Gaby Ramirez Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter. Her mother has been deported to Honduras and Gaby is stuck living with her inattentive dad. She's confident that her mom will come home soon so that they can adopt Gaby's favorite shelter cat together. But Gaby worries that her plans for the perfect family are about to fall apart.
Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras--skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities--came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852-1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known...
Describes how Miguel de Cervantes found refuge from his childhood troubles by daydreaming of a brave knight who would right the wrongs of the world, the inspiration for his famous character Don Quixote.
"Did you know that a Mexican jumping bean isn't a bean at all? It's a seedpod with a very special guest inside-a caterpillar. The pod is its home and food source. Learn how the caterpillar gets inside the seedpod, why and when it moves, and how it gets out. Count from one to ten and practice Spanish vocabulary as you follow the fascinating life cycle of a most unusual Not a Bean. Get ready to shake, rattle, and roll!"--Page  of cover.
The family's playful new kitten loves to hide, keeping the children busy looking for her all over the house.
La gatita nueva y divertida le gusta esconderse, mantener los niños ocupados buscandola por toda la casa.
Recounts, in Spanish and in English, the story of Ricardo Romo, a Hispanic-American All-American athlete and scholar who became, among other things, a U.S. representative to the United Nations, and the president of University of Texas at San Antonio.
"An inspiring collection of the author's own glorious poems celebrating a love of words and all the ways we use and interact with them: reading, speaking, writing, singing, and storytelling. Includes a glossary of Spanish words used in the poems"--
Gabriela Mistral loved words, sounds and stories. Born in Chile, she would grow to become the first Nobel Prize-winning Latina woman in the world. As a poet and a teacher, she inspired children across many countries to let their voices be heard.
Sumario en español: A Gabriela Mistral le encantaban las palabras, los sonidos y los cuentos. Nació en Chile y llegó a ser la primera mujer latina que ganara un Premio Nobel. Como poeta y como maestra,...
Alma quiere saber por qué su nombre es tan largo, así que Papi le cuenta a su pequeña la gran historia.
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.