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ALIEN INVADERS / INVASORES EXTRATERRESTRES (Bilingual book)
by Lynn Huggins-Cooper. Adorable, fun color illustrations by Bonnie Leick. Condition: UNREAD 2003 Raven Tree large soft cover, first printing. Tiny shelf wear to cover corner tips. Interior perfect. Content: Get ready for an alien invasion! Alien Invaders / Invasores extraterrestres is here from Raven Tree Press, LLC. Bugs in the garden? Or are they alien invaders? A curious child compares small garden creatures to what he knows of space invaders. Creepy crawlers abound in wacky, far-out colored pencil illustrations. Book is presented in full text bilingual format. The story is told fully in English in one color, Spanish in another. Both languages appear on the same page with an icon separating. A keyword vocabulary page is included to jumpstart learning in either language. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Alien Invaders, Bilingual Book

AMIGO
by Byrd Baylor. Wonerful soft color illustrations by Garth Williams. Condition: UNREAD 1993 Macmillan soft cover, 2nd printing. Designed as a reading supplement for schools, it does have the number "3" written on the top front cover corner - for third grade. Interior clean & tight. Content: Francisco is a lonely boy. Amigo is a prairie dog. They both live in the desert, and both want someone to play with. Francisco thinks that he's "taming" Amigo, his pet -- but Amigo knows better. [2 copies available]
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Amigo, Byrd Baylor

THE BLACKSMITH AND THE DEVILS
retold by Maria Cristina Brusca and Tona Wilson. Nice color illustrations by Brusca. Condition: UNREAD, but perused on the shelf, 1993 1993 Henry Holt hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: Published simultaneously in Spanish and English editions, this dynamic Argentine folktale puts a new spin on the Faust legend. Juan Pobreza, a poor but generous blacksmith, does indeed sell his soul to the devil, but, scamp that he is, manages to outwit him not once but thrice, each time wangling a contract for 20 years of youth, riches and adventure. Unfortunately, there is no happy ending for Pobreza. Because he insulted St. Peter--"Shut up, you fat old idiot!"--he's unwelcome in heaven; and since the devil certainly doesn't want him either, he's doomed to wander the pampas forever. Brusca and Wilson's fresh retelling bristles with energy, and the vibrantly colored, angular illustrations mesh neatly with the yarn's larger-than-life nature. Ages 5-9. [1 copy available]
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The Blacksmith and the Devils, Chicano Kids

CLARA & SENOR FROG
by CAmpbell Geeslin. Great color illustrations by Ryan Sanchez. Condition: UNREAD 2007 Wade Books hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: The author introduces a Mexican girl and her stepfather, a famous painter dubbed "Senor Frog" for his rotund form. The painter's explanation of his surrealistic portrait of Clara--"I picture you in a dream, and then I paint what I see"--encourages the fanciful girl to create pictures melding the real and unreal. The lengthy text lacks focus, and except for a mention on the flap copy, nothing addresses the obvious parallels between the painter and Diego Rivera (whose murals of Mexican folklife are clearly referenced in Sanchez's bold, evocative oils). Still, Clara's experience may resonate with children adjusting to their own stepparents, and the theme of tapping creativity makes this a natural tool for art instructors, especially if used with Jonah Winter's Frida. Sanchez depicts Clara with a disproportionately large head; when interpreted as a physical expression of a rich, expansive inner life, the choice seems entirely appropriate. Ages 4-8. . [3 copies available]
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Clara & SEnor Frog, Chicano Kids

DORA THE EXPLORER: LA GRAN CARRERA DE PONIS
by Erica David. Color illustrations by Jason Fruchter. Condition: NEW 2006 Scholastic hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), first printing. Content: Since I do not read Spanish, I "gather" this book is about Dora attending a pony race. Ages 4 - 8. [1 copy only]
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Dora: La Gran Carrera De Ponis

