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Hello World! by
Call Number: JUV. PB73 .S86 2002
Publication Date: 2002-11-01
Children from around the world say "hello" in forty-two languages, from Amharic to Zulu.
English-Arabic and Arabic Language Picture Books @ Staley Library
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.B1742 Mi 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-09
In Sydney, Australia, and in Morocco, two boys and their families have a day of shopping. Readers are invited to compare illustrations in two wordless stories that are intended to be read one from left to right and the other from right to left.
My Face Book (Arabic/English) by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7 .M9 2014
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
A board book of children's faces making different expressions such as silly, sleepy, and frowning , with accompanying text in Arabic and English.
The Swirling Hijaab by
Call Number: JUV. PZ10.731 .R63 2002
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
Enter the imaginary world of a little girl playing with her mother's hijaab. With a swirl of the hijaab, she is at once a brave warrior queen, an adventurous nomad in the desert, a beautiful bride, or inside a Bedouin tent.
English-Chinese and Chinese Language Picture Books @ Staley Library
My First Book of Chinese Words by
Call Number: JUV. PL1129.E5 W723 2012
Publication Date: 2013-02-12
Introduces Chinese language to preschool children in a gentle, playful way. The ABC structure provides a familiar framework that encourages fun and easy learning.
The Pet Dragon by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.N56848 Pet 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-26
When Lin's beloved pet dragon disappears, she searches for him far and wide until a witch helps her to reach the dragon's new home. Introduces a different Chinese character on each step of Lin's adventure.
English-Cree Language Picture Books
Caribou Song by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.H5444 Car 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-17
When Joe and Cody sing and dance for the caribou, something unexpected happens.
Dragonfly Kites by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.H5444 Dr 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-15
Dragonfly Kites refers to "kites" made by tying a string around the middles of dragonflies. Two Cree brothers in northern Manitoba fly these kites during the day, but at night fly themselves in their dreams. This is the second book in the Magical Songs of the North Wind trilogy.
English-Japanese and Japanese Language Picture Books @ Staley Library
The Park Bench by
Call Number: JUV. PZ49.31 .T33414 1988
Publication Date: 1988
All through the sunny day the white bench in the park provides pleasure for the many people who come by, from the old man taking a walk to the children playing in the park.
English-Korean and Korean Language Picture Books @ Staley Library
Nae irŭm i tamgin pyŏng by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.C446263 Nam 2002
Publication Date: 2002
After Un-hye moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be. In Korean.
The Name Jar by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.C446263 Nam 2001
Publication Date: 2003-10-14
Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it.
Man-hŭi ne chip / Mahn-hee's house by
Call Number: JUV. PZ50.35 .K85 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Mahn-hee's House depicts the house and home life of a family of modest means. In Korean.
Sori ŭi ch'usŏk iyagi / Sori's Harvest Moon Day by
Call Number: JUV. PZ50.531 .Y56 1995
Publication Date: 1995
As she travels from the city to her grandmother's village, a young girl looks forward to her family's celebration of Chu-Suk, the harvest moon festival. In Korean.
Where's Halmoni? by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.7.K5564 Whe 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
Searching for their missing grandmother, two Korean children follow tracks into a fantastic world filled with beings from folklore who speak in Korean. Includes translations and information about the folkloric characters.
English-Spanish and Spanish Language Picture Books @ Staley Library
All the Colors We Are/Todos Los Colores de Nuestra Piel by
Call Number: JUV. QP88.5 .K47 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-11
This bilingual (English/Spanish) book offers children a simple, scientifically accurate explanation about how our skin color is determined by our ancestors, the sun, and melanin. It’s also filled with colorful photographs that capture the beautiful variety of skin tones.
Arrorro Mi Nino by
Call Number: JUV. PZ74.3 .A77 2004
Publication Date: 2004-03-01
An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, finger play games, and lullabies from the major Latino groups living in the United States today.
Calling the Doves (El Canto de las Palomas) by
Call Number: JUV. PS3558.E74 Z4641995
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song.
