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¡Vamos! ¡Vamos! / Raúl the Third

Little Lobo has a brand-new truck and he and his friends are trying to cross the bridge to get to a big celebration on the other side. But there's a traffic jam on the bridge-everyone has places to be, jobs to go to, people to meet! Will Little Lobo ever get across?


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Abuela Abuela / Arthur Dorros ; illustrated by Elisa Kleven

While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City. In a fantastic daydream, Rosalba imagines that she and her grandmother take a journey over Manhattan. They fly high above the city among flocks of birds and observe the city's parks, rivers, landmarks, and streets. Splendid collages transform the city into a rich mosaic of buildings, people, and places.


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Abuelita and me Abuelita and me / Leonarda Carranza ; illustrated by Rafael Mayani

"In this poignant, empowering picture book debut, a girl and her beloved abuelita lean on each other as they contend with racism while running errands in the city. Spending time at home with Abuelita means pancakes, puddle-jumping, and nail-painting. But venturing out into the city is not always as fun. On the bus and at the grocery store, people are impatient and suspicious--sometimes they even yell. Sad, angry, and scared, the story's young narrator decides not to leave home again...until a moment of empowerment helps her see the strength she and Abuelita share when they face the world together"--


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All the way to Havana All the way to Havana / Margarita Engle ; illustrated by Mike Curato

A boy helps his father keep their very old car running as they make a trip to Havana for his newborn cousin's zero-year birthday. Includes author's note about cars in Cuba.


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Alma and how she got her name Alma and how she got her name / Juana Martinez-Neal

When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.


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Arrorró mi niño Arrorró mi niño / selected and illustrated by Lulu Delacre

An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, finger play games, and lullabies from the major Latino groups living in the United States today.


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Arroz con leche Arroz con leche / words by Jorge Argueta ; pictures by Fernando Vilela

En este delicioso libro, el poeta Jorge Arguita nos brinda su receta preferida de arroz con leche. Esta receta es al mismo tiempo fácil de preparar y toda una experiencia poética para todos los sentidos y la imaginación.


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Arroz con leche Arroz con leche / selected and illustrated by Lulu Delacre ; English lyrics by Elena Paz ; musical arrangements by An

A collection of traditional Latin American songs and rhymes, in Spanish and English, with the music included.


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The bossy gallito = The bossy gallito = / retold by Lucía M. González ; illustrated by Lulu Delacre

En este cuento cumulativo cubano, un gallito mandón se ensucia el pico y debe encontrar la manera de limpiarla antes de ir a la boda de su tío.


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Catalina incognito Catalina incognito / Jennifer Torres ; illustrated by Gladys Jose

Eight-year-old Catalina Castañeda uses Tía Abuela's sewing kit to turn ordinary clothing into a magical disguise, enabling her to uncover a thief at the local library.


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Celia Cruz, queen of salsa Celia Cruz, queen of salsa / Veronica Chambers ; illustrated by Julie Maren

Introduces the Queen of Salsa who has a magical vibrancy as a Cuban Salsa Singer. To her her voice or see her perform was to feel her life-affirming energy deep within your soul.


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Chato's kitchen Chato's kitchen / Gary Soto ; illustrated by Susan Guevara

To get the "ratoncitos," little mice, who have moved into the barrio to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more.


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Child of the flower-song people Child of the flower-song people / written by Gloria Amescua ; illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh

A fictionalized account of a Nahua woman who grew up in Mexico during the early 1900s, became a model for artists, worked with scholars to preserve Nahuatl language and stories, and was known as the "soul of Mexico." Includes author's note, timeline, and glossary.


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Día de los muertos Día de los muertos / Roseanne Greenfield Thong ; pictures by Carles Ballesteros

"It's Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and children throughout the pueblo, or town, are getting ready to celebrate! They decorate with colored streamers, calaveras, or sugar skulls, and pan de muertos, or bread of the dead. There are altars draped in cloth and covered in marigolds and twinkling candles. Music fills the streets. Join the fun and festivities, learn about a different cultural tradition, and brush up on your Spanish vocabulary, as the town honors their dearly departed in a traditional, time-honored style."--Amazon.com.


