My Big Sister/Mi hermana mayor

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My Big Sister/Mi hermana mayor Samuel Carabello • Illustrated by Thelma Muraida Piñata Books • 2012 • 32  pages ISBN: 978-1-55885-750-6 Hardcover ($16.95) Ages 3-8 A young boy’s parents work in a factory all day, so his older…

Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from Beyond

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Dancing with the Devil and Other Tales from Beyond/Bailando con el diablo y otros cuentos del Más Allá By René Saldaña Jr. Translated by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Piñata Books • 2012 • 176 pages ISBN: 978-1-55885-744-5 Trade Paperback…


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Choke Diana López Scholastic • 2012 • 230 pages ISBN: 978-0-54-541822-5 Hardcover ($17.99) Ages 12 and up Windy is a lonely girl who doesn’t have many friends. Her parents won’t let her do the types of things that may help…

Body Slammed!

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Body Slammed! Ray Villareal Piñata Books • 2012 • 194 pages ISBN: 978-1-55885-749-0 Paperback ($11.95) Ages 12 and up In this sequel to the well received My Father, the Angel of Death, 16-year-old Jesse, like many adolescents,…

Alicia’s Fruity Drinks • Sofía and the Purple Dress • A Day Without Sugar

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A Day without Sugar/Un día sin azúcar Diana de Anda • Illustrated by Janet Montecalvo Translated by Gabriela Baeza Ventura Piñata Books • 2012 • 32 pages ISBN: 978-1-55885-702-5 Hardcover ($17.95) Ages 5-8 Sofía and the…

I Love to Eat • I Love to Sleep

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I Love to Eat/J’aime manger/Me encanta comer Written & Illustrated by Amélie Graux Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • 2012 •12 pages ISBN: 978-0547848426 Board Book ($9.99) Ages 0-3 I Love to Sleep/J’aime dormir/Me encanta dormir Written…

The Wild Book

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The Wild Book By Margarita Engle Houghton Mifflin • 2012 • 133 pages ISBN: 978-0-547-58131-6 Hardcover ($16.99) Ages 10-14 A good number of us have had some experience with the topic of this book, so I will share mine: One of my…

A Mummy in Her Backpack/Una momia en su mochila

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A Mummy in Her Backpack/Una momia en su mochila By James Luna Piñata Books • 2012 • 112 pages ISBN: 978-1-55885-756-8 Trade Paperback ($9.95) Ages 8-12 Fourth-grader Flor returns home from a family trip to Mexico, only to find…
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Books That Help Kids Transition to Back-to-School

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With the school year fast approaching, along with all the first day jitters, kids can feel very anxious about starting a new grade, making new friends and having a new teacher. I know this first-hand, both as a mom and an elementary school…