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Diez Deditos: 10 Little Fingers and Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America

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

This attractively animated collection of lively songs and rhyming games is a great opportunity to have fun with language! Written in both English and Spanish, this playful book expands your word game repertoire.

Los Pollitos Dicen / The Baby Chicks Sing

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

This collection of children's rhymes is drawn from Spanish-speaking countries and is presented in both Spanish and English. The music that accompanies each song appears on delicately illustrated pages that children will want to hear again and again.

Island Counting 1 2 3

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

Count people and animals doing what they do on a Caribbean island. From one to ten, the rhyming text combines with brightly colored, child-like illustrations to produce the sense of place and people.

Bravo

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Nonfiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Pre-Reader

Two children go outdoors to collect musical instruments for a joyful parade and are joined by friends. The children march, play, and sing to the delight of their families. Simple words in English and Spanish combine with soft illustrations for a satisfying story.

A Day's Work

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

When his grandfather arrives from Mexico, Francisco helps him find work as a gardener even though he is really a carpenter. When they mistakenly pull all the plants but leave the weeds, Abuelo, upset at Francisco's lie, refuses to accept payment until the job is done correctly.

A Birthday Basket for Tía

Illustrated by:
Genre:
Fiction
Age Level:
0-3
Reading Level:
Beginning Reader

Cecilia and her cat, Chica, create a special birthday present for her great-aunt's 90th birthday — a basket filled with things Cecilia and her tía have shared. This affectionate autobiographical story is illustrated with warm colors, suggestive of Mexican American traditions.

Mamá Goose: A Latino Nursery Treasury

Genre:
Fiction, Poetry, Fairy Tales and Folk 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

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.

Mice and Beans

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

As Rosa Maria prepares for the family celebration of her granddaughter’s birthday, she gets unexpected help from the mice who live in the house. Spanish words are integrated into the joyful text and reflected in the energetic, vibrant illustrations.

Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games

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

A selection of nursery rhymes and games from different countries are presented in this book in both Spanish and English. The rhymes are accompanied by gentle illustrations. Music appears with lyrics (again in both languages) at the end of this pleasing book.

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