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Picture Books Around the World - LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN     View List as Printable PDF

Argentina

Gauchada

Gauchada
by Lamm, C. Drew
JEASY
A necklace is lovingly passed from one person to another, travelling much farther than the Argentine gaucho who made it will ever go.

 

Belize

Hue Boy

Hue Boy
by Mitchell, Rita Phillips.
JEASY
Everyone in little Hue Boy's island village has suggestions on how to help him grow, but he learns to stand tall in a way all his own.

 

Brazil

Nina Bonita

Nina Bonita
by Machado, Ana Maria
JEASY
Translation of: Niña Bonita, which was originally published in Portuguese under the title Menina Bonita.

 

Caribbean

An African princess

An African princess
by Edmonds, Lyra
JEASY
Lyra and her parents go to the Caribbean to visit Taunte May, who reminds her that her family tree is full of princesses from Africa and around the world.

Fish for the Grand Lady

Fish for the Grand Lady
by Bootman, Colin
JEASY
In Trinidad, two brothers try fishing in a new place, hoping to bring home a big catch for their grandmother.

Island counting 1 2 3

Island counting 1 2 3
by Lessac, Frané
JEASY
Counts from one to ten, featuring pictures and brief rhyming text with a Caribbean island theme.

The Babysitter sings

The Babysitter sings
by Gershator, Phillis
JEASY
A babysitter sings a rhyming song to reassure the child.

The sea, the storm, and the mangrove tangle

The sea, the storm, and the mangrove tangle
by Cherry, Lynne
JEASY
A seed from a mangrove tree floats on the sea until it comes to rest on the shore of a faraway lagoon where, over time, it becomes a mangrove island that shelters many birds and animals, even during a hurricane.

 

Chile

Mia's story : a sketchbook of hopes and dreams

Mia's story : a sketchbook of hopes and dreams
by Foreman, Michael
JEASY
While looking for her beloved puppy, Poco, one winter day, young Mia discovers how beautiful the world can be, as well as a way to make her own village of Campamento San Francisco more lovely and her family's life easier.

 

Colombia

Biblioburro

Biblioburro
by Winter, Jeanette
JEASY WIN
Luis has so many books in his little house in Colombia that he buys two donkeys and travels throughout the land bringing the joy of reading to children.

El festival de cometas

El festival de cometas
by Torres, Leyla
JEASY SP
Translation of: Kite festival.

 

Cuba

The road to Santiago

The road to Santiago
by Figueredo, D. H
J PIC+
In Cuba, in the early 1950s, a young boy and his family try their best not to let the rebel soldiers keep them from traveling to Santiago to celebrate Christmas with their relatives. Based on a true incident in the life of the author.

 

Dominican Republic

Un regalo de gracias : la leyenda de la altagracia

Un regalo de gracias : la leyenda de la altagracia
by Alvarez, Julia
JEASY SP
Maria's family is almost forced to leave their farm on the new island colony, until a mysterious lady appears in Maria's dream.

 

El Salvador

I am Rene, the boy

I am Rene, the boy
by Colato Laínez, René and Graullera Ramírez, Fabiola
JEASY SP
When René learns that in the United States his name is also a girl's name, he does some research and relates the name's meaning and letters to his homeland of El Salvador and the things that make him special.

Xochitl and the flowers

Xochitl and the flowers
by Argueta, Jorge
JEASY SP
In Spanish and English. Xochitl and her family, newly arrived in San Francisco from El Salvador, create a beautiful plant nursery in place of the garbage heap behind their apartment, and celebrate with their friends and neighbors.

 

Guatemala

My pig Amarillo

My pig Amarillo
by Ichikawa, Satomi
JEASY
Pablito, a Guatemalan boy whose pet pig Amarillo has disappeared, uses a kite to send him a message that he still loves him.

 

Haiti

Sélavi, that is life : a Haitian story of hope

Sélavi, that is life : a Haitian story of hope
by Youme
JEASY
A homeless boy on the streets of Haiti joins other street children, and together they build a home and a radio station where they can care for themselves and for other homeless children.

 

Mexico

Dream carver

Dream carver
by Cohn, Diana
JEASY
In this story, inspired by the real life of Oaxacan woodcarver Manuel Jiménez, a young boy dreams of colorful, exotic animals that he will one day carve in wood.

Elena's serenade

Elena's serenade
by Geeslin, Campbell
JEASY
In Mexico, a little girl disguised as a boy, sets out for Monterrey determined to master the art of glassblowing, and in the process, experiences self-discovery along the way.

Ghost wings

Ghost wings
by Joosse, Barbara M.
JEASY
While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.

Isabel's house of butterflies

Isabel's house of butterflies
by Johnston, Tony
JEASY
Eight-year-old Isabel hopes that her plan will spare her favorite tree, keep the butterflies coming, and provide an income for her poor family in Mexico.

My diary from here to there

My diary from here to there
by Pérez, Amada Irma
JEASY SP
A young girl describes her feelings when her father decides to leave their home in Mexico to look for work in the United States.

Napí

Napí
by Ramírez, Antonio
JEASY SP
Her grandfather's colorful stories give Napí, a Mazatec Indian girl, a head full of images that carry over into her nightly dreams, in a Mexican tale about the joy of imagination.

 

Peru

Carolina's gift : a story of Peru

Carolina's gift : a story of Peru
by Díaz, Katacha
JEASY
Carolina and her mother go to the plaza to pick out a a birthday gift for Carolina's abuelita (grandmother).

 

Venezuela

Buzz buzz buzz

Buzz buzz buzz
by Uribe, Verónica
JEASY
Translation of: El mosquito zumbador.

El mosquito zumbador

El mosquito zumbador
by Uribe, Verónica
JEASY


The black book of colors

The black book of colors
by Cottin, Menena

Translation of El libro negro de los colores. This title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers.

 

Latin America--Mixed or Unspecified Settings

Cousins

Cousins
by Amado, Elisa
JEASY
A girl goes back and forth between her grandmothers' houses in this picture book. One grandmother is North American and the other is from Latin America.

Rooster = Gallo

Rooster = Gallo
by Luján, Jorge
JEASY SP