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Stories in Two Languages

All of the following titles are written in both Spanish and English. Click on the cover for information about location in the Library and availability.

Bean Soup / Sopa de frijoles
Jorge Argueta
A recipe in poem form, for young and old to make a pot of tummy-filling bean soup.

Una receta, en forma de poema, para jovenes y viejos para preparar una olla de barriga-llenado sopa.

Chiles for Benito / Chiles para Benito
Ana Baca
As they prepare to make the traditional "chili ristras," strings of red peppers, Christina's grandmother tells her the story of how magical chili seeds given to her great grandfather, a farmer in the hills of New Mexico, ensured the continuation of the chile pepper.

A medida que preparan el tradicional "chile ristras," las cadenas de pimientos rojos, la abuela de Cristina le cuenta a la historia de como las semillas mgicas de chile que le dieron a su bisabuelo, un agricultor en las colinas de Nuevo Mxico, garantizaron la prolongacin del las cosecha de chile pimiento. 
Uncle Chente's Picnic / El picnic de Tio Chente
Diane Gonzales Bertrand
A big rainstorm and a power failure during a Fourth of July picnic in honor of Uncle Chente cause a change in plans, resulting in a very special family gathering.

Un gran tromenta y un fallo en la corriente elctrica durante un 4 de Julio en el picnic en honor de Tio Chente, causa un cambio en los planes, lo que resulta en una muy especial reunin familiar.
Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island / Estrellita se despide de su isla
Samuel Caraballo
As Estrellita leaves her beloved Caribbean island home, she combines all of its features into an ode celebrating its green and eternal beauty.

Cuando Estrellita abandona a su amada isla caribea, combina todas sus caracteristicas en un poema en el cual celebra su verde y eterna belleza.
Arrorr, Mi Nio: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games
Lulu Delacre
An illustrated collection of nursery rhymes, finger play games and lullabies from the major Latino groups living in the United States today.

Una coleccin ilustrada de rimas infantiles, juegos con las manos y canciones de cuna de los principales grupos latinos que viven en los Estados Unidos.
The Perfect Pinata / La piata perfecta
Kelli Kyle Dominguez
Marisa picks out a butterfly pinata for her birthday party, but by the day of the party she decides it is too beautiful to break.

Marisa escoge una piata en forma de mariposa para su fiesta de cumpleaos, pero el dia de la fiesta decide que es demasiado bonita para romperla.

 

The Flute Player /  La flautista
Robyn Harbert Eversole
When a flute's owner believes it to be in need of repair, a little girl blows out butterflies, an owl, two fish, a nightingale, green leaves and a great bunch of goose feathers.

La duea de una flauta lleva su flauta a reparar, una nia se la pide prestada, comienza a soplarla fuertemente y de repente empiezan a salir pequeas mariposas, un buho, dos peces, un ruiseor, hojas verdes y un gran manojo de plumas de ganso.

 

Grandma and Me at the Flea / Los meros meros remateros
Juan Felipe Herrera
Juanito accompanies his grandmother to a flea market in southern California, where he helps her and the other vendors and where they enjoy seeing old friends from their Mexican-American community.

Juanito acompaa a su abuela a un mercado de pulgas en el sur de California donde ayuda a su abuelita, a los demas vendedores y disfrutan encontrando a viejos amigos de su comunidad mexico-americana.

Playing Loteria / El juego de la lotera
Rene Coleto Lainez
A boy has a good time attending a fair with his grandmother in San Luis de La Paz, Mexico, as she teaches him Spanish words and phrases and he teaches her English.

Un nio disfruta asistiendo a una feria con su abuela en San Luis de La Paz, Mexico. Ella le ensea palabras y frases en espaol y el a su vez le ensea ingles.

The Gift of the Poinsettia / El regalo de la flor de nochebuena
Pat Mora and Charles Ramirez Berg

As he participates in the festivites of Las Posadas, preparing for the birth of Christ, a young Mexican boy worries about what gift he will have for the baby Jesus.

Un joven muchacho mexicano que participa en Las Posadas, la preparacin para el nacimiento de Cristo, se preocupa por el regalo que llevar para el beb Jesus.

Let's Eat / A Comer 
Pat Mora

Arturo and his family and friends share all kinds of experiences living in the barrio of East Lost Angeles--reclaiming their names, playing basketball, championing the school librarian and even starting their own gang.

Los lectores quedaran encantados con este texto bilinge que describe a una familia hispana agradecida al sentarse a una mesa llena de buena comida.

Carlos and the Carnival / Carlos y la feria
Jan Romero Stevens

Carlos ignores his father's advice about being careful how he spends his money at the carnival and soon his pockets are empty.

Carlos hace caso omiso del consejo de su padre acerca de ser cuidadoso en como gasta su dinero en el carnaval, y de pronto se da cuenta que sus bolsillos estan vacios.

 

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