Con mi hermano = With my brother by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.R62 W5 1991
Publication Date: 1991
A little boy admires his big brother and aspires to be like him when he is older.
Cosechando Esperanza by
Call Number: JUV. HD6509.C48 K7818 2003
Publication Date: 2004-08-01
A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.
Una Cuchara para Cada Bocado by
Call Number: JUV. PZ74.1 .H37 2005
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
In this folktale from New Mexico, a rich man tries to prove his wealth by using a new spoon for every bite and in the process is served a pretty dish of comeuppance.
Dear Primo by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.T66414 Le 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
Two cousins, one in Mexico and one in New York City, write to each other and learn that even though their daily lives differ, at heart the boys are very similar.
Dias y Dias = Days and Days by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73 .G48135 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-27
In this bilingual story that introduces descriptive adjectives, words for the weather, months, and a child's seasonal wardrobe, children enjoy what makes each season special.
Doña Flor by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.M78819 D6 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-25
Doña Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to protect her neighbors from what they think is a dangerous animal, but soon discovers the tiny secret behind the huge noise.
Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia by
Call Number: JUV. E184.S75 L663 2005
Publication Date: 2005-03-16
The author describes, in bilingual text and illustrations, her experiences growing up in a Hispanic community in Texas.
Gathering the Sun by
Call Number: JUV. PQ7079.2.A32 G38 1997
Publication Date: 2001-10-09
In simple words and sun-drenched paintings, Alma Flor Ada and Simón Silva take us into the fields and orchards, and into the lives of the people who work them. Simple poems in Spanish and English, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet, describe the wonder of the vegetable and fruit farms.
Los Gatos Black on Halloween by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.M775 Gat 2006
Publication Date: 2006-08-22
Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.
A Gift from Papa Diego by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73 .S246 1998
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
When Little Diego gets a Superman outfit for his birthday, he hopes to fly across the border to Mexico to be with his grandfather whom he loves.
Call Number: JUV. PZ73 .M6363 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.
Green Is a Chile Pepper by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.T328 Gre 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-18
Green is a chile pepper, spicy and hot.
Green is cilantro inside our pot.
In this lively picture book, children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake.
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.K942 H3 2003
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
A brilliant board book for babies, toddlers and their parents to enjoy together. A great introduction to books through a well-known nursery song and interactive text.
Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz by
Call Number: JUV. JV6600 .B54 2021
Publication Date: 2021-04-13
In Spanish and in English, a first-person account of children's experiences in detention at the southern U.S. border. Every day, children in migration are detained at the US-Mexico border. They are scared, alone, and their lives are in limbo. Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz shares the stories of 61 these children, from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Mexico, ranging in age from five to seventeen--in their own words from actual sworn testimonies. The book is in English on one side; then flip it over, and there's a complete Spanish version. Illustrated by 17 Latinx artists, including Caldecott Medalist and multiple Pura Belpré Illustrator Award-winning Yuyi Morales and Pura Belpré Illustrator Award-winning Raúl the Third. Includes information, questions, and action points.
I Love Saturdays y Domingos by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.A1857 Iad 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
While we follow our narrator to the circus and the pier, share stories from her grandparents' pasts, and celebrate her birthday, the depth and joy of both cultures are conveyed in Spanish and English.
In My Family by
Call Number: JUV. E184.M5 G385 1996
Publication Date: 2011-04-18
Vibrant paintings and warm personal stories depict memories of growing up in the traditional Mexican-American community of her hometown of Kingsville, Texas.
Just a Minute by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.1.M7955 J8 2003
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.
Just in Case by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.M7881927 Ju 2008
Publication Date: 2008-10-14
As Señor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment of unusual presents, but with the help of Zelmiro the Ghost, he finds the best gift of all. Includes a Spanish word for each letter of the Spanish alphabet.
