tierra de la Igualdad: donde todos somos importantes"
  • "Un dia en el Mercado de Frutas"
  • "Por que la gente debe trabajar?"
  • "Tipos de trabajos y como Obtener uno" - Empleos, Libro 1 de 2
  • "Tipos de trabajos y como Obtener uno" - Empleos, Libro 2 de 2
  • "Descansa en Paz mi querida Princesa"
  • "Descansa en Paz mi querido Príncipe"



Mango Publishing Group

Mango Publishing

Mango Publishing is an award-winning independent book publisher based in beautiful Coral Gables. We publish high-quality non-fiction books from fresh and distinct voices, in the hope of sparking new ideas with readers. We take pride in our forward-thinking ambition, our diversity as a team, and our strong emphasis on technology and innovation. Our goal is to be at the forefront of publishing and connect with readers around the world.


Timothy's Magica Wheelchair Book Cover

Gabriela Hernandez

Timothy never really liked his wheelchair, Sir Stupid Jr. He wasn’t particularly sad when it broke down either. But now his favorite nurse Sally is lending him a brand-new wheelchair - with a serious twist: A magic button!

Three kids, two Martians and a magic wheelchair. What could possibly go wrong?

About the author: Born in 2004, Cuban-American Gabriela Hernandez has always had an affinity for writing. Although she is only in her junior year at the School for Advanced Studies in Miami, she has high hopes to continue to write. At only seventeen, she’s written about Timothy, inspired by her own cousin Ale, a brave young boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.



South Florida Digital Alliance

South Florida Digital Alliance

The South Florida Digital Alliance works to bridge the digital divide, elevating our shared community by facilitating public access to the Internet and computers, promoting digital literacy, and providing educational programming. We have refurbished and provided over 4000 computers to help support nonprofits, schools, and our fellow neighbors in need. The SFDA helps facilitate 27 computer labs at publicly accessible locations across Miami-Dade and Broward.  In addition to these resources, the South Florida Digital Alliance has facilitated informational workshops for nonprofits, senior citizens, and high school students. 

 


Author reading clips

Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Cat Kid

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

Cool Bean

Memicorn Island: Narwhal Adventure

Sea Bunnies

Baby-Sitters Little Sister

The Little Butterfly That Could

Acorn 

Bad Guys in the One?!

My Favorite Book in The Whole Wide World

Dog Man Mothering Heights

Favorite Branches Characters


Grades 4-6

Wild River

Ground Zero

Julie and the Phantoms

Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and the New Girl

Wings of Fire

Ghosts in the Headlights

Allergic

I Survived: The Nazi Invasion

Keep It Together Keiko Carter

Hello Neighbor

Blended

The Dodo - Nubby's Story