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Danza! Danza! / Duncan Tonatiuh

"Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernandez, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Published in time for the 100th anniversary of Hernandez's birth, Danza! is the first picture book about the famous dancer and choreographer. Danza! is a celebration of Hernandez's life and of the rich history of dance in Mexico. As a child, Amalia always thought she would grow up to be a teacher, until she saw a performance of dancers in her town square. She was fascinated by the way the dancers twirled and swayed, and she knew that someday she would be a dancer, too. She began to study many different types of dance, including ballet and modern, under some of the best teachers in the world. Hernandez traveled throughout Mexico studying and learning regional dances. Soon she founded her own dance company, El Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, where she integrated her knowledge of ballet and modern dance with folkloric dances. The group began to perform all over the country and soon all over the world, becoming an international sensation that still tours today. Duncan Tonatiuh's picture books have been honored with many awards and accolades, including the Pura Belpre Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award. With Tonatiuh's distinctive Mixtec-inspired artwork and colorful drawings that seem to leap off the page, Danza! will enthrall and inspire young readers with the fascinating story of this important dancer and choreographer"--


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De colores and other Latin-American folk songs for children De colores and other Latin-American folk songs for children / selected, arranged, and translated by José-Luis Orozco ; illustrated by Eliza Kleven

Lyrics (in Spanish and English) and music of 27 children's songs from Spanish-speaking countries.


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Diego Rivera Diego Rivera / Mike Venezia


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Doña Flor Doña Flor / Pat Mora ; illustrated by Raul Colón

Doña Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to protect her neighbors from what they think is a dangerous animal, but soon discovers the tiny secret behind the huge noise.


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Dreamers Dreamers / Yuyi Morales

"An illustrated picture book autobiography in which award-winning author Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story"--


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El Cucuy is scared, too! El Cucuy is scared, too! / story by Donna Barba Higuera ; pictures by Juliana Perdomo

Ramón is worried about his first day at a new school, but it helps to remind El Cucuy, the monster who lives in his cactus pot, of how brave and strong they both are.


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Esperanza rising Esperanza rising / Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.


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Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo / James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Cassie Anderson; lettering & design by Swell Type; cover art by

"This biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo uses a graphic novel format to tell the true story of the woman who led an artistic revolution. After an accident at age 18 dashed her dream of attending medical school and becoming a doctor, Frida Kahlo turned to painting as a form of therapy. Over the next few years, she developed an introspective and surrealist style that soon became a sensation in the art world. By incorporating aspects of Mexican folk art with personal themes, Kahlo's paintings revolutionized not only Mexican art but the very essence of what art could be"--Provided by publisher.


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Gathering the sun Gathering the sun / Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by Simon Silva ; English translation by Rosa Zubizarreta

A book of poems about working in the fields and nature's bounty, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet.


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Harvesting hope Harvesting hope / Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Yuyi Morales

A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.


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I love Saturdays y domingos I love Saturdays y domingos / Alma Flor Ada ; illustrated by Elivia Savadier

A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.


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In my family In my family / pictures and stories by Carmen Lomas Garza ; as told to Harriet Rohmer ; edited by David Schecter ;

The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas.


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Isla to island Isla to island / Alexis Castellanos

"A wordless graphic novel in which twelve-year-old Marisol must adapt to a new life 1960s Brooklyn after her parents send her to the United States from Cuba to keep her safe during Castro's regime"--


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Lola out loud Lola out loud / Jennifer Torres ; illustrated by Sara Palacios

As Lola helps her mother at the family's hotel, she learns about compassion, social injustice, and how one voice can lead to change. Includes author's note on Dolores Huerta, a labor organizer who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association.


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Lucia the luchadora Lucia the luchadora / Cything Leonor Garza ; illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez

Lucia zips through the playground in her cape just like the boys, but when they tell her 'girls can't be superheroes', suddenly she doesn't feel so mighty. That's when her beloved abuela reveals a dazzling secret: Lucia comes from a family of luchadoras, the bold and valiant women of the Mexican lucha libre tradition. But when she's confronted with a case of injustice, Lucia must decide if she can stay true to the ways of the luchadora and fight for what is right, even if it means breaking the sacred rule of never revealing the identity behind her mask.


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Mañanaland Mañanaland / Pam Muñoz Ryan

Twelve-year-old Max, who loves the legend Buelo tells him about a mythical gatekeeper who can guide brave travelers on a journey into tomorrow, sets out on a dangerous quest to discover if he is true of heart and what the future holds, armed with a treasured compass, a mysterious stone rubbing, and Buelo's legend as his only guides.


