Book List:32 titles
  • Whether we are collecting words, reading favorite books in the library, celebrating holidays, writing poems, sharing secrets, or singing a jazzy duet, words and books can take us on wonderful adventures and bring us joy. Poet Pat Mora has brought tog...


  • Mónica spends her life around a bakery, not just because she likes the sweets, but also because she loves her grandparents, the baker and the bakery lady. She watches wide-eyed, as the pans slip in and out of the oven and in and out of the apprecia...


  • The Desert Is My Mother / El desierto es mi madre is a bilingual book written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Daniel Lechón. It is a beautiful poetic and artistic rendition of the relationship between nature and Hispanics and Native American peoples....


  • Long, long, long ago, Bella and her grandmother Mamá Alma admired their vegetable garden. They liked gardening together. They grew sunflowers and lilies too, and chatted with lizards and hummingbirds. They walked around the flowers and vegetables ho...


  • Libby's great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S. citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance at a special ceremony. Libby is also learning the...


  • Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins: Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cl...


  • Beloved children's book author and speaker Pat Mora has written an original collection of poems, each with a different teen narrator sharing unique thoughts, moments, sadness, or heart’s desire: the girl who loves swimming, plunging into the water ...


  • In a series of poetic sentences, a young boy (biracial Mexican/Caucasian) tells about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful. Come share the joy, and think about all the things for which you can say, ¡Gracias! Thanks!...


  • A whoosh from her grandfather’s blowgun causes Luna, the moon, to tumble from the sky and fall to pieces in the dark ocean. To save herself, she enlists the help of little fish to glue her back together. At last she rises, beautiful and round again...






  • An award-winning author and a rising star artist have put a festive Latino twist on "The Twelve Days of Christmas," populating it with pinatas in place of partridges, plus burritos bailando (dancing donkeys), lunitas cantando (singing moons), and muc...


  • How many frogs fit in Danny's pockets? It's a jumping surprise!¿Cuántas ranas caben en los bolsillos de Danny? ¡Es una sorpresa saltarina!One frog hops on Tina's head,Una rana brinca encima de la cabeza de Tina,And another springs onto Mom's delic...


  • This Pura Belpré Award–winning picture book is a bilingual ride through the joyous history of Children’s Day/El día de los niños.Children’s Day/Book Day; El día de los niños/El día de los libros has been observed on April 30th for over tw...


  • In this delightful story two young children, Ray and Amelia, discover an old New Mexican tradition -- 'los abuelos' -- for the first time. Long ago, in the cold midwinter of Northern New Mexico, village men would go up into the mountains, disguise th...


  • Our new kitty likes to hide. A nuestra nueva gatita le gusta esconderse. She hides under the table, Se esconde debajo de la mesa, inside a flowerpot, dentro de una maceta and behind the curtains. y detrás de las cortinas. We call out to her, La llam...


  • Our new kitty likes to hide.A nuestra nueva gatita le gusta esconderse.She hides under the table,Se esconde debajo de la mesa,inside a flowerpot,dentro de una macetaand behind the curtains.y detrás de las cortinas.We call out to her,La llamamos, per...


  • Friends come together to sing, dance, and play in this tribute to community. Pat Mora weaves the repeating lines of a pantoum, a Malaysian poetic form, into a joyful celebration while George Ancona's energetic photos capture the ways of enjoying good...


  • Shh, shh, close your eyes. Shh . . . shh . . . Cierra los ojitos.Outside, the rabbits are sleeping,Afuera, los conejitos están durmiendoand the birds, and the squirrels.junto con los pajaritos, y las ardillas.Inside, Grandma tucks us snugly into bed...


  • "Exemplifies the best of recent multicultural publishing". -- The Horn BookWhen her great-aunt, her tia, turns ninety, little Cecilia lovingly gathers together a basket full of memories. "Vibrant, detailed cut-paper illustrations portray family warmt...



  • It's dinnertime. Look at all the food!Es la hora de cenar. ¡Cuánta comida!There are beans, tortillas,Hay frijoles, tortillas, cheese, and even a green salad.queso y hasta una ensalada de lechuga.Enough for the whole family.Suficiente para toda la f...


  • It's dinnertime. Look at all the food!Es la hora de cenar. ¡Cuánta comida!There are beans, tortillas,Hay frijoles, tortillas, cheese, and even a green salad.queso y hasta una ensalada de lechuga.Enough for the whole family.Suficiente para toda la f...


  • After the visitors have left the zoo and the animals have settled down for the night, a mischievous monkey starts a ting-tong rhythm on the marimba and slowly the animals awaken. Lions and llamas samba and cougars and coyotes conga as all the animals...


  • Doña Flor is a giant lady who lives in a tiny village in the American Southwest. Popular with her neighbors, she lets the children use her flowers as trumpets and her leftover tortillas as rafts. Flor loves to read, too, and she can often be found r...



  • Stella loves her family and her Mexican heritage, but she doesn't always like being different from the other kids at school. Now her class is going to dance around the Maypole at the school's May parade, and Stella wants her tulip costume to be speci...



  • In this second book by the Latina pair, Pat Mora has created a poetic adaptation of the Maya version of the much-loved fable of the tortoise and the hare. The arrogant deer who boasts of his strength and speed is finally challenged to a race by the w...



  • A gentle text and innovative artwork depict a pivotal summer in a boy's life when he and his family leave their Texas home for farm work in Iowa. One morning, while his parents pick corn, Toma s visits the imposing town library and meets a kindly lib...






  • A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator team Tomas is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending long, arduous days in the fields. At night they gather aroun...


  • The Let Me Read series fills the gap between board books and picture books for emergent readers. Bright, crisp pictures invite young children to read on their own with predictable story patterns, memorable rhymes, and comforting repetition. Tips at t...


  • In a heartwarming intergenerational story, Pablo cannot wait to visit his grandfather and discover what treasures will be placed on his tree, a tree that was purchased when Pablo was adopted and that, each year, is decorated with special surprises....