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Ages 6-8

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A Sled for Gabo by  Emma Otheguy
Gabo, shy with other children and having no sled or winter clothing, yearns to go sledding and his neighbor's granddaughter, Isa, helps him find a way.
All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle
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.
Alma and How She Got Her Name by  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.
Areli is a Dreamer: A True Story by  Areli Morales
In the first picture book written by a DACA dreamer Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story of moving from a quiet town in Mexico to the bustling and noisy metropolis of New York City.
Boogie Boogie, Y'All by  C.G. Esperanza aka ChalaRanza
Lively and colorful with a read-aloud beat, this picture book celebrates the rich culture of the Boogie Down Bronx, inviting readers to an epic block party!
Dias y Dias=Days and Days by  Ginger Foglesong Guy
In this bilingual story that introduces descriptive adjectives, words for the weather, months, and a child's seasonal wardrobe, children enjoy what makes each season special.
I'll Build You a Bookcase=Te haré tu propio librero by  Jean Ciborowski Fahey
Illustrations and rhyming text portray a loved one who promises to build a home library to hold treasures that grow and change along with their special child.
Lola Levine is Not Mean! by Monica Brown
Second-grader Lola has a wonderful family, a great teacher, and the best friend ever, Josh, and they all help her feel better after she is teased and forbidden to play team sports at recess for having accidentally hurt classmate Juan during a soccer game.
Series -
Lola Levine
Looking for Bongo by Eric Velasquez
When a boy's abuela accuses him of being careless with his beloved Bongo, he devises a trap and catches the toy thief red-handed.
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy
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.
My Papi Has a Motorcycle by  Isabel Quintero
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. But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there. With vivid illustrations and text bursting with heart, My Papi Has a Motorcycle is a young girl's love letter to her hardworking dad and to memories of home that we hold close in the midst of change.- ________ Illustrations on end papers.
Paletero Man by  Lucky Diaz
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.
Planting Stories : The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Denise
Includes bibliographical references. ________ A gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world-- Provided by publisher.
Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas by Yuyi Morales
Niño's little sisters get in on the wrestling action.
The Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle
Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy
The mayor of the noisy city of La Paz institutes new laws forbidding all singing, but a brave little rooster decides he must sing, despite the progressively severe punishments he receives for continuing to crow. The silenced populace, invigorated by the rooster's bravery, ousts the tyrannical mayor and returns their city to its free and clamorous state.
Training Day by  Raul the Third
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! Little Lobo introduced readers to his wrestling hero El Toro in Vamos! Let's go to the Market!. Now El Toro is off on his own adventures in this early reader series!
Series -
Toro & Friends
Updated 09/15/2021