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Marisol McDonald no combina Marisol McDonald no combina / story, Monica Brown ; illustrations, Sara Palacios ; translation, Adriana Domínguez = Marisol McDon

Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness.


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Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring Me, Frida, and the secret of the peacock ring / Angela Cervantes

"Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together. While in Mexico, Paloma meets Lizzie and Gael, who present her with an irresistible challenge: the siblings want her to help them find a valuable ring that once belonged to beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo"--Amazon.com.


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Miss Quinces Miss Quinces / Kat Fajardo ; color by Mariana Azzi ; lettering by E. K. Weaver

"Sue just wants to spend the summer reading and making comics at sleepaway camp with her friends, but instead she gets stuck going to Honduras to visit relatives with her parents and two sisters. They live way out in the country, which means no texting, no cable, and no Internet! The trip takes a turn for the worse when Sue's mother announces that they'll be having a surprise quinceañera for Sue, which is the last thing she wants. She can't imagine wearing a big, floofy, colorful dress! What is Sue going to do? And how will she survive all this "quality" time with her rambunctious family?"--


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My name is Celia My name is Celia / written by Monica Brown ; illustrated by Rafael López


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My papi has a motorcycle My papi has a motorcycle / Isabel Quintero ; illustrated by Zeke Peña

"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"--


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Once upon a time Once upon a time / Rueben Martínez ; illustrated by Raúl Colón ; translated by David Unger

A collection of seven traditional tales from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain retold in English and Spanish. Includes notes about each story.


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Paletero man Paletero man / Latin Grammy winner Lucky Diaz ; illustrated by Micah Player

"What’s the best way to cool off on a hot summer day? Run quick and find Paletero José! Follow along with our narrator as he passes through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. But when he finally catches up with him, our narrator’s pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero? It will take the help of the entire community to get the tasty treat now....Includes Spanish words and phrases throughout, an author’s note from Lucky Diaz, and a link to a live version of the Lucky Band’s popular song that inspired the book." --publisher's website


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Pelé, el rey del fútbol = Pelé, el rey del fútbol = / Monica Brown ; illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez ; translated by Fernando Gayesky

Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved futbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? Turn the pages of this book to read the true life story of Pele, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend.


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Quizas algo hermoso Quizas algo hermoso / por F. Isabel Campoy y Theresa Howell ; illustrado por Rafael Lopez

"Mira lives in a gray and hopeless urban community until a muralist arrives and, along with his paints and brushes, brings color, joy, and togetherness to Mira and her neighbors"--


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Solimar Solimar / Pam Muñoz Ryan

"On the brink of her Quinceañera, and her official coronation, Princess Solimar is given a magical gift that sets her life on a new path"--


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Training day Training day

Readers will fall in love with Raúl the Third's unique visual style as Kooky Dooky helps luchador El Toro train for his next wrestling match! Perfect for readers of Elephant and Piggie, comic book fans, and kids looking to practice both Spanish and English.


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Viva Frida Viva Frida / Yuyi Morales ; photography by Tim O'Meara

"Explores the passionate, imaginative life of the incomparable Frida Kahlo." Written in very simple language, the book includes 2 pages of facts (in English and Spanish) about Frida Kahlo at end of book.


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Waiting for the BiblioBurro Waiting for the BiblioBurro / Monica Brown ; illustrations by John Parra

When a man brings to a remote village two burros, Alfa and Beto, loaded with books the children can borrow, Ana's excitement leads her to write a book of her own as she waits for the BibliBurro to return. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a note on the true story of Columbia's BiblioBurro and mobile libraries in other countries.


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With lots of love With lots of love / written by Jenny Torres Sanchez ; illustrated by André Ceolin

Rocio and her family move from Central America to the United States, leaving behind their extended family and many happy memories, but Rocio's Abuela finds a way to send her something special for her birthday.


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Yum! mmmm! qué rico! Yum! mmmm! qué rico! / haiku by Pat Mora ; pictures by Rafael López

"From blueberries to vanilla, indigenous foods of the Americas are celebrated in this collection of haiku, which also includes information about each food's origins"--Provided by publisher.

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Including the collection of Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus


Poudre River Public Library District
(970) 221-6740

Including the collection of
Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus