Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Pura Belpré Author & Illustrator Award Winners, 1996-Present

Hernandez, Carlos Alberto.

Also available in Overdrive. In order to heal after his mother's death, Sal learned how to medi...

Engle, Margarita.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Looks at the life and accomplishments of Teresa Carreño, o...

Morales, Yuyi.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "An illustrated picture book autobiography in which awa...

Behar, Ruth.

Also available in Overdrive. In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must ...

Elya, Susan Middleton.

Also available in Overdrive. "A rhyming twist on a classic fairy tale in which a queen places ...

Medina, Juana.

A spunky young girl from Colombia loves playing with her canine best friend and resists boring scho...

Camper, Cathy.

Also available in Overdrive, Hoopla, and RB Digital. "Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elir...

Engle, Margarita.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Follows a young Cuban girl in the 1930s as she strives to be...

Agosín, Marjorie.

Also available in Hoopla. When her beloved country, Chile, is taken over by a militaristic, sadisti...

Morales, Yuyi.

Also available in Hoopla. Bilingual text, accompanied by colorful photographs, explores the famous a...

Morales, Yuyi.

Also available in Hoopla. Lucha Libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents,...

Schmidt, Gary D.

The story of Saint Martin de Porres--an endearing tale of perseverance, faith, and triumph over rac...

Tonatiuh, Duncan.

Also available in Hoopla. An introduction to the life, career, and influence of the Mexican painter...

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Also available in Overdrive. A fictionalized biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pabl...

Alvarez, Julia.

Also available in Overdrive. After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermo...

Velasquez, Eric.

The author describes Christmas at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem the year she i...

Morales, Yuyi.

As Señor Calavera prepares for Grandma Beetle's birthday he finds an alphabetical assortment ...

Montes, Marisa.

Also available in Hoopla. Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish word...

Mora, Pat.

Also available in Hoopla and RB Digital. Doña Flor, a giant lady with a big heart, sets off to prot...

Morales, Yuyi.

In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready ...

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Also available in Overdrive. Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and p...

Soto, Gary.

Also available in Hoopla. Chato decides to throw a "pachanga" for his friend Novio Boy, wh...

Garza, Carmen Lomas.

Provides instructions for making paper banners and more intricate cut-outs. Includes diagrams for c...

Ada, Alma Flor.

The author recalls her life and impressions growing up in Cuba. ...

Soto, Gary.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoola. To get the "ratoncitos," little mice, who have move...