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Latino Interest Books for Chidren in Preschool through Grade 3 KEYWORDS: RELATED: WestExplore the World-Europe

Macmillan Children's Publishing Group has published a number of titles which promote a sense of cultural pride through positive portrayals of Latino figures.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Don Quixote and the Windmills

A self-proclaimed knight Señor Quexada has read so many books about knights in shining armor that he thinks he is one. He gives himself a name more...

By Eric A. Kimmel and Leonard Everett Fisher

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El Festival de Cometas

One Sunday morning, Fernando Flórez, his parents, grandparents, and sister head to a random destination for an outing--San Vicente. When they arrive in...

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Leyla Torres

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Melanie Kroupa Books

Little Mama Forgets

Every morning, Lucy tiptoes into her grandmother’s room to wake her with a gentle tickle. Little Mamá always remembers to tickle Lucy right back! But Lucy...

By Robin Cruise and Stacey Dressen-McQueen

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My Feet Are Laughing

My name is Sadie and I live in Harlem with my mother and my little sister, Julie. Sadie likes living in her grandmother’s brownstone, where she has her...

By Lissette Norman and Frank Morrison

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The Remembering Stone

A surprising journey of self-discovery In early fall, the blackbirds creak like rusty wheels behind our apartment . . . "One day I will return like you," my...

By Barbara Timberlake Russell and Claire B. Cotts

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Sunburst Paperbacks

Saturday Sancocho

A Reading Rainbow Featured Selection Every Saturday, Maria Lili looks forward to making chicken sancocho with her grandparents Mama Ana and Papa Angelino....

Leyla Torres

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Gorrión del metro

Spanish paperback edition of Subway Sparrow

An English-speaking girl, a Spanish-speaking man, and a Polish-speaking woman might not be able to converse, but when a sparrow trapped in their subway car...

Leyla Torres

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Henry Holt and Co.

Tortillitas Para Mama

And Other Nursery Rhymes, Spanish and English

Duérmete mi niña Duérmete mi sol, Duérmete pedazo De mi corazón. Sleep, my child, Sleep, my sun, Sleep, my little...

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Tortillitas Para Mama

And Other Nursery Rhymes, Spanish and English

Young children will treasure this collection of Latin American nursery rhymes. Preserved through oral tradition, these rhymes have been passed on from...

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Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

El Barrio

Join a young boy as he explores his vibrant neighborhood. The city shimmers with life—at once a party, a waltz, and a heartbeat. El Barrio is his sister...

By Debbi Chocolate and David Diaz

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Oye, Celia!

A celebration of Celia Cruz, the legendary Queen of Salsa A little girl carries her favorite record with her to an impromptu neighborhood dance party and...

By Katie Sciurba and Edel Rodriguez

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Henry Holt and Co.

Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Follow los monstruos and los esqueletos to the Halloween party Under October’s luna, full and bright, the monsters are throwing a ball in the Haunted...

By Marisa Montes and Yuyi Morales

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A Neal Porter Book

Just In Case

A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book

THREE-TIME PURA BELPRÉ WINNER Yuyi Morales takes us on a new journey with Señor Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations. Señor Calvera is...

Yuyi Morales Yuyi Morales

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A Neal Porter Book

Nochecita

As the long day comes to an end, Mother Sky fills a tub with falling stars and calls, "Bath time for Little Night!" Little Night answers from afar, "Can't...

Yuyi Morales Yuyi Morales

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The Kite Festival

One Sunday morning, Fernando Flórez, his parents, grandparents, and sister head to a random destination for an outing -- San Vicente. When they arrive...

"...One Sunday morning, Fernando Flórez, his parents, grandparents, and sister head to a random destination for an outing -- San Vicente. When they arrive.... One Sunday morning, Fernando Flórez, his parents, grandparents, and sister head to a random destination for an outing -- San Vicente. When they arrive in the center of town, they see many people preparing for a kite festival. The Flórez family..."

Leyla Torres

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The Subway Sparrow

An English-speaking girl, a Spanish-speaking man, and a Polish-speaking woman might not be able to converse, but when a sparrow trapped in their subway car...

Leyla Torres

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