Deborah Kalb Blog
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
"...a read-aloud that will have young audiences in stitches."
"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."
Queen of Tejano Music: Selena
Reina de la Musica Tejana: Selena
Illustrated by Paola Escobar
2020 JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTIONS
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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
JUST RIGHT FAMILY: AN ADOPTION STORY
Illustrated by Ziyue Chen
Albert Whitman Co.
"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
ANIMALS IN ART AND NATURE
By Silvia Lopez and the Art of Guido Daniele
Christy Ottaviano, editor
Booklist Starred Review:
..."Plenty of animal titles abound, but few are as quirky and enthralling as this picture book."
"A gallery of animal portraits guaranteed to cause double takes...with a message about the importance of animal conservation..."
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"We must give animals a hand if they are to survive..." Guido Daniele
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)
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