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Inspired by a patchwork quilt, Toña and her grandmother use vacant patches of land in their neighborhood to grow vegetables, then form The Patchwork Garden Club to encourage other children to follow their example.
Nancy and Douglas, determined to learn what is on the other side of a fence, try Nancy's plans to launch, vault, and fly Douglas over, then succeed with Douglas's simple idea.
A bilingual story, inspired by the childhood of Valentina Cruz, whose family was one of the first permanent inhabitants of the Galapagos islands. Valentina makes a promise to protect the islands and her animal friends.--Provided by publisher
"A young Salvadoran boy dreams of becoming a doctor who speaks both English and Spanish so that patients like his beloved grandmother are not afraid to visit the doctor"--Provided by publisher
Alexa and the other children at her rural school in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles and returning them to the wild. End notes discuss the physical characteristics and conservation of crocodiles
Chapito learns about the tasks of the farm by asking why Manuel weeds the corn, why Doña Ana feeds the chickens, and why Ramón milks the cows
Sisters Rosa and Blanca are so kind, thoughtful, and generous--and such good gardeners--that their mamá who lives between the two winds up with a great deal of corn, tomatoes, and red hot chiles.
"With Spanish vocabulary and a clever counting concept, this poetic story shares the life cycle of a Mexican jumping bean. This curious jumping insect is actually a seedpod from a shrub called yerba de la flecha, into which a caterpillar burrows, living inside the pod until it builds a cocoon and breaks out as a moth. Perfect for preschoolers and prereaders, this creative picture book explores the Mexican jumping bean’s daily life and eventual transformation and escape from the pod." --publisher
"The true story of how a scientist saved the planet from environmental disaster. Mexican American Mario Molina is a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s. Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. As a young man in California, he discovered that CFCs, used in millions of refrigerators and spray cans, were tearing a hole in the earth’s protective ozone layer. Mario knew the world had to be warned—and quickly. Today Mario is a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His inspiring story gives hope in the fight against global warming." -- publisher
"This charming story by Aracely De Alvarado introducing the phases of the moon to children is enlivened by Victoria Castillo’s bright, eye-catching illustrations depicting the nighttime sky and animals in their habitat. Kids ages 4 - 8, and some adults too, will enjoy repeating the sounds animals make—in English and Spanish!" -- publisher