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WORLD-LANGUAGE WORDS IN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Arranged by Language:

This page provides a list of English-language children's books that feature translation of some of the text. For a list of bilingual books that provide a complete translation of the text, please see our Bilingual Books for Children booklist.

Arabic

Note: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
MacDonald, Margaret Read How Many Donkeys? An Arabic Counting Tale
When Jouha counts the ten donkeys carrying his dates to market, he repeatedly forgets to count the one he is riding on, causing him great consternation. Includes numbers written out in Arabic and in English transliteration, as well as the numerals one through ten, and a note on the origins and other versions of the story.
2009 JE MACDO
Islam, Yusuf A is for Allah
Introduces Islam using the letters of the Arabic alphabet.
1999 A J492.7 ISLAM

Aramaic

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Chwast, Seymour Had Gadya: A Passover Song
An illustrated, bilingual version of this cumulative folk song that is sung at the end of the Passover Seder. Includes a background note on the history and symbolism of the song.
2005 AA J296.437 HAD

Chinese

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Lo, Ginnie Mahjong All Day Long
Celebrates the Chinese game of mahjong--and, by analogy, any beloved pastime, especially one that brings families together.
2005 C J795.34 LO
Louie, Belinda Y. Learning Chinese through Stories and Activities
The Chinese/English bilingual texts allow both novice and advanced Chinese language learners to sharpen their language skills while enjoying the stories.
2007 J495.183 LOUIE
Niemann, Christoph The Pet Dragon
When Lin's beloved pet dragon disappears, she searches for him far and wide until a witch helps her to reach the dragon's new home. Introduces a different Chinese character on each step of Lin's adventure.
2008 JE NIEMA
Sanger, Amy Wilson Yum Yum Dim Sum
Easy-to-read rhyming text introduces children to the varied Chinese foods called "dim sum," which means "a little bit of heart".
2003 J BOARDBK SANGE

French

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Bovaird, Anne Elizabeth Goodbye USA--Bonjour la France
Before he goes to visit his cousin in France, Tom's mother teaches him a few French words, and while in Paris Tom learns even more. Pronunciation information is included in text.
1993 F J BOVAI

Hawaiian

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Macy, Carolyn Hawaiian Night Before Christmas
2008 J811.6 MACY
Rumford, James Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves
Manu, one of five brothers who are the first humans to set foot on Hawaii, is unhappy until he saves the life of a strange creature he calls Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves, and they become fast friends.
2004 HA JE RUMFO

Inuktitut

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Wallace, Mary I is for Inuksuk: An Arctic Celebration
"…highlights traditions and customs of the Inuit. Each letter of the word 'Inuksuk' is represented by an Inuktitut word, which together create a wonderful overview of life in the Arctic."--Inside cover.
2009 J917.19 WALLA

Italian

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
DePaola, Tomie Brava Strega Nona! A Heartwarming Pop-Up Book
Strega Nona shares the six ingredients for a magical life, illustrated with elaborate pop-ups. Also includes a few basic Italian words and phrases.
2008 JE DEPAO
Sanger, Amy Wilson Mangia! Mangia!
Easy-to-read rhyming text introduces a variety of Italian dishes with a translation of the words used on the back.
2005 J BOARDBK SANGE

Japanese

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Knorr, Rosanne If I Lived in Japan...
Entertaining verses and delightful illustrations introduce young children to the daily customs and language of their peers living in Japan.
1995 J J495.6 KNORR
Sanger, Amy Wilson First Book of Sushi
Easy-to-read rhyming text introduces Japanese words related to sushi.
2001 J BOARDBK SANGE
Wells, Ruth A to Zen: A Book of Japanese Culture
Introduces Japanese words from A to Z. Book is designed to be read from back to front and from right to left.
1992 J J915.2 WELLS

Multiple Languages

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Boyden, Linda Giveaways: An ABC Book of Loanwords from the Americas
Children's author and former elementary school teacher, Linda Boyden, shares an alphabet list of indigenous loanwords from North, South, and Central America that have found their way into common usage, either nationally or regionally.
2010 J497 BOYDS
Isadora, Rachel Say Hello!
A little girl greets people in her neighborhood in many different languages.
2010 JE ISADO
Weinstein, Ellen Slusky Everywhere the Cow Says "Moo!"
Easy-to-read text reveals the different words for animal sounds in four languages--English, Spanish, French, and Japanese--and the one that remains the same.
2008 JE WEINS

Polish

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Mrówczynska, Agnieska P is for Poland
"From Amber to Chopin, from Borsch to Vistula, this book celebrates everything we love best about Poland." --back cover
2009 J914.38 MROWC

Portuguese

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Seidman, David Brazil ABCs: A Book about the People and Places of Brazil
2007 J918.1 SEIDM

Spanish

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Ada, Alma F. I Love Saturdays y Domingos
A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.
2002 JE ADA
Alvarez, Julia How Tía Lola Came to Visit/Stay
Although ten-year-old Miguel is at first embarrassed by his colorful aunt, Tia Lola, when she comes to Vermont from the Dominican Republic to stay with his mother, his sister, and him after his parents' divorce, he learns to love her.
2001 JE ALVAR
Amado, Elisa Cousins 2004 JE AMADO
Babcock, Edna E. Carlos en el Caribe 1958 S J468.2 BABCO
Babcock, Edna E. Chiquito y Cola Rizada 1957 S J468.2 BABCO
Baruzzi, Agnese The True Story of Goldilocks
In this hilarious prequel to the traditional tale, Goldilocks is a goody-two-shoes invited by Mummy Bear and Daddy Bear to mend the ways of a very naughty Baby Bear. This novelty book features textured elements, pop-ups, and flaps to lift.
2009 JE BARUZ
  Berlitz Spanish for Children: The Three Bears / Little Red Riding Hood 1959 S J468.6 BERLI
Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. Shake it, Morena! And Other Folklore from Puerto Rico
An illustrated collection of games, songs, traditions, and stories from Puerto Rico.
2002 S J398.097 SHAKE
Best, Cari Taxi! Taxi!
Tina spends each Sunday with her father, a taxicab driver.
1994 JE BEST
Blue, Rose I Am Here = yo estoy aqui
On her first day in kindergarten, a little Puerto Rican girl feels lost and unhappy until she learns some English words.
1971 JE BLUE
Bovaird, Anne Elizabeth Goodbye USA--¡Hóla Mexico!
Tom's mother teaches him a few essential words in Spanish before he visits relatives in Mexico and he learns even more words during his stay. Pronunciation information is included in the text.
1994 S J BOVAI
Brett, Jan The Umbrella
Carlos goes into the cloud forest to look for animals, but he manages to miss seeing them even though they have an adventure with his umbrella.
2004 JE BRETT
Brisson, Lynn Spanish Bulletin Boards 2001 S J371.3356 BRISS
(Parent-Teacher Collection)
Calhoun, Mary Tonio's Cat
Toughy, the cat, begins to fill the emptiness which Tonio feels because he had to leave his dog in Mexico. Includes bilingual conversation.
1996 JE
Carlson, Lori M. Hurray for Three Kings' Day
A Hispanic family enjoys the traditional celebration of El Día de los Reyes, or Epiphany, by re-enacting the long walk of the three wise men bringing gifts to Baby Jesus.
1999 JE CARLS
Castañeda, Omar S. Abuela's Weave
A young Guatemalan girl and her grandmother grow closer as they weave some special creations and then make a trip to the market in hopes of selling them.
1993 JE CASTA
Colato Laínez, René The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez
When Miguel loses a tooth, two legendary characters come to claim it--one who is responsible for collecting teeth in the United States and one who has collected the teeth of the boy's parents and grandparents.
2010 JE COLAT
Cowley, Joy Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey
Trouble ensues when Papa gets Miguel a turkey to fatten up for Thanksgiving and Miguel develops an attachment to it.
1996 JE COWLE
Cruise, Robin Little Mamá Forgets
Although her Mexican-American grandmother now forgets many things, Luciana finds that she still remembers the things that are important to the two of them. Includes glossary of Spanish words used.
2006 JE CRUIS
DeVore, David & Tessie Happy Birthday to Me
"What a great birthday party for David! Along with presents and packages, his mother's and father's extended families bring their favorite foods, party games, and language of their different cultures, Hispanic and Anglo..."--back cover
2004 JE DEVOR
Dorros, Arthur Abuela
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.
1991 JE DORRO
Dorros, Arthur Isla
A young girl and her grandmother take an imaginary journey to the Caribbean island where her mother grew up and where some of her family still lives.
1995 JE DORRO
Dorros, Arthur When the Pigs Took Over
Don Carlos likes to do everything in a big way, but his idea to serve lots of snails in his restaurant nearly destroys the whole village.
2002 JE DORRO
Dulemba, Elizabeth O. Soap, Soap, Soap: Jabon, Jabon, Jabon
Hugo's mother sends him to the store to buy soap. As a result of his comical adventures, soap is exactly what Hugo needs when he returns home.
2009 JE DULEM
Elwell, Peter Adios Oscar! A Butterfly Fable by Peter Elwell
Despite his friends' teasing, Oscar the caterpillar studies to prepare for becoming a butterfly and migrating to Mexico, so when things do not turn out as he expects, he is still able to make his dream come true.
2009 JE ELWEL
Elya, Susan Middleton Bebé Goes Shopping
Rhyming text describes a trip to the grocery store for a mama and her baby boy.
2006 JE ELYA
Elya, Susan M. Cowboy José
A poor cowboy enters a rodeo to win a date from a pretty senorita, but afterwards wonders if he should spend his winnings on the girl, who is only interested in the money, or on his trusty horse, whose encouragement helped him win.
2005 JE ELYA
Elya, Susan M. Eight Animals Bake a Cake
Eight animals add ingredients to make a cake with unexpected results. Includes Spanish words, a glossary, and recipe for pineapple upside-down cake.
2002 JE ELYA
Elya, Susan M. Eight Animals on the Town
Eight animals go to market, to supper, and to dance, introducing the numbers from one to eight and vocabulary in English and Spanish.
2000 JE ELYA
Elya, Susan M. Eight Animals Play Ball
Eight animal friends play baseball in the park.
2003 JE ELYA
Elya, Susan M. F is for Fiesta
A rhyming book that outlines the preparations for and celebration of a young boy's birthday, with Spanish words for each letter of the alphabet translated in a glossary.
2006 JE ELYA
Elya, Susan M. Home at Last
When she and her family move from Mexico to the United States, eight-year-old Ana helps her mother adjust to the new situation by encouraging her to learn English.
2002 JE ELYA
Elya, Susan Middleton N is for Navidad
A rhyming book that outlines the preparations for and celebration of the Christmas season, with Spanish words for each letter of the alphabet translated in a glossary.
2007 JE ELYA
Elya, Susan Middleton Oh No, Gotta Go!
As soon as she goes out for a drive with her parents, a young girl needs to find a bathroom quickly. Text includes some Spanish words and phrases
2003 S JE ELYA
Elya, Susan Middleton Rubia and the Three Osos
Retells the story of Goldilocks and the three bears in rhyming text interspersed with Spanish words, which are defined in a glossary.
2010 JE ELYA
Elya, Susan Middleton Say Hola to Spanish
Introduces Spanish by defining such common words as "hola" ("hello"), "perro" ("dog"), and "madre" ("mother").
1996 S J468.1 ELYA
Elya, Susan Middleton Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus
This third volume in a series takes readers to the circus-with its dancing animals and flying trapeze. A glossary and pronunciation guide for over 70 Spanish words is included.
2000 S J468.1 ELYA
Elya, Susan Middleton Sophie's Trophy
Sophie the toad wishes she were as good looking as her brother, but she discovers that her talent lies in singing. Includes Spanish vocabulary.
2006 JE ELYA
English, Karen Speak English For Us, Marisol!
Marisol is the only member of her family who can speak English, and spends much of her time translating for her relatives and friends who cannot speak English.
2000 JE ENGLI
Evans, Ashley Putnam Princess Prissypants Goes to Spain
Princess Prissypants has traveled a great distance with her parents to visit Spain. But when the Spanish princess greets her, she cannot understand a word…
2009 JE EVANS
Ferri, Francesca Cucu - Te Veo! Mascotas
Peek-a-boo is the first game that babies learn, and this charming lift-the-flap book with Spanish text encourages Mom, Dad, and Baby to play peek-a-boo with favorite family pets.
2009 JE CUCU
Figueredo, D.H. Road to Santiago
Marisol is the only member of her family who can speak English, and spends much of her time translating for her relatives and friends who cannot speak English.
2003 JE FIGUE
Fine, Edith Hope Armando and the Blue Tarp School
Armando and his father are trash-pickers from Tijuana, Mexico, but when Señor David brings his "school" -- a blue tarp set down near the garbage dump -- to their neighborhood, Armando's father decides that he must attend classes and learn. Based on a true story.
2007 JE FINE
Geeslin, Campbell Elena's Serenade
In Mexico, a little girl goes on a journey to learn to be a glassblower and gains confidence along the way.
2004 JE GEESL
Geeslin, Campbell In Rosa's Mexico
In separate encounters with a rooster, a burro, and a wolf, a young Mexican girl is able to magically make things better. Each story uses some Spanish words, which are listed in the brief Spanish-English dictionary.
1996 JE
Geeslin, Campbell On Ramón's Farm
The animals that Ramón tends on his family's farm in Mexico include sheep that weep when they're shorn and a goat that climbs to the top of a windmill. Includes some Spanish words with pronunciation.
1998 JE
Gershator, Phillis Zoo Day, Olé! : A Counting Book
"Abuelita takes her grandchildren to the zoo. They have fun counting everything they see--people, birds, balloons, and animals…" --Inside front cover.
2008 JE GERSH
Giff, Patricia R. Adiós, Anna
With her best friend Anna Ortiz away at camp for the summer, Sarah plans a crash course to learn Spanish.
1998 J
Giff, Patricia R. Good Dog, Bonita
Sarah goes to New York City with Señora Sanchez and her little dog Bonita, and when the dog runs away she feels responsible.
1998 J
Giff, Patricia R. Happy Birthday, Anna, ¡Sorpresa!
Sarah writes to her pen pal in South America about her attempts to plan a surprise birthday party and her dislike of a new girl at school.
1998 J
Giff, Patricia R. Ho, Ho, Benjamin, Feliz Navidad
Benjamin's Christmas is not turning out well--until he catches some of the season's spirit from Senora Sanchez, his new neighbor from Ecuador.
1998 J
Giff, Patricia R. It's a Fiesta, Benjamin
The neighborhood is planning a fiesta, but so many arguments erupt between relatives and friends that Benjamin decides that only he can save the fiesta.
1998 J
Giff, Patricia R. Say Hola, Sarah
Sarah is too embarrassed to speak Spanish in front of her friends at the Columbus Day party until Anna's cousin from Colombia explains her own secret fear.
1998 J GIFF
Grisewood, John Fun to Learn Spanish
Double-page thematic spreads with labeled illustrations introduce Spanish vocabulary and conversational phrases in such areas as clothing, counting, opposites, and weather.
2000 S J468.2 GRISE, 2000
Harris, Jay M. The Moon is La Luna: Silly Rhymes in English and Spanish
This book is full of monos, ratons, and osos. What s that, you say? You don t know what a mono is? What about a rio, some pelo, or even an árbol? No? Still no idea? You should read this libro, then. By the time you finish, you ll be able to recognize and
2007 JE HARRI
Heinrichs, Ann Cinco de Mayo
2006 J394.26972
Heinrichs, Ann Día de los Muertos
2006 J394.266 HEINR
Helmer, Diana Star The Cat Who Came for Tacos
When kindly Señor Tomas and Señora Rosa welcome a stray cat into their home and share tuna tacos with him, insisting that he use proper table manners, they find that he has a lesson for them, as well.
2003 JE HELME
Hopkins, Jackie Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians
2007 JE HOPKI
Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane Migrant Worker: A Boy from the Rio Grande Valley
Describes the way of life of Mexican American families and their children who work as migrant agricultural laborers in Texas.
1996 J331.5
Hudes, Quiara Alegria Welcome to My Neighborhood: A Barrio ABC
A young girl takes a walk through her urban neighborhood, observing items representing every letter of the alphabet, from her abuela to loud, zooming cars.
2010 JE HUDES
Inches, Alison Big Sister Dora!
Dora prepares to become a big sister to the new addition to the family.
2005 JE INCHE
Jaffe, Nina Sing, Little Sack! / ¡Canta, Saquito!
Captured and kept inside a sack by a strange little man, a young girl is forced to sing until her mother hears her song and realizes that it is not the sack that is singing.
1993 JER JAFFE
Jaynes, Ruth Tell Me, Please! What's That?
David and his Spanish friend Juan go to the children's zoo together and tell each other the Spanish and English names for all the animals they see.
1968 JE JAYNE
Johnston, Tony Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio
Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Los Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian, and even starting their own gang.
1997 J JOHNS
Johnston, Tony Day of the Dead
Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead.
1997 J394.2 JOHNS
Johnston, Tony Isabel's House of Butterflies
Eight-year-old Isabel hopes that her plan will spare her favorite tree, keep the butterflies coming, and provide an income for her poor family in Mexico.
2003 JE JOHNS
Johnston, Tony P is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet
Using the alphabet, Mexico is introduced in this picture book using poetry and detailed expository text.
2008 J917.2 JOHNS
Johnston, Tony The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote
Rabbit outwits coyote in the Zapotec tale which explains why coyotes howl at the moon.
1998 J398.208997
Johnston, Tony Uncle Rain Cloud
Carlos tries to help his uncle, who is frustrated and angry at his inability to speak English, adjust to their new home in Los Angeles.
2001 JE JOHNS
Joslin, Sesyle There is a Bull on My Balcony: Hay un Toro en Mi Balcón 1966 S J468.2
Katz Cooper, Sharon Costa Rica ABCs: A Book about the People and Places of Costa Rica
2006 J917.286 KATZ
Katz Cooper, Sharon Venezuela ABCs: A Book about the People and Places of Venezuela
2007 J918.7 KATZ
Keep, Richard Cleminson Clatter Bash! A Day of the Dead Celebration
Rhyming text presents traditions used to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
2004 JE KEEP
Kimmel, Eric A. The Three Cabritos
Retells, with a southwestern United States setting, the traditional tale of the three billy goat brothers who trick a beast that lives under the bridge.
2007 JE KIMME
Komaiko, Leah Aunt Elaine Does the Dance from Spain
Katy attends a dance show with her Aunt Elaine, who becomes a different person when she dons her Spanish costume and takes the stage.
1994 JE KOMAI
Kroll, Virginia Uno, Dos, Tres, Posada! Let's Celebrate Christmas!
A little girl guides the reader through each step of a posada, a Hispanic holiday tradition celebrated on the nine nights before Christmas.
2006 S JE KROLL (Holiday Collection)
Krebs, Laurie Off We Go to Mexico: An Adventure In the Sun
2006 J917.2 KREBS
Laufer, Peter Made In Mexico
Describes the importance of the guitar in Mexico, especially in Paracho, a town which is becoming the center of the Mexican guitar industry.
2000 J787.87 LAUFE
  Love to Mamá: A Tribute to Mothers
In this beautifully illustrated book, 13 Latino poets write with joy, humor, and love about the powerful and undeniable bond between mothers, grandmothers, and children. These talented poets write passionately and vividly about the tremendous influence their mothers and grandmothers have had on them.
2001 J811 LOVE
  Lyric Language English / Spanish
"Learn to speak Spanish with songs and music for children ages 4-8"--container. Includes book and audio cassette.
1991 KIT S J468 LYRIC
MacDonald, Margaret Read Conejito: A Folktale from Panama
In this folktale, a little rabbit and his Tía Mónica outwit a fox, a tiger, and a lion, all of whom want to eat him for lunch.
2006 J398.20972 MACDO
Mahoney, Judy Teach me More Spanish: A Musical Journey Through the Year
Travel through the year and visit a beach and a farm, enjoy a picnic and a birthday party, explore museums and celebrate holidays. Includes book and audio CD.
1996 KIT S J468.2 MAHON
Marcantonio, Patricia Red Ridin' In The Hood and Other Cuentos
Eleven classic tales are retold with an injection of Latino culture, providing a twist on the traditional forms while sustaining a freshness all their own. Includes retellings of "Little Red Riding Hood" and the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and a glossary.
2005 J MARCA
McCormack, Caren McNelly The Fiesta Dress: A Quincenanera Tale
While Eva and her family prepare for her quinceanera, no one is paying attention to her younger sister, but when the dog gets out of the laundry room and steal Eva's sash, her little sister comes to the rescue.
2009 JE MCNEL
McMillan, Bruce Sense Suspense: A Guessing Game for the Five Senses
Includes English and Spanish in parallel columns.
1994 S J612.8 MCMIL
Mohr, Nicholasa Old Letivia and the Mountain of Sorrows
To end the devastation of a small Puerto Rican town, Old Letivia and her friends use her magic to conquer the evil forces of the Mountain of Sorrows.
1996 JE MOHR
Montes, Marisa Get Ready for Gabí!: A Crazy Mixed-up Spanglish Day
In Northern California, Maritza Gabriela Morales Mercado struggles to deal with the third grade bully, to control her temper, and to remember to speak Spanish at home and English at school.
2003 J MONTE
Montes, Marisa Los Gatos Black on Halloween
Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night that incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.
2006 JE MONTE
Mora, Francisco Juan Tuza and the Magic Pouch
As a reward for their good deeds and hard work in the Mexican desert, Juan Tuza the prairie dog and Pepe the armadillo receive a magic bag, which produces anything they need.
1994 JE MORA
Mora, Pat Abuelos
Young Ray and Amelia move to a new village and experience the fright and fun of "los abuelos" for the first time.The tradition of "los abuelos" comes from northern New Mexico. In the cold months of midwinter, village men disappear to disguise themselves as scary old men and then descend on the children, teasing them and asking if they've been good.
2008 JE MORA
Mora, Pat A Birthday Basket for Tía
With the help and interference of her cat Chica, Cecilia prepares a surprise gift for her great-aunt's ninetieth birthday.
1992 JE MORA
Mora, Pat Doña Flor: A Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart
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.
2005 JE MORA
Mora, Pat A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Inés
A biography of the seventeenth-century Mexican poet, learned in many subjects, who became a nun later in life.
2002 JB J8701M
Mora, Pat ¡Marimba! Animales from A to Z
Rhyming text reveals the antics of an alphabet full of zoo animals as they enjoy a night of singing, dancing, feasting, and playing musical instruments while their keepers sleep. Includes pronunciation and translation guide to Spanish words that appear throughout the text.
2006 JE MORA
Mora, Pat The Rainbow Tulip
A Mexican-American first-grader experiences the difficulties and pleasures of being different when she wears a tulip costume with all the colors of the rainbow for the school May Day parade.
1999 JE MORA
Mora, Pat Tomás and the Library Lady
While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomas finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.
1997 JE
Morales, Yuyi Just in Case
As Senor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents, but with the help of Zelmiro the Ghost, he finds the best gift of all.
2008 JE MORAL
Moreton, Daniel La Cucaracha Martina: A Carribean Folktale
While searching for the source of one beautiful sound, a ravishing cockroach rejects marriage proposals from a menagerie of city animals which woo her with their noises.
1997 J398.20972 MORET
Orozco, José-Luis De Colores and other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children
Lyrics (in Spanish and English) and music of 27 children's songs from Spanish-speaking countries.
1994 S J782.42 OROZC
Orozco, José-Luis Fiestas: A Year of Latin American Songs of Celebration
Melody line, guitar chords, and words in parallel Spanish and English.
2002 M S J782.4 OROZC
Paul, Ann W. Count on Culebra
When Iguana stubs her toe and cannot make her popular candies, Culebra the Rattlesnake finds a cure that introduces the Spanish words for the numbers from one to ten.
2008 JE PAUL
Paul, Ann W. Mañana, Iguana
Iguana, Conejo, Tortuga, and Culebra are excited about having a spring party, but only Iguana is willing to do any of the work. Includes a glossary of Spanish words used.
2004 JE PAUL
Pérez, L. King First Day in Grapes
When Chico starts the third grade after his migrant worker family moves to begin harvesting California grapes, he finds that self confidence and math skills help him cope with the first day of school.
2002 JE PEREZ
Polette, Keith Paco and the Giant Chile Plant
The desert of the southwestern United States is the unexpected setting for this retelling of the classic fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.
2008 JE POLET
  Practice Spelling
Interactive software intended to help children improve their English language spelling skills. Instructions in English and Spanish.
2003 SFTW S J372.81 PRACT
Prieto, Mariana Play It in Spanish
Seventeen games and action songs from Latin America, Spain, and the West Indies including the music for the songs and the words in Spanish with a free English translation.
1973 S J468.2
Ramos, Violet Pedro and Donkeeta
"Pedro is a young boy living in a small mining town with his uncle. His best friend is his donkey, Donkeeta. The townspeople are not very accepting of Pedro, who looks and talks differently than everyone else.."--inside front cover
2001 JE RAMOS
Ricci, Christine Dora's Book of Manners
Dora and Boots help Mr. Troll mind his manners.
2004 JE RICCI
Rockhill, Dennis Ocean Whisper / Susurro del Océano
A boy's fish bowl and a whale poster transform into an undersea dream in which he becomes a whale, playing in the ocean and encountering various plants and animals.
2005 S JE ROCKH
Ross, Michael Elsohn A Mexican Christmas
Describes the experiences of children during the festivals and religious observances of the Christmas season in Oaxaca, Mexico.
2002 J394.2663 ROSS
Ryan, Pam Muñoz Esperanza Rising
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.
2000 J RYAN
Ryan, Pam Muñoz Mice and Beans
In this rhythmic cumulative tale Rosa Maria spends the week getting ready for her granddaughter's birthday party and trying to avoid attracting mice--unaware that the mice in her walls are preparing for a party of their own.
2001 JE RYAN
Sacre, Antonio The Barking Mouse
A Spanish mouse family enjoys their picnic, until a cat threatens them, and mother mouse must save the day by demonstrating her ability to speak another language. Story is interspersed with various Spanish words.
2003 JE SACRE
Sanger, Amy Wilson ¡Hola! Jalapeño
Illustrations and rhyming text, sprinkled with some Spanish words, introduce a variety of Mexican foods.
2002 S J BOARDBK SANGE
Santiago, Esmerelda A Doll for Navidades
While preparing for Christmas in Puerto Rico, seven-year-old Esmeralda asks the Three Magi for a baby doll like her cousin's, but when they bring something else instead she gains a deeper understanding of the meaning of the holiday.
1996 JE SANTI (HOLIDAY)
Schachner, Judith Byron Skippyjon Jones
Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat with an overactive imagination who would rather be El Skippito, his Zorro-like alter ego.
2003 JE SCHAC
Scibor, Teresa It's Fun to Speak Spanish with Zozo
Kit includes book and audio cassette.
1993 Kit S J468 SCIBO
Shahan, Sherry Fiesta!
Describes a festival or holiday celebrated in Latin America for each month of the year.
2009 J394.2698 SHAHA
Shake It, Morena!: And other Folklore from Puerto Rico
An illustrated collection of games, songs, traditions, and stories from Puerto Rico.
2002 S J398.097 SHAKE
Silvano, Wendi J. Counting Coconuts
When Monkey wants to eat coconuts, he must first learn to count them first. His forest friends suggest various counting methods. Text in English, numerals given also in Spanish.
2004 JE SILVA
Soto, Gary Baseball in April and Other Stories
A collection of eleven short stories focusing on the everyday adventures of Hispanic young people growing up in Fresno, California.
1990 J SOTO
Soto, Gary Big Bushy Mustache
In order to look more like his father, Ricky borrows a mustache from a school costume, but when he loses it on the way home his father comes up with a replacement.
1998 JE SOTO
Soto, Gary The Cat's Meow
Eight-year-old Graciela, who is half Mexican, is amazed when her cat Pip starts speaking in Spanish.
1987 J SOTO
Soto, Gary Chato and the Party Animals
Chato decides to throw a "pachanga" for his friend Novio Boy, who has never had a birthday party.
2000 JE SOTO
Soto, Gary Chato Goes Cruisin'
Chato and Novio win a cruise but are disappointed to find that everyone else on board is a dog, and things go from bad to worse when the dogs party themselves sick and it is up to the cats to find help.
2005 JE SOTO
Soto, Gary Chato's Kitchen
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.
1995 JE SOTO
Soto, Gary Crazy Weekend
After their photograph of a robbery is published in the newspaper, Hector and Mando find themselves pursued by two goofy thieves.
1994 J SOTO
Soto, Gary If the Shoe Fits
After being teased about his brand new loafers, Rigo puts them away for so long he grows out of them.
2002 JE SOTO
Soto, Gary Local News
A collection of thirteen short stories about the everyday lives of Mexican American young people in California's Central Valley.
1993 J SOTO
Soto, Gary My Little Car / Mi Carrito
Teresa loves to show off her shiny, new, pedal-powered lowrider car from Grandpa, but the toy soon looks old when she neglects it.
2006 JE SOTO
Soto, Gary The Old Man and His Door
Misunderstanding his wife's instructions, an old man sets out for a party with a door on his back.
1996 JE SOTO
Soto, Gary The Skirt
When Miata leaves on the school bus the skirt that she is to wear in a dance performance, she needs all her wits to get it back without her parents' finding out that she has lost something yet again.
1992 J SOTO
Soto, Gary Snapshots From the Wedding
Maya, the flower girl, describes a Mexican American wedding through snapshots of the day's events, beginning with the procession to the altar and ending with her sleeping after the dance.
1997 JE SOTO
Soto, Gary Taking Sides
Fourteen-year-old Lincoln Mendoza, an aspiring basketball player, must come to terms with his divided loyalties when he moves from the Hispanic inner city to a white suburban neighborhood.
1991 J SOTO
  Spanish for Kids 2-12 and the Whole Family
Kit includes a book, with lesson texts in English and Spanish, and two audio cassettes.
1990 KIT S J468
Strevens, Biddy Toto in Spain: A First Taste of Spain and the Spanish Language
Includes some Spanish vocabulary words within the text.
1992 JE
Torres, Leyla Liliana's Grandmothers
Because one of her grandmothers lives down the street and the other in a far away country, Liliana experiences two very different ways of life when she visits them.
1998 JE TORRE
Tripp, Valerie Again, Josefina!
Nine-year-old Josefina wants to give up learning to play the piano until she sees how much joy her music gives to her baby nephew. Discusses the importance of music on the New Mexican frontier and describes how to dance La Vaquerita.
2000 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Changes for Josefina
When Tía Dolores, the beloved aunt who has cared for the Montoya family since the death of their mother, announces that she is planning to leave, Josefina and her sisters try to find a way to change her mind.
1998 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Happy Birthday, Josefina
Josefina hopes to become a "curandera" or healer like Tía Magdalena, and she is tested just before her tenth birthday when a friend receives a potentially fatal snakebite.
1998 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina Learns a Lesson
Josefina and her sisters distrust learning to read and write, as well as other changes their Tía Dolores is bringing to the household, because they fear they will lose their memories of their mother.
1997 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina Saves the Day
In 1825 when Josefina trusts a trader in Santa Fe with an important deal, she makes a surprising discovery about this young American who leaves town without paying her.
1998 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina's Song
In the early 1800s, nine-year-old Josefina accompanies her father into the New Mexican mountains to check on the elderly shepherd who works for him and she proves herself a good traveling companion when her father has an accident.
2001 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Josefina's Surprise
The second Christmas after their mother has died, Josefina and her three sisters find that participating in the traditions of Las Posadas helps keep memories of Mama alive.
1997 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Meet Josefina
Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.
1997 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie A Reward for Josefina
When the entire family goes into the hills to collect piñon nuts, Josefina hopes to find the most in order to make Tía Dolores proud of her.
1999 J TRIPP
Tripp, Valerie Thanks to Josefina
In 1824 New Mexico, Josefina and her sisters argue as they weave, until Josefina thinks of a way to make their work more fun. Includes historical notes on blanket weaving in New Mexico in 1824 and instructions for dyeing a t-shirt.
2003 J TRIPP
Vamos, Samantha Before You Were Born, Mi Amor
The members of a "familia" lovingly prepare for a new "beb." With its vibrant and warm illustrations, and Spanish words woven throughout the text, this debut picture book is ideal for expectant parents or children curious about the time before they were b
2009 JE VAMOS
Van Laan, Nancy La Boda: A Mexican Wedding Celebration
A little girl and her grandmother watch as the whole village prepares for and participates in a traditional Zapotec Indian wedding celebration.
1996 JE VANLA
Vargo, Sharon Hawkins Señor Felipe's Alphabet Adventure: El Alfabeto Español
Señor Felipe is given the mission to photograph things that begin with each letter of the Spanish alphabet.
2001 S JE VARGO
Vidal, Beatriz Federico and the Magi's Gift: A Latin American Christmas Story
Four-year-old Federico is afraid the three kings will not bring him the toy horse he asked them for, and, unable to sleep, he goes outside to await their arrival.
2004 JE VIDAL
(Holiday Collection)
  Wáchale!: Poetry and Prose about Growing up Latino in America
A collection of poems, stories, and other writings which celebrates diversity among Latinos.
2001 J810.8 WACHA
Wheeler, Lisa Te Amo, Bebé, Little One
Share a mother's lilting love song to her newborn as he turns into a toddler, in a pleasing mix of English and Spanish lyrical verse.
2004 JE WHEEL
Williams, Arlene Tiny Tortilla
Juan Carlos discovers that, with the right touch, he can transform some special tortilla dough into unexpected shapes.
2005 JE WILLI
Wing, Natasha Jalapeõ Bagels
For International Day at school, Pablo wants to bring something that reflects the cultures of both his parents.
1996 JE WING
Winter, Jeanette Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book
Every year Don Pedro and his family make papier-mache skeletons, or calaveras, for Mexico's Day of the Dead fiesta. From Angel and Doctor to Mariachi and Unicornio, each letter of the alphabet has its own special calavera.
2004 S J394.266 WINTE

Swahili

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Cunnane, Kelly For You Are a Kenyan Child
From rooster crow to bedtime, a Kenyan boy plays and visits neighbors all through his village, even though he is supposed to be watching his grandfather's cows.
2006 JE CUNNA
Wilson-Max, Ken Furaha Means Happy: A Book of Swahili Words
Uses a description of a brother and sister in Kenya on a picnic with their parents to introduce a variety of words in the African language Swahili.
2000 SV J496.392 WILSO

Tagalog

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Romulo, Liana My First Book of Tagalog Words: Filipino Rhymes and Verses
2006 J499 ROMUL

Zulu

AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Wilson-Max, Ken Halala Means Welcome!: A Book of Zulu Words
Introduces words in Zulu, a "musical language with unusual clicking sounds" while following the activities of a boy at home in South Africa.
1998 Z J496.3986 WILSO

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