"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


Selena: Reina de la Música Tejana


Illustrated by Paola Escobar

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Paola Escobar

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Featured in author Chris Barton's Biography Express

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USA Today 2020 Hispanic Living Magazine review 

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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 


Barnes & Noble

Books & Books Miami

"...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

Click HERE to print Pacho Nacho activity sheets

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

Winner of 2018

Florida Book Award



 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  

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



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."


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

See all reviews here:


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

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.'


(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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