Special Topics and Holidays

Little Chanclas

Lily Lujan is known as Little Chanclas because she wears her chanclas, or flip flops, wherever she goes, especially to parties, so when the chanclas come apart while she is dancing at a family barbecue and Chewcho the bulldog eats one, Lily is inconsolable until Granny Lola arrives with a solution.
Suggested for ages 4-8

Little Chanclas

José Lozano
Español juvenil - ESPAÑOL J Lozano

Lily Lujan is known as Little Chanclas because she wears her chanclas, or flip flops, wherever she goes, especially to parties, so when the chanclas come apart while she is dancing at a family barbecue and Chewcho the bulldog eats one, Lily is inconsolable until Granny Lola arrives with a solution.
Suggested for ages 4-8

Picture Books in Spanish and English

Mis colores, mi mundo = My Colors, My World

Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset.
Suggested for ages 3-6

Mis colores, mi mundo = My Colors, My World

Maya Christina Gonzalez
Español juvenil - ESPAÑOL Ej Gon

Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset.
Suggested for ages 3-6

Picture Books in Spanish and English

Soñadores

En 1994, Yuyi Morales dejó su hogar en Xalapa, México, para emigrar a Estados Unidos con su hijo pequeño. Aunque dejó atrás casi todas sus pertenencias, no llegó con las manos vacías. Trajo consigo su fortaleza, su trabajo, su pasión, sus esperanzas y sueños ... y sus historias. El nuevo y magnífico libro de Yuyi Morales, Soñadores, se centra en la búsqueda por encontrar un hogar en un nuevo lugar. El trayecto de Yuyi y su hijo Kelly no fue fácil, ya que ella no hablaba inglés en esa época. Pero, juntos, descubrieron un lugar desconocido e increíble: la biblioteca pública.

Soñadores

Yuyi Morales
Español juvenil - ESPAÑOL J 921 Morales Mor

En 1994, Yuyi Morales dejó su hogar en Xalapa, México, para emigrar a Estados Unidos con su hijo pequeño. Aunque dejó atrás casi todas sus pertenencias, no llegó con las manos vacías. Trajo consigo su fortaleza, su trabajo, su pasión, sus esperanzas y sueños ... y sus historias. El nuevo y magnífico libro de Yuyi Morales, Soñadores, se centra en la búsqueda por encontrar un hogar en un nuevo lugar. El trayecto de Yuyi y su hijo Kelly no fue fácil, ya que ella no hablaba inglés en esa época. Pero, juntos, descubrieron un lugar desconocido e increíble: la biblioteca pública. Allí, libro a libro, descifraron la lengua de esta nueva tierra y formaron en ella su hogar. Soñadores es un homenaje a los migrantes y a todo lo que traen con ellos, y aportan, cuando dejan sus países. Es una historia de familia. Una historia que nos recuerda que todos somos soñadores que llevamos nuestros propios regalos donde quiera que vayamos. Bella y poderosa en todo momento, pero especialmente de una urgente premura hoy en día en que el futuro de los dreamers es incierto, esta es una historia actual y eterna.
Suggested for ages 4-8

Picture Books in Spanish and English

Abuela

–Tantos pájaros– dice Rosalva mientras les dan de comer–. ¿Y qué tal si los pájaros me alzaran y me llevaran volando por encima del parque? ¿Qué pasaría si yo volara?
¡Y claro que ella vuela! Y lleva consiguo a su abuela y nos narra, en español sazonado con algunas frases en inglés, este maravilloso viaje. Mucho de los lugares que visitan le recuerdan a la abuela el momento de su llegada a este país.

Abuela

Arthur Dorros
Español juvenil - ESPAÑOL Ej Do

–Tantos pájaros– dice Rosalva mientras les dan de comer–. ¿Y qué tal si los pájaros me alzaran y me llevaran volando por encima del parque? ¿Qué pasaría si yo volara?
¡Y claro que ella vuela! Y lleva consiguo a su abuela y nos narra, en español sazonado con algunas frases en inglés, este maravilloso viaje. Mucho de los lugares que visitan le recuerdan a la abuela el momento de su llegada a este país.

While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.
Suggested for ages 3-7

Picture Books in Spanish and English

One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers

In rhyming text, Hispanic children count the things, like piñatas and maracas, that can be seen in their neighborhood.

One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers

Roseanne Thong
Ej Tho

In rhyming text, Hispanic children count the things, like piñatas and maracas, that can be seen in their neighborhood.

Previous and Current Story Walk Titles

The Loch Ness Monster

Is the loch ness monster real? In The Loch Ness Monster, readers learn about all the sightings and "proof" of it, from the famous photograph to the huge "footprints" found by the Loch through a scientific, myth-busting lens. It also discusses other history about the monster, such as how Nessie became a major figure in popular culture, and other mythical beings that came from Scotland. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, kids won't want to put this book down!

The Loch Ness Monster

Erin Peabody
J 001.944 Pea

Is the loch ness monster real? In The Loch Ness Monster, readers learn about all the sightings and "proof" of it, from the famous photograph to the huge "footprints" found by the Loch through a scientific, myth-busting lens. It also discusses other history about the monster, such as how Nessie became a major figure in popular culture, and other mythical beings that came from Scotland. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, kids won't want to put this book down!

Scottish Folk and Fairy-Tale Tradition

The Secret of the Kelpie

Flora is playing with her brothers and sisters by the loch when she notices a stunning white horse. While her siblings clamor for a chance to ride the beautiful animal, Flora is worried. Where has this strange horse come from? Why are its hoof prints wet? Too late Flora realizes this is no horse! It's a kelpie! Can Flora reveal the secret of the kelpie in time to save her family?

The Secret of the Kelpie

Lari Don
Ej Don

Flora is playing with her brothers and sisters by the loch when she notices a stunning white horse. While her siblings clamor for a chance to ride the beautiful animal, Flora is worried. Where has this strange horse come from? Why are its hoof prints wet? Too late Flora realizes this is no horse! It's a kelpie! Can Flora reveal the secret of the kelpie in time to save her family?

Scottish Folk and Fairy-Tale Tradition

Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry

After moving to the Western Isles to live with her grandparents, Fiona McConville learns about her mother’s strange ways with the seals and seabirds; hears stories of the selkies, mythological creatures that are half seal and half human; and begins to wonders about her baby brother, Jamie, who disappeared long ago but whom fishermen claim to have seen. Fiona is determined to find Jamie and enlists her cousin Rory to help. When her grandparents are suddenly threatened with eviction, Fiona and Rory go into action.

Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry

Rosalie K. Fry
J Fry

After moving to the Western Isles to live with her grandparents, Fiona McConville learns about her mother’s strange ways with the seals and seabirds; hears stories of the selkies, mythological creatures that are half seal and half human; and begins to wonders about her baby brother, Jamie, who disappeared long ago but whom fishermen claim to have seen. Fiona is determined to find Jamie and enlists her cousin Rory to help. When her grandparents are suddenly threatened with eviction, Fiona and Rory go into action. Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry is a magical story of the power of place and family history, interwoven with Scottish folklore.

 

Scottish Folk and Fairy-Tale Tradition

The Runaway’s Gold

Christian Robertson, a crofter and son of a crofter (small, struggling tenant farmer). When Christian's brother frames him for the theft of a bag of coins, Christian must leave home and embark on a journey to return the coins and clear his name. This historical novel is set in the Shetland Islands and also New York City around 1840.

The Runaway’s Gold

Emilie Christie Burack
J Burack

Christian Robertson, a crofter and son of a crofter (small, struggling tenant farmer). When Christian's brother frames him for the theft of a bag of coins, Christian must leave home and embark on a journey to return the coins and clear his name. This historical novel is set in the Shetland Islands and also New York City around 1840.

Scottish Folk and Fairy-Tale Tradition

Scotland

Describes how the culture of Scotland is reflected in its many festivals, including Up-Helly-Aa, the Highlands Games, and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Scotland

Jonathan Griffiths
J 394.269 Gr

Describes how the culture of Scotland is reflected in its many festivals, including Up-Helly-Aa, the Highlands Games, and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Scottish Folk and Fairy-Tale Tradition

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