Barack Obama (US) by Raquel Benatar Yes You Can Too! A bilingual biography that gives readers a glimpse of President Barack Obama, from his childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia to his historic inauguration as the President of the United States in 2009. Award-winning author, Raquel Benatar, offers a vivid picture of Obama's childhood experiences, his desire to learn and achieve, his willingness to work and excel, and his dedication to improve society, from the first days as a community organizer to the presidential elections in November 2008. Through the pages of this book, the author clearly identifies education, perseverance, discipline, hard work and self-confidence as the path to fulfilling dreams. Obama's story can inspire children of all ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds to work hard and pursue educational and professional success. LATINO BOOK AWARD WINNER FIRST PLACE. Look Inside $16.95
Day of the Dead by Joyce Prince Miguel awakes with a start. He thinks he has heard his grandfather's voice. His grandfather, José Luis Muñoz, is challenging him to learn about his cultural heritage. During the bus ride to Oaxaca, Pepe tells Miguel about the celebration of the Day of the Dead, which is coming up soon. The story reflects the closeness that exists between the living and the departed loved ones. Paperback
Honorable Mention, International Latino Book Awards 2012, Best Educational Children's Book, Bilingual
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Donde vive el arco iris by In the refreshing story about a rainbow that continually appears and disappears, Mother shows the children how to create their own rainbow using a pan of water. Paperback $9.95
Go, Milka, Go! by Milka Duno and Raquel Benatar Race car driver Milka Duno is a playful, studious, and mischievous child as she races and competes through the inspiring pages of this book. Bilingual Book by award-winning author Raquel Benatar.
First Place, International Latino Book Awards 2009, Young Adult Sports, Bilingual
Jose Marti (Cuba) by Magalena Zenaida An Honest Boy, Un hombre sincero, conveys the messages of Cuban national hero and prominent figure in Latin American literature, Jose Marti. Marti's ideas about freedom, democracy and independence come together in a poetic way that ultimately becomes a call to Cuban freedom and universal friendship that echoes long into the future as part of one of Cuba's most famous songs, Guantanamera.Look Inside $14.95
Luisita Cooks/Luisita Cocina by Dora Przybylek Luisita asks her mom to teach her how to make fruit salad. Together, they choose different fruits, wash them, peel them, cut them and mix them all together in a bowl. Luisita's mom tells her exactly what to do and Luisita follows every direction. Luisita is very proud and happy because now she knows how to cook! Luisita le pide a su mama que le ensene a preparar ensalada de frutas. Juntas escogen distintas frutas, las lavan, las pelan, las cortan y las mezclan en un plato. La mama de Luisita le dice exactamente que hacer y Luisita sigue cada indicacion. Luisita se siente muy orgullosa y feliz porque ahora sabe cocinar! Look Inside $14.95
Luisita is Sick/Luisita esta enferma by Dora Przybylek Luisita feels very tired. She can't run and play with her friends as she usually does. The doctor tells Luisita's mom that Luisita has cancer. Luisita's mom explains to Luisita what it means to have cancer. Luisita follows several treatments. She is very patient. She learns a lot from her doctors, nurses and friends. Luisita se siente muy cansada. No puede correr ni jugar con sus amigos como siempre. La doctora le dice a la mama de Luisita que Luisita tiene cancer. La mama de Luisita le explica a Luisita lo que significa tener cancer. Luisita sigue varios tratamientos. Es muy paciente. Aprende mucho de sus doctores, enfermeros y amigos Look Inside $14.95
Luisita Rides her Bike by Dora Przybylek Luisita gets a big surprise from her dad. He has an enormous box waiting for her. It's a box all wrapped up in a pretty paper of many colors. Inside the box there is something that will make Luisita very happy: a bike! Her dad will then teach her how to ride it. She is very excited and learns how to ride her new bike very quickly. Look Inside $14.95
My Abuela is Sick by Jennifer Bisignano Told from the perspective of an eight year old girl, this book focuses on a child who has a very sick grandmother. When the story begins she remembers beautiful memories of her grandmother but as it continues the events start to change. The girl tries to find answers to what is happening to her grandmother as her inner circle and herself become emotionally affected by the sickness. This book has been inspired by a woman battling cancer and her granddaughter who could not make sense of the events that were transpiring. The story is written in both English and Spanish because the main character is of Hispanic descent. Explaining cancer to kids is not an easy task. This is a learning tool for children, parents and educators. It includes an educational page on how to talk to kids about this disease.2015 PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS, SECON PLACE, 2016 BEST EDUCATIONAL CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK LATINO BOOK AWARDS MOST INSPIRATIONAL CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK - ENGLISH Look Inside $16.95