Luca's Bridge/el Puente de Luca by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.L7595 L83 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-16
Luca has never lived outside the U.S., but when his parents receive a letter in the mail, the family must pack up and leave home for a strange land. Together in their car, Luca, his brother Paco, and their parents head across the border to Mexico where his parents were born. Luca doesn’t understand why he must leave the only home he’s ever known, his friends, and his school. He struggles through lonely and disorienting times―reflected both in Real’s delicate, symbolic illustrations and through Llanos’ description of his dreams―and leans on music, memory, and familial love for support.
Lucha Libre by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73.G368 L8 2005
Publication Date: 2005-05-01
When Carlitos attends a wrestling match in Mexico City with his father, his favorite masked-wrestler has eyes that are strangely familiar.
María Tenía una Llamita by
Call Number: JUV. PZ74.3 .D7 2013
Publication Date: 2013-08-20
In this bilingual version of the classic rhyme, set in Peru, Maria takes her llama to school one day.
Mi Barrio/My Neighborhood by
Call Number: JUV. F128.9.P85 A53 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
In this book illustrated with photographs of children, Marc Anthony is a child of Puerto Rican heritage who describes the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn, where he lives with his family.
Mi Familia / My Family by
Call Number: JUV. F319.M6 A53 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
The story of a family that left Cuba for Venezuela and ended up in Miami. Family members are shown celebrating a birthday, making music and playing together.
My Diary from Here to There by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73 .P4654 2002
Publication Date: 2002-07-26
A young girl describes her feelings when her father decides to leave their home in Mexico to look for work in the United States. Text in Spanish and English.
My Pal, Victor ; Mi Amigo, Victor by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73 .B4446 2004
Publication Date: 2004-06-01
Two latino boys experience carefree camaraderie despite one boy's disability. Fun and friendship overpower physical limitations.
My Tata's Remedies - Los Remedios de Mi Tata by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73 .R52463 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
Aaron has asked his grandfather Tata to teach him about the healing remedies he uses. Tata is a neighbor and family elder. People come to him all the time for his soothing solutions and for his compassionate touch and gentle wisdom. Tata knows how to use herbs, teas, and plants to help each one. His wife, Grandmother Nana, is there too, bringing delicious food and humor to help Tata's patients heal. An herbal remedies glossary at the end of the book includes useful information about each plant, plus botanically correct drawings.
Pajaro Verde / The Green Bird by
Call Number: JUV. PZ74.1 .H36 2002
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
Although her mother and sisters make fun of her decision to marry a green bird, to Mirabel he is a prince and so when her family's jealousy endangers him, she sets out to save his life and their love.
Papá and Me by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.D7294 Pap 2008
Publication Date: 2008-04-22
A young boy and his papa may speak both Spanish and English, but the most important language they speak is the language of love. Here, Arthur Dorros portrays the close bond between father and son, with lush paintings by Rudy Gutierrez.
Pio Peep! by
Call Number: JUV. PZ74.3 .P52 2003
Publication Date: 2003-03-18
A collection of more than two dozen nursery rhymes in Spanish, from Spain and Latin America, with English translations.
Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoíris by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73 .M275 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-15
Ixchel, a young Mayan girl who is not allowed to use her mother's thread to weave, exercises her ingenuity and repurposes plastic bags to create colorful weavings. Includes glossary and author's note.
Side by side : the story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez = Lado a Lado by
Call Number: JUV. HD6509.H84 H76 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-31
Something special happened when Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez met. Together, they fought for the rights of countless farmworkers. Side by side, inspiring hope, they changed history. Parallel English and Spanish texts.
Somos Como Las Nubes / We Are Like the Clouds by
Call Number: JUV. PQ7539.2.A67 S64 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-11
This powerful book by award-winning Salvadoran poet Jorge Argueta describes the terrible process that leads young people to undertake the extreme hardships and risks involved in the journey to what they hope will be a new life of safety and opportunity. A refugee from El Salvador’s war in the eighties, Argueta was born to explain the tragic choice confronting young Central Americans today who are saying goodbye to everything they know because they fear for their lives. This book brings home their situation and will help young people who are living in safety to understand those who are not.
