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Mediopollito: Half Chicken
by Alma Flor Ada
Share with your child this delightful traditional Spanish folktale about the origin of rooster weathervanes. Set in old Mexico, the main character, Half-Chicken embarks on a series of adventures. Told in both English and Spanish.

Este alegre cuento folklórico describe el origén de la veleta gallo. Contado desde México viejo, la protagonista, Mediopollito se embarca en una serie de aventuras que eventualmente lo ponen encima del palacio del virrey. Contado en inglés y español.

Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
In My Family: En Mi Familia
by Carmen Lomas Garza
This book features vibrant paintings and brief stories about the author's childhood memories of growing up in a Hispanic-American family near the border of Texas. Each story is written in both Spanish and English.

Este libro presenta pinturas vibrantes y cuentos breves describiendo las memorias del autor creciendo en una familia latinoamericana cerca de la frontera de Texas. Cada cuento estáescrito en español e inglés.

Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud
Margaret and Margarita: Margarita y Margaret
by Lynn Reiser
Your child will love this bilingual (Spanish and English) book about a budding friendship between an English-speaking girl and a Spanish-speaking girl who meet in a park.

A su niño le encantaráeste libro bilingüe sobre una amistad que crece entre una niña que habla inglés y una niña que habla español que se conocen en el parque.

Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader
Themes: Friends, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud
From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems: Del Ombligo de la Luna y Otras Poemas de Verano
by Francisco X. Alarcón
Author Francisco Alarcón shares memories of his childhood summers in Mexico through simple, inspiring poems. Each poem is written in Spanish and English.

El autor Francisco Alarcón comparte memorias de los veranos de su niñez en México con poemas sencillos e inspiradores. Cada poema estáescrito en español e inglés y estáacompañado con ilustraciones espectaculares.

Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Multicultural, Poetry, Spanish and Bilingual, Seasons
Types: Read Aloud
Radio Man: A Story in English and Spanish/Don Radio: Un Cuento en Español e Inglés
by Arthur Dorros
A family of migrant farm workers carries their radio with them from farm to farm as they work. The radio broadcasts help them learn about each new place they work, and help them stay in touch with old friends. Available in English and Spanish.

Una familia de inmigrantes cargan su radio de finca a finca mientras trabajan. Los programas de radio les ayudan a aprender sobre cada lugar nuevo donde trabajan y a mantener contacto con sus viejos amigos. Este libro, escrito en inglés y español, proporciona una vista sobre la vida de un inmigrante.

Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Friends, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud
Frida
by Jonah Winter
The remarkable and inspirational life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is celebrated in this exceptional picture book. The pivotal events that greatly influenced her painting career are told through simple text and original illustrations that resemble Frida's work. Available in English and Spanish.

La vida extraordinaria e inspiradora de la artista mexicana Frida Kahlo es celebrada en este libro ilustrado. Eventos importantes que influyeron en su arte son contados con texto sencillos e ilustraciones originales parecidas a la obra de Frida. También disponible en inglés.

Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Art, Biography, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Night of Las Posadas
by Tomie DePaola
Hispanic holiday customs take center stage in this story of a modern-day Las Posadas procession in Santa Fe, NM. Lupe and Roberto are to play Mary and Joseph in the Christmas pageant in their village, but their truck gives out in a snowstorm. A mysterious couple steps in at the last minute to take their places.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Holidays, Spanish and Bilingual, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Playing Lotería / El Juego de la Lotería
by René Colato Laínez
A boy and his grandmother discover language and family love.

Un niño y su abuela descubren el idioma y el amor de la familia.

Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Feelings, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
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

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