Book List:22 titles
  • Cecilia and Miguel are best friends, and have been since the third grade when he gave her bunny ears in the class picture. Their life-long friendship is recorded in warm recollections of bike races and soccer games, beach time and fishing from the pi...




  • It was Adelita's first day at a new school, and she didn't know anyone As Miss Cant started a lesson on vegetables, cries of protest filled the classroom. She watched the kids as they gathered around the teacher's desk to select a vegetable of their...


  • The mayor wants a community park and safe playground for the children. She enlists a group of kids to join her in asking one of the citizens to donate some of his land to build a park. When he agrees, he joins all the families and friends who set out...


  • Why do we choose the friends we do? Dominic knows. He explains just how special his pal Victor really is. After all, Victor tells heart-booming ghost stories, claps the loudest at Dominic?s baseball games, and performs a fabulous floating frog stroke...


  • Javier Avila knows tenth grade is going to be exciting, even though everyone says sophomore year is so dull even the teachers get bored. Sophomores are nobodies, according to the upper-classmen at St. Peter's High School, but suddenly--and against hi...



  • Everybody loves a birthday party, and there's a lot to enjoy at Papa Luis' fiesta! The children excitedly count the candy that will fill the pinata. The nieces bring the candles for the birthday cake that Mama Marta baked. Family and friends begin to...






  • Popular young adult and children's author Diane Gonzales Bertrand writes another charming bilingual children's tale that blends cultural traditions in the book The Last Doll/La ultima muneca. Toys today can walk and talk, run and jump, boom and vroom...


  • Young Daniel doesn't share his dad's excitement over going to the family reunion. What's the big deal? It's just going to be a bunch of old people he doesn't know, sitting around and telling stories about other old people he doesn't know. Once there,...



  • Cousins are friends and rivals. Cousins are funny and frustrating. But the most important thing is that cousins are family. We are Cousins / Somos primos celebrates the joy of this special family bond. The children explain that they are cousins becau...


  • Ricardo Romo never dreamed that running to catch the school bus would lead to a college education, and ultimately, to a long and respected career as a teacher, administrator, and university president. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Mexi...


  • Short stories present two brothers who drive their family's new truck, a boy whose old-fashioned aunt has her own ideas about celebrating a birthday, a girl who dresses as Queen Isabella for school, and a boy who lies to win a prize....



  • When a postcard arrives from Uncle Chente saying that he will visit on the Fourth of July, the C├â┬írdenas family happily awaits his visit. They plan a picnic with an array of Tejano food, ideal for a Texas picnic, and then they plan the decorations....


  • Jessie Medina knows the job of School Development Director won't be easy, given that she is a woman working for a boy's school and that she is proposing new projects in a school operating on antiquated fundraising ideas. Jessie attempts to stage a co...



  • Popular young-adult author Diane Gonzales Bertrand has scored a touchdown with this story of student teacher Kaylene Morales and her surprise reunion with old friend Alex Garrison, now a coach and fellow instructor at Leon Creek High School. Teenaged...