DE COLORES and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children
selected, arranged and translated by Jose-Luis Orozco. Vivid color illustrations by Elisa Kleven. Condition: NEW 1999 Puffin Books over-sized soft cover, 10th printing. Content: This bilingual collection of Latin American folk songs for children is truly a musical treasure. Each of the 27 songs is presented with background notes; lyrics in both Spanish and English; simple arrangements for the voice, piano, and guitar; and suggestions for group sing-alongs and musical games. Gathered from Spanish-speaking countries but including two of Orozco's own songs, the compilation is a programming gold mine. Included are songs for special occasions, counting songs, and animal songs. There is even a handy subject index to locate appropriate songs. The book is a delight for the eye as well as the ear. In the same shimmering style of magical folk art that she used to illustrate other children's books, Kleven provides bountiful illustrations and playful borders that ripple with colorful patterns and miniature pictures line the edge of every page. Full-page scenes of Hispanic families and children and also animals are exuberant with activity and alive with the joy of music. [1 copy only]
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De Colores

ESCENARIO DE POLICHINELA
by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Beautiful color illustrations by Claudia de Teresa, Fabrizio Vanden Broeck, & Felipe Ugalde. Condition: NEW 2002 Santilliano/Alfaguara over-sized soft cover, first pritning. Content: Break a leg! Your cast members will keep their audiences on the edge of their seats as they act out a theatrical trio: "Christmas Presents," "Charlotte's Bicycle," and "Goldie Hen." Each play has a surprising climax. [1 copy only]
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Escenario Del Polichinela

ESPERANZA RISING
by Pam Munoz Ryan. Cover art by Joe Cepeda. Condition: UNREAD 2000 Scholastic Signature Trade Paperback, 7th printing. Small edgewear & pale diagonal crease top front cover corner. Interior clean & tight. Content: Pam Munoz Ryan's ancestors lived this story, and she has done a great service to write it with such an authentic voice. She has presented a fictionalized account of her own grandmother's fall from wealth and privilege in the aftermath of the revolution in Mexico as she immigrated to the United States to work in a Mexican farm labor camp during the Great Depression. Esperanza, the young protagonist, experiences loss, poverty, separation, prejudice, humiliation and fear on the road to her ultimate rise from the ashes in the manner of the mythical phoenix. Ryan does an excellent job of presenting the dilemma and danger of early attempts to improve the working conditions of the laborer during this period. [1 copy available]
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Esperanza Rising

FIESTA (Bilingual Children's Story)
by Ginger Foglesong Guy. Color illustrations by Rene King Moreno. Condition: UNREAD 2001 Scholastic soft cover, first printing. Perfect. Content: This is a simple little story of children getting ready for a party (Fiesta!). Each ingredient of the celebration is presented in English and Spanish and is a neat way to introduce English to Spanish-speaking children and vice versa. [1 copy only]
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Fiesta - Bilingual Children's Book

FIESTAS: A Year of Latin American Songs of Celebration (Bilingual Children's Story)
selected, arranged, & translated by Jose-Luis Orozco. Wonderful, vivid color illustrations by Elisa Kleven. Condition: Good +, pre-read 2002 Dutton large hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first prtinting. No major problems - just pre-read. Content: This book presents songs in English & Spanish for each month of the year - holidays, birthdays, etc. "Sheet music" is included for many of the songs. [1 copy only]
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Fiestas: Latin American Songs of Celebration- Bilingual Children's Book

