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Moony Luna / Luna, Lunita Lunera
by Jorge Argueta
It's time for five-year-old Luna to go to school, but she's not sure she wants to. Afterall, there could be monsters in her classroom. With her parents' encouragement, Luna decides to give school a try. She soon meets an understanding teacher and some friendly students. Luna then realizes that school isn't as bad as she imagined. Young school-aged children will likely be able to identify with Luna in this endearing bilingual tale.

Se llegó el momento de que Luna, que ya tiene cinco años cumplidos, vaya a la escuela, pero ella no está segura de querer ir. Después de todo, podría haber monstruos en su salón de clases. Alentada por sus padres, Luna decide darle una oportunidad a la escuela. Ella pronto conoce a un profesor comprensivo y a algunos estudiantes amistosos. Luna entonces se da cuenta de que la escuela no es algo tan malo como ella se imaginaba. Es probable que los niños pequeños puedan identificarse con Luna en este simpático cuento bilingüe.

Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Feelings, Spanish and Bilingual, School
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart
by Pat Mora
Doña Flor is a giant woman who lives in a puebla with many families. She enjoys spending time with her neighbors. She lets the children use her flowers for trumpets, and the families use her tortillas for rafts. It's no surprise that Doña Flor gets involved when a large puma frightens the town.

Doña Flor es una mujer gigante que vive en un pueblo con muchas familias. Ella disfruta mucho de pasar el tiempo con sus vecinos. Permite que los niños usen las flores como trompetas y que las familias usen sus tortillas como balsas. No es de sorprender que Doña Flor se involucre cuando un enorme puma asusta a la ciudad.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Fantasy, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Sparky's Bark / El Ladrido de Sparky
by Mimi Chapra
When little Lucy leaves Latin America to visit her relatives in Ohio, she has a hard time adjusting to life in America. "No banana groves in sight. No flamingos. No lagoons." Everything is different; especially the language. Her struggles begin to ease when Lucy develops a unique friendship with Sparky, the dog.

Cuando la pequeña Lucy sale de América latina y va a visitar a sus parientes en Ohio, a ella se le dificulta ajustarse a la vida en Estados Unidos. "No hay árboles de plátano a la vista. Ningún flamingo. Ninguna laguna." Todo es diferente; especialmente el idioma. Sus dificultades empiezan a solucionarse cuando Lucy entabla una amistad especial con Sparky, el perro.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
by Yuyi Morales
In this account of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera comes for Grandma Beetle. She outwits him by coming up with countless things to do to prepare for her birthday party. After helping Grandma Beetle count, in Spanish and English, Senor Calavera changes his mind. This story serves as a fitting tribute to Mexican culture and will be enjoyed by young readers of all ethnicities.

En esto cuento sobre una historia tradicional, el Señor Calavera viene por Grandma Beetle. Ella se burla de él al ocurrírsele un sin fin de cosas que tiene que hacer para preparar su fiesta de cumpleaños. Después de ayudar a Grandma Beetle a contar, en español y en inglés, el Señor Calavera cambia de parecer. Esta historia, que sirve como tributo apropiado a la cultura mexicana, la disfrutarán todos los lectores jóvenes de todas las etnias.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Humor, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Little Mamá Forgets
by Robin Cruise
Lucy's grandmother may forget a lot of things, but she still remembers what matters most. Little Mamá's memories of growing up in Mexico are retold in captivating detail. This charming story wonderfully celebrates family and the bonds shared between young and old.

A la abuelita de Lucy se le pueden olvidar muchas cosas, pero todavía recuerda lo más importante. Con detalle cautivador, en el libro se narran los recuerdos que Mamá Little tiene de haber crecido en México. Esta encantadora historia celebra maravillosamente a la familia y al vínculo que se forma entre los niños y los mayores.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Quinito's Neighborhood / El Vecinidario de Quinito
by Ina Cumpiano
Quinito takes a tour of his lively neighborhood and introduces readers to special people in the community: a cousin who goes to clown school, a neighbor who sews a wedding dress for a bank teller, his abuela (grandma) who drives a big truck, his tia (aunt) who paints murals and so on. The bright and energetic illustrations should encourage children to find out who lives in their neighborhoods.

Quinito hace un paseo por su alegre vecindario y le presenta a los lectores a personas especiales de su comunidad: un primo que va a la escuela de payasos, una vecina que cose un traje de novia para una cajera del banco, su grandma (abuela) que maneja un camión grande, su aunt (tía) que pinta murales y así por el estilo. Las brillantes y vigorosas ilustraciones animarán a los niños a investigar quien vive en sus vecindarios.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Friends, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Three Pigs / Los Tres Cerdos: Nacho, Tito and Miguel
by Bobbi Salinas
This toned-down version of the "The Three Little Pigs" introduces Nacho, Tito and Miguel. They eat spicy foods (a recipe is included) and dress to impress in zoot suits, cowboy hats and guayaberas (a traditional men's shirt). This book is meant to be read aloud. It won the 1998 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award.

Esta versión atenuada de "los tres cochinitos" presenta a Nacho, a Tito y a Miguel. Ellos comen alimentos picantes (se incluye una receta) y se visten para impresionar con trajes zoot suits, sombreros de vaquero y guayaberas (camisa tradicional de hombre). Este libro está escrito para ser leído en voz alta. Ganóel premio Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Humor, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud
Elena's Serenade
by Campbell Geeslin
In Mexico, Elena wants to be a glassblower like her father. But who ever heard of a girl glassblower? Disguised as a boy, Elena travels to Monterrey (home of the great glassblowers) and follows her magical dream. This enchanting tale will inspire young readers to find - - and follow - - their own passions.

En México, Elena desea ser sopladora de vidrio como su padre. ¿Pero quién ha oído hablar de una muchacha que fuera soplador de vidrio? Disfrazada de muchacho, Elena viaja a Monterrey (hogar de los grandes sopladores de vidrio) en busca de realizar su sueño mágico. Este encantador cuento inspirará a los lectores jóvenes a que encuentren - persigan - sus propias pasiones.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Art, Fantasy, Music, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Go! Go! Maria!: What it's Like to Be 1
by Robie H. Harris
This picture book celebrates Maria's second year of life. From walking for the very first time, to saying "No" and "Me," and learning how to sing, readers get to experience how 1-year-olds grow up.

Este libro de ilustraciones celebra el segundo año de vida de María. Desde que camina por primera vez, hasta que dice "no" y "yo", y que aprende a cantar, los lectores experimentarán cómo van creciendo los niños de un año.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Education and Development, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Chato and the Party Animals
by Gary Soto
Chato, a real party animal, decides to throw a birthday party for his friend Novio Boy. Everyone's been invited, a feast has been cooked and a piñata is hanging. But where is Novio Boy? This book features lively text (in Spanish) and bold artwork.

Chato, un verdadero fiestero, decide hacer una fiesta de cumpleaños para su amigo Novio Boy. Todos están invitados, se preparó un banquete y hay una piñata colgada. ¿Pero dónde está Novio Boy? Este libro ofrece un texto animado (en español) acompañado de atrevidas ilustraciones.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Friends, Humor, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self

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