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Aquí es una selección de libros ilustrados escritos en español, para leer a los hermanos pequeños. Todos estos libros están disponibles para tomar prestado de la biblioteca de Waltham. (Here is a selection of picture books written in Spanish, to read to younger siblings. All of these books are available to check out from the Waltham Public Library.)
My name is Gabito: the life of Gabriel García Márquez. By Monica Brown; illust. by Raúl Colón; transl. by Luna Rising.│A picture-book biography of the Colombian author García Márquez. Using the imagery from Márquez's adult autobiography Living to Tell the Tale, Brown takes the reader through Márquez’ magical childhood in Colombia until today. Brown also wrote “My Name is Celia” and “My name is Gabriela”. Nominated 2008 Pura Belpre Award; Won 2008 ALA Notable Books for Children. Bilingual.

My name is Gabito: the life of Gabriel García Márquez. By Monica Brown; illust. by Raúl Colón; transl. by Luna Rising.│A picture-book biography of the Colombian author García Márquez. Using the imagery from Márquez's adult autobiography Living to Tell the Tale, Brown takes the reader through Márquez’ magical childhood in Colombia until today. Brown also wrote “My Name is Celia” and “My name is Gabriela”. Nominated 2008 Pura Belpre Award; Won 2008 ALA Notable Books for Children. Bilingual.

Yo sé que el río me ama (I know the river loves me). By Maya Christina Gonzalez.│The river takes care of Maya and Maya takes care of the river. As the seasons change, so do the girl and the river. The picture book inspires readers to explore and protect the natural world around them. 2009 Nominated ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2010 Nominated Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Bilingual.

Yo sé que el río me ama (I know the river loves me). By Maya Christina Gonzalez.│The river takes care of Maya and Maya takes care of the river. As the seasons change, so do the girl and the river. The picture book inspires readers to explore and protect the natural world around them. 2009 Nominated ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2010 Nominated Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Bilingual.

Me llamo Celia: la vida de Celia Cruz. By Monica Brown; illust. by Rafael López.│Picture-book biography of Cuban-born salsa singer. 1st person narrative of Cruz's youth in Havana. Eventually Castro's regime forced her to leave Cuba, and Cruz found success as a singer in New York City and Miami. A great intro to the influential Latina woman and her music, with wonderful descriptions of sights, smells and sounds. Won 2005 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Bilingual.

My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia (Bilingual): The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition)

Mis colores, mi mundo (My colors, my world). By Maya Christina Gonzalez.│Readers will explore the world’s colors through the eyes of the curious and playful Maya and her friend bird. Sentences are simple and poetic. After reading, ask your family what colors they recognize in their homes. Won 2008 ALA Notable Books for Children, Nominated 2008 Pura Belpre Award. Bilingual.

Mis colores, mi mundo (My colors, my world). By Maya Christina Gonzalez.│Readers will explore the world’s colors through the eyes of the curious and playful Maya and her friend bird. Sentences are simple and poetic. After reading, ask your family what colors they recognize in their homes. Won 2008 ALA Notable Books for Children, Nominated 2008 Pura Belpre Award. Bilingual.

La acequia de Juan del oso (Juan the bear and the water of life). Retold and translated by Enrique R. Lamadrid & Juan Estevan Arellano; illust. by Amy Córdova.│A retelling of a Mexican folk tale. Although ostracized by villagers, three friends with magic abilities, including Juan del Oso whose father was a bear, create an irrigation system for New Mexico's Mora Valley. Bilingual.

La acequia de Juan del oso (Juan the bear and the water of life). Retold and translated by Enrique R. Lamadrid & Juan Estevan Arellano; illust. by Amy Córdova.│A retelling of a Mexican folk tale. Although ostracized by villagers, three friends with magic abilities, including Juan del Oso whose father was a bear, create an irrigation system for New Mexico's Mora Valley. Bilingual.

¡Quiero ayudar! (Let me help!). By Alma Flor Ada; illust. by Angela Domínguez.│ “Let me help!” Perico the pet bird learns this phrase from little Martita. Perico wants to help his family prepare for their Cinco de Mayo celebration, but the pet is repeatedly shooed away by abuela and everyone else in the family. What will he be able to do? Full of vibrant and festive colors, a great book for animal lovers. Bilingual.

Let me help : Quiero ayudar. Angela Dominguez] -- A pet parrot tries to help his human family prepare for the Cinco de Mayo festivities in San Antonio, Texas.

