Children's Books

Bilingual Books
English/Spanish

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Books in English Only 

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The Alphabet Sleepover

(2020)

Written by Beverly Sutherland
Illustrated by Beverly Martinko

Lisa's having an "Alphabet Sleepover" with her friends. What does it mean? What will they do?

 

This charming picture book is about fun with friends and the alphabet. The sleepover activities are all based on the letters of the alphabet. It is a good book for young children to learn the letters as well as for older children to read a fun story about friendship.

This book is only available in English.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

Annzie the Brave/ Annzie la Valiente 
(2020)
Written by D.L. Williams
Illustrated by Ashley Plummer

​First Place: Picture Book TAZ Awards 2020

A bilingual picture book based on a TRUE story.
Annzie may have obstacles in her life, but when she’s on Lil Girl, she can do ANYTHING! Based on a true story, Annzie the Brave is about a real little girl and the therapy horse she loves.

 

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

And My Mother Cried 
Y Mi Mamá Lloró

(2017)

Written by Debra R. Sanchez 

Illustrated by Michelle Bowden Dobi

​First Place: Children's Book TAZ Awards 2017

 

Moving from place to place brings a wide variety of emotions to both children and parents.

It can be both scary and an adventure.

 

This book, based on a true story, explores the many reasons a mother may cry and it also looks at realities that many families face when moving, whether to a new town or to a new country.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

Bee Tree Honey & The Old Man and the Lynx
Miel del Árbol de las Abejas & El Viejo y el Lince


(2021)
Written by David Q. Hall
Illustrated by Belinda Cohen

This book is good for all ages.
Two bilingual books in one.
Bee Tree Honey tells of the dangers of a family’s quest for a tasty, nutritious treat.
The Old Man and the Lynx explains how the lynx came to exist.

Este libro es bueno para todas las edades.
Dos libros bilingües en uno.
Miel del Árbol de las Abejas cuenta los peligros de la búsqueda de una familia para una golosina sabrosa y nutritiva.
El Viejo y el Lince explica cómo llegó a existir el lince.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

The Brave Birch

El Arbedul Valiente
(2021)
Written by David Q. Hall
Illustrated by Belinda Cohen

Some mornings are so beautiful that you just have to sing and make a happy noise.

 

Long, long ago a little bird did that and got picked on by a mean bully. No one seemed to be able to help…until a brave birch tree came to the rescue.

And birch trees have never been the same since.

It’s been over a half century since the author first heard this magical tale from Native people of North America.  Ojibwa children enjoyed this story in their forest homes, the author enjoyed it as a young man, and now you can enjoy it, too!

Illustrated collection of short stories based on Native American legends. (English only) 

Brave Hawk, Crane & Pierre  


(2021)
Written by David Q. Hall
Illustrated by Belinda Cohen

The stories in this book follow the fictional characters Brave Hawk, Crane, and Pierre through various stages of their lives. Individually, and then together as their life paths cross and become friends.

 

While the stories are fictional, the myths and legends they contain are authentic and come from different tribes across North America.

 

This book is suitable for middle grades and older to read alone, or to read aloud to any age.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

Chocolate Spaghetti for Breakfast
Espaghetis de Chocolate para el Desayuno

(2021)
Written by
Debra R. Sanchez 
Illustrated by Laura Garvin

 

Some mornings you let Mom sleep in, even when you are hungry.

Follow the adventure on the way to an unusual meal.

Middle-grade Novella (English only)

Legend of the Niags
(2021)
Written by David Q. Hall
Illustrated by Belinda Cohen

Jenny was looking for s’mores and found...a tiny swimmer? While on a family camping trip. Jenny is surprised to find Ra swimming on her family’s picnic table. Follow their adventures as they race to survive dangerous animals, birds, and especially…the Fire Beast!


This is the story of a modern girl and her unlikely friendship with a mythical tiny person and his family, and of their adventures. It is based on Seneca and other Native American legends about a race of “little people” that lived close to them, nearly always unseen, hidden in secret places.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

 

Snow Pants for Isabella
Pantalones de Nieve para Isabella

(2019)

Written by Debra R. Sanchez

Illustrated by Cassidy N. Bodnar


​First Place: Picture Book TAZ Awards 2020


Isabella knows her own mind and isn't concerned with doing what everyone else does.

A true "mighty girl" story, written in both English and Spanish.


It’s the first big snow of winter and Isabella can’t wait to play outside with her brother.

Find out how she fixes some of her unexpected problems.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

 

So Much Fun! / ¡Muy Divertido!

(2021)

Written by Debra R. Sanchez

Illustrated by Belinda Cohen


This bilingual book explores many ways that family visits create lifelong memories. When families live far away from each other, spending time with grandparents and cousins is FUN!

How many of the fun things in this book do you like to do?

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

 

Umbrellas Know

(Coming in 2021)

Written by Ruth Webster

Illustrated by Belinda Cohen

Life is an endless adventure with many friends along the way.

Umbrellas know this better than most.

This book follows an umbrella’s cross-country trip.

Sadness. Joy. Fear. Excitement.

All are part of its life’s journey, just like they are part of ours.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

 

What's that Noise?: ¿Qué ruido es? 

(2020)

Written by Debra R. Sanchez

Illustrated by Cassidy N. Bodnar

 

What is that loud noise coming from behind the door to the next room?

Is it an elephant? Or, maybe twenty wolves? Or something else?

 

This bilingual book is a fun way to solve a mystery, count to twenty and learn words for wild animals.
 

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Picture Book:

When the Owl Calls for You
Cuando el Búho te Llama

(2021)
Written by David Q. Hall
Illustrated by Belinda Cohen

Owls are amazing birds. 

Did you ever think of an owl, hooting in the night, as scary, or even something bad?

In many Native American tribes owls hooting were considered a “bad omen,” a signal that something bad was going to happen. Some even believed that they were a symbol of death.

This is the story of one Native American child who feared that the owl was calling for her.

Illustrated collection of short stories based on Native American legends. (English only) 

Woven Native American Legends 


(2021)
Written by David Q. Hall
Illustrated by Belinda Cohen

The Native American-based stories in this book are fictional but are strongly based on the beliefs and traditions of a number of different Native American tribes scattered across the North American continent.

This collection is especially dedicated to the girls and women of many of those tribes.

 

It is full of centuries-old Girl Power!

 

While the stories are fictional, the myths and legends they contain are authentic and come from different tribes across North America.

 

This book is suitable for middle grades and older to read alone, or to read aloud to any age.