Cinco De Mayo

Marco's Cinco de Mayo (Cloverleaf Books (TM) -- Holidays and Special Days) By Lisa Bullard, Holli Conger (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Bullard, Holli Conger (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9780761385806
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - January 1st, 2012

Marco loves the food, parades, and fun of Cinco de Mayo. This year he's one of the dancers.

As he listens to the mariachi music, Marco thinks of the brave Mexicans at the first Cinco de Mayo. Find out the different things people do to celebrate this holiday


Cinco de Mayo (Rookie Read-About Holidays: Previous Editions) By Mary Dodson Wade Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780516274898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Children's Press - March 1st, 2003

An introduction to the traditions, festivities, and history of Cinco de Mayo for the youngest readers.

This fact-filled Rookie Read-About Holiday book introduces the youngest readers (Ages 3-6) to Cinco de Mayo.


River of Mariposas: A Picture Book By Mirelle Ortega Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419760617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 1st, 2023

From Mirelle Ortega, the author-illustrator of Magic: Once Upon a Faraway Land comes River of Mariposas, a vibrant, colorful picture book story of imagination and the determination of a child to bring back the butterflies—even if she has to make them herself.

Can you imagine a time when the land and the sky belonged to the mariposas? I can . .


Ancient Night By David Alvarez (Illustrator), David Bowles Cover Image
By David Alvarez (Illustrator), David Bowles
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646142514
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Levine Querido - March 14th, 2023

Publishers Weekly Best of the Year
BookPage Best of the Year
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard
Evanston Library Best of the Year
Horn Book 2023 Summer Reading List


“Vivid and vibrant.” —NPR Weekend Edition

At the start of things, the elders say,
the universe was hushed and still.
The moon


A Land of Books: Dreams of Young Mexihcah Word Painters By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419749421
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - November 15th, 2022

Award-winning author-illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh sheds light on the significance of Aztec manuscripts and culture in his picture book A Land of Books.
 
A 2023 Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor Book
 
Our world, little brother, is an amoxtlalpan, a land of books.
In the jungles where the jaguar dwells, the Mayas make boo


Danza!: Amalia Hernández and El Ballet Folklórico de México By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419725326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 22nd, 2017

In the picture book Danza!, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernández, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklórico de México.

Winner of the Pura Belpré Award and the Robert F.


My Party, Mi Fiesta: A Coco Rocho Book (Bilingual English-Spanish) (World of ¡Vamos!) By Raúl the Third Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358394723
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Versify - April 5th, 2022

Winner of a Good Housekeeping Best Kids’ Book Award!


Team Up: El Toro & Friends (World of ¡Vamos!) By Raúl the Third Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780358394716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Versify - September 20th, 2022

An ALA Best Graphic Novels for Children Reading List Selection

"Fantastically fun! Kids will drink in every imaginative detail in El Toro’s wild world!" —Jeff Kinney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series


¡Vamos! Let's Go Read (World of ¡Vamos!) By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358539360
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Versify - September 12th, 2023

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Bologna Ragazzi Awards Amazing Bookshelf Selection


¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358380405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

Winner of the Pura Belpré Medal! A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book!


Nuestra América: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States By Sabrina Vourvoulias, Gloria Félix (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762497478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Running Press Kids - September 1st, 2020

Celebrate 30 influential Latinas/Latinos/Latinxs in U.S. history with Nuestra América, a fully-illustrated anthology from the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Nuestra América highlights the inspiring stories of thirty Latina/o/xs throughout history and their incredible contributions to the cultural, social, and political character of the United States.


Staff Pick Badge
¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

Winner of the Pura Belpré Medal!


¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (World of ¡Vamos!) By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

An Eisner Award Nominee! A Pura Belpré Award Honor Book!


Benito Juárez Fights for Justice By Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez, Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250257772
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Godwin Books - August 1st, 2023

From the incredible illustrator of Dreams from Many Rivers comes the story of Benito Juárez, a man who devoted himself to his country and became president of Mexico.


Dreamers By Yuyi Morales Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.

Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.


Staff Pick Badge
Efrén Divided By Ernesto Cisneros Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062881694
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Quill Tree Books - June 8th, 2021

Winner of the Pura Belpré Award!

“We need books to break open our hearts, so that we might feel more deeply, so that we might be more human in these unkind times. This is a book doing work of the spirit in a time of darkness.” —Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street 


Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) By Pam Muñoz Ryan Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439120425
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2002

A timeless immigration story and beloved, award-winning modern classic, perfect for fans of Kate DiCamillo and Rita Williams-Garcia.

Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her.


