About Us | Sol Book Box

Our Mission

Sol Book Box was born from a desire for easier access to the world’s most exceptional Spanish & bilingual children’s books. With a growing library of authentic, meticulously curated picture & board books, and a slate of habit-forming subscription boxes, we're providing a more joyful way for parents to inspire reading en español at home.

With each delivery, we help parents from all walks of life provide a wider world of reading to their niños, leading to more confident, curious, emotionally healthy young adults.



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Who We Are For

Did you know that more children in the U.S. today are bilingual than ever before? The many reasons why are no mystery. Yet, despite an estimated 132 million Spanish speakers by 2050, raising a bilingual reader is rarely a walk in the park. For parents, one or more of the below challenges might just strike a chord:

"My kids don't connect to our heritage."
"A second language feels like homework."
"It's hard to find books that engage them!"
"I don't speak Spanish – how can I help?"

Bottom line: the path to high quality libros for early Spanish readers is often frustratingly opaque, confusing, and discouraging, and this growing community remains deeply underserved. But it shouldn’t be, and doesn't have to be!

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What Makes us Different

A wider world of books. We work with leading publishers in Latin America, Spain and more to bring cherished global titles to underserved U.S. familias.

Expertly curated. We review hundreds of books each year, and only carry the very best. All thoughtfully written. All beautifully illustrated. All culturally relevant.

With contemporary themes. Books that connect deeply and authentically with today’s children, touching on topics such as inclusivity, multi-cultural representation, eco-consciousness, and a compassionate, curious mindset.

For ALL types of Spanish readers. Heritage family, Spanish newbie, or anywhere in between. Reader, pre-reader, or learner. We have you covered.

To buy or subscribe. Shop our store for your favorite new libros, or foster a lasting reading habit with a Spanish book club subscription!

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WHY WE DO IT

Because an early focus on reading is one of the single most valuable investments you can make in your child’s future.

Because reading of any kind helps make for confident, smart, emotionally healthy kids ready to tackle the world.

And because bilingual reading in both English and Spanish does all of that, while also exposing your niños to greater vocabulary, broadening their cultural awareness, strengthening family bonds, and setting them up for greater success in an increasingly connected world.

And because it’s fun!

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JEFF

A lifelong brand builder, Jeff previously co-founded the Brooklyn-based Creative Agency Mustache. With a young daughter enrolled in a Spanish immersion school (and a son soon to join her), Jeff has seen first-hand the power of a bilingual education, and is proud to help bring the Sol Book Box experience to families everywhere.

“The minute my family became a part of the bilingual scholastic community, I saw the amazing benefits of secondary language fluency, as well as the clear need to support this journey in the home. Language learning can be a beautiful, joyful, meaningful experience for children and families alike, and it is our mission and privilege to help enable that.”

VANESSA

Vanessa is an entrepreneur, educator, and mamá to three bilingual daughters. She is the founder of both Sol Book Box and BILINGUIFY!, a program to help parents connect with the fun and joy of raising bilingual kids. Vanessa is a native of Chihuahua, Mexico and loves work that lies at the intersection of communication and migration.

“The idea for Sol Book Box came to me after my daughter picked out the same five Spanish books at the library (the ones I had memorized!) to bring home yet again. I desperately wished we had a bigger selection of libros, at the library and at our local bookstores. When I first dreamed up the idea to bring Spanish children’s books to bilingual families, it stemmed mostly from my own passion to make sure my children were raised to be bilingual. So many of the opportunities I’ve enjoyed, in both my career and my personal life, have been possible because of the languages I speak.”

We put a lot of thought into curating a beautiful and memorable experience for you and your children. Discover why so many parents love Sol Book Box and experience the benefits of raising a bilingual child.

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