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Ages 6-8

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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Abuelita and I Make Flan by  Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom
Anita helps her grandmother make flan for her grandfather's birthday.
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.
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.
Growing an Artist : The Story of a Landscaper and His Son by  John Parra
Today Juanito is accompanying his father who is in the landscaping business, and he takes his sketchbook along to draw anything that catches his eye, and gets to help his father plan an entire garden--and then help plant it.
How to Hear the Universe : Gaby González and the Search for Einstein's Ripples in Space-Time by  Patricia Valdez
A biography of immigrant scientist Gabriela González, who, armed with modern technology, completed the work that Albert Einstein had begun one hundred years earlier, confirming his theory of gravitational waves and breaking new ground for space-time research.
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.
In My Family = en Mi Familia by Carmen Lomas Garza
The author describes her experiences growing up in an Hispanic community in Texas.
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.
My Two Border Towns by  David (David O.) Bowles
A boy and his father cross the United States-Mexico border every other Saturday, visiting their favorite places, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care.
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
A gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world.
Stella Díaz Dreams Big by Angela Dominguez
Stella is happy as a clam in fourth grade. She's the president of the Sea Musketeers conservation club, she starts taking swim lessons, and she joins a new art club at school. But as her schedule fills up, school gets harder, too. Suddenly the tides have turned, and she is way too busy! Stella will be in an ocean of trouble if she can't keep her head above water. But with her trusty Sea Musketeers by her side, she hopes to make her big dreams come true!
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.
Tía Fortuna's New Home by  Ruth Behar
Estrella learns about her Cuban and Jewish heritage as she helps her aunt move from her Miami apartment to an assisted living community.
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
Where Are You From? by  Yamile Saied Méndez
When a young girl is asked where she's from--where she's really from--she's no longer as she was. She decides to turn to her dear abuelo for some help with this ever-persistent question. But he doesn't quite give her the answer she expects.
With Lots of Love by  Jenny Torres Sanchez
Rocio and her family move from Central America to the United States, leaving behind their extended family and many happy memories, but Rocio's Abuela finds a way to send her something special for her birthday.
Updated 08/28/2022