10 Picture Books by Latinx creators that your kids need

10 Picture Books by Latinx creators that your kids need

September is Hispanic Heritage month so, lets celebrate the contributions, experiences, cultures, and stories of the Latinx community, with these fantastic Picture Books by Latinx creators.

These picture books are the perfect addition to your library not only in September, but year-round.  There are many wonderful books out there by amazingly talented, Latinx creators.. of course, this is only a small list. If you are looking for more titles, check out my amazon list.

1. Abuela
A young girl and her grandmother celebrate their home and relationship in this magical story. Winner of the Parents’ Choice Award!

2. A NEW KIND OF WILD
This sweet author-illustrator debut celebrates imagination, the magic of friendship, and all the different ways we make a new place feel like home

3. FEDERICO AND THE WOLF
Clever Federico outsmarts el lobo in this fresh and funny Mexican-American take on Little Red Riding Hood.

4. ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME
What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from—and who she may one day be.

5. ¡VAMOS! LET’S GO EAT
Little Lobo, a Mexican American, and Bernabé, his dog, gather tacos, frutas picadas, cuernos, and more and deliver them to los luchadores preparing for Lucha Libre 5000.

6. THE ONE DAY HOUSE
A little boy promises his beloved friend, an elderly lady, that one day he will fix up her old house—and his words inspire the other people in the neighborhood to pitch in and get it done.


7. BETWEEN US AND ABUELA: A FAMILY STORY FROