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FLES Summer Spanish Reading List - Grade 5 - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Francisco Hinojosa   Yanka, yanka   (ISBN 9789681914301)   A family of penguins decides to go to the beach for their vacation so that their babies will see what life is like far away from the South Pole. They meet many animals at the beach, and although they have fun, soon realize there is no place like home.

Janosch    Yo te curaré, dijo el pequeño oso   (ISBN 9789587040166)   In this story, Little Tiger becomes sick. The other animals pitch in to carry him to the hospital where Doctor Bullfrog looks at him; Little Tiger has to have an operation. Afterward Little Bear nurses him back to health by making his favorite dish, Breaded Leaping Trout with Almond Sauce.

Julia Alvarez   El mejor regalo del mundo: la leyenda de la Vieja Belen (Bilingual Edition)   (ISBN 9781603963251)   Renowned Latina author Julia Alvarez recreates the legend of Dominican folk character La Vieja Belen in this delighful bilingual rhyming story, beautifully illustrated by Dominican artist Ruddy Nuñez. Alvarez's retelling keeps the magic of the traditional account while contributing a down-to-earth, timely moral: "Of all the gifts you can give, your time is the best."

Carla Zolezzi   El niño del dibujo   (ISBN 9786034016620)   Camila draws a little boy and later she discovers that her drawing leaves messages for her requesting more drawings. Her mom helps her at first, but then the drawing grows so much that it becomes a huge mural, and everybody in the world begins to draw something on it.

Frank Tashlin   El oso que no lo era   (ISBN 9789681907792)   The bear in this story wakes to discover that his forest is gone. A factory has been built on top of his cave and, worse yet, the foreman is demanding that he begin working on the assembly line. Frank Tashlin’s comical ink drawings add to the humor of this outrageous farce.

Megan McDonald   ¡Judy Moody salva el planeta!   (ISBN 9781594378386)   Where would the world be without Judy Moody? This time she’s in the mood to whip the planet into shape. Her class is learning about the environment, and Judy is startled to learn about the destruction of the rain forest and the endangered species in her own backyard, not to mention her own family’s crummy recycling habits. So, never one to take things lying down, Judy Moody gets on the case!

Megan McDonald   Judy Moody    (ISBN 9781594378164)   Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods —Judy Moody has them all! When her teacher assigns the class the task of creating “Me Collages,” it puts Judy and her friends in a cut-and-paste mood. Meet Judy Moody, her little "bother" Stink, her best friend Rocky, and her "pest" friend Frank Pearl. They're guaranteed to put you in a very Judy Moody mood... or something.

Megan McDonald   Judy Moody & Stink: La loca, loca búsqueda del tesoro   (ISBN 9781616051372)   It's a pirate-themed holiday for Judy and Stink as the Moody family makes their way to historic Ocracoke Island, home of Blackbeard. As soon as they drop anchor on "Artichoke" Island, they are greeted by Cap’n Weevil, a one-eyed buccaneer with a scraggly beard and a secret treasure map. Before you can say "Davy Jones’s Locker," Stink and Judy are racing across the island in search of gold. But—shiver me timbers!—they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot. Can Mad Molly O’Maggot and Scurvy Stink beat out their rivals, Tall Boy and Smart Girl? Can they find the hidden clues, crack the secret codes, and solve the tricky puzzles before time runs out? Aaarrr!

Megan McDonald   Judy Moody adivina el futuro   (ISBN 9781594378379)   Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and now she has a mood ring to prove it! The mood ring’s Extra Special Powers have put Judy in a predicting mood, and her outrageous predictions have everyone wondering if Judy really is psychic. According to “Madame M” (for Moody), she will earn the coveted Thomas Jefferson tricorn-hat sticker for Great Job, Good Thinking in her spelling test.

Megan McDonald   Judy Moody se vuelve famosa!   (ISBN 9781594378171)   Good moods, bad moods, Judy has a mood for every occasion! Right now she’s in a jealous mood—jealous of Jessica Finch, whose picture is on the front page of the newspaper. When Judy sets off in pursuit of her own fame and fortune, watch out! She's so determined, she just might find it, but all her efforts end up making her more infamous than ever!

Megan McDonald   Judy Moody va a la universidad   (ISBN 9781603966290)   Judy Moody is in a mood. Not a good mood, and definitely NOT a math mood. Her teacher thinks Judy's math skills need improving. So Judy has to start meeting with a math tutor. When Judy meets her tutor—a sick-awesome college student with an uber-funky sense of style—and gets a glimpse of college life, Judy's bad math-i-tude turns into a radical glad-i-tude. Time to say good-bye to Judy Moody, old skool third-grader, and say hello to Miss College!

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy   Ratoncito Pérez, cartero   (ISBN 9781581057577)   Pérez the Mouse is the Hispanic version of the tooth fairy. All the children in the neighborhood have grown up, and Pérez finds a job as a mail carrier. Join him as he delivers the town folks’ mail and learns important lessons along the way.

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy   Brocha y pincel   (ISBN 9781581054194)   Introduce your readers to the marvelous works of world famous Hispanic artists Joan Miró, Ramón de la Sagra, Fernando Botero, Francisco de Goya, Pablo Picasso, Amado Peña, Frida Kahlo, Hannah Zubizarreta, and Roberto Benítez.

Marie Saint-Dizier   Abejas, hormigas, termitas: insectos que viven en familia    (ISBN 9789707703612)   How do bees make wax and honey? Why do termites always hide? How are ants beneficial to human beings? Bees, ants, and termites are some of the creatures in the animal kingdom that cannot live alone. They need a big family in order to survive! Learn interesting facts about these insects and their fantastic organizational skills.

Carlos Ruvalcaba   La mariposa bailarina   (ISBN 9781560146179)   In this imaginative tale, based on the migration of the monarch butterfly, the Moon becomes spellbound by the beautiful dancing of Lucero, the butterfly ballerina. The Moon claims Lucero and turns her into a brilliant star that guides the many thousands of butterflies in their migratory journey from Mexico to Canada.

Andrés Pi Andreu   La abeja de más   (ISBN 9786071108234)   One fine day, the bees called for a grand assembly in the beehive. The purpose of the meeting? To discuss why it was that they were always all squashed together in cramped working conditions. After many complex computations, equations and calculations, they realized that there was one bee too many in their beehive! The bees panicked: Who was it? How would they identify her? And once they did, what would they do with her? Through entertaining illustrations and humor, this delightful story explores such serious topics as prejudice and tolerance.

Michael Ende   El dragón y la mariposa   (ISBN 9789702904571)   Plácido is a trouble-making, damage-causing dragon. Bárbara is a sweet, beautiful, and delicate butterfly. One day Plácido and Bárbara learn the meaning of their names, and their lives begin to change.

Ana Maria Machado   ¡Qué confusión!   (ISBN 9789707709461)   Isabel and Enrique are spending the day at Grandma’s. They play with modeling clay and markers, and then they go out to the garden to plant some seeds and water the plants. What a mess! They are all full of mud! Grandma decides to hose them down right there in the orchard. Now Isabel, Enrique, Grandma, and the dog are soaking wet! This very entertaining story written in verse will motivate children to talk about their favorite games and pastimes and to reflect upon their relationship with their grandparents.

Alma Flor Ada   ¡No quiero derretirme!   (ISBN 9781581051841)   A snowman that doesn't want to melt in a fable about water and cycles of birth, death, and rebirth.

Alma Flor Ada   ¿Pavo para la Cena de Gracias? ¡No, gracias!   (ISBN 9781581051803)   A spider helps a turkey find a unique way to avoid being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.

Ana María Fuster Lavin   Leyendas de misterio   (ISBN 9781575818641)   Stories filled with mysterious events... In one of them, the tolling of the bells in an old sugar refinery is always an omen of tragedy. In another, a town suffers endless catastrophes because its inhabitants did not heed the advice of a wizard.

Ann Cameron   El lugar más bonito del mundo   (ISBN 9789681904029)   Juan is a young boy who is abandoned by his mother and goes to live with his grandmother. The grandmother is very proud of Juan and guides him through a journey that demonstrates that the most beautiful place in the world is where you are loved.

Barb Bersche & Michelle Quint   Donde viven los monstruos: El libro de la película   (ISBN 9788437224831)   Where the Wild Things Are, one of the wildest and most memorable picture books ever created, is now a movie full of adventure and mystery—and huge hairy creatures. Follow Max, a rambunctious boy who feels misunderstood at home, as he sets out in a tiny boat, seeking new worlds across the sea. He lands on the incredible island of the wild things, a place where being a beast isn't a bad thing. The wild things make Max their king, and he reigns over a land of friendly battles, 100-foot-tall dogs, enormous forts, and amazing chases. But life on the island is full of challenges, too. The wild things expect a lot from their king, and if he doesn't please them, there's a good chance he'll be gobbled up!

Christine Nöstlinger   Un gato no es un cojín   (ISBN 9789681905484)   First they called him Michi-Michi when he was as small like a little sausage with a tail and would fight with his four brothers and sisters for food. Those were lovely times without worries. Later on, there were other names, other owners, and other adventures…

Dana Meachen Rau   La primera caminata lunar   (ISBN 9781598206005)   In La primera caminata lunar, while visiting Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, a boy daydreams that he is Neil Armstrong on his famous 1969 Moon mission. Just like Armstrong did, the boy lands on the Moon and takes one giant leap for mankind.

Daniel Defoe   Robinson Crusoe    (ISBN 9789870407744)   Robinson Crusoe yearns to escape the mundane world and set sail for a life of adventure in faraway places. Caught in the howling turmoil of hurricane and tidal wave, he is flung onto the shore of a deserted tropical island. His ship destroyed. His crew dead. His location unknown. And the only humans around are  savage cannibal tribes!

E. R. Burroughs   Tarzán    (ISBN 9789870407812)   Lord and Lady Clayton sail from England and perish at the edge of a primeval forest leaving their baby all alone in the world. Then, a band of great apes find the baby and decide to adopt him. Baby Tarzan grows up learning all about the jungle, and he also learns how to read the books left behind by his parents! Soon he becomes the king of the apes, and when lady Jane finds herself lost in the forest, it is Tarzan that saves her!

Edgardo Sanabria Santaliz   Leyendas sobre aparecidos   (ISBN 9781575818658)   The subject of ghosts is a must in any legend. In this book fearless readers will find two: The story behind the famous Well of Jacinto, found in a beach in Jobos, in Isabela island, and the mystery of the apparition of a “fairy” in the cemetery of the town of Manati.

Herman Melville   Moby Dick    (ISBN 9789870407805)   On a previous voyage, a mysterious white whale ripped off the leg Ahab, the sea captain of the Pequod. Driven by the desire for vengeance, Ahab takes his crew on a pursuit for the elusive, omnipotent, and ultimately mystifying white whale—Moby Dick. Brimming with facts, legend and trivia, this vivid documentary of life aboard a nineteenth-century whaler, will take us all on constant adventures and horrendous mishaps!

Judy Blume   Jugo de pecas   (ISBN 9781589866300)   Envious of freckle-faced Nicky, second grader Andrew pays 50 cents for a secret freckle juice formula hawked by an enterprising classmate, Sharon. But the concoction made from Sharon’s recipe fails and Andrew turns green!

Megan McDonald   Judy Moody & Stink: ¡Felices fiestas!   (ISBN 9781603966313)   Judy Moody and Stink co-star in a full-color holiday extravaganza! Judy is making a list and checking it twice, but all her brother, Stink, wants this year is snow. It hasn't snowed on Christmas in Virginia in more than a hundred years, however, so what are the chances that that will change? It's the best time of the year, when strange packages and lots of surprises are swirling around, so isn't it possible that Stink might get his wish?

Megan McDonald   Stink y el Gran Expreso del Cobaya   (ISBN 9781603966306)   When three guinea pigs from the local pet shop make a great escape, Stink Moody and his friends Webster and Sophie fly into action to find the lovely fur balls. Then, The Fantastic Three hit the road in a crazy quest to find good homes for 101 squealing, whistling, chirping, wiggly piggies. Let the Great Guinea Pig Giveaway begin!

Megan McDonald   Stink y el increíble Rompemuelas Supergaláctico    (ISBN 9781603961943)   The Super-Galactic Jawbreaker Stink bought did NOT break his jaw. One letter of complaint later, and—holy jawbreaker heaven!— he receives a huge box of candies (FREE!). That gives Stink a great idea. Soon, he's writing more and more letters ... and the huge packages of free stuff just keep on coming.

Megan McDonald   Stink y los tenis más apestosos del mundo   (ISBN 9781603961950)

Megan McDonald   Stink, el increíble Niño Menguante   (ISBN 9781603961936)   Every morning Stink makes Judy measure him and it's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then, one day, the ruler reads —can it be?— three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking?

Paula Danziger   ¿Seguiremos siendo amigos?   (ISBN 9789702901853)   Third grade is definitely turning into the worst year of Amber’s life. How things change from worse to better to unforgettably good makes for engrossing reading. “Once again, Danziger demonstrates her ability to connect with her audience. One hopes she has more escapades planned for Amber.” (Publishers Weekly)

Roald Dahl   El Superzorro: Álbum de la película   (ISBN 9786071102898)   Every time Mr Fox steals a chicken from the farm, Farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean grow wild with rage! They're the nastiest crooks in the valley, and they've concocted a cunning plan to dig him out of his hole once and for all. But it never occurs to them that Mr Fox has a fantastic plan of his own . . . Based on text adapted from Roald Dahl's original story, blended with a mix of film stills and concept artwork, this is a gorgeous picture book that readers will love.

Robert L. Stevenson   La isla del tesoro   (ISBN 9789870407799)   While going through the possessions of Billy Bones, young Jim Hawkins finds a treasure map to the buried treasure of the notorious Captain Flint. With the help of Dr. Livesey and the Squire, the three set sail to the heart of South America in search of the treasure. But the feared pirate Long John Silver has gotten wind of their quest and comes on board their ship to steal the map and get the treasure!

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy   Escenario de Polichinela   (ISBN 9781581056549)   Break a leg! Your cast members will keep their audiences on the edge of their seats as they act out a theatrical trio: "Christmas Presents," "Charlotte's Bicycle," and "Goldie Hen." Each play has a surprising climax.

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy   Pasos   (ISBN 9781581054118)   We all aspire to achieve fame, whether it be in the bright lights of Broadway, the magnificence of the Louvre, or on the spectacular stage of the San Francisco Ballet.Read about the famous lives of Oscar-, Emmy-, Grammy-, and Tony-award winning Rita Moreno, the unique artist Fernando Botero, and the elegant ballerina Evelyn Cisneros.

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy   Vuelo del quetzal   (ISBN 9781581058116)   From the Amazon rain forest to the Atacama desert, Latin America is without rival in its natural beauty, geographical jewels, and incredible variety of flora and fauna. The poetic flow of the text and the color illustrations take readers on a voyage into the wonders found south of the border.

Georgina Lázaro León   ¡Viva la tortuga!   (ISBN 9781616058869)   The turtle in this story will take us on a journey necessary for the survival of her species. With her, we will cross the ocean until we reach the beach where she will lay her eggs. From her efforts, many new little turtles will grow up and continue the cycle begun by their mother. This is a beautiful and poetic story that will help readers understand the importance of protecting endangered species. This beautifully illustrated hardbound edition is by one of the most important children’s authors of Puerto Rico. Also by Lázaro León in Alfaguara: La niña y la estrella and El mejor es mi papá.

Pierre Pfeffer   El oso, un gigante no muy tranquilo    (ISBN 9789707703605)   Bears may look cute, playful, and clumsy in cartoons, but in reality their strength and agility can make them very dangerous. This book presents interesting information about the eight species of bears that exist in the world, one by one.

Alma Flor Ada   ¡Extra! ¡Extra!   (ISBN 9781598209433)   When the residents of Hidden Forest wake up and open their morning papers, they are in for a surprise. An enormous beanstalk has mysteriously sprouted outside of Jack Blake's house, and Jack is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Pinocchio and Half-Chicken have set out on adventures of their own, and Tortoise and Hare are off to the races. Will they all find their happy endings?

Diario del Bosque Escondido has got the scoops.

Written and laid out in newspaper format, this installment in the enchanting Hidden Forest series has received a new twist from Alma Flor Ada and Leslie Tryon.

Margarita Robleda   Paco: un niño latino en Estados Unidos   (ISBN 9781594375583)   A 10-year-old boy, born into a Latino family that recently migrated to the USA, writes his autobiography to comply with a school assignment. Paco’s humorous, candid story promotes cultural and racial pride, persistence and determination to achieve personal goals, multiculturalism, and family ties.

Alexandre Dumas   Los tres mosqueteros    (ISBN 9789870407737)   A young man, D'Artagnan, leaves his home in Paris to become a musketeer for King Louis XIII of France. There, he meets three other musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, with whom he will fight the enemies of the Kings of France and their spies… always with their motto: “One for all, and all for one”.

Aline Pettersson   La princesa era traviesa   (ISBN 9789681903343)   Margarita is all fun and games, and those are the things she shares with her best friends: her grandmother and her great-grandmother. She discovers that through the years much changes, but fun and games are always the same!

Ana María Machado   De carta en carta   (ISBN 9789681914837)   There once was a boy named Pepe and his grandfather José, and neither knew how to read or write; this was not uncommon in their town. One day, they had an argument and, in order to communicate with each other, they hired Miguel, a man whose job was to read and write for illiterate people. Many letters were passed from one to the other while Pepe paid Miguel by going to school, and José paid him with flowers from his own garden. At the end of the whole ordeal, Pepe kept going to school, learned how to read and write, and wrote a letter to the government asking for a pension for his grandfather.

Anonymous   Robin Hood    (ISBN 9789870407751)   The adventures of Robin Hood begin when Prince John takes the throne in England. Robin and his friends must take refuge in the Sherwood Forest. From there, they will try to dethrone the Prince and liberate a young lady whom Robin is in love with.

Christine Nöstlinger   Juan, Julia y Jericó   (ISBN 9789681909956)   Juan is a young boy who is very short for his age, has crooked teeth, and whose left foot is larger than his right. All these things create many problems for him. Without Julia, his situation would be terrible. But with her friendship, everything is all right.

Darice Bailer   El gran ferrocarril   (ISBN 9781598205985)   In El gran ferrocarril, while visiting Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, a girl daydreams that she is Andrew Russell, about to commemorate the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad with his famous photograph.

Darice Bailer   El Pony Express   (ISBN 9781598205992)   In El Pony Express, while visiting the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum, a boy imagines that he is Warren "Boston" Upson, the bravest and most daring of the Pony Express riders, delivering news of the Civil War to Sacramento, California.

Julio Verne   Veinte mil leguas de viaje submarino   (ISBN 9789870407775)   A huge deep-sea monster is attacking ships. To hunt it down, Professor Arronax bravely joins a mission aboard the Nautilus, a secret submarine helmed by the mysterious Captain Nemo. At first, the mission is exciting, but Arronax soon finds there's no escape. He is now Captain Nemo's captive… 20,000 leagues under the sea!

Luis María Pescetti   Bituín, bituín Natacha   (ISBN 9789705804502)   Natacha writes Raffles telling him all about her beach vacation. She goes to a library with her classmates to do research on The Beatles, and makes significant progress in her English language studies. She consults the I Ching and is advised to "cross the great waters." She also asks questions like “Mom, did you know we are supposed to be competing for Dad's attention?”

Luis María Pescetti   Natacha   (ISBN 9789705804946)   In this book, the first in the series, Natacha tells us about the origin of the famous “Pearl Girls” and the arrival of Raffles, her mischievous dog and inseparable companion. She also tells us what it is like to go to the movies with a boy, what happens when she decides to help and cook for her mom, and how bedtime stories should be like (featuring non-scary monsters).

Mary Shelley   Frankenstein   (ISBN 9789870407843)   A thriller, passionate romance, and cautionary tale about the dangers of science, the book tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a very intelligent science student, who sets out to discover what makes us living creatures by assembling stolen body parts and bringing them to life. To his horror, he creates a monster! Tormented by loneliness and isolation, the hideous monster turns evil and starts a campaign to murder the person that created him!

Megan McDonald   Doctora Judy Moody   (ISBN 9781598200348)   Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and in her latest adventure she is in a medical mood! That’s because her class is studying “the amazing human body.” Judy, who idolizes Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor, can hardly wait to begin her science project.

Megan McDonald   Judy Moody y la vuelta al mundo en ocho días y medio   (ISBN 9781598208405)   Judy Moody is one of a kind, and she likes it that way. Enter Amy Namey, another third-grader with a name that rhymes! She's so much like Judy that they're practically clones. Will Amy Same-Samey turn out to be Judy's worst enemy or her new best-ever friend?

Megan McDonald   Judy Moody es detective   (ISBN 9781616058555)   Judy Moody is in a mood. A sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what’s a WBMS (world’s best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that’s what! And she doesn’t have to snoop for long: when Mr. Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky), and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a real life, scare-your-pants-off whodunit. Was Mr. Chips stolen by dirty dognappers? And why are chocolate-chip cookies disappearing all over town? Watch out for red herrings—along with clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries—as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case!

Paula Danziger   Ámbar en cuarto y sin su amigo   (ISBN 9789681910211)   Amber is nervous about starting 4th grade and now that her best friend has moved away, she is more frightened. She is anxious about meeting her new teacher and troubled by her mother’s relationship with a man she dislikes. But Amber begins to demonstrate that she is growing up!

Paula Danziger   Ámbar quiere buenas notas   (ISBN 9788420465890)   “I, Amber Dorado, have been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a crazy woman. The crazy woman is my mother and she is furious with me because she says my room is a disaster area and because my teacher sent her a note... ”

Roald Dahl   Agu Trot   (ISBN 9789702902416)   Mr. Hoppy is in love with Mrs. Silver, but her heart belongs to Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr. Hoppy is too shy to approach Mrs. Silver, but one day he has a brilliant idea to win her heart. It’s going to take 140 tortoises, an ancient spell, and a little bit of magic.

Roald Dahl   El Superzorro   (ISBN 9789681907198)   The formidable adventures of Mr. Fox and his family as they try to outrun three farmers determined to catch them.

Sharon Shavers Gayle   Huir hacia la libertad   (ISBN 9781598206012)   In Huir hacia la libertad, while visiting Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum, a girl imagines that she is a slave making a dangerous escape from the South using the famous Underground Railroad.

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy   Caballete   (ISBN 9781581054217)   Your readers will admire a wide range of Hispanic artists spanning three centuries. Featured artists include Maya Christina González, José Giménez, Fernando Botero, Ramón Cano, Rodolfo Morales, and Francisco de Goya.

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy   En alas del cóndor   (ISBN 9781581058123)   Take a journey into the remarkable history and culture of Spanish-speaking lands. You will find that the people are tenacious, industrious, wise, and creative as you marvel at well-known Hispanic artists' extraordinary illustrations.

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy   Lienzo y papel   (ISBN 9781581054231)   This book features regional artists from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Mexico along with internationally acclaimed Rivera and Goya.

Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy   Sonrisas   (ISBN 9781581054095)   Children recognize that they can change the world through innovation and fairness. In this light, they will appreciate art through the eyes of Pablo Picasso, poetry through the pen of Gabriela Mistral, and justice through the fortitude of Benito Juárez.

Claire Llewellyn   Así nace…un árbol   (ISBN 9781594374494)   This fascinating collection introduces readers to the amazing story of new life. Beautiful illustrations with detailed scenes from nature, and accurate, easy-to-read text are presented in a fun and novel format to capture children's imagination—the pages grow as the creature grows! Each title contains tabs, picture captions, a glossary, an index, and graphs... the perfect "tool kit" to initiate young students in the reading of informational materials.

Claire Llewellyn   Así nace…un pato   (ISBN 9781594374487)   This fascinating collection introduces readers to the amazing story of new life. Beautiful illustrations with detailed scenes from nature, and accurate, easy-to-read text are presented in a fun and novel format to capture children's imagination—the pages grow as the creature grows! Each title contains tabs, picture captions, a glossary, an index, and graphs—the perfect "tool kit" to initiate young students in the reading of informational materials.

Claire Llewellyn   Así nace…una mariposa   (ISBN 9781594377884)   This fascinating collection introduces readers to the amazing story of new life. Beautiful illustrations with detailed scenes from nature, and accurate, easy-to-read text are presented in a fun and novel format to capture children's imagination—the pages grow as the creature grows! Each title contains tabs, picture captions, a glossary, an index, and graphs—the perfect "tool kit" to initiate young students in the reading of informational materials.

Jean-Pierre Verdet   El cielo, las estrellas y la noche   (ISBN 9789707703568)   Why is there day and night? Why does the Earth rotate on its axis and comes full circle in 24 hours? Why does the Sun only illuminate one side of the Earth at a time? Fascinating information about space and celestial bodies. It ends with a guide for observing the stars, biographical information on six preeminent astronomers, and poems by Lope de Vega and Jorge Luis Borges.

Roberta Edwards   Barack Obama: Presidente de Estados Unidos   (ISBN 9781603966238)   Of mixed race and cultures, Barack Obama struggled for years with his identity and place in society. Having found his niche in public service, he has made history as the first African American U.S. President ever to be elected. From Hawaii to Chicago to Washington, D.C., Obama’s life has been interesting and inspiring.

Roberta Edwards   Michelle Obama: Primera dama y "primera mamá"   (ISBN 9781603969468)   Michelle Obama never considered a life in politics—and now she is our new First Lady. From the bestselling duo of Barack Obama: United States President comes this easy-to-read biography filled with photos of the entire Obama family. It charts Michelle’s life from her childhood in Chicago, her years at Princeton and Harvard Law, and her historic journey to the White House.

David Kraatz   La canción del geco   (ISBN 9781560145790)   This vividly illustrated story describes a young gecko’s experience in a rain forest after he becomes separated from his mother. During his search for her he meets an amazing variety of animals and learns much about his forest environment. A brief description of rain forests and the endangered animals featured in the story is included at the end of the book.

Emilio Ángel Lome   Lotería de adivinanzas   (ISBN 9789681906634)   This selection of riddles is just right: not too hard, not too easy, and all “dressed up” with beautiful illustrations.

Rafael Ordoñez Cuadrado   Un buen rato con cada plato   (ISBN 9789707707856)   Each poem hides several clues to some of the most common dishes prepared for the four meals of the day. ¡Young readers never had this much fun where food is concerned!

Varios   Al viento: antología de haikús   (ISBN 9789705802041)   The smallest words can shape grand images, brimming with strong emotions and sensations, and the grandest words can bring out the greatness of the smallest things. This book is perfect to introduce little ones to the fascinating world of haikus. Includes a brief biography of each author: Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Shiki Masaoka, and Kobayashi Issa.

Fernando Alonso   El hombrecito vestido de gris   (ISBN 9788420465876)   In one of several stories, a man who wears drab gray suits is haunted by dreams of being an opera singer. 1977 Lazarillo Award Winner.

Margarita Robleda   María: una niña latina en Estados Unidos   (ISBN 9781594375576)   An 11-year-old girl, born in the USA into a family of Mexican immigrants, writes her autobiography to comply with a school assignment. Maria’s vibrant and warm story promotes cultural and racial pride, self-acceptance, racial and gender equality, multiculturalism, writing as a key to self-understanding, and family ties.

Alexandre Dumas   El conde de Montecristo    (ISBN 9789870407768)   Edmond Dantès disembarks in the port of Marseille after a Mediterranean odyssey.  Just as he is about to become a Captain and get married, some of his mates from the ship accuse him of betrayal. Dantès then is declared guilty and incarcerated in a castle. While in this jail he meets a dying prisoner who bequeathed him a treasure hidden in the island of Monte Cristo that Dantès will try to find.

Luis María Pescetti   ¡Padrísimo, Natacha!   (ISBN 9786071101761)   Natacha and Pati get into the business of writting made-to-order love letters. This leads to entertaining situations both, in and out of school. This book is about the challenges of making friends, getting good grades, helping others regardless of who they are, and of being sons and daughters... In a word: being children.

Luis María Pescetti   Chat Natacha chat   (ISBN 9789705804496)   Learning Arab dance, solving computer problems, an essay on the human body, a visit to a farm where “city animals” meet “country animals,” and a chat session with a famous writer are just some of the situations in which Natacha and her BFF Pati (Oh! and lets not forget Raffles!) manage to turn into absolute madness.

Megan McDonald   Judy Moody y la Declaración de Independencia   (ISBN 9781598208412)   Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion and after visiting Boston with her family, she's in the mood for LIBERTY and FREEDOM-freedom from her parents_ rules and her pesky little brother, that is. But Judy's plans to declare independence, just like the patriots did in 1776, wind up getting her into hot water. For sure and absolute positive, the founding fathers never had problems like hers! Will Judy be able to prove, once and for all, that she's ready for a bit more independence?

Roald Dahl   El dedo mágico   (ISBN 9789582401788)   The Gregg family likes hunting too much. This annoys their 8-year-old neighbor. She has no choice but to transform anyone who annoys her into an animal!

William Shakespeare   Romeo y Julieta   (ISBN 9789870407720)   The two young lads, Romeo and Juliet, met at a masquerade ball and there began a passionate love for one another. The rivalry that their respective families have had for each other for a long time make this love an impossible one, one that can only end in tragedy.

Jorge Argueta   La gallinita en la ciudad    (ISBN 9781598200935)   A small, tired, and ill speckled hen that flies in front of her window on a rainy morning, arouses in Natalia nostalgia for her grandfather, who stayed in El Salvador. She then is determined to save the hen and moves heaven and earth to achieve it.

Claire Llewellyn   Así nace…una rana   (ISBN 9781594377891)   This fascinating collection introduces readers to the amazing story of new life. Beautiful illustrations with detailed scenes from nature, and accurate, easy-to-read text are presented in a fun and novel format to capture children's imagination—the pages grow as the creature grows! Each title contains tabs, picture captions, a glossary, an index, and graphs—the perfect "tool kit" to initiate young students in the reading of informational materials.

Jean-Pierre Verdet   El cielo, el aire y el viento   (ISBN 9789707703575)   Why is the sky blue? How is lightning formed? And rainbows? And rain and snow? You may not see it, or touch it, but the air we breathe makes all those things and much more possible. How? A great read for

curious minds.

Jean-Pierre Verdet   El cielo, el Sol y el día   (ISBN 9789707703551)   How old is the Sun? What did humans think about the Sun in ancient times? How can sunbeams be trapped? Our most important source of life, light, and energy is just a ball of hot gas…! This book is full of information so amazing as the Sun itself.

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