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Product Description: It was Adelita's first day at a new school, and she didn't know anyone! As Miss Cantú started a lesson on vegetables, cries of "I hate vegetables" filled the classroom. She watched the kids as they gathered around the teacher's desk to select a vegetable of their own from the basket...read more

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9781558856998 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 31, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: It was Adelita's first day at a new school, and she didn't know anyone!

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Product Description: Seven-year-old Alicia and her parents are enjoying the annual festival celebrating Mexico's independence. There are mariachis strolling across the festival grounds, folkloric dancers twirling in their colorful costumes and brightly colored booths lining the plaza...read more

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9781558857056 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2012), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Seven-year-old Alicia and her parents are enjoying the annual festival celebrating Mexico's independence.

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Mónica yearns to be like her grandmother, the bakery lady, and she gets her chance to prove herself when her family prepares for the celebration of Three Kings' Day.
By Pat Mora, Pablo Torrecilla (illustrator) and Gabriela Baeza Ventura (trans)

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9781558853430 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 1, 2001), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Monica, who wants to be a baker like her grandmother, finds the doll hidden in the bread on the feast for the Three Kings and thus gets to bake cookies for the next fiesta.

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A thought-provoking bilingual picture book explores the issue of racism on the playground.

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9781558854130 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, April 30, 2005), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: When Benjamin beats his friend James at handball, James calls him a name that hurts his feelings, but Benjamin's father helps him sort out his feelings and figure out why James might have used the word.

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Product Description: Originally published in Mexico, Border to Border: The United States and Mexico, by renowned Mexican intellectural Jose E. Iturriaga Sauco, presents a comparative history examining the parallel development of the U.S. and Mexican republics...read more

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9781558855069 | Italian edition edition (Arte Publico Pr, June 30, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Originally published in Mexico, Border to Border: The United States and Mexico, by renowned Mexican intellectural Jose E.

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Product Description: Cecilia and Miguel are best friends, and have been since the third grade when he gave her bunny ears in the class picture. Their life-long friendship is recorded in warm recollections of bike races and soccer games, beach time and fishing from the pier...read more

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9781558857940 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 31, 2014), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Cecilia and Miguel are best friends, and have been since the third grade when he gave her bunny ears in the class picture.

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Product Description: "Once there was a little girl named Clara, who was grumpy." She was grumpy about having to take out the trash, having to share her toys with her seven brothers and sisters, and having to read one book a week for school.And Mami is tired of Clara's grumpy face, so she sends her daughter to the curandera--or healer--to ask for help...read more
By monica Brown, Thelma Muraida (illustrator) and Gabriela Baeza Ventura (trans)

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9781558857001 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 31, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "Once there was a little girl named Clara, who was grumpy.

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Product Description: Mighty Monster Mysteries! Roberto and his mother made thirty dozen confetti-filled eggs, or cascarones, for his birthday party. Roberto can't wait to crack the hollowed, painted and confetti-stuffed eggs over his friends' heads. But, when he goes to the kitchen to get the cascarones, they're gone! The only clue they ever existed is a trail of confetti that leads to a shadow...read more

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9781558857711, titled "The Cucuy Stole My Cascarones / El Coco me robó los cascarones" | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, November 30, 2013), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Mighty Monster Mysteries!

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Product Description: One night, while Dalia slept safely wrapped in her mother's cool silken sheets, her hair grew and grew. By the time the rooster crowed, her hair had "grown straight up to the sky, tall and thick as a Cuban royal palm tree." Her mother was amazed, and wondered what her daughter would do with her wondrous hair...read more

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9781558857896 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2013), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: One night, while Dalia slept safely wrapped in her mother's cool silken sheets, her hair grew and grew.

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Product Description: Joey is excited and nervous about the school dance because Marlen, the love of his life, has agreed to be his date. But Joey has heard rumors that she might be meeting someone else, and as he waits for her to show up he can't help but worry the gossip may be true...read more

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9781558857445 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, June 30, 2012), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Joey is excited and nervous about the school dance because Marlen, the love of his life, has agreed to be his date.

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Product Description: Tia Sofia's nieces and nephews love to spend the weekend at her house. She lets them camp out on mattresses and in sleeping bags in the living room, where they play games and watch TV in their pajamas. But best of all, they love eating at their aunt's house, because she s the best cook in the family...read more

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9781558857025 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2012), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Tia Sofia's nieces and nephews love to spend the weekend at her house.

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A whimsical look at the making of empanadas serves up the festive fun of a family’s effort to concoct the delicious pastries, with an easy empanada recipe included.

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9781558853881 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, November 1, 2003), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Told in the style of a cumulative folk song, a grandmother makes empanadas, a traditional Hispanic treat, for her family, in a story that includes a recipe.

