Children read aloud in various settings to celebrate of El día de los niños, or Children’s Day, in this bilingual story. Includes facts about Mexico’s annual celebration of children and the book fiestas that are often included.
Libby and her brother have been fighting, but they find common ground while spending spring break with their grandparents near Santa Fe, New Mexico, participating in cultural events surrounding Easter.
David is always about to reach a new level of a video game when his friends invite him to play outside, but while the game is broken, he discovers that learning to skateboard or play basketball can be like "leveling up" in real life.
In a delightfully unusual language-learning series, children learn vocabulary by visiting colorful houses around the world, and playing I Spy in each. Each house displays lots of fascinating things to search and find.
Jorgito lives in San Francisco's Mission District, but has not forgotten his native El Salvador. His memories of the volcanoes, his grandmother's stories, and the cornmeal "pupusas" form a patchwork of dreams that becomes a movie in his pillow.
Welcome to the Family! It's just like yours: father, mother, sister, brother, abuelita, gato. Well, but, there's something just a little bit different about this family. Maybe it's those clothes they wear... just a little bit fashion backward. And the colors! So vibrant and... lively. Maybe that's what it is. They are just so full of life. Familia—life from a Day of the Dead perspective!
Parallel text in Spanish and English portrays Margaret and Margarita, who mirror one another as they fix their hair, greet their friends, and engage in other routine activities, each in her own special way.
In this new cooking poem, Jorge Argueta brings us a fun and easy recipe for a yummy salsa. A young boy and his sister gather the ingredients and grind them up in a molcajete, just like their ancestors used to do, singing and dancing all the while.
Why are young people leaving their country to walk to the United States to seek a new, safe home? Over 100,000 such children have left Central America. This book of poetry helps us to understand why and what it is like to be them.
During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta.
This thrilling story, rich in multiple meanings, is about the adventures of a girl of ancient Greece. Although it takes place in a faraway land of kings and slaves, of beautiful princesses and evil stepmothers, of rich merchants and pirates, of opulent palaces and terrible shipwrecks, the core of the story is, nevertheless, relevant to children today and forever.
Oral hygiene is something that has to be taught from an early age, but it isn't always easy. The delightful pictures by Sonja Wimmer illustrating this humorous tale by Marta Zafrilla will help teach children about using their toothbrush, with a smile on their faces!
The first in the Anti-Princess series explores the life of Frida Kahlo, the world-renowned Mexican artist that dedicated her life to creating beauty and expressing her most authentic self despite the many challenges she faced.
Since moles cannot see very well, but have a very strongly developed sense of smell, Topo Maravilla throws a costume party where his friends disguise themselves with the odors of other animals, but a hungry weasel is there, too.
This is the story of Enrique, a frog was lost in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fortunately, the curious frog met a talkative parrot and friends who took him to celebrated places celebrated in the historic capital city of the charming island and then helped him find his way home.
In Turning Pages, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, shares her love of books with a new generation of readers, and inspires them to read and puzzle and dream for themselves.
Tired of having to go to school, do chores at home, and everything else that adults tell him, a boy buys a robot duplicate, which works fine until it starts getting ideas of its own, and other people seem to like it better than the real boy.
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
During a weekend trip to Ocracoke Island, siblings Judy and Stink Moody take part in a pirate treasure-hunting game, in which various clues lead them to silver coins, or "pieces of eight," hidden across the island.
It's been raining and raining and raining. When the sun finally peeks out from behind the clouds, Carlos and Carmen find their entire backyard is one big puddle. But the twins don't mind once they discover it's not just a puddle of water--it's a puddle of fun!
After moving to a new town, eight-year-old Mallory keeps throwing stones in the "Wishing Pond" but things will not go back to the way they were before, and she remains torn between old and new best friends.
Lawrence had big plans for Saturday. Doing nothing. It was going to be perfect but it was ruined when he had to tag along to volunteer with his sister for beach cleanup. He didn't expect other kids his age or the adventure they were going to have. From the sandy beach to the tangled roots of the mangroves, Lawrence and his friends encounter a giant eyeball, a dinosaur, and treasure!
Real witches don't ride around on broomsticks. They don't even wear black cloaks and hats. They are vile, detestable creatures who disguise themselves as nice, ordinary ladies. This spine-chilling story will tell you all you need to know about the cunning masqueraders, and bring you face-to-face with a true hero, a wonderful old grandmother who smokes cigars.
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.
Aspiring reporter Layla, budding actress Aster, and future guitar hero Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the world of Los Angeles's nightlife and lured into a competition where Hollywood's hottest starlet, Madison Brooks, is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing.