Alarcón, Francisco X. | Gonzalez, Maya Christina | 1997
Laughing tomatoes and other spring poems
A bilingual collection of short, humorous and serious poems about family, nature, and celebrations by a renowned Mexican American poet.

Alarcón, Francisco X. | Barragán, Paula (illustrator) | 1997
Poems to dream together = Poemas para soñar juntos
A collection of short, bilingual poems celebrating the connections children share with their families, communities, and all living things.

Ashman, Linda | Robinson, Christian (illustrator) | 2013
As an old man grumbles his way through a rainy morning, spreading gloom, his neighbor, a young child, spreads cheer while hopping through puddles in frog-themed rainwear.
(Note: This book appears on multiple lists!)

Brooker, Marion | Brooker, Kyrsten (illustrator) | 2011
Tadeo's search for circles
A young boy's search for the perfect circle takes him on a fantastical journey around the world -- only to discover perfection in his own home.

Cumpiano, Ina | Ramírez, José (illustrator) | 2008
Quinito, day and night = Quinito, día y noche
Little Quinito and his family take the reader through a day filled with opposites, including short/tall, quite/loud and rainy/sunny.

Cumpiano, Ina | Ramírez, José (illustrator) | 2005
Quinito's neighborhood = El Vecindario de Quinito
Quinito not only knows everyone in his nieghborhood, he also knows that each person in his community has a different, important occupation.

Emmett, Jonathan | Jobling, Curtis (illustrator) | 2001
Dinosaurs after dark
Sleepless Bobby hears noise outside his bedroom window, and when he follows it into the city he finds some dinosaurs to play with.
(note: because of the ambiguity of the origin of the protagonist of this book, this title appears on more than one list!)

Elya, Susan Middleton | Salerno, Steven | 2006
Bébé goes shopping
Rhyming text describes a trip to the grocery store for a mamá and her baby boy.

Elya, Susan Middleton | Salerno, Steven | 2008
Bébé goes to the beach
A baby and his mother spend a day at the beach. Spanish words, interspersed in the rhyming text, are defined in a glossary.

Elya, Susan Middleton | Karas, G. Brian (illustrator) | 2003
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.

Elya, Susan Middleton | Avril, Lynne (illustrator) | 2007
Oh no, gotta go #2
On her way back from a picnic with her parents, a little girl who did not need to "tinkle" suddenly remembers that there is more than one reason to visit a restroom.

Gershator, David & Phillis | Shaw-Smith, Emma (illustrator) | 1995
Bread is for eating
A boy's mother explains how bread is created in a song sung in both Spanish and English. Back of the book contains song text and sheet music.

Gershator, Phillis | Cohen, Santiago (illustrator) | 2009
Zoo day ¡olé! : A counting book
Abuelita takes her granddaughter and grandson to the zoo, and together they count everything they see, in Spanish and in English.

Gonzalez, Maya Christina | 2007
Mis colores, mi mundo = my colors, my world
Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the color in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset. Pura Belpré Honor Book.

Gonzalez, Maya Christina | 2009
Yo sé que el rio me ama = I know the river loves me
A girl expresses her love of the river that she visits, plays in, and cares for throughout the year.

Henkes, Kevin | Lobel, Anita (illustrator) | 2005
So happy!
Brief text and illustrations tell the story of a boy, a rabbit, and a seed.

Isadora, Rachel | 2010
Say hello!
A little girl greets people in her neighborhood in many different languages.

Kaye, Stacey R. | Dulemba, Elizabeth O. | 2008
Ready for bed! : a tale of cleaning up, tucking in, and hardly any complaining
Marco's mother helps him get ready for bed by offering him choices about how he wants to take a bath, what sorts of pajamas to wear, and who will brush their teeth first.

Keats, Ezra Jack | 1974
One night while everyone is sleeping, a little boy watches his paper mouse save a cat from an angry dog.

Kroll, Virginia | Lopez, Loretta (illustrator) | 2006
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.

Manning, Maurie | 2008
Kitchen dance
Two sleepy children sneak out of their beds to watch as their parents, who love each other very much, break into a dance while washing the dishes.

