Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡rescatador de bebés!

In this bilingual picture book, a young boy discovers that he doesn’t need magical powers to be a hero.

by Larissa M. Mercado-López
Illustrations by Alex Pardo DeLange
Spanish translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura

ISBN: 978-1-55885-847-3
Publication Date: May 31, 2017
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 4-8

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Growing Up on the Playground / Nuestro patio de recreo

This bilingual picture book presents a warm recollection of time spent on the playground with friends.

by James Luna
Illustrations by Monica Barela-Di Bisceglie

ISBN: 978-1-55885-871-8
Publication Date: October 31, 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Imprint: Piñata Books
Age: 4-8

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The Place Where You Live / El lugar donde vives

This heartwarming bilingual picture book is an ode to the joys of family and community.

by James Luna
Illustrated by Thelma Muraida
Spanish Translation by Gabriela Baeza Ventura

ISBN: 978-1-55885-813-8
Publication Date: October 31, 2015
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 4-8

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A Mummy in Her Backpack / Una momia en su mochila

This entertaining tale for intermediate readers references the Museo de las Momias, or the Mummy Museum, in Guanajuato, Mexico.

by James Luna

ISBN: 978-1-55885-756-8
Publication Date: 2012
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 64
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages:
8-12

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The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo

This rollicking bilingual picture book re-tells a familiar story with a Latino twist.

by James Luna
Illustrations by Laura Lacámara
Spanish translation by Carolina Villarroel

ISBN: 978-1-55885-586-1
Publication Date: November 30, 2010   
Format:Hardcover
Pages:
32
Imprint: Piñata Books
Ages: 4-8

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Read About Friendship And Playing Outside With This Author Read-along

Parents, educators and librarians–listen to this book and then have kids write their own stories about playing at the park! Enjoy James Luna’s read-alongs from his bilingual picture book, Growing Up on the Playground / Nuestro patio de recreo. Click here for the English version. Click here for the Spanish read-along.    

Celebrate The Place Where You Live with Author Read-Alongs

Parents and educators – Discover what makes the place where you live so special. Enjoy James Luna’s read-alongs from his bilingual picture book, The Place Where You Live / El lugar donde vives.   Click here for the English version. Click here for the Spanish read-along. Amplify the fun with activities in this teaching guide.  

Chase the Runaway Piggy with Author Read-Alongs

Teachers, parents and educators – looking for literacy activities to share with kids at home? Enjoy James Luna’s read-alongs from his bilingual picture book, The Runaway Piggy / El cochinito fugitivo.   Click here for the English version. Click here for the Spanish read-along. Amplify the fun with activities in this teaching guide. Dramatize the book using this Reader’s Theater.

K-12 Audio & Video

Audio & Video | K-12 Author Date Length of medium URL Book discussed Aracely De Alvarado 11/20/2020 0:05:19 La divina Catrina / Oh, Divine Catrina Diane Gonzales Bertrand 10/14/2020 0:06:54 https://www.alleytheatre.org/alley-at-home/el-zocalo-aama/baldemar Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup / Caldo, caldo, caldo James Luna 10/9/2020 0:03:33 https://www.alleytheatre.org/alley-at-home/el-zocalo-aama/laura The Place Where You Live / El lugar donde vives Diane Gonzales Bertrand 10/6/2020 0:01:40 https://www.alleytheatre.org/alley-at-home/el-zocalo-aama/dan We Are Cousins / Somos primos Diane Gonzales Bertrand 10/2/2020 0:02:53 https://www.alleytheatre.org/alley-at-home/el-zocalo-aama/elena The Empanadas that Abuela Made / Las empanadas que hacía la abuela Dina Bursztyn 9/28/2020 0:02:32 https://www.alleytheatre.org/alley-at-home/el-zocalo-aama/francisco The Land of Lost Things / El país de las cosas perdidas Samuel Caraballo 9/17/2020 0:05:28 https://www.alleytheatre.org/alley-at-home/el-zocalo-aama/iris My Big Sister / Mi hermana mayor Dina Bursztyn 5/28/2020 0:07:59 The Land of Lost Things / El país de las cosas perdidas Virginia Sánchez-Korrol 5/22/2020 0:09:09 A Surprise for Teresita / Una sorpresa para Teresita René Colato Laínez 5/18/2020 0:10:09 René Has Two …

#BookLoverGiveaway Honors the Love of Reading through mid-March

  Do you remember what made you fall head over heels for your favorite book? What is it about reading that you enjoy the most? Let us know and win a free book during our sweepstakes! Read the guidelines below for more details. We will give away one book (to be chosen from the list below) on Facebook, Twitter, tumblr and Instagram. Available titles include: Children’s bilingual picture books: The Place Where You Live / El lugar donde vives by James Luna A Bean and Cheese Taco Birthday / Un cumpleaños con tacos de frijoles con queso by Diane Gonzales Bertrand Young adult books: The Donkey Lady Fights La Llorona and Other Stories / La señora Asno se enfrenta a la Llorona y otros cuentos by Xavier Garza On the Other Side of the Bridge by Ray Villareal A Fighting Chance by Claudia Meléndez Salinas Adult books: Cuando México se (re)apropia de Texas: Ensayos / When Mexico Recaptures Texas: …