Postcard From Copenhagen by Rachel Faith Brown Illustrated by Alejandra Bize.Growing up in New Mexico, Alice is curious about the world beyond. One afternoon she receives a postcard from Silke in Copenhagen. Realizing this is no ordinary postcard, Alice jumps right through it and finds herself in the middle of a journey that begins on cobbled streets and winds up on a mysterious island. Inspired by their own ancestral heroines, Alice and Silke work together to navigate unfamiliar waters, unearth treasures, lee from danger and make it home. With the help of a magical postcard that bridges their two worlds, Alice and Silke discover that exploration and friendship are values that transcend culture and geography. Look Inside $17.95
Postcard From London by Rachel Faith Illustrated by Alejandra Bize.It is Christmas Eve in Berlin. Leonard receives a postcard from a little girl in London called Marianne, asking him to visit her and bring the brightest starlight in the world. Curious about the world beyond his neighborhood and sensing that this is no ordinary postcard, Leonard decides to jump straight through the postcard and see what awaits him in London. Following on the magical heels of Postcard from Copenhagen, Postcard from London is the adventure of two different kids from two different cultures, who fi nd common ground through exploration, friendship, and letting the strength of their own bright lights shine out into the great big world. Look Inside $17.95
Riddles/Adivinanzas by Vita Mones & Eleanor Strauss Rosenast Riddles/Adivinanzas is a series of whimsical, thought provoking riddles that will ignite the imagination of young readers. The book is geared for students age 8 through 11. It can be used as an easy-to-read book for younger students. For older students having difficulties with learning to read, it can be a motivator. Playful illustrations support the text and can be used as an aid in deciphering the meaning of the riddle. In addition, the illustrations can be used as a coloring book. Each riddle is written in both English and Spanish, so that children have fun while learning a new language. Riddles/Adivinanzas is a very useful tool in a bilingual program. Look Inside $10.95
The Little Lost Dog/El perrito perdido by Maria Puncel Alicia hurts her leg and must stay in bed. The neighborhood friends visit her every day. Makoto finds a little lost dog who got hurt. He brings the dog to Alicia's to keep her company. Alicia's mother, who is a nurse, takes care of the dog's wounds. When Alicia's father finds the dog's owner, Alicia must return it. The Little Lost Dog is a bilingual story about friendship, solidarity and generosity. Look Inside $14.95
The New Friend/El amigo nuevo by Maria Puncel A new family has moved to the neighborhood. The neighborhood friends wonder where the family comes from. Tito meets the boy who has moved into the house that was empty. His name is Makoto and he is from Japan. Soon Makoto and the neighborhood friends become inseparable. Together, they share games and experiences. The New Friend is a multicultural story about the values of friendship, welcoming and acceptance. Look Inside $14.95
The Prize/El premio by Maria Puncel The school principal receives a letter from the Mayor's Office. The mayor has organized a drawing contest for all the schools in the district. The principal asks the students to draw a picture. Fernando wins first place and receives several gifts that he shares with his classmates. The Prize is a bilingual story about friendship and the value of sharing. Look Inside $14.95
The Storm/La tormenta by Maria Puncel The day is bright and sunny. The neighborhood friends are playing in the park. A storm with gusty winds hits the neighborhood. The storm is raging. This is a day the neighborhood friends will always remember. The Storm is a bilingual story about friendship and neighborhood solidarity. Look Inside $14.95
The Treasure Hunt/La caza del tesoro by Maria Puncel It is very cold. The park is covered with snow. The neighborhood friends are bored and do not know what games to play. Francisco, Paul's older brother, comes to the rescue. A mysterious adventure awaits them. The Treasure Hunt is a bilingual story about the values of being creative and playing games together. Look Inside $14.95