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Catarina Marina: Libros para Niños




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AND BY THE WAY...WHAT DOES CATARINA MARINA MEAN?

The Catarina Marina (Coccinellidae rissensis) also known as the marine ladybug– is a contribution of a child's imagination to the zoology of the fantastic. Ladybugs are, without a doubt, one of children's favorite insects. Tradition has it that they bring good luck, and that each black dot on its colorful wings represent a year of life. It is also said that catches a ladybug, his wish will come true if he lets it go with a puff. Besides being able to fly, the Catarina Marina can swim in the ocean, since it has long tentacles as well as wings. It likes to fly into the sky, from where it rarely comes down. If you are luck enough to see one of these marvelous and unusual creatures, send us your field notes and observations so that we can include them in our gallery.

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WHY CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE?

The statistics about reading in Mexico reveal a disheartening picture. In spite of these figures, we of Catarina Marina have decide to bet on young readers. To encourage the love of reading is a pleasant taks for us. We are confident that you will find books in our bookstore that will help you lead a more creative, thoughtful, engaged and independent life.

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WHAT TYPE OF BOOKS DOES THE BOOKSTORE CARRY ?

We specialize in books for infants, toddlers, children and young adults, but we also have a section have a parenting and pedagogy section, including books that will help you deal with difficult topics, such as sexuality or death. We plan to soon open English and French sections, as well as select music for children. As time goes on, we will include books for all ages and tastes, but always emphasizing the development of young readers.

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WHAT DO YOU OFFER BESIDES BOOKS ?

Catarina Marina also carries educational toys and crafts, such as jigsaw puzzles, wooden blocks, beautiful kaleidoscopes, and stained glass art. We also have an in-house coffeehouse, the "Cafeterina Express," a cafetería. Parents can enjoy the bookstore's terrace, designed especially for families, where they can enjoy the drinks and snacks from Cafeterina.

You can always bring your laptops, since we have Wi-Fi.

We haven't forgotten the needs of the youngest children. We support breastfeeding mothers. The bathroom also has a diaper changer.

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WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT THE BOOKSTORE'S EVENTS ?

You can go to our events page. Or look us up on Facebook or on our blog, or join our mailing list, and you will obtain up-to-date information on our upcoming events .

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WHERE IS CATARINA MARINA BOOKSTORE LOCATED ?

Catarina Marina Bookstore is in the "Casa Blanca" section of the "Plaza Cuernavaca" mall, just above Banamex. The nearest entrance is on Vicente Guerrero (the continuation of Av. Plan de Ayala, before reaching Domingo Diez). Plaza Cuernavaca has ample parking (3 pesos/hour). Catarina Marina is a pleasant and quiet corner of this well-known Cuernavaca landmark, surrounded by trees and life. You can see our location on Google Maps and Google Earth[LINK] .

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I'D LIKE TO DO A PRESENTATION OF A BOOK OR CD, A READING, A WORKSHOP OR SOME OTHER EVENT AT THE BOOKSTORE. WHAT SHOULD I DO ?

Catarina Marina is always open to any suggestions or cultural events which our community may initiate. There is ample space (aproximately 100 square meters or 1000 square feet ) and the high ceiling allows us to hold events that.....[CONTINUE]

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I'M LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR BOOK, BUT I CAN'T FIND IT ANYWEHRE …

Catarina Marina can help you find the book you've been looking for. We only need the title, the author, and/or the publisher.

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I'D LIKE TO ORGANIZE A BOOKFAIR AT MY SCHOOL. CAN YOU HELP ME ?

If children don't come to our books, we can help you have our books go to your children. Holding one, two or more book fairs a year in your school is the ideal way of encouraging good reading habits in your students.

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www.catarinamarina.com

Plaza Cuernavaca
Sección Casa Blanca
(above Banamex)
Vicente Guerrero 110
Cuernavaca, Morelos, México

(777) 318.8211

Tuesdaand through Sundaand from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm