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The Pot that Juan Built
by Nancy Andrews-Goebel
Renowned Mexican potter, Juan Quezada, is celebrated in this engaging biography. Written in the style of "The House that Jack Built," this story shares the details of his pot-making process, including the use of human hair to make brushes and cow dung to feed the fire.

En esta entretenida biografía se celebra al renombrado alfarero mexicano Juan Quezada. Escrita al estilo de "The House that Jack Built" [la casa que construyó Jack], esta historia da a conocer los detalles de su proceso de creación de ollas, que incluye el uso de cabello humano para hacer cepillos y del estiércol de vaca para avivar el fuego.

Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Art, Biography, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Super Cilantro Girl / La Superniña del Cilantro
by Juan Felipe Herrera
An ordinary girl, Esmeralda, becomes extraordinary when she turns into green, fifty-foot tall, Super Cilantro Girl. She overcomes obstacles to help rescue her mother who has been detained at the border. Though adults will easily recognize political overtones, children may also uncover their own concerns about national borders and immigrant status. Vibrant images and scenery will be appreciated by all.

Esmeralda, una niña como cualquier otra, se transforma en un ser extraordinario cuando se convierte en la Superniña del Cilantro. Ella supera obstáculos para rescatar a su madre, a quien han detenido en la frontera. Si bien los adultos reconocerán con facilidad algunos matices políticos, los niños podrán también descubrir sus propias inquietudes respecto a las fronteras nacionales y la situación migratoria. Todos apreciarán las imágenes brillantes y los paisajes.

Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Family, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Carlos, Light the Farolito
by Jean Ciavonne
This picture book spotlights the Christmas Eve celebration of Las Pasadas, when neighbors act out the story of the peregrinos (wanderers) in search of shelter for Mary and Joseph. Carlos Castillo is a small boy who loves the tradition, including the mouthwatering foods, the Nativity crèche and the piñata. But what is Carlos to do when the Las Pasadas procession comes to his house and his grandfather isn't home yet?
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Holidays, Spanish and Bilingual, Winter Holidays
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
My Name Is Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/ Me Llamo Celia: La Vida de Celia Cruz
by Monica Brown
Eye-catching illustrations and resonating text make this story of Cuban singer/Salsa Queen Celia Cruz a joyful read. From her childhood in Havana, to New York City, then to Miami, this book follows Celia as she and other musicians make "salsa" a household word.

Las atractivas ilustraciones y el resonante texto hacen que esta historia de Celia Cruz, la cantante cubana, Reina de la Salsa, sea una delicia para leer. Desde la época de su niñez en La Habana, hasta su vida en la Ciudad de Nueva York, y luego en Miami, este libro sigue a Celia conforme ella y otros músicos hacen que la "salsa" se vuelva una palabra muy conocida.

Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Biography, Multicultural, Music, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English/Recogiendo el Sol: Un Alfabeto en Español e Inglés
by Alma Flor Ada
This gorgeous alphabet book celebrates the life and work of the farm worker. The letters of the Spanish alphabet such as K for kiosco de cerezas (cherry stand) are used to highlight life in the fields and at home with family.

Este libro hermoso del abecedario celebra la vida y el trabajo de los granjeros del campo. Las letras del abecedario español, como K de kiosco de cerezas, son usadas para destacar y reflejar la vida en el campo y en casa con la familia.

Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Spanish and Bilingual, Letters and Numbers
Types: Read Aloud
Spicy Hot Colors / Colores Picantes
by Sherry Shahan
This delightfully energetic, colorful book introduces readers to colors in English and Spanish. Publishers Weekly called it a "feast for the eyes and ears." It also received a NAPPA Gold Award.

Este libro encantadoramente energético y de colores alegres le presenta a los lectores los colores en inglés y en español. Publishers Weekly lo llamó un "festín para los ojos y los oídos". También recibió el premio NAPPA Gold Award.

Ages: Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Spanish and Bilingual, Shapes and Colors
Types: Read Aloud
Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three
by Pat Mora
Two little girls set out to find their mama birthday gifts at the Mexican market. As they shop, they count their purchases from one to ten in English and Spanish. Bright, festive pictures bring the wonders of the market to life.

Dos chiquitas empiezan a buscar regalos de cumpleaños para sus mamás en el mercado mexicano. Mientras compran, cuentan sus compras del uno al diez en inglés y español. Dibujos vivos y festivos representan las maravillas del mercado real.

Ages: Babies, Toddler, Preschooler, Kindergartner
Themes: Family, Spanish and Bilingual, Letters and Numbers
Types: Read Aloud
Off We Go to Mexico: An Adventure in the Sun
by Laurie Krebs
A family journeys through Mexico experiencing wonderful sights and cultural events. Each spread devotes one page to words in Spanish and their meanings, while the accompanying page contains three lines of lively verse; all vividly illustrated.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family, Multicultural, Spanish and Bilingual
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
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