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"Down home is Granny’s house. Down home is where Lil Alan and his parents and sister will join great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Down home is where Lil Alan will hear stories of the ancestors and visit the land that has meant so much to all of them. And down home is where all of the children will find their special way to pay tribute to family history. All the kids have to decide on what tribute to share, but what will Lil Alan do?" -- publisher
It's almost time for Christmas, and Maria is traveling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico. For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas gifts with the grandmother they haven't seen in years. But when Juan's gift is too big to fit through the slats in the fence, Maria has a brilliant idea. She makes it into a kite that soars over the top of the iron bars. -- publisher
In twenty-three compelling poems, a young girl carries her dreams from her Carribbean island birthplace to America, a new land she finds at once puzzling, frightening, and inspiring.
As he participates in the festivities of Las Posadas, preparing for the birth of Christ, a young Mexican boy worries about what gift he will have for the baby Jesus.
While sharing stories of their Mexican-American family's past, a grandfather gives his young son the guitar he received from his own father.
A young boy speaks lovingly of his parents, who toil in the fields all day long harvesting fruits and vegetables, and return home in the evening for a well-deserved rest
When Marta ruins her homework and breaks her glasses, Grandmother soothes her with an ancient story and one of her delicious tortillas.
As they get ready for church, Taj's grandmother explains that she is so happy on Sunday mornings because that is when she goes to church to give thanks to God and to share in worship services.
Snow is falling on Christmas Eve and everyone is quiet. The stars are out, we're all in bed, but who will visit you in the night... Follow the story of a little girl, boy and their dog on their countdown to Christmas Day. Along the way you'll find 25 flaps (one for every day of advent), each introducing a new word in this magical Christmas book. Sing carols in a busy square, watch ballerinas spin and twirl, bake Christmas cookies, look out for reindeer and pick the perfect tree.
A poem based on the story of creation from the first book of the Bible.