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Product Description: Francisco looks out his bedroom window and thinks about his home back in El Salvador. He misses his friends and playing in the village s park. He wants to fly a kite near his new home in the U.S., but his mother can't afford one. "If Mama can't buy me a kite, maybe I can make one," he thinks...read more

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9781558858046, titled "Francisco’s Kites / Las cometas de francisco" | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2015), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Francisco looks out his bedroom window and thinks about his home back in El Salvador.

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9780395888568, titled "Nonverbal Communication in Everyday Life" | Houghton Mifflin College Div, August 1, 2000, cover price $62.36 | also contains Nonverbal Communication in Everyday Life | About this edition: Balancing theory and practical applications, this text offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of nonverbal communication, focusing on the roles of physical appearance, gesture, touch, facial expressions, voice, eye contact, and spatial relations in face-to-face interactions.

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Product Description: This sweet and funny story about sibling rivalry and the tradition of making tamales is told from the perspective of Ana, who yearns to be like her big sister. Stage actress Gabriella Cavallero's voice brings the rhythmic prose to life with her tenderhearted reading in flawless English and Spanish...read more
By Gabriela Cavallero (narrator), Gabriela Baeza Ventura (trans), april Ward (illustrator) and Gwendolyn Zepeda

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9780981568690 | Har/com bl edition (Lorito Books Inc, April 15, 2009), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: This sweet and funny story about sibling rivalry and the tradition of making tamales is told from the perspective of Ana, who yearns to be like her big sister.

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Product Description: "My name is Ana. Every year, my family makes tamales for Christmas. This year, I am six, so I get to mix the dough, which is made of cornmeal. My sister Lidia is eight, so she gets to spread the dough on the corn husk leaves. I wish I was eight, so that my hands would be big enough to spread the dough just right--not too thick and not too thin...read more

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9781558854932 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2008), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "My name is Ana.

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Product Description: "I kick the ball. BAM! BOOM! POW!" Young Tonito dreams constantly about playing soccer. He imagines himself hitting the ball with his knee, his foot, his head. In his mind's eye, Tonito can run as fast as a race car. He can leap into the air like a fish jumping out of the ocean...read more

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9781558856882 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "I kick the ball.

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Product Description: David is obsessed with reaching the next level in his favorite video game. Whether he's playing BunnyBot Fighters or Ultimate Rhino Races, he's so single minded in his pursuit of reaching the next level that he turns down invitations from friends to play outside...read more

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9781558857476 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, November 30, 2012), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: David is obsessed with reaching the next level in his favorite video game.

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Product Description: Lupita is excited about dancing la raspa, a Mexican folk dance, with her first-grade class at a celebration of Children's Day. But she's devastated when she learns right before the show that her partner Ernesto sprained his right ankle...read more

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9781558857728 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, November 30, 2013), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Lupita is excited about dancing la raspa, a Mexican folk dance, with her first-grade class at a celebration of Children's Day.

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Lupita, a young girl, wants to fly a papalote, or kite, but her family cannot afford to buy one, so her father helps her make a kite of her own.

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9781558853591 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 1, 2002), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A young girl wants to fly a kite, but her family cannot afford to buy one, so her father helps her make a kite of her own.

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When Tio Manuel brings home a very special piñata for Gabriel's birthday party, his sister Magda figures out an ingenious way to preserve it and still make the party guests happy.

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9781558853201 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, November 1, 2001), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: When Tâio Manuel brings home a very special piänata for Gabriel's birthday party, his sister Magda figures out an ingenious way to preserve it and still make the party guests happy.

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Product Description: Flor enjoyed her two-week trip to Mexico, though she's glad to be back at school. But when she tries to pull her homework out of her backpack, she's shocked to feel a cold hand clutching hers. Thinking that the pesky boys in her class are playing a trick on her, she turns around to look into her pack...read more

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9781558857568 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 31, 2012), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Flor enjoyed her two-week trip to Mexico, though she's glad to be back at school.

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Product Description: Every spring, Lilia Garcia had to leave school early to go north with her family to pick fruits and vegetables. She was too young to work in the fields with the rest of the family, so her mother and teenage brother would sign her up to attend the local school...read more

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9781558857803 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, December 31, 2013), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Every spring, Lilia Garcia had to leave school early to go north with her family to pick fruits and vegetables.

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Product Description: Tonia loves to listen to her Abuela's stories about when she was a young girl. When her grandmother remembers planting a vegetable garden "on my own little square patch of land," Tonia wishes she too could have her very own garden...read more

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9781558857636 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2013), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Tonia loves to listen to her Abuela's stories about when she was a young girl.

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Product Description: Pepita is back! And though she likes her new school, she has decided that--after three days--she isn't going back. She's sorry too, because she likes her teacher, Miss Chu, who has black eyes and a sunny smile. She likes her bright, colorful classroom...read more

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9781558856899 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Pepita is back!

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