Books, Libros and Livros.

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If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. Bella wants to find out what she’s good at. But she quits everything she (barely) tries because she’s a disaster at it. Her somersaults are like clumsy jirafas rolling downhill, her piano playing like elephant feet. When she decides to learn how to bake with her wise old abuela, her first attempt at dulce de leche frosting looks like scaly cocodrilo skin. She must learn it’s okay to try again or she won’t be good at anything. Peppered with Spanish vocabulary and set in an intergenerational Latinx home, Bella’s Recipe for Success will show all kids the value of practicing to learn a new skill, and that it’s okay to make mistakes along the way.


This bouncy, bilingual picture book is an enchanting, rollicking read-aloud for small ones with big imaginations.

On the night before Halloween, a new babysitter might be more than she appears. If she wears a black sombrero and cackles like a crow, she might just be a bruja! One little girl is determined not to fall victim to an evil witch or her cats. She knows bath time is really the bruja’s way of putting her in a boiling cauldron, and the only way to keep her at bay is with a magic potion—or is it?

With boundless imagination and plenty of tricks up her sleeve, the young protagonist may just have the best night ever!


A heartwarming picture book about a young boy who learns how to accept that Abuela needs to retire her super capa. 

Saturdays are superhero days. Equipped with their milkshakes and capas, Luis and his abuela can turn anything into una aventura. But when Abuela gets sick, Luis has to learn a new way to be a hero. With some help from his sister, Luis learns that change isn’t all that bad and there are so many new aventuras to have, even if they look a little different.

This book was inspired by my mother, a real superhero to my children.

Thanks, Mami for always wrapping us with your supercapa of love and imagination.

When the weather changes suddenly, the animals in a jungle find shelter in the mountains. When they return to the forest, one snake has changed forever. And it’s a good thing he does. With engaging text and easy-to-follow panels, Discover Graphics: Global Folktales are perfect for graphic novel fans new and old.

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Let’s spend a day in Brazil! Ride the ônibus to the beach, drink sugar cane juice at the feira and play capoeira. Brazilian author Ana Siqueira and illustrator Ana Matsusaki draw on their personal experiences living in Brazil to create this appealing board book as part of the Our World Series for very young readers.

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This is an Easy Spanish Reader with less than 100 vocabulary words. Easy and funny, this story is for all ages. Check how annoying el pato Carlos can be when asking, repeatedly, for grapes at a lemonade stand. Will he ever leave Pablo alone? Or will he get some grapes?

El Pato Quiere Uvas- Duck Song Spanish Book

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Carlos es un pato irritante. Carlos quiere uvas. Va al puesto de limonada. En el puesto de limonada no hay uvas. Hay un chico que se llama Pablo y hay limonada.

Carlos will keep annoying Pablo for grapes until …

This story is ideal for kids learning Spanish. It has less than 100 different high-frequency words. It will make your kid proud and self-confident. It is based on the famous viral song “The Duck Song.”

2 thoughts on “Books, Libros and Livros.

  1. Hi Ana, You’re doing so much. I’m always amazed by you. My website is below. I don’t know if you are aware but my 13 year-old granddaughter Violet passed away in May. I’m still grieving, of course, and just not able to do much. I need to work on a manuscript, but it’s slow going.



    Gloria Amescua



    *the Nahua *Abrams Books for Young Readers

    *Pura Belpré Honor Author Award *

    Américas Award Winner 2022

    *ILA Awards: Alma Flor Ada Gold, Best **Educational **Gold, Most*

    Inspirational Bronze *

    Junior Library Guild Gold Selection, 2021

    SCBWI Golden Kite Nonfiction for Young Readers 2022 Finalist

    On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 2:43 AM Ana – The Teacher and the Writer <> wrote:

    wzsiapepap commented: “Muchas gracias. ?Como puedo iniciar sesion?” >


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