FRIDA MARIA: A Story of the Old Southwest
by Deborah Nourse Lattimore. Wonderful, historically accurate color illustrations by the Author. Condition: NEW 2000 Harcourt Brace soft cover (stapled wraps), 11th printing. Content: A story set in Old California. Frida Maria's mama wants her to behave like a proper se?orita-by learning to sew, cook, and dance. But all Frida can think about is the upcoming Fiesta and riding her uncle's horse Diablo in the great race. She tries to please her mama, but in several humorous episodes, ends up only exasperating her. When the Fiesta finally arrives, Frida impetuously joins the competition; predictably, she not only wins the race, but also the admiration of everyone. In a touching finale, the woman comes to appreciate her daughter's unconventional talents. The humorous and lively text, full of dialogue and sprinkled with Spanish words, reads smoothly. A glossary with pronunciations is included. Lattimore's vivid, textured illustrations, rendered in watercolor and colored pencil in deep, rich, earth and jewel tones over a hand-applied layer of modeling paste, have a frescolike quality. The variation in layout, from full-page paintings, to smaller framed scenes, to a two-page double foldout, adds visual interest. The artist successfully blends elements from early California Mission architecture with lush garden scenes and domestic interiors with flower-filled baskets, pottery, and kitchen implements to give a real sense of time and place. It is refreshing to see such a strong and independent girl in this satisfying picture book. Grades 2 - 4. [2 copies available]
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Frida Maria: Old Southwest

FRIENDS FROM THE OTHER SIDE / AMIGOS DEL OTRO LADO (Bilingual Children's Story)
by Gloria Anzaldua. Wonderful color illustrations by Consuelo Mendez. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1994 Children's Book Press soft cover, no printing given. Problem: light edgewear bottom edge with a shelfwear "near-crease" back cover. Interior clean & tight. Content: A straightforward bilingual depiction of the variety of responses to Mexican ``illegals'' by Chicanos already living in Texas. Though her friends' first reaction on seeing Joaquˇn is hostility toward the young mojadito (wetback), Prietita warns them off and befriends him, planning to take him to the herb woman for treatment for the sores he hides under long sleeves. A visit from the Border Patrol hastens the event; the herb woman hides Joaquˇn and his mother until the danger is past, then shows Prietita how to help her new friend. What's special about this simple story is the realism with which the circumstances are presented. The migra represent the law, and there's nothing negative in their depiction (``even'' the Chicano migra laughs when someone makes a joke), but Prietita's kindness is clearly what is valued here. In M‚ndez's powerful mixed-media illustrations, freely drawn graphite lines define the strong, planar faces and the poverty of the surroundings; appropriately, pervasive bleak gray is only somewhat tempered by the hot, bright colors of Latino clothing and the desert. An authentic portrayal; an excellent basis for discussion of an important issue. Both the Author and the Illustrator are from South Texas. (Ages 4-10) [1 copy only]
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Friends From the Other Side/Amigos Del Otro Lado - Bilingual Children's Book

JOSE FELICIANO'S FELIZ NAVIDAD: Two Stories Celebrating Christmas
by Jose Feliciano. Vivid & vibrant color cover art & interior art by David Diaz. Condition: NEW 2003 Scholastic hardcover (pictorial boards depicting guitar) and DJ (in mylar jacket). Content: Like an oversized, multipaged, bilingual Christmas card, this gorgeous production's minimal text consists of the lyrics to Feliciano's famous song and emphatically wishes readers both Feliz Navidad and a Merry Christmas. Beautifully designed pages feature Diaz's characteristic stylized paintings and song lyrics in large, faux hand-lettered font. The pictures make reference to and contrast many Christmas traditions and symbols, and show that all cultures emphasize families and friends celebrating together. Two introductory pages introduce the parranda as a long-standing tradition in Puerto Rico and (somewhat gratuitously) a paragraph explains that "Christmas crosses all cultural boundaries." The subtitle depends on a very close reading of the pictures to decipher the two stories. Wonderful for kids and adults - recommended for ages 4 - 8. Gift wrapping available. [3 copies available]
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Feliz Navidad