Gracias (Thanks). By Pat Mora; illust. by John Parra; transl. by Adriana Domínguez.│A boy tells the everyday things he is thankful for, like old pajamas, and bees that don’t sting. The poetic wording reminds us to be grateful for the simple things in life. Bright and cheerful illustrations. After reading, ask your family what they are thankful for. Nominated 2010 Pura Belpre Award; Won 2010 ALA Notable Books for Children and 2010 Won Golden Kite Awards. Bilingual.

Gracias / Thanks (English and Spanish Edition): Pat Mora, John Parra: thanksgiving, gratitude/thankfulness, spanish/english

ABeCedarios: Mexican folk art ABCs in English and Spanish.By Cynthia Weill and K.B. Basseches; wood sculptures from Oaxaca by Moisés and Armando Jiménez.│A vibrant, Mexican folk-art themed alphabet book. Each page has a letter and colorful Oaxacan woodcarving of an animal that starts with the letter. The only text is the animals' names in Spanish and in English. Part of a three book series including ‘Opuestos’ and ‘Colores de la Vida’. Bilingual.

ABeCedarios: Mexican Folk Art ABCs in English and Spanish (English and Spanish Edition)

Frida. By Jonah Winter; illus. by Ana Juan.│Picture-book biography of Frida Kahlo, famous Mex. artist. Illustrates Frida’s challenging life and successful painting career. Lonely as a child, Frida’s imagination and artwork kept her company. The book is a great intro for children. They will be enchanted by the colorful pages. Won 2003 ALA Notable Books for Children, Nominated 2002 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Spanish.

Frida. By Jonah Winter; illus. by Ana Juan.│Picture-book biography of Frida Kahlo, famous Mex. artist. Illustrates Frida’s challenging life and successful painting career. Lonely as a child, Frida’s imagination and artwork kept her company. The book is a great intro for children. They will be enchanted by the colorful pages. Won 2003 ALA Notable Books for Children, Nominated 2002 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Spanish.

Me parezco tanto a mi mamá (I'm just like my mom; Me parezco tanto a mi papá (I'm just like my dad) / por Jorge Ramos; ilust. por Akemi Gutiérrez.│The picture book is divided into two parts. Read about a girl and her mom, then turn it over and read about a father and his son, or vice versa. In the book, the reader notices all the similarities between the child and their parent. Try to find the dog on every page with your young reader. Bilingual.

Me parezco tanto a mi mamá (I'm just like my mom; Me parezco tanto a mi papá (I'm just like my dad) / por Jorge Ramos; ilust. por Akemi Gutiérrez.│The picture book is divided into two parts. Read about a girl and her mom, then turn it over and read about a father and his son, or vice versa. In the book, the reader notices all the similarities between the child and their parent. Try to find the dog on every page with your young reader. Bilingual.

Siesta. By Ginger Foglesong Guy; illus. by Rene King Moreno│A brother and sister are gathering supplies for a mysterious activity. Reinforces an understanding of colors; each page introduces words for colors using everyday objects: "Mi mochila azul. My blue backpack." Each room focuses on a different color. Companion to the book “Fiesta” by the same author. Won 2006 ALA Notable Books for Children. Bilingual.

Encore -- Siesta / by Ginger Foglesong Guy ; pictures by Rene King Moreno.

Cuenta con el béisbol. By Barbara Barbieri McGrath; trans. by Yanitzia Canetti; illust. by Brian Shaw. │Numbers from 0 to 20 are counted to using baseball terminology in this rhyming picture book. Numbers increase as the game progresses. A great introduction to baseball that features both boys and girls. A translation from "The Baseball Counting Book". In Spanish.

The Baseball Counting Book, a book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath

De colores (Bright with colors). Illust. by David Diaz.│This illustrated book for children presents the words and score of the two first verses of famous folk song De Colores, which celebrates the arrival of spring. Illustrated by a Caldecott Medal winner with fanciful oil pastels. Includes a musical score, which is great for the musically inclined members of your family. Bilingual.

De colores (Bright with colors). Illust. by David Diaz.│This illustrated book for children presents the words and score of the two first verses of famous folk song De Colores, which celebrates the arrival of spring. Illustrated by a Caldecott Medal winner with fanciful oil pastels. Includes a musical score, which is great for the musically inclined members of your family. Bilingual.