Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir

Pedro Martín's funny and moving graphic novel memoir recounts his childhood as a kid born in the U.S. to parents from Mexico. When his whole family (all 11 of them!) piles into their Winnebago to drive 2,000 miles down to Mexico to pick up their mysterious Abuelito, Pedro learns more about his Mexican identity. 2024 winner for both children's narrative and youth illustrator. Recommended for ages 9–12. 

Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir

Pedro Martín
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN 921 Martin Mar)


Pedro Martín's funny and moving graphic novel memoir recounts his childhood as a kid born in the U.S. to parents from Mexico. When his whole family (all 11 of them!) piles into their Winnebago to drive 2,000 miles down to Mexico to pick up their mysterious Abuelito, Pedro learns more about his Mexican identity. 2024 winner for both children's narrative and youth illustrator. Recommended for ages 9–12. 

Pura Belpré Award Winners

  • The Life of Pura


  • Frizzy


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • Dancing Hands


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Dreamers


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Efrén Divided


  • Viva Frida


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • The Last Cuentista


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Frizzy


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Efrén Divided


  • Juana & Lucas


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Viva Frida


  • The Life of Pura


  • Dreamers


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Dancing Hands


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


Fox Has a Problem

There's a problem, but Fox has a solution! Only, it creates a new problem. But Fox has a solution for that, too! So begins Fox's attempts to find solutions that end up causing more problems for the other animals. It seems like they have a Fox problem! 2024 winner.

Fox Has a Problem

Corey R. Tabor
(Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Tab)
Series: Fox Books


There's a problem, but Fox has a solution! Only, it creates a new problem. But Fox has a solution for that, too! So begins Fox's attempts to find solutions that end up causing more problems for the other animals. It seems like they have a Fox problem! 2024 winner.

Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners

  • Fox at Night


  • Charlie & Mouse


  • See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog


  • Don’t Throw It to Mo!


  • We Are Growing!


  • Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!


  • You Are (Not) Small


  • There Is a Bird on Your Head


  • Fox Has a Problem


  • Stop! Bot!


  • Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas


  • The Watermelon Seed


  • I Did It!


  • Tales for Very Picky Eaters


  • Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways


  • Are You Ready to Play Outside?


  • Bink and Gollie


  • Fox the Tiger


  • Up, Tall and High!


The Storyteller’s Candle

Cousins Hildamar and Santiago struggle during their first winter in New York City. But when a remarkable librarian named Pura Belpré visits their school, the children learn that the public library is a welcome space for anybody who speaks Spanish! Soon, library storytimes become an important part in New York’s hispanic community. This book was a 2009 Pura Belpré Award Honor Book. Recommended for ages 4–8.

The Storyteller’s Candle

Lucia González
(Español Juvenil - ESPAÑOL Ej Gon)

Cousins Hildamar and Santiago struggle during their first winter in New York City. But when a remarkable librarian named Pura Belpré visits their school, the children learn that the public library is a welcome space for anybody who speaks Spanish! Soon, library storytimes become an important part in New York’s hispanic community. This book was a 2009 Pura Belpré Award Honor Book. Recommended for ages 4–8.


Pura Belpré Award Winners

  • Where Wonder Grows


  • The Life of Pura


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Dreamers


  • Juana & Lucas


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Frizzy


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Frizzy


  • Viva Frida


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Dancing Hands


  • Dancing Hands


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Efrén Divided


  • The Last Cuentista


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • The Life of Pura


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • Dreamers


  • Viva Frida


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Efrén Divided


Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories

Pura Belpré was a trailblazer among librarians. This picture book documents her challenging the status quo of what kinds of stories can be told to children. Since the stories she listened to growing up in Puerto Rico weren’t in books, she wrote and published her own books! Recommended for ages 4–8.

Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories

Annette Bay Pimentel
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Belpre Pim)

Pura Belpré was a trailblazer among librarians. This picture book documents her challenging the status quo of what kinds of stories can be told to children. Since the stories she listened to growing up in Puerto Rico weren’t in books, she wrote and published her own books! Recommended for ages 4–8.


Pura Belpré Award Winners

  • Viva Frida


  • Efrén Divided


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Frizzy


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Juana & Lucas


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • The Life of Pura


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • Dancing Hands


  • Viva Frida


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Dancing Hands


  • Dreamers


  • Efrén Divided


  • The Life of Pura


  • Dreamers


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Frizzy


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Vivid language and bright colors celebrate Pura Belpré’s life in this picture book biography. Belpré’s work as a librarian, puppeteer, and storyteller are all described to show how one librarian can bring meaningful representation to a community. A detailed bibliography is featured in the back to encourage further reading. Recommended for ages 4–8.

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Anika Aldamuy Denise
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 921 Belpre Den)

Vivid language and bright colors celebrate Pura Belpré’s life in this picture book biography. Belpré’s work as a librarian, puppeteer, and storyteller are all described to show how one librarian can bring meaningful representation to a community. A detailed bibliography is featured in the back to encourage further reading. Recommended for ages 4–8.


Pura Belpré Award Winners

  • The Last Cuentista


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Dancing Hands


  • Dreamers


  • The Life of Pura


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Efrén Divided


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Viva Frida


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • The Life of Pura


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Viva Frida


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Efrén Divided


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • Dancing Hands


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Dreamers


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Frizzy


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Frizzy


  • Drum Dream Girl


The Life of Pura

A bilingual board book that recounts the life of Pura Belpré. The biography uses simple words and sentences for easy understanding, and the English and Spanish text on each page can help the youngest readers familiarize themselves with the two languages. Recommended for ages birth–3.

The Life of Pura

Patty Rodriguez
(Español Juvenil - ESPAÑOL Baby Book)

A bilingual board book that recounts the life of Pura Belpré. The biography uses simple words and sentences for easy understanding, and the English and Spanish text on each page can help the youngest readers familiarize themselves with the two languages. Recommended for ages birth–3.


Pura Belpré Award Winners

  • Viva Frida


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • Viva Frida


  • Frizzy


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Dreamers


  • Frizzy


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Dreamers


  • The Life of Pura


  • Dancing Hands


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • The Life of Pura


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • Efrén Divided


  • Efrén Divided


  • Dancing Hands


  • The Last Cuentista


  • The Last Cuentista


Ote

Belpré herself wrote this retelling of a classic folk tale from Puerto Rico. Otè is a poor man who must search the forest for food to feed his family. In the forest, he stumbles across the devil and tries to steal his food. When he’s caught, Otè must carry the devil on his back to his home, where the devil eats all the family’s food. Will Otè be able to rid his house of the devil before starving? Illustrated by Paul Galdone. Recommended for ages 4–8.

Ote
Ote

Pura Belpré
(Juvenile Nonfiction - J 398.2 Ote Bel)

Belpré herself wrote this retelling of a classic folk tale from Puerto Rico. Otè is a poor man who must search the forest for food to feed his family. In the forest, he stumbles across the devil and tries to steal his food. When he’s caught, Otè must carry the devil on his back to his home, where the devil eats all the family’s food. Will Otè be able to rid his house of the devil before starving? Illustrated by Paul Galdone. Recommended for ages 4–8.


Pura Belpré Award Winners

  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • The Life of Pura


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Frizzy


  • Frizzy


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • Dancing Hands


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Efrén Divided


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Dancing Hands


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Juana & Lucas


  • The Last Cuentista


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Dreamers


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Efrén Divided


  • Juana & Lucas


  • The Life of Pura


  • Viva Frida


  • Dreamers


  • Viva Frida


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


Dreamers

Yuyi Morales tells the story of her own immigration to the United States with her infant son, where language, culture, and loneliness are barriers to feeling at home in this strange, new country. That all changes when she and her son discover the public library, and they can see themselves represented by the picture books on the shelves. Many classic children’s books written by Hispanic authors are celebrated in this personal autobiography. 2019 award winner. Recommended for ages 4–8.

Dreamers

Yuyi Morales
(Juvenile Nonfiction - 791 Morales Mor)

Yuyi Morales tells the story of her own immigration to the United States with her infant son, where language, culture, and loneliness are barriers to feeling at home in this strange, new country. That all changes when she and her son discover the public library, and they can see themselves represented by the picture books on the shelves. Many classic children’s books written by Hispanic authors are celebrated in this personal autobiography. 2019 award winner. Recommended for ages 4–8.


Pura Belpré Award Winners

  • The Last Cuentista


  • Efrén Divided


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • The Life of Pura


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Dancing Hands


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Viva Frida


  • Frizzy


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • The Life of Pura


  • Efrén Divided


  • Juana & Lucas


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Dreamers


  • Dancing Hands


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Viva Frida


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Frizzy


  • Dreamers


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


Dancing Hands

By the time Teresa Carreño was six years old, her family fled a revolution in Venezuela and emigrated to New York City. By the time she was eight years old, she was a piano prodigy, composing her own music and even playing for the president of the United States–Abraham Lincoln! In this picture book biography, Rafael López’s exquisite art contrasts the struggle of two countries at war and the grief of a mourning father with the colorful beauty Teresa’s music plays, bringing comfort to the heartbroken. 2020 award winner. Recommended for ages 4–8.

Dancing Hands

Margarita Engle
(Juvenile Nonfiction - 780.92 Carreno Eng)

By the time Teresa Carreño was six years old, her family fled a revolution in Venezuela and emigrated to New York City. By the time she was eight years old, she was a piano prodigy, composing her own music and even playing for the president of the United States–Abraham Lincoln! In this picture book biography, Rafael López’s exquisite art contrasts the struggle of two countries at war and the grief of a mourning father with the colorful beauty Teresa’s music plays, bringing comfort to the heartbroken. 2020 award winner. Recommended for ages 4–8.


Pura Belpré Award Winners

  • Efrén Divided


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Frizzy


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • The Life of Pura


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • The Last Cuentista


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Efrén Divided


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Dreamers


  • Frizzy


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Dreamers


  • Viva Frida


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • Viva Frida


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Dancing Hands


  • Dancing Hands


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Juana & Lucas


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • The Life of Pura


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


Viva Frida

Frida Kahlo’s life is conveyed in sparse language and mixed media photography in this highly unique bilingual biography. Kahlo plays and dreams and creates, which makes her artwork as much of a part of her as life itself. Not only a beautiful portrait of an artist, this book is a love letter to the artist that lives within every child. 2015 award winner. Recommended for ages 4–8.

Viva Frida

Yuyi Morales
(Juvenile Nonfiction - 750.92 Kahlo Mor)

Frida Kahlo’s life is conveyed in sparse language and mixed media photography in this highly unique bilingual biography. Kahlo plays and dreams and creates, which makes her artwork as much of a part of her as life itself. Not only a beautiful portrait of an artist, this book is a love letter to the artist that lives within every child. 2015 award winner. Recommended for ages 4–8.


Pura Belpré Award Winners

  • Viva Frida


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Frizzy


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • The Life of Pura


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Efrén Divided


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Cross the Bridge


  • Juana & Lucas


  • Efrén Divided


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • La Princesa and the Pea


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Dancing Hands


  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré


  • Frizzy


  • Sal and Gabi Break the Universe


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Dancing Hands


  • Lucky Broken Girl


  • The Life of Pura


  • Mexikid: A Graphic Memoir


  • Dreamers


  • ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat


  • The Last Cuentista


  • Dreamers


  • The Storyteller’s Candle


  • Viva Frida


  • Where Wonder Grows


  • Drum Dream Girl


  • Pura’s Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories


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