JADE AND IRON: Latin American Tales from Two Cultures
by various authors. Translated by Hugh Hazelton; edited by Patricia Aldana; and beautiful color illustrations by Luis Garay. Condition: NEW 1997 Groundwood hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), assumed first printing. Content: In a picture-book format, this collection of 14 stories, some new, others familiar, provides readers with a sampling of traditional legends and folktales from Latin America, an area defined as beginning at the Rio Grande and extending to Tierra del Fuego. A majority of the stories are from Venezuela, Mexico, and Chile; half come from native people, and the remainder from later settlers and their descendants. Subjects of the stories range from haunted ships and witches to romance and humorous trickery. There are warriors and princesses who turn into towering volcanoes, an opossum who steals fire for mankind, and a giant worm who drinks a river so people can find fish. Part Two contains stories from the Europeans who came to the New World and is about people's relationships with each other and with nature. There's a mysterious woman magician who escapes from jail on a flying boat, horses the color of rainbows, and a jungle creature who enchants a young girl. These fascinating stories are beautifully illustrated by Luis Garay. Ages 7 and up. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Jade & Iron, Latin American Legends

JUAN BOBO AND THE HORSE OF SEVEN COLORS: A Puerto Rican Legend [Legends of the World series]
retold by Jan Mike. Great bright color illustrations by Charles Reasoner. Condition: UNREAD 1995 Troll soft cover, first printing. Content: Juan Bobo, a shepherd, catches a horse of seven colors and agrees to free the horse in exchange for magic wishes. Reviewer: "Bobo is an enjoyable story of a negligent shepard named Juan Bobo (Bobo- fool in spanish). After all the kings soldiers fail to stop a mysterious being from trampling the kings fields at night. Juan is sent ont the fourth night to prove that he can out do the king's soldiers and capture the mysterious tresspasser. This great tale of Juan's attempt at proving he is not a fool will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat wondering what kind of trouble he'll run into next." Recommended for ages 4 - 8. [1 copy available]
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Juan Bobo, Puerto Rico Legend

LAS NAVIDADES: Popular Christmas Songs from Latin America (Bilingual)
selected and illustrated by Lulu Delacre. Soft, warm & appropriate color illustrations. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 2000 Scholastic soft cover, 4th printing. Name stamped on loose end page. Rest of book perfect. Content: Twelve Christmas songs from Central and South American tradition, arranged chronologically from Christmas Eve to Epiphany, with Spanish and English texts. Melody lines and guitar chords are appended. The illustrations depict Latin Americans preparing food, making music, carving, or celebrating the holidays. Brief paragraphs explain what is going on, where the depicted event takes place, other countries with slightly different but similar traditions, and the significance of these events. Delacre uses vivid pastels, paint, and colored pencil to show typical landscapes, homes, plazas, and the people of Latin America. While the book will certainly help Hispanics recall their rich holiday heritage, it reads less successfully in English as the translations are not in rhyme. [1 copy available]
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Las Navidades, Bilingual Christmas Songs

Putumayo Presents LATIN PLAYGROUND (English & Spanish Activity Kit) {CD included]
by Jacob Edgar and Emi Gittleman. Clever two-tone illustrations by Nicola Heindl. Condition: UNREAD 2002 Koch/Putumayo large sofdt cover. Tiny edge wear. No passport included. Content: Travel through 8 Latin American countries with fun music & activities for children. Contains: Full length CD with fun songs from 8 Latin American countries; Sing-a-long lyrics and translations; More than 50 hands-on activities for children, familes and schools; Reproducible pages; Cut, color and paste artwork. Well-known contributing artists: Cubanismo, Lila Downs, Los 50 de Joselito, Jose Gonzalez y Banda Criolla, Terri Hendrix, Flaco Jimenez, Nazare Pereira, Omara Portuondo, et al. [1 copy available]
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Latin Playground, Bilingual Activities

