My Mommy's Hair
I brush my fingers through my Mommy’s hair. It stretches out, encircling the room like the canopy of a tree. It settles proudly atop her head like a crown.
As a little girl admires her Mommy’s beautiful hair, her delight is conveyed with details of touch, smell, and sight as well as colorful metaphors. This everyday and special moment that highlights the bond between mother and child. Along with a celebration of diverse hair, this brief and beautiful book can provide a great mentor text to guide students through the process of writing their own personal narrative or “small moment” story. By recognizing the potential in each second, children can exercise their ability to be creative and find joy in the world around them.
La bella en bicicleta
Rosalinda es una chica como ninguna otra en su barrio y eso la llena de orgullo. A ella le gusta su pelo corto y aplastadito debajo de su gorra de béisbol. Ella no tiene miedo de trepar a los árboles para rescatar gatos o para cazar lagartijas. Pero su familia la observa y se preocupa.
Una historia que celebra el amor propio y la identidad.
I Found a Poem Under my Pillow
In this vibrant collection of twenty-five poems a young girl takes us by the hand and invites us to walk alongside her as she captures in her notebook the feelings, observations, and experiences that wrap her up.
A book that affirms and encourages self love; inviting readers of all ages to celebrate the beauty of being who we are.Reading level recommendation: K-3rd grade
Flowers on the Wall
A story of love, devotion, and friendship translated at times by the beautiful language of flowers.
When Meg stared at the deep purple irises atop her kitchen counter, she recoiled at their sorrowful murmur. On Mariah’s night table, a bouquet of orange roses light-up her face as she listens to their joyful whispers. While 30-year-old Mariah’s life moves forward, navigating the everyday of life’s expectations, friendship, love, and motherhood, 60-year-old Meg’s life is rooted in the past, a labyrinth of treacherous memories entrenched in the devastating loss of a child.
When Mariah experiences a ravaging illness after becoming pregnant, their lives become united.A tale of two women separated by their own struggles yet united by a special bond. Through the sad memories of one the reader gets to know the other, their past and future intertwined. One story unravels forward while the other must stitch its way through the past.
A dormir, mi niña
Es hora de dormir para la pequeña Laurita. Ella espera emocionada las aventuras que sus padres le tienen preparada. ¿Cómo irá a dormir Laurita esta noche?
La imaginación y magia se unen de forma poética para capturar el sueño.
Just a Memory Away
A sweet memory comes and she holds it. It dances in her head. She feels the love settling tight on her chest. It warms up her body like hot cocoa.
On a stormy night, a girl finds comfort in memories of how her family used to be when she was younger. Even after her life has changed, she is not afraid. She misses Daddy but understands that he is never more than a memory away as long as she holds him in her heart and imagination.Grief from loss or separation is a challenge at any age. Children often have questions but don’t have the words to express them or find it difficult to ask adults who are also hurting. This book is intended to help adults and children speak together as they navigate the grieving process. It presents a complex topic from a child’s point of view, using accessible and comforting words and images. Beautiful, lyrical writing along with playful illustrations connect with children’s experience and sense of imagination. Through them, children can learn how consolation, strength, and courage are found by embracing the continuing sense of connection with loved ones that memories bring.
POQUITO: UNPACKING THE MEMORY JAR
Poquito: is indeed a collection of bits of many things cramped together inside a memory jar. Through small fragments and short, personal narratives, the author invites you to step into her childhood of clear-water playas, savor the joys and heartaches of motherhood, and celebrate the bravery of facing sorrow and despair.
The author adds flavor to the writing by weaving English and Spanish throughout some of the stories.
A PALACE FOR MY MOM
Through her words and drawings, a young girl invites readers into her humble home and introduces us to her brother Luis, her grandparents, and her mother. Her story puts a face on the experience of families with immigrant parents, while her memorable voice brings out the humor, struggle, and love of everyday life. No matter how different our lives might be, there is much we have in common with families of any shape or size: what helps us keep going is the care, help, and love we give each other.
Mi mami trabaja mucho
A través de sus palabras y dibujos, una niña invita a los lectores a su humilde hogar y nos presenta a su hermano Luis, sus abuelos y su madre. Su historia pone un rostro a la experiencia de familias con padres inmigrantes, mientras que su memorable voz resalta el humor, la lucha y el amor de la vida cotidiana. No importa cuán diferentes sean nuestras vidas, hay mucho que tenemos en común con familias de cualquier forma o tamaño: lo que nos ayuda a seguir adelante es el cuidado, la ayuda y el amor que nos damos unos a otros.
The Runaway Piglet
You’ll see how it is true, The story I now will tell with his own eyes he saw it happen, My oldest brother, Miguel…This surprising true story of a farm adventure will enchant animal lovers of any age. In the midst of her diverse family—a fierce bull, a gentle cow, and curious young chicks—a lonely sow dreams of living a different life. One day in her wanderings, she comes across a lost little piglet. Can he find a home here—and help her achieve her dreams? Clever and sweet, The Runaway Piglet not only shares an example of happy adoption by animals, but also a reminder of our universal right to pursue our dreams and freedom.
La cerdita soñadora
Fíjense si es verdad la historia que contaré, que mi hermano lo vio todo con sus ojos, yo lo sé…
Esta linda historia está basada en un suceso verídico. En medio de su familia diversa: un toro feroz, una vaca amable y dos polluelos curiosos, una cerda solitaria sueña con vivir una vida diferente. Un día en sus andanzas, se encuentra con un cerdito perdido y sus vidas se entrelazan. Inteligente y dulce, La cerdita soñadora no solo comparte un ejemplo de linda adopción por parte de los animales, sino también un recordatorio de nuestro derecho universal de perseguir nuestros sueños y libertad.