The IAM creates a guide with reading recommendations for children between the ages of 3 and 13 that promote friendship and respect


The María Zambrano Documentation Center, of the Andalusian Women’s Institute (IAM), has prepared a guide with recommendations for readings that promote equality, self-knowledge, friendship or respect aimed at Andalusian children. The guide ‘Children’s reading for a violet Christmas’, which is in PDF format, includes a selection of 12 stories for girls and boys from 3 to 13 years old. The publication of the guide coincides with the school holidays, but the books are available to the public for loan throughout the year.

The publication is focused on books aimed at children, suitable for a wide age range from 3 to 13 years. It is playful in nature and contains, above all, books on self-awareness, respect, caring for friends, family and other people and even animals; as well as the promotion of equality.

Given the Documentation Center’s specialization in women and gender, the books are mainly led by girls and are by highly prestigious authors, the majority of whom are Spanish-speaking, such as Raquel Díaz Reguera from Seville, Elvira Sastre from Segovia or Laura Gallego from Valencia, although there are also some already classic writers, as is the case of Sylvia Plath.

In addition, as indicated in the press release, the reviews of each of the books include their basic data, brief notes on their content, the age for which they are intended, and the image of their respective covers. Regarding the form of the guide, special care has been taken to ensure that it is eminently visual and attractive, thinking above all of the children it is intended for.

It is totally interactive, the titles and images of the covers link to the corresponding records in the catalog of the María Zambrano Documentation Center to expand the information.


The guide is intended to promote the use of the center’s available resources, but it is also intended to serve as a guide for buying Christmas gifts and for other times of the year. Recommended readings include titles such as ‘The inner jewel’, by Anna Llenas; ‘As special as you want to be’, by Raquel Díaz; ‘A poem for my grandparents’, by Sara Buho; ‘Stravagantia’, by Laura Gallego; or ‘The suit of what doesn’t matter’, by Sylvia Plath.

All the resources included in this selection are available for your home loan. In general, two books can be taken home for a period of 21 days, renewable for a further 14 days if they have not been reserved by other users, and two films or other audiovisual and electronic resources for a period of seven days without the possibility of renewal.

Regarding the reservation, a maximum of two items can be requested. In any case, on these special dates the loan periods and the number of items that can be borrowed can be extended to facilitate the use of the service.

In order for the guide ‘Children’s Readings for a Violet Christmas’ to be generally accessible and reach the widest possible public, it has been set out in the Recommendations and Guides section of the María Zambrano Documentation Center on the Institute’s website. Andaluz de la Mujer and will be disseminated by the list of news broadcasts and by the Generando Lecturas blog and the social networks of the Documentation Center and the IAM (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

The IAM creates a guide with reading recommendations for children between the ages of 3 and 13 that promote friendship and respect