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Chato, a very cool cat, wins a free sea cruise, but he and his pal Novio Boy are shocked to find only dogs on board!
Estela’s generosity earns her a great swap at the local flea market.
A boy celebrates his fourth birthday is this lively alphabet book that incorporates Spanish words.
A Costa Rican boy consoles a friend when they find her favorite rain forest tree cut down. Bilingual.
A simple counting story that follows three children as they buy items to put in their party piñata. Bilingual.
An original story about the Virgin Mary’s magical appearance to a young Dominican girl.
Pablo finds the perfect food to represent his Mexican and Jewish heritage for International Day at school.
As much as he wants to win the wood-carving contest himself, a Mexican village boy helps his elderly mentor garner the annual prize.
Guatemalan, Mayan, and Chinese cultures blend as a preschooler describes a typical busy day in her parents’ general store.
Teresa’s new pedal car is the hottest low-rider in town until she neglects it. With a little TLC, she and Abuelito (Grandpa) prove that an oldie can still be a goody.
An eight-year-old gets support from her loving Mexican-American family to leave the room she shares with five brothers. Bilingual.
A girl from El Salvador tells the inspiring story of her family’s backyard flower business in the Mission. Bilingual.
Eight tales of remarkable women that represent a variety of cultural traditions.
Vibrant art brings to life the story of the origin of the sea and the island of Puerto Rico.
Not even Señor Calavera can rush Grandma Beetle when she is preparing for a big birthday fiesta!
A Mexican tale in which Lizard perseveres to find the sun asleep in a rock, thus bringing light back to the earth. Bilingual.
Fifteen scary stories, trickster tales, tales of strong women, and myths. Bilingual.
Six of the most popular tales colorfully illustrated to reflect their Spanish origins and Latin flavor.
A young girl travels with her grandmother to sell their weavings at a Guatemalan market.
When her long-lost mother reappears, Naomi is glad Gram takes her and her younger brother back to Oaxaca to find their father and gain legal custody.
Autobiographical story of the author’s difficult teen years, from his family’s deportation to when he begins college.
Set in the Dominican Republic, a girl who wants to be a writer tells the poignant story of her people’s deadly fight to save their village from developers.
Life under a dictatorship comes into focus for a nine-year-old boy when a soldier comes to school and instructs the children to write an essay about what their families do at night.
The title says it all about this Pura Belpré Medal winning book.
On his first day in third grade at a new school a migrant boy is confronted by two bullies.
El Gato tells of his rise from poor village woodcutter to World Cup-winning goalie in this ghostly mystery.
A fifteen-year-old’s carefully-made plans to join his parents in California go awry when his younger sister secretly follows him.
Five folktales and five original stories set in the Río Grande area of New Mexico.
Residents of a poor, crowded neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela organize to get a park built.
Poems of home and family, the block, and the neighborhood, served up with vivacious full-color prints.
Colorful collage illustrations celebrate 21 holiday and seasonal songs. Bilingual.
First of four collections that celebrate Los Angeles, Mexico and the author’s Mexican-American heritage and childhood. Bilingual.
A joyful collection of lullabies, finger and lap games, nursery rhymes, songs (no music), and riddles from the rich diversity of Spanish-speaking peoples. In Spanish, with “creative” English versions.
Sixty-four poems from 19 countries have been translated into English from the original Spanish in this attractive compilation.
A spirited photo-essay about a 9-year-old boy who lives in San Francisco’s Mission District.
A 10-year-old from Cloverdale, CA helps her older cousin prepare for the special, traditional day that will mark her becoming an adult.
Poetic text and shivery art introduce the Day of the Dead. Bilingual.
A broad mix of Pre-Columbian myths and legends, fables and riddles, fairy tales and stories, history, and more recent Spanish-American literature are presented in English and Spanish.
A description of the Inca civilization and the building of their sacred fortress city high in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
Stories of her family and Mexican heritage are depicted in papel picado by the author/artist. Bilingual.
The fascinating story of the Maya, their mysterious language and how it was deciphered. With craft and party game ideas.
Short biographical sketches of men and women covering a broad spectrum from Ponce de León to Oscar de la Hoya.
A vivid picture biography of the renowned Mexican-American union leader and organizer.
Colorful portrayal of the Cuban singer, Celia Cruz, who became known worldwide as the Queen of Salsa. Bilingual.
The life and art of the renowned, self-taught Mexican potter, Juan Quezada, are revealed in cumulative rhyme and bold illustrations.
Tribute to the Puerto Rican athlete and humanitarian, the first Latino inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Poetic memories of the author’s youth when his migrant parents settled down so he could attend school. Bilingual.