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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

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. [2 copies available.]
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De Colores

CHARRO CLAUS AND THE TEJAS KID (Bilingual Middle Reader)
text and vibrant color illustrations by Xavier Garza. Condition: NEW 2008 Cinco Puntos Press hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), first edition, first printing. Content: Yes, Virginia, Santa has a Mexican cousin - and thus we are on the way to a funny and exciting Christmas Eve in South Texas. “Even Santa Claus sends the jobs he is unable or unwilling to do to this colorful storybook by local author-illustrator Xavier Garza." The simple South Texas Christmas tale is printed in both English and Spanish, allowing for several different bilingual reading opportunities. Let’s welcome Santa’s newest helper: his cousin Pancho, a farmer living down in South Texas who is so smart he speaks both Spanish and English. Back in the day, Pancho was a mariachi singer with a whole lot of style and a fancy sombrero. But as the years passed, Pancho got, well, a little older and a little wider all around. Then one night his primo Santa Claus showed up. Santa needed some help along the US/Mexico border. Pancho volunteered. And then, poof, Santa transformed Pancho into the resplendent Charro Claus with his incredible Flying Burritos. And Charro Claus, it turns out, even had his own surprise elf—his nephew Vincente! All Christmas Eve, Vincente and Pancho deliver toys to the boys and girls on the border. Neither rain, cloudy skies, wire fences, or concrete walls keep them from covering every inch of their newly assigned territory. And they don’t forget a single town or city. How could they? The border is their home. A native of the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, teacher, and storyteller. It's a hoot! All ages.Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Charro Claus & Tejas Kid, Texas Xmas

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

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 Joaqu¡n 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 Joaqu¡n 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

HOW WE CAME TO THE FIFTH WORLD (Como vinimos al quinto mundo) [Bilingual Tales of the Americas series]
adapted by Harriet Rohmer & Mary Anchondo. Bright colorful illustrations by Graciela Carrillo. Condition: UNREAD, but not perfect, 1988 Children's Book Press hardcover (pictorial boards - no DJ issued), library binding, revised edition. Problem: I'm not happy with the binding - nothing loose, just not well bound, IMHO. Light shelf wear in the form of pale rubbings from the book being moved in and out of shelves against other books. Content: A simple retelling of the famous creation story from ancient Mexico with illustrations based on the original Indian picture writings. The Aztec elders believed that the world was created four times before our present fifth world and that the earlier worlds were destroyed because humans were selfish and ignored their gods. Our fifth world can be saved, say the Aztec elders, if people find a way to live together peacefully. Questions welcome. [1 copy available]
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Aztec Myths for Kids

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

by Natalia Toledo. Fascinating color paintings by Francisco Toledo. Translated from the Zapotec Spanish by Elisa Amado. Condition: NEW 2007 GroundWood Books hardcover (pictorial boards) & DJ (in mylar jacket), no printing given, assumed first American printing. English story on the left and Spanish story on the right column. Content: Once upon a time no creatures on Earth died. But they had baby after baby, and before long the world grew crowded. Death decided to solve the problem by challenging everyone to a skip-rope contest — as an immortal, Death won every time, and one by one everyone succumbed to her dare. Soon, every living being knew Death. This intriguing fable is based on Francisco Toledo's series of engravings of Death, a dominant figure in Mexican culture. Toledo, the heir to the great generation of Mexican artists that included Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, has imaginatively explored this integral part of life, and his entrancing images are matched by poetic text from his wife Natalia. [1 copy available]
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Light Food / Pies Ligeros, Children's Bilingual Books

A PLACE WEHRE SUNFLOWERS GROW (Bilingual - Japanese/English)
by Amy Lee-Tai. Wonderful colorful illustrations that make Topaz look better than it probably was by Felicia Hoshino. Condition: NEW 2012 Children's Book Press large paperback, first paperback edition, first printing. Bilingual - each page has the English text and Japanese text. Content: Under the harsh summer sun, Mari’s art class has begun. But it’s hard to think of anything to draw in a place where nothing beautiful grows — especially a place like Topaz, the internment camp where Mari’s family and thousands of other Japanese Americans have been sent to live during World War II. Somehow, glimmers of hope begin to surface — in the eyes of a kindly art teacher, in the tender words of Mari’s parents, and in the smile of a new friend. Amy Lee-Tai’s sensitive prose and Felicia Hoshino’s stunning mixed-media images show that hope can survive even the harshest injustice. Essential American history, IMHO. [1 copy left]
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Place Where Sunflowers Grow, Bilingual Kids
Where Sunflowers Grow, Bilingual Kids

THE TAMARINDO PUPPY And Other Poems [Reading Rainbow Book] (Bilingual, sort of)
written by Charlotte Pomerantz. Adorable comic illustrations by Byron Barton. Condition: UNREAD 1980 Mulberry Books soft cover, first printing. Tiny edge wear. Content: This book speaks two languages. The 13 joyous poems slip effortlessly back and forth between English and Spanish, much the way many people talk. Each poem describes something familiar--a puppy, a mirror, and a cat, for example--with zippy, natural humor and bouncy, lively rhythm. "Welcome!" Ages 4-8. [1 copy available}
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Tamarindo Puppy, Children's Bilingual

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

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

unknown artist. 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. 3.0" wide x 4.0" high Content: Taken from an old woodcut, this simple bookplate shows a child reading a book under a tree. We can personalize your bookplate (the font is Clarendon Blk BT) - just email us the name. Any questions, click here to email us.
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