The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America: A TOON Graphic (TOON Latin American Folktales) By Jaime Hernandez, F. Isabel Campoy (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jaime Hernandez, F. Isabel Campoy (Introduction by)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781943145294
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: TOON Books - April 3rd, 2018

How would a kitchen maid fare against a seven-headed dragon? What happens when a woman marries a mouse? And what can a young man learn from a thousand leaf cutter ants? Famed Love and Rockets creator Jaime Hernandez asks these questions and more as he transforms beloved myths into bold, stunning, and utterly contemporary comics. Guided by the classic works of F.


De Colores and Other Latin American Folksongs for Children By Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780140565485
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Puffin Books - August 1st, 1999

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.


Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419710544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 6th, 2014

Seven years before Brown v. Board of Education, the Mendez family fought to end segregation in California schools.


Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419716478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2015

Discover the story behind José Guadalupe Posada’s iconic Día de Muertos skeletons in this fascinating picture book from award-winning creator Duncan Tonatiuh.
 
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year
A Robert F.


Staff Pick Badge
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419721304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 20th, 2016

In the picture book Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings a cherished Mexican legend to life.

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book

ALA/ALSC Notable Children’s Book!

“A palette of earthy, evocative colors . . .


Salsa: Un Poema Para Cocinar / A Cooking Poem (Bilingual Cooking Poems #1) By Jorge Argueta, Duncan Tonatiuh (Illustrator), Elisa Amado (Translator) Cover Image
By Jorge Argueta, Duncan Tonatiuh (Illustrator), Elisa Amado (Translator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781773060033
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: Groundwood Books - March 1st, 2017

In this new cooking poem, Jorge Argueta brings us a fun and easy recipe for a yummy salsa. A young boy and his sister gather the ingredients and grind them up in a molcajete, just like their ancestors used to do, singing and dancing all the while.


Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781947440005
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Getty Publications - March 6th, 2018

A Boston Globe–Horn Book Nonfiction Award Winner and a Moonbeam Children’s Book Gold Award Winner, Photographic is a picture book biography of Graciela Iturbide from author Isabel Quintero and illustrator Zeke Peña.
 
Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942, the oldest of 13 children.


Who Was Frida Kahlo? (Who Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448479385
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2013

You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art.


Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735842694
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: NorthSouth Books - September 5th, 2017

Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor 2018
ALA Notable Children's Book 2018
New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2017
Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017
Smithsonian Top Ten Best Children's Book of 2017
2018 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year


Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos,


Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062498472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Walden Pond Press - January 8th, 2019

"A charming and delectably sweet debut. Mischief, friendship, and a whole lot of heartLove Sugar Magic has it all." Zoraida Córdova, award-winning author of the Brooklyn Brujas series.


Staff Pick Badge
Lucia the Luchadora By Cynthia Leonor Garza, Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781576878279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: POW! Kids Books - March 7th, 2017

Lucía zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when theytell her "girls can't be superheroes," suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty.


Diego Rivera: His World and Ours By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780810997318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2011

Discover the life and legacy of celebrated Mexican artist Diego Rivera in this picture book by award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh.
 
A Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner!
 
STARRED REVIEW *“The author makes art both aspiration and action. . . .


Who Was the Voice of the People?: Cesar Chavez: A Who HQ Graphic Novel (Who HQ Graphic Novels) By Terry Blas, Mar Julia (Illustrator), Who HQ Cover Image
By Terry Blas, Mar Julia (Illustrator), Who HQ
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593224496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Penguin Workshop - January 11th, 2022

Discover the story behind Cesar Chavez and the Delano Grape Strike in this moving graphic novel -- written by award-winning author Terry Blas and illustrated by Ignatz-nominated cartoonist Mar Julia.

Presenting Who HQ Graphic Novels: an exciting addition to the #1 New York Times best-selling Who Was? series!


Ancient Maya (The Ancient World) By Barbara A. Somervill Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780531259818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Children's Press - September 7th, 2012

Thousands of years ago, in what is now Guatemala, Belize, and southern Mexico, the Mayan people began to build one of history's greatest civilizations.

This book details the history of the Mayan people, from the settlement of their earliest villages and farms to their demise at the hands of the Spanish in the 16th century.


Counting with - Contando Con Frida: A Bilingual Counting Book By Patty Rodriguez, Ariana Stein, Citlali Reyes (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781495126567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now or Recently
Published: Lil' Libros - January 2nd, 2018

A Lil' Libros Bilingual Counting Book

Introduce your little one to the life of one of Mexico's most iconic painters, Frida Kahlo, while teaching them their numbers, 1 to 10, in English and Spanish. Count una casa azul (one blue house), tres flores (three flowers), and cinco retratos (five portraits).


La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for los Niños By Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399251573
Availability: Not in stock but may be ordered. Subject to Publisher Availability.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2016

Classic favorites get a modern Latino twist, with Spanish sprinkled throughout

The itsy arañita
climbed up the water spout.
Down came la lluvia
and washed la araña out.