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Pura Belpré Award - Illustrators
Best books by authors and illustrators of Latino culture. Began in 1996.
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Cover Art: Chato and the Party Animals 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, but when it is time to party, Novio Boy cannot be found. Includes glossary of Spanish words with English translation. 2000
Easy Picture Book SOTO
  Cover Art: Nin~o Wrestles the World 2014
Morales, Yuyi.
Nin~o Wrestles the World
Lucha Libre champion Nin~o has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Marti´n De Porres : the Rose in the Desert 2013
Schmidt, Gary D.
Marti´n De Porres : the Rose in the Desert
The story of Saint Martin de Porres--an endearing tale of perseverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice.
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Diego Rivera : his World and Ours 2012
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Diego Rivera : his World and Ours
An introduction to the life, career, and influence of the Mexican painter Diego Rivera.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Grandma's Gift 2011
Velasquez, Eric
Grandma's Gift
This prequel to Velasquez's biographical picture book "Grandma's Records" is the story of a Christmas holiday that young Eric spends with his grandmother.
Easy Picture Book
  Cover Art: Book Fiesta! : Celebremos El Di´a de los Niños/El Di´a de los Libros 2010
Mora
Book Fiesta! : Celebremos El Di´a de los Niños/El Di´a de los Libros
Children read aloud in various settings to celebrate of El dia de los ninos, or Children's Day, in this bilingual story. Includes facts about Mexico's annual celebration of children (April 30) and the book fiestas that are often included.
Spanish Easy Picture Book MORA
  Cover Art: Just in Case 2009
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.
Easy Picture Book MORALES
  Cover Art: Los Gatos Black On Halloween 2008
Montes, Marisa
Los Gatos Black On Halloween
Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.
Easy Picture Book MONTES
  Cover Art: Dona Flor 2006
Mora, Pat
Dona Flor
Dona 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.
Easy Picture Book MORA
  Cover Art: Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book 2004
Morales, Yuyi
Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
In this version of a traditional tale, Se~nor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.
Easy Nonfiction Book 511 M
  Cover Art: Chato and the Party Animals 2002
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, but when it is time to party, Novio Boy cannot be found. Includes glossary of Spanish words with English translation.
Easy Picture Book SOTO
  Cover Art: Ventanas Magicas: Papel Picado Y Relatos 2000
Garza, Carmen Lomas
Ventanas Magicas: Papel Picado Y Relatos
La autora describe las costumbres mexicanas de su familia por picado papel.
Spanish Children's Nonfiction Book 305.868 G
  Cover Art: Snapshots from the Wedding 1998
Soto, Gary
Snapshots from the Wedding
A Chicana flower girl relates the events of the wedding day.
Easy Picture Book SOTO
  Cover Art: Chato's Kitchen 1996
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. But he is not prepared for the unexpected guest who accompanies the mice.
Easy Picture Book SOTO
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