Family Pictures Cuadros De Familia

Author: Carmen Lomas Garza
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 0785714065
Release Date: 1999-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

Emil and Karl

Author: Yankev Glatshteyn
Publisher: Square Fish
ISBN: 9781250111951
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This is a unique work. It is one of the first books written for young readers describing the early days of the event that has since come to be known as the Holocaust. Originally written in Yiddish in 1938, it is one of the most accomplished works of children's literature in this language. It is also the only book for young readers by Glatshteyn, a major American Yiddish poet, novelist, and essayist. Written in the form of a suspense novel, Emil and Karl draws readers into the dilemmas faced by two young boys--one Jewish, the other not--when they suddenly find themselves without families or homes in Vienna on the eve of World War II. Because the book was written before World War II, and before the full revelations of the Third Reich's persecution of Jews and other civilians, it offers a fascinating look at life during this period and the moral challenges people faced under Nazism. It is also a taut, gripping, page-turner of the first order.

A Piece of My Heart

Author: Carmen Lomas Garza
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1565841646
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Art

Published in association with the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, this collection of 37 works of art (24 in full color) takes readers into the heart of one of the great painters of Chicano life. Garza's bright, colorful images capture the beauty and texture of daily life among families, friends, and neighbors in southern Texas.

Out of the Ballpark

Author: Alex Rodriguez
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062067012
Release Date:
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Before he hit 400 home runs... Before he was named American League MVP... Before he was AROD to millions of fans... He was Alex. Just a kid who wanted to play baseball more than anything else in the world. Baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez has drawn on his own childhood experiences to create this exciting picture book. It's the story of a boy named Alex who knows what it's like to swing at a wild pitch or have a ball bounce right between his legs. Alex is determined not to let his mistakes set him back—even if it means getting up at the crack of dawn to work on his hitting and fielding before school each day! Full of the spirit of determination and joy in the game that put AROD in a league of his own, Out of the Ballpark is a gift from a great sports hero to every young player who dreams of becoming a star.

Song of the Swallows

Author: Leo Politi
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892369898
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sad when the swallows leave for the winter, young Juan prepares to welcome them back to the old California Mission at Capistrano on St. Joseph's Day the next spring.


Author: Ann Cameron
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780440420521
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Kidnapped when she was very young by an unscrupulous man who has forced her to lie and beg to get money, a twelve-year-old Mayan girl endures an abusive life, always wishing she could return to the parents she can hardly remember. An ALA Children's Notable Book. Reprint.

Calling the Doves

Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
Publisher: Children's Book Press
ISBN: 0892391669
Release Date: 2001-03-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song.

Good Night Captain Mama

Author: Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
Publisher: Gracefully Global Group LLC
ISBN: 9780983476030
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This ground-breaking bilingual book was written by a Latina military officer and former aviator. It's the first bilingual children's book, in English and Spanish, about why mommies wear military uniforms and serve in the armed forces. Synopsis: A little boy named Marco is walking to his bedroom in pajamas carrying his stuffed puppy dog when he notices his mommy in an olive-green military flight suit. His curiosity about the colorful patches on her uniform evolves into a sweet, reassuring bedtime conversation between a military mother and her child about why she serves and what she does in the unusual KC-135R aerial refueling airplane. He drifts off to sleep with thoughts of his mommy in the airplane and the special surprise she gave him stuck to his fleece pajamas. The book includes an art activity for parents and teachers to enjoy with children. It's the first in a planned aviation adventure series.

Hey Canada

Author: Vivien Bowers
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9781770492554
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents information about the history, founders, landmarks, nature, and geography of Canada, with chapters devoted to each individual province.

Ni o de Cabeza

Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
Publisher: Children's Book Press
ISBN: 0892391626
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The author recalls the year when his farm worker parents settled down in the city so that he could go to school for the first time.

My Pet Rattlesnake

Author: Joe Hayes
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
ISBN: 9781935955634
Release Date: 2014-06-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Rattlesnakes and storyteller Joe Hayes must have a thing for each other. Joe’s teamed up again with Antonio Castro to tell us how one day he saved a rattlesnake’s life. Sure enough, that made the rattlesnake so happy he followed Joe home. The snake became Joe’s pet. Just like a dog. Oh, wow, Joe’s tall tales get taller every year!

Mis abuelos y yo My Grandparents and I

Author: Samuel Caraballo
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 1558855629
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Grandparents

Poetry. Latino/Latina Studies. This ode to family depicts the special influence of a young boy's grandparents in his life. His voice rings as he catalogs the various ways his grandparents impact him. Through gentle verse, Caraballo strings the joys of this quiet relationship: weekends spent throwing parties in the kitchen with delectable desserts, strolls to the museums and historic sites, and sprinting through the spray of a water hose in the backyard. Set in Puerto Rico, the book, too, pays homage to a unique childhood on the island. Caraballo introduces the reader, aged 3 to 7, to a strong grandparent and grandchild relationship. Complemented by vibrant illustrations, this is a book to share with a child on a very special day.

Surrounded by Sea

Author: Gail Gibbons
ISBN: 0823420213
Release Date: 2006-01-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

By revealing activities of island residents through the four seasons, contemporary everyday life in a New England fishing village is presented. Simultaneous.

Meet the Meerkat

Author: Darrin Lunde
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 9781607340454
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the life of a meerkat in the African desert.

It Doesn t Have To Be This Way

Author: Luis J. Rodriguez
Publisher: Children's Book Press
ISBN: 0892392037
Release Date: 2004-06-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Reluctantly a young boy becomes more and more involved in the activities of a local gang, until a tragic event involving his cousin forces him to make a choice about the course of his life.