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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
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
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
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
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
Please, Baby, Please
by Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee
Parents implore their toddler to behave nicely, but Baby has a mind of her own.
Ages: Toddler
Themes: Family, Multicultural, African American
Types: Read Aloud
Jazz Baby
by Lisa Wheeler
With a clap-clap-clap and a rat-tat-tat and Granny singing scat, Baby and family make some snappy jazz music.
Ages: Toddler, Preschooler
Themes: Family, Multicultural, Music, African American
Types: Read Aloud
Who are you, Baby Kangaroo?
by Stella Blackstone and Clare Beaton
The rhythmic and repetitious verse in this appealing picture book will entertain young children. A puppy asks the question "Who is baby kangaroo's mother?" on each page as he approaches different baby animals with their mothers.
Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader
Themes: Family
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Big Fat Hen
by Keith Baker
Your young one will love this new twist on the familiar counting rhyme, "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe." Bright, full-page illustrations of a hen that counts her eggs and chicks make for a delightful reading time together.
Ages: Babies, Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner
Themes: Letters and Numbers
Types: Read Aloud

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