Lists and Suggestions for Kids

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

Higuera, Donna Barba, author.

"A girl named Petra Pena, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. ... More

Raúl the Third, 1976- author, illustrator.

Little Lobo and Bernabé are bringing supplies to the big celebration in the country across the bri... More

Cisneros, Ernesto, author.

While his father works two jobs, seventh-grader Efrén Nava must take care of his twin siblings, kin... More

Raúl the Third, 1976- author, illustrator.

"Little Lobo, a Mexican American, and Bernabé, his dog, gather tacos, frutas picadas, cuernos,... More

Hernandez, Carlos Alberto.

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

Engle, Margarita.

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

Morales, Yuyi.

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

Behar, Ruth.

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

Elya, Susan Middleton.

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

Medina, Juana.

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

Camper, Cathy.

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

Engle, Margarita.

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

Agosín, Marjorie.

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

Morales, Yuyi.

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

Morales, Yuyi.

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

Schmidt, Gary D.

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

Tonatiuh, Duncan.

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

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

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

Alvarez, Julia.

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

Velasquez, Eric.

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

Mora, Pat.

Sumario en español: Los niños leen en voz alta en varias colocaciones para celebrar el Día de lo... More

Morales, Yuyi.

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

Montes, Marisa.

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

Mora, Pat.

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

Morales, Yuyi.

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

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

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

Soto, Gary.

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

Garza, Carmen Lomas.

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

Ada, Alma Flor.

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

Soto, Gary.

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