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PACHO NACHO 

Illustrated by Pablo Pino 

- Capstone Publishers -

When Pacho Nacho finds himself in trouble, it's up to his little brother Juan to go for help. That's not so easy when everyone insists that Juan call his brother by his full name:
Pacho Nacho Nico Tico Melo Felo Kiko Rico! 

Available now on Amazon

and Barnes & Noble

"...a read-aloud that will have young audiences in stitches." 
Kirkus Review 

Pablo Pino

"Youngsters will get a kick out of saying the main character’s name while enjoying this entertaining story, perfect to share at storytimes and during Hispanic Heritage Month."

School Library Journal

"When I say this book is absolutely precious, I so mean it! This will be a funny read aloud while also showing family values, community involvement, and brotherly love. The illustrations are absolutely incredible! The characters are adorable and the colors are spectacular. I love everything about this book!!! Do not miss this one!!!"

Laurie Evans, Blazer Tales Blog

"This moving and impassioned picture book about the iconic Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla, will inspire young readers to find their passion and make the impossible, possible."
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Queen of Tejano Music: Selena

(English)

Reina de la Musica Tejana: Selena

(Español)

Illustrated by Paola Escobar

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2020 JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTIONS
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Paola Escobar

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Elisa Chavarri

My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo 

Mi Little Golden Book sobre Frida Kahlo (Español)

Illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

Penguin Random House

Release date January 12, 2021

Available for Pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Available at Amazon 
and 
Barnes & Noble.com

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JUST RIGHT FAMILY: AN ADOPTION STORY

 Illustrated by Ziyue Chen

 Albert Whitman Co.

Andrea Hall, editor

"Meili thinks her multiracial, adoptive family is just right as it is, and she doesn't want her parents to adopt a new baby…But...when they return [from Haiti] with baby Sophie…Meili welcomes her as a sister. The affirming vision of adoptive sibling bonding is welcome. A book to broaden collections about families."

Kirkus, February 2018

"Lopez’ succinct text approaches adoption from a young child’s perspective, emphasizing several reassuring themes. Chen’s colorful, cartoon-style art effectively conveys Meili’s various emotions. This succeeds as a new-sibling story and will be welcomed by interracial adoptive families."

Booklist, March 2018

This book is magic..." Goodreads  

View all Goodreads reviews here
 

"...Superb!" - The Very Best Picture Books About Family Diversity and Alternative Families from happilyeverelephants.com ...read whole review here

 Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com

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HANDIMALS:
ANIMALS IN ART AND NATURE

By Silvia Lopez and the Art of Guido Daniele

Macmillan/Henry Holt

Christy Ottaviano, editor

Booklist Starred Review:

..."Plenty of animal titles abound, but few are as quirky and enthralling as this picture book."

Kirkus:

"A gallery of animal portraits guaranteed to cause double takes...with a message about the importance of animal conservation..."

See all reviews and purchase options here:

 

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Click button for books and websites about each of the animals in Handimals

"We must give animals a hand if they are to survive..." Guido Daniele

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen First Hispanic Woman in Congress- Spanish Edition

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Primera Mujer Hispana en el Congreso

1st Place!

Best Educational Themed Book 2017

Latino Book Awards

2nd Place!

Best Youth Chapter Nonfiction Book 2017

Latino Book Awards

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:

First Hispanic Woman in Congress 

English version

This non-political biography, written in terms accessible to children, describes Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen’s early life as a young refugee in Miami during the 1960’s, some of her accomplishments in Congress, and her dedication to the South Florida community she represented until her retirement in 2018.

Both versions available in paperback from Amazon.com

Chapter One - Spanish - Silvia Lopez
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Audio!

Zunzuncito: Un Cuento del Pájaro Abeja Cubano

Ilustrado por Verónica Cabrera

'Esta historia original creada en el género de los 'cuentos del porqué' evoca las leyendas de los taínos que vivían en la región del Mar Caribe a la llegada de Cristóbal Colón.'

BEST CHILDREN'S PICTURE EBOOK 2017 - Latino Book Awards

(Click HERE to see free bilingual digital versions of these and two more eBooks)

Zunzuncito: A Tale of Cuba's Bee Hummingbird

Illustrated by Verónica Cabrera

'This original story created in the style of a ‘pourquoi’ tale, recalls the legends of the Taínos, natives who inhabited the Caribbean when Columbus arrived in the New World.'

Both versions available in paperback from Amazon.com

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