Mora, Pat | Lang, Cecily (illustrator) | 1992
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.

Mora, Pat | Morale, Magaly (illustrator) | 2009
A piñata in a pine tree: A Latino twelve days of Christmas
In this adaptation of the folksong "The twelve days of Christmas," friends exchange gifts such as a piñata and "cuatro luminarias." Includes pronunciation and glossary of Spanish words and a description of Christmas foods and other holiday traditions from different Latin American countries.

Mora, Pat | Suárez, Maribel (illustrator) | 2008
Here, kitty, kitty! = ¡Ven, gatita, ven!
In this illustrated story told in both English and Spanish, a child describes the antics of a mischievous kitty.

Mora, Pat | Suárez, Maribel (illustrator) | 2008
Let's eat! = ¡A comer!
Bilingual text describes a family as they sit down to a table filled with good food.

Mora, Pat | Suárez, Maribel (illustrator) | 2008
Sweet dreams = Dulces sueños
In this illustrated story told in both English and Spanish, a grandmother puts her grandchildren to bed by telling them all the animals outside are sleeping.

Mora, Pat | Lavallee, Barbara (illustrator) | 1996
Uno, dos, tres: One, two three
Pictures depict two sisters going from shop to shop buying birthday presents for their mother. Rhyming text presents numbers from one to ten in English and Spanish.

Mora, Pat | Suárez, Maribel (illustrator) | 2009
Wiggling pockets = Los bolsillos saltarines
At a family gathering, mischief ensues when Danny releases frogs from his wiggling pockets.

Mora, Pat | López, Rafael (illustrator) | 2007
Yum! ¡mmmm! ¡qué rico! : Americas' sproutings
From blueberries to vanilla, indigenous foods of the Americas are celebrated in this collection of haiku poems, which also includes information about each food's origins.

Munsch, Robert | Martchenko, Michael (illustrator) | 2002
More pies!
Samuel wakes up hungry and nothing satisfies him. Luckily, there's a pie eating contest in the park, where Samuel eats six pies: chuka chuka chomp! To everyone's surprise, he wins the contest without turning green and falling under the table. But what will happen when he discovers that his mother has made him yet another pie for lunch?
*Note: There is no indicator as to the racial or ethnic background of the main character - so this book appears in more than one list!

Reynolds, Peter H. | 2004
Ramon loses confidence in his ability to draw, but his sister gives him new perspective on things.

Scott, Ann Herbert | Coalson, Glo (illustrator) | 1994
While waiting in line with her mother at the post office, Margarita greets the patrons who come in carrying different types of mail.

Shahan, Sherry | Barragan, Paula (illustrator) | 2004
Spicy hot colors - colores picantes
Colors explode off the page as Sherry Shahan's energetic, jazzy poetry introduces young readers to colors in English and Spanish. Shahan introduces nine colors by interweaving images and dance steps, while Ecuadoran artist Paula Barragan's computer-enhanced cut-paper illustrations capture the rhythm and vivacity of the text.

Shea, Pegi Deitz | Falwell, Cathryn (illustrator) | 2009
New Moon
Little Vincena's brother shows her La luna, the moon, and teaches her how to say "moon." Through the winter days and nights, they look for the moon together.

Thong, Roseanne Greenfield | Parra, John (illustrator) | 2013
Round is a tortilla: A book of shapes
In this lively picture book, a little girl discovers a world of shapes all around her: rectangles are ice-cream carts and stone metates, triangles are slices of watermelon and quesadillas....With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the shapes found in every child's day!

Vamos, Samantha R. | Cohen, Santiago (illustrator) | 2009
Before you were here, mi amor
Family members lovingly prepare for arrival of a new baby.

Vega, Denise | Kono, Erin Eitter (illustrator) | 2009
Grandmother, have the angels come?
A story in rhyme about the relationship between old and young and about growing older.

Williams, Vera B. | 1996
A chair for always
Rosa is excited when her new cousin, Benji, is born, but when Grandma wants to remove a beloved armchair, Rosa puts her foot down and insists that the chair, just like Benji, is a member of the family.