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CRRL Kids: The Magic of Mexico

Borreguita and the Coyote
Borreguita and the Coyote A Tale From Ayutla, Mexico By Aardema, Verna (Book - 1991 ) 398.0972 Aa Available in some locations

Annotation:The Coyote really wants to eat Borreguita, the little sheep, but she can outsmart him every time!

Chavela and the Magic Bubble
Chavela and the Magic Bubble By Brown, Monica (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Bro Available in some locations

Annotation:When Chavela blows a bubble with a strange new gum, she floats away to Mexico, where her great-grandfather once worked harvesting the tree sap that makes gum chewy.

The Dream Stealer
The Dream Stealer By Fleischman, Sid (Book - 2009 ) FICTION Fle Available in some locations

Annotation:A plucky Mexican girl tries to recover her dream from the Dream Stealer, who takes her to his castle where countless dreams and even more adventures await.

Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Rising By Ryan, Pam Muñoz (Book - 2000 ) FICTION Rya Available in some locations

Annotation:Spoiled, self-centered Esperanza loses her father, wealth and easy Mexican life and starts over as a California farm worker in the 1930s. Spanish words and magical realism grace this expansive, readable novel that is written from the heart. Also available as an audiobook.

Ghost Wings
Ghost Wings By Joosse, Barbara M. (Book - 2001 ) FICTION Joo Available in some locations

Annotation:While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.

Grandma's Chocolate
Grandma's Chocolate By Price, Mara (Book - 2010 ) FICTION Pri Available in some locations

Annotation:When Sabrina's grandmother visits from Mexico, she brings gifts that make Sabrina feel like a Mayan princess.

How Nanita Learned to Make Flan
How Nanita Learned to Make Flan By Geeslin, Campbell (Book - 1999 ) FICTION Gee Available in some locations

Annotation:A determined little girl who makes her own magical shoes, a parrot with an eye-patch and a mean old lady with sore feet combine with illustrations awash with detail and color in this comida mexicana: a lighter-than-air mixture of laughter and lesson. Delicisioso.

How We Came to the Fifth World = Como Vinimos Al Quinto Mundo
How We Came to the Fifth World = Como Vinimos Al Quinto Mundo A Creation Story From Ancient Mexico By Rohmer, Harriet (Book - 1988 ) 398.0972 Ro Available in some locations

Annotation:An Aztec myth recounting the creation and destruction of the world by the deities of the four great elements

Just A Minute
Just A Minute A Trickster Tale and Counting Book By Morales, Yuyi (Book - 2003 ) FICTION Mor Available in some locations

Annotation:In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.

The Legend of the Poinsettia
The Legend of the Poinsettia By DePaola, Tomie (Book - 1993 ) 394.268 De Available in some locations

Annotation:When Lucida is unable to finish her gift for the Baby Jesus in time for the Christmas procession, a miracle enables her to offer the beautiful flower we now call the poinsettia.

The Magic Maguey
The Magic Maguey By Johnston, Tony (Book - 1996 ) FICTION Joh Available in some locations

Annotation:Miguel figures out a way to save the beloved maguey plant in his Mexican pueblo.

Mice and Beans
Mice and Beans By Ryan, Pam Muñoz (Book - 2001 ) FICTION Rya Available in some locations

Annotation:Kind-hearted but forgetful grandmother Rosa María prepares for her granddaughter’s seventh birthday, with help from the ratones living in her house. Color-drenched, lively illustrations reflect a close-knit Hispanic family, and Spanish phrases flavor the story. Includes a recipe for rice and beans!

My Diary From Here to There
My Diary From Here to There By Pérez, Amada Irma (Book - 2002 ) FICTION Per Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl describes her feelings when her father decides to leave their home in Mexico to look for work in the United States.

On Ramon's Farm
On Ramon's Farm Five Tales of Mexico By Geeslin, Campbell (Book - 1998 ) FICTION Gee Available in some locations

Annotation:The animals that Ramon tends on his family's farm in Mexico include sheep that weep when they're shorn and a goat that climbs to the top of a windmill. Includes some Spanish words with pronunciation.

A Quetzalcoatl Tale of Corn
A Quetzalcoatl Tale of Corn By Parke, Marilyn (Book - 1992 ) 398.0972 Pa Available in some locations

Annotation:This traditional tale tells how corn, or maize, helped save the people of Central America from starving. Also available in Spanish.

The Twenty-five Mixtec Cats
The Twenty-five Mixtec Cats By Gollub, Matthew (Book - 1993 ) FICTION Gol Available in some locations

Annotation:The inhabitants of a mountain village are suspicious of the twenty-five cats who come to live with their healer, until the cats are able to help lift a curse placed on the butcher.

Under the Lemon Moon
Under the Lemon Moon By Fine, Edith Hope (Book - 1999 ) FICTION Fin Available in some locations

Annotation:The theft of all the lemons from her lemon tree leads Rosalinda to an encounter with la Anciana, the Old One, who walks the Mexican countryside helping things grow, and to an understanding of generosity and forgiveness.

The Woman Who Outshone the Sun
The Woman Who Outshone the Sun The Legend of Lucia Zenteno = La Mujer Que Brillaba Mas Aun Que El Sol : La Leyenda De Lucia Zenteno By Cruz, Alejandro (Book - 1991 ) 398.0972 Cr Available in some locations

Annotation:Retells the Zapotec legend of Lucia Zenteno, a beautiful woman with magical powers who is exiled from a mountain village and takes its water away in punishment.

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Stories and poems set in Mexico are often lively and magical. Experience colorful narratives and unforgettable characters in these selections.


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