LATINO RAINBOW: Poems About Latino Americans
by Carlos Cumpian. Beautiful, soft color illustrations by Richard Leonard. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1994 Children's Press hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ), first printing. This was an ex-library book but the only sign of that is the checkout envelope on the back inside loose end page. Content: This collection of 20 poems in picture-book format introduces aspects of Latino culture in the United States. The chronologically arranged selections range in topic from the colonization of California by the Spanish, to Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina astronaut. Cumpian's poetry captures with interesting rhythms, some of the most dramatic moments of the history between Mexico and the United States. One of the last poems refers to Guatemalan, Salvadoran, and Nicaraguan refugees-"Our people have become refugees/because of strong earthquakes, high floods,/diseased water, or no rain;/because mean people/took control and wanted to rule/without caring about clinics,/food markets, or even schools." Leonard uses a muralist style to depict the personalities introduced. The backgrounds, often heavily colored in earth and sepia tones, allude to the subjects' accomplishments. The poems will allow children to discover for themselves these interesting events and figures of importance to the Latino culture in this country. The subjects: California Rancheros; Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo; Bernardo Vega; Ronstadt Family; Luis Alvarez; Dr. Hector Perez Garcia; Cuban REfugees; Ritchie Valens; Tito Puente; Neorican Poets; Cesar Chavez; Roberte Clemente; Carlos A. Cortez; Joan Baez; Reies Lopez Tijerina; Antonia Coehlo Novello; Central American Refugees; Henry Cisneros; and Ellen Ochoa. Wonderful! [1 copy available]
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Latino Rainbow

THE LEGEND OF THE POINSETTIA
text and color illustrations by Tomie dePaola. Condition: NEW 1997 PaperStar soft cover, 10th printing. Content: In this legend from Mexico, a little girl, Lucinda, is proud to help her mother weave a new blanket for the Baby Jesus to be used in a Christmas procession. But when Lucinda's mother takes ill, Lucinda tangles the yarn and is unable to complete the blanket. Feeling she has ruined Christmas, Lucinda is reluctant to go to the procession until a mysterious old woman appears from the shadows and tells Lucinda, "Any gift is beautiful because it is given. Whatever you give, the Baby Jesus will love because it comes from you." Nervously, Lucinda grabs an armful of weeds, which she brings into the church. As she prays, the weeds open into dazzling red flowers that decorate the altar. The story has a simple dignity, but it is the artwork that takes center stage here. The spreads, which feature everyday occurrences (set in a generic era), are magnificently staged and colored and culminate in the last spread--Lucinda praying at a crŠche, with a profusion of poinsettias decorating the pages. An author's note gives the origin of the story as well as facts about the poinsettia plant and its Christmas connections. Ages 6 - 10. [2 copies available]
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The Legend of the Poinsettia, DePaola

LULLABY OF THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE
by Kelly Stuart. Wonderful soft colorful illustrations by Carlos Caban. Sheet music of the Lullaby forms the decorated end pages. Condition: NEW 2002 Bright Sky Press (Austin) hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), assumed first printing. Content: Sleep, my little one, sleep; My precious, La Morenita says sleep; Let nothing disturb you and do not cry; I've come to sing you a lullaby In December of 1531, an Aztec man--revered as a spiritual seeker of truth--received a splendid and holy vision. As beautiful music played, the clouds parted and a woman emerged, surrounded by golden flames. Telling the man she was the Virgin Mother, she entrusted him with a special mission: to build a chapel in her honor. But, the Bishops wouldn't believe his story.until the Virgin sent a special sign. To this day, people throughout the world honor the Virgin of Guadalupe and celebrate her feast. In simple verse, perfect for the youngest child, the story of this special encounter unfolds, accompanied by richly colored illustrations and a lullaby to sing toddlers to sleep. Beautiful. Questions welcome. [3 copies available.]
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Lullaby of the Virgin of Guadalupe

MY NAME IS PABLO
by Aimee Sommerfelt. Translated by Patricia Crampton. B&W illustrations by Hans Normann Dahl. Condition: Very good pre-read c. 1965 Young America Book Club hardcover (no DJ issued). Minor edgewear top and bottom spine. Interior clean & tight. Content: The story of a Mayan boy in Mexico (and his hard life) who is befriended by a Norwegian father and son duo. Glossary of Spanish terms included. [1 copy available]
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My Name is Pablo