Sonia Sotomayor by
Call Number: JUV. KF8745.S67 W565 2009
Publication Date: 2009-11-10
Before Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation's highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn't have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed -- her mother's love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see. Parallel text in English and Spanish.
The Storyteller's Candle by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73 .G5886 2008
Publication Date: 2008-03-28
During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta.
Tortillitas Para Mama by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3 .T6
Publication Date: 1981-10-01
A collection of nursery rhymes, each in both English and Spanish, collected from the Spanish community in the Americas, many with instructions for accompanying finger plays or other activities.
Treasure on Gold Street (El Tesoro de la Calle D'Oro) by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73.B97 T7 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Hannah describes her neighbors on Gold Street, especially Isabel, who is an adult but still plays with the young children and holds her mother's hand to cross the street, just as she has since Hannah's mother was small.
A Tu Ritmo! by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.3.C879 W5 2007
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Kids will love to wiggle along with Doreen Cronin's energetic rhyming text as they follow Scott Menchin's illustrations of a fun-loving spotted dog and his adorable antics.
¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1.R383 Vam 2021
Publication Date: 2021-10-12
Little Lobo and Bernabé are bringing supplies to the big celebration in the country across the bridge -- but everyone else seems to be going, too! During the long delay, they see all kinds of people on the bridge for different reasons and speaking different languages, but when someone has a grumpy moment, they all come together to make the wait as good as can be.
¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.1.G65327 Vai 2020
Publication Date: 2020-03-24
Little Lobo, a Mexican American, and Bernabé, his dog, gather tacos, frutas picadas, cuernos, and more and deliver them to los luchadores preparing for Lucha Libre 5000.
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.B8616644 Wai 2016
Publication Date: 2016-11-01
When a man brings to a remote village two burros, Alfa and Beto, loaded with books the children can borrow, Ana's excitement leads her to write a book of her own as she waits for the Biblioburro to return. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and a note on the true story of Columbia's Biblioburro and mobile libraries in other countries. Parallel text in English and Spanish.
When Katie Was Our Teacher by
Call Number: JUV. PZ73 .B663 2000
Publication Date: 2004-12-01
The kids miss having Katie as their teacher. When Katie was their teacher, she taught them how to use scissors, took them on long walks to find cows, and read them Green Eggs and Ham. But now that Katie has left for a new job, she no longer there to do the things they love.
When Katie Was Our Teacher is the story about children coping with not having their favorite teacher around. The other teachers have new and exciting things for the children to learn and do and help the children understand that it is alright to miss Katie. After all, Katie surely misses them too.
English-Swahili Language Picture Books @Staley Library
Mcheshi goes to the market = Mcheshi aenda sokoni by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.K58 M34 1993
Publication Date: 1993
It's market day and Mcheshi goes with her mother to the market where she meets the traders, sees their wares, and gets into mischief. English and Swahili.
English-Tlingit and Tlingit Language Picture Books
Shanyaak'utlaax̲ = Salmon boy by
Call Number: JUV. PZ8.1 .S43 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
After a Tlingit mother gives her son a dried piece of salmon with mold on the end, he flings it away in disgust, committing a taboo. This offends the Salmon People, who sweep him into the water and into their world, where they name him Shanyaak'utlaax̲ or Salmon Boy. Find out what happens to Shanyaak'utlaax̲ in this ancient Tlingit story.
English-Vietnamese and Vietnamese Language Picture Books @ Staley Library
Going Home, Coming Home by
Call Number: JUV. PZ90.V5 T75 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-01
A young girl visits her grandmother in Vietnam where her parents were born and learns that she can call two places home. In Vietnamese and English.
The Rainbow Fish/Con cá bảy màu by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.V5 P45 1995
Publication Date: 1999-01-27
The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship. In Vietnamese and English.
Welcome to the World Baby by
Call Number: JUV. PZ7.N35 W45 2005
Publication Date: 2005-02-10
When Tariq brings in some dates to celebrated the new baby in his family, Miss Smith has an idea. How do different families welcome babies into the world? Join Miss Smith's class as they use their senses to explore different customs from around the world.