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Mamá Goose: A Latino Nursery Treasury

Mamá Goose: A Latino Nursery Treasury

Genre:
Fiction, Poetry, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

This book is a collection of Spanish-language lullabies, finger games, nursery rhymes, jump-rope songs, riddles, birthday songs, and more. It compiles songs from different Spanish-speaking countries. The English translations keep the essence of the native language, and grab the reader using captivating terminology.

Maria Had a Little Llama / Maria Tenia una Llama Pequena

Maria Had a Little Llama / Maria Tenia una Llama Pequena

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Mary's little lamb is well known, but Maria lives in Peru and has a fleecy llama. The well-known cadence in English and Spanish and fresh illustrations present the familiar in a lively new setting.

Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon

Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon

Genre:
Fiction, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Vulture is sick and tired of Jabuti’s trickery. He gets his revenge when he flies the tortoise high in the air, then drops him, breaking his shell. But Jabuti puts himself together and comes out on top — with the help of the birds of the rainforest. How those birds got their colorful plumage is vividly explained in this brilliantly colored and well-told tale.

Tortillas and Lullabies

Tortillas and Lullabies

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

A young girl tells how her great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother perform an everyday activity, whether gathering flowers or making tortillas, and how every time it was the same but different. The vivid illustrations evoke Central American folk art and complement the graceful text presented in Spanish and English.

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche

Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

These traditional rhymes and songs from Latin America are presented in both English and Spanish. Gentle illustrations accompany the short verses, and show both cities and the countryside. Children and adults from Spanish-speaking backgrounds will recognize many of these fun songs and rhymes.

De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children

De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Bursting with color and spirit, this collection of Latin-American songs is a tribute to Latino culture. From traditional tunes to rhymes and hand games, De Colores has songs for all occasions and moods. Each song is accompanied by simple musical arrangements, with lyrics in both English and Spanish.

Cherry Pies and Lullabies

Cherry Pies and Lullabies

Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Three generations bake a pie, make a crown of flowers, pass on a handmade quilt, and share a lullaby. Each time “it was the same, but different,” highlighting the connections between generations. Vividly colored, child-like illustrations effectively complement the rhythmic text. See also the bilingual version, Tortillas and Lullabies/Tortillas y cancioncitas.

Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes

Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Poetry
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Rhymes from Spanish speaking countries are presented in Spanish and recreated in English to form a bilingual collection, with attention to the sounds and patterns of both languages. Vivid illustrations complete this appealing book.

The Bossy Gallito /Bossy Gallito / El gallo de bodas: A Traditional Cuban Folktale

The Bossy Gallito /Bossy Gallito / El gallo de bodas: A Traditional Cuban Folktale

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction, Fairytales, Folk Tales, and Tall Tales
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Travel with Bossy Rooster to his uncle's wedding. Of course the road is not entirely smooth in this cumulative, handsomely illustrated tale from Cuba — and that's when the fun begins!

Papi's Gift

Papi's Gift

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
3-6
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Graciella's father leaves his family to pick fruit far away, but calls every Sunday. The surprise he sends for Graciella's seventh birthday is lost as is the child's hope of seeing Papi — at least temporarily. This realistic, universally appealing story told from the child's point of view is gently illustrated.

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