N Is for Navidad (Bilingual)
by Susan Middleton Elya & Merry Banks. Wonderful colorful illustrations by Joe Cepeda. Condition: NEW 2006 Chronicle hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first printing. Content: A lively introduction to Latino Christmas traditions follows an alphabetical structure as a way to introduce key Spanish terms and explain holiday customs and activities. The highlighted words include the Spanish words for decorations, food, family members, key characters in the Nativity story and terms relating to church attendance. Additional days of celebration, such as Las Posadas and Three Kings Day, are also included. The authors skillfully pack their short, rhyming text with a rather amazing amount of information, while still making the text peppy and interesting. Cepeda fills his buoyant paintings with fruits and flowers in brilliant colors, smiling people enjoying the holiday treats and backgrounds in bright greens and blues creating a cheerful mood. The illustrations show one extended family enjoying the holiday in a chronological progression, from hanging the first decorations at the beginning of the season to setting out their zapatos (shoes) for Three Kings Day. An author's note provides further information (noting that most of the customs included are Mexican in origin), and a glossary gives pronunciations for the Spanish words and complete definitions. [1 copy left]
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N Is For Navidad, Chicano Christmas
N Is For Navidad, Bilingual Christmas

THE NIGHT OF LAS POSADAS
text and color illustrations by Tomie DePaola. Condition: NEW 2000 Scholastic softcover, fourth printing. Tiny edgewear. Beautiful Southwestern colors in the hands of DePaola are special. Content: The story of the nine days of Las Posadas as celebrated in Spain and in the Southwestern United States. The last page details a history of the holiday. [1 copy available]
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Night of Las Posadas

QUIERO SER DOCTOR (I Want To Be A Doctor)
by Dan Liebman. Full-page color photos illustrate. Condition: NEW 2000 Firefly Books soft cover, no printing given. Content: Spanish language books for children. With straightforward and engaging text, the 'I Want to Be...' series is an appealing introduction to a broad spectrum of occupations. This one covers all aspects of being a doctor. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Quiero Ser Doctor, I Want To Be A Doctor

ROSITA'S CHRISTMAS WISH
by Mary Ann Smothers Bruni. Color illustrations by Thom Ricks. Condition: Gently pre-read 1985 TexArt hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, no printing given. No problems, just pre-read. Content: Welcome to Christmas on El Paso Street in San Antonio, Texas! You are entering the magical world of Christmas on the West Side of San Antonio. It is a world of posadas, processions, of mananitas, mornign serenades, and of backyard pastorelas, shepherds' plays. Meet nine year old Rosita. She wants to be Gila in Los Pastores, San Antonio's traditional Mexican Christmas drama. She knows all the words of "Palomita," Gila's song. She knows the caminata, the shepherd's walking song. She even has a basket like Gila's. Bruni is a Texan familiar with the Christmas festivities and Ricks' watercolors give a great insight into the rites of Christmas in Texas. [The text may be a bit "sweet" but the descriptions of the festivals are wonderful.] [1 copy available]
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Rosita's Christmas Wish, Xmas in Texas

SAY HOLA TO SPANISH, OTRA VEZ (Again!)
by Susan Middleton Elya. Color illustrations by Loretta Lopez. Condition: UNREAD 1999 Scholastic softcover, third printing. Tiny edgewear. Content: Another bright-eyed dose of Spanish vocabulary from Elya (Say Hola to Spanish, 1996). Jaunty, rhyming couplets introduce the words, and Lopez has provided illustrations in saturated, paintbox colors. Glossary included. Grades 1 - 4. Fun way to introduce a new language to kids. [1 copy available]
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Say Hola to Spanish

THE STORY OF MEXICO (La Historia de Mexico en Espanol y en Ingles) [Bilingual - English, Spanish]
by Nancy Conkle; Eric Tomb; Donna Neary; Elena Lopez; Diane De Avalle-Arce. Detailed B&W drawings for coloring. Condition: UNREAD 1997 Bellerophon soft cover (stapled wraps), no printing given. Small shelf wear "scuff" front cover at spine. Interior perfect. Content: Remarkably thorough book - B&W drawings suitable for coloring. Beginning with the Aztecs and moving to Frida Kahlo, each page has a detailed (well, as detailed as one can get in a caption) explanation of the graphic. All of this is in English and Espanol. Questions welcome & answered. [1 copy available]
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Story of Mexico Coloring Book

TOO MANY TAMALES
by Gary Soto. Warm & appropriate color illustrations by Ed Martinez. Condition: UNREAD 1994 Scholastic soft cover, 6th printing. Tiny edge wear with a local PBS Station logo bottom front cover corner. Interior perfect. Content: While helping her parents prepare tamales for a Christmas celebration, Maria notices her mother taking off her diamond ring. Unable to resist temptation, Maria slips the ring on her finger and continues with her work. It is only after the tamales are cooked and ready to be served that she realizes that she has lost the ring -- probably in one of the tamales. Will Maria and her cousins be able to find the ring? Illustrated with oil paintings. [1 copy only]
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Too Many Tamales, Christmas Books

TORTILLITAS PARA MAMA And Other Nursery Rhymes / Spanish and English (Bilingual)
selected & translated by Margot Griego, Betsy Bucks, Sharon Gilbert, and Laural Kimball. Warm, cute color illustrations by Barbara Cooney. Condition: UNREAD c. 1981-88 Henry Holt soft cover, first printing. Content: A collection of lyrical translations and Spanish texts of Latin American nursery rhymes. Ages 5-9. [1 copy only]
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Tortillitas Para mama, Bilingual Nursery Rhyme

TORTILLAS, TORTILLAS: A Traditional Nursery Rhyme (Bilingual - sort of)
illustrated by Roxanne Ressler. Warm, cute color illustrations. Condition: UNREAD 2001 Waterford Institute small soft cover, 10th printing. Content: This is a small (5 pages) soft cover book captioned in English, but the nursery rhyme is also presented in Spanish on the last page. [1 copy only]
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Tortillas, Tortillas, Chicano Nursery Rhyme

THE TRIP OF THE GOLDEN FISH AND OTHER BILINGUAL CHILDREN'S STORIES
by Rafael Arturo Urena. B&W illustrations - no credit given. Condition: NEW 1985 Vantage Press hardcover & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition. Unfortunately, the color, dye (?) for the cover is weak so we have light rubbings bottom DJ spine. Interior perfect. Content: Each of the tales in this book can stand on its own because each is so rich in tone, texture, and colloquialisms, qualities that are usually lacking ini all but the finest translations. At the same time, because the English and Spanish versions mirror each other so closely, when read together they help to reinforce the basic language skills of bilingual students. Stories: Making Figures With the Clouds; Hacienda Figuras con las Nubes; The Princess and the Magic Rosebush; La Princesa y al Rosal Magico; The Trip of the Golden Fish; and El Viaje del Pez Dorado. Perfect for homeschooling and public school teachers. Questions welcome [2 copies available]
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Trip of Golden Fish, Bilingual

UN dia LLUVIOSO
by Liza Alexander. Color illustrations by Joseph Ewers. Condition: Very Good, gently pre-read 1991 Golden Book/Sesame Street softcover, no edition given. Design drawn top inside cover. Interior clean & tight. Content: Not being able to read Spanish (a great fault living in Texas), all I can tell you about this book is that it appears that the Sesame Street characters (Big Bird, et al.) have an adventure in the rain. [1 copy available]
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Un Dia Lluvioso



SPANISH DANCER BOOKPLATES
art by Danka Lilly. Condition: NEW package of 12 bookplates made by pacaritambo books. The peel-off label stock is heavier than most bookplate materials and is matte and not glossy. They are as perfect as possible, and we feel the subject matter is much different than you can get anywhere else. 4.0" high x 3.5" wide. Content: Bright Spanish Dancer in black and shades of pruple with pink roses on her skirt. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Snell Blk BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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Spanish Dancer Bookplates



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