Picture Books by Latinx Authors and Illustrators

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Carmela Full of Wishes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399549045
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

In their first collaboration since the Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winning Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson deliver a poignant and timely new picture book that's sure to be an instant classic.


My Papi Has a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.


El Chupacabras Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Crash McCreery (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399539299
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Published: Dial Books - March 27th, 2018

From the bestselling author of Dragons Love Tacos comes a whimsical re-telling of the chupacabra folktale, written in a blend of English and Spanish


My Singing Nana Cover Image
By Pat Mora, Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781433830211
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Published: Magination Press - October 15th, 2019

"Always amigos "

My Singing Nana is a compassionate tribute to families dealing with Alzheimer's Disease. This story celebrates the ideals of family, heritage, and happy memories, showing kids that no matter how their loved one might change they always have ways to maintain their special connection.


Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English) Cover Image
By Pat Mora, Rafael Lopez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061288784
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Published: HarperCollins - March 29th, 2016

This Pura Belpré Award–winning picture book is a bilingual ride through the joyous history of Children’s Day/El día de los niños.


Sweet Dreams/Dulces Suenos: Bilingual Spanish-English Children's Book Cover Image
By Pat Mora, Maribel Suarez (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780060850418
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Published: HarperCollins Espanol - May 27th, 2008

Shh, shh, close your eyes.
Shh . . . shh . . .


Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes: Bilingual Spanish-English Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780064438681
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Published: HarperCollins Espanol - May 7th, 2019

This groundbreaking bilingual collection of traditional rhymes celebrates childhood and Latin American heritagea perfect book for those learning Spanish and fluent speakers alike.


Me llamo Maria Isabel (My Name Is Maria Isabel) Cover Image
By Alma Flor Ada, K. Dyble Thompson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780689810992
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 1996

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544357693
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2016

What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine! Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation—and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big.


Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481487405
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

Winner of the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book

In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.

As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys


Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544102293
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2015

Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule—until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret.


Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780805098761
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 14th, 2017

Musician, botanist, baseball player, pilot—the Latinos featured in this collection, Bravo!, come from many different countries and from many different backgrounds. Celebrate their accomplishments and their contributions to a collective history and a community that continues to evolve and thrive today!


All the Way to Havana Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Mike Curato (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627796422
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 29th, 2017

So we purr, cara cara, and we glide, taka taka, and we zoom, zoom, ZOOM!


¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? (What Can You Do with a Paleta Spanish Edition ) Cover Image
By Carmen Tafolla, Magaly Morales (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385755375
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Published: Dragonfly Books - August 5th, 2014

As she strolls through her barrio, a young girl introduces readers to the frozen, fruit-flavored treat that thrills Mexican and Mexican-American children.
 


Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763693558
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.


What Can You Do with a Rebozo? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo? Cover Image
By Carmen Tafolla, Amy Cordova (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781582462714
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Published: Tricycle Press - April 14th, 2009

A cradle for baby, a superhero's cape, a warm blanket on a cool night--there are so many things you can do with a rebozo. Through the eyes of a young girl, readers are introduced to the traditional shawl found in many Mexican and Mexican-American households.


Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
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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.


Niño Wrestles the World Cover Image
By Yuyi Morales, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436046
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 4th, 2013

Señoras y Señores, put your hands together for the fantastic, spectacular, one of a kind . . . Niño!

Fwap! Slish! Bloop! Krunch! He takes down his competition in a single move!

No opponent is too big a challenge for the cunning skills of Niño—popsicle eater, toy lover, somersault expert, and world champion lucha libre competitor!

A Neal Porter Book


Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780810938724
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 1st, 2010

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781419710544
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 6th, 2014

Rita and Ralph's Rotten Day Cover Image
By Carmen Agra Deedy, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338216387
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Have you ever been REALLY mad at your best friend?

* "This well-crafted story is an excellent choice for those seeking books featuring conflict-resolution." -- Booklist, starred review

In two little houses,
on two little hills,
lived two best friends...


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale Cover Image
By Carmen Agra Deedy, Michael Austin (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781561457878
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Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2014

Thanks to award-winning author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy, you'll never look at a cockroach the same way again.

"Lively and funny...this telling has magic all its own." ―Kirkus Reviews

"Spirited." ―Publishers Weekly

"Masterful." ―Booklist


In My Family / En Mi Familia Cover Image
By Carmen Garza, Carmen Garza (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9780892391639
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Published: Children's Book Press (CA) - April 1st, 2013

Bilingual English/Spanish.


Mango Moon Cover Image
By Diane de Anda, Sue Cornelison (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807549575
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 1st, 2019

When a father is taken away from his family and facing deportation, his children are left to grieve and wonder about what comes next. Maricela, Manuel, and their mother face the many challenges of having their lives completely changed by the absence of their father and husband.


Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award!


Turning Pages: My Life Story Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Lulu Delacre (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514084
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Published: Philomel Books - September 4th, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time!


Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748683
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Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019

RECIPIENT OF THE PURA BELPRÉ HONOR 

* A Today Show's Best Kids' Books of 2019 * Indie Next List Pick * Junior Library Guild Selection * 


Swashby and the Sea Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544707375
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

 "An exceptionally satisfying picture book." —Booklist, STARRED review

"This readaloud is sweetly told as Swashby overcomes his bitter habits to welcome new, friendly, and energetic people into his quiet life." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED r


Across the Bay Cover Image
By Carlos Aponte, Carlos Aponte (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524786625
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 17th, 2019

RECIPIENT OF THE PURA BELPRÉ ILLUSTRATOR HONOR

Author-illustrator Carlos Aponte takes readers on a journey to the heart of Puerto Rico in this enchanting picture book set in Old San Juan.


"A lively and honest story about filling voids and exploring what defines a family--as well as a love letter to a childhood home."--Horn Book


¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

Little Lobo returns to share his love of food and wrestling in this delicious follow-up to Vamos! Let’sGo to the Market from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.

In this new Vamos!


Islandborn Cover Image
By Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229860
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Published: Dial Books - March 13th, 2018

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.

A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration
 
Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else.
Hers was a school of faraway places.
 


When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana Cover Image
By Michael Mahin, Jose Ramirez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534404137
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

Winner of a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor and a Robert F. Sibert Honor!

Celebrate music icon Carlos Santana in this vibrant, rhythmic picture book from the author of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters.

Carlos Santana loved to listen to his father play el violín.


La Princesa and the Pea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399251566
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling, winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.


All Around Us Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781941026762
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 17th, 2017

"All Around Us begs to be shared over and over."--Yuyi Morales
"A transcendent, perfectly gorgeous book."--Naomi Shihab Nye
ALSC Notable Children's Book


Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos Cover Image
By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780735842694
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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


Mango, Abuela, and Me Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763695132
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Published: Candlewick - October 3rd, 2017

“A poignant tale of intergenerational connection, transition, and patience. . . . Heartfelt, layered, and beautiful.” — Booklist (starred review)


Diego Rivera: His World and Ours Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780810997318
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 1st, 2011

The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781419721304
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 20th, 2016

Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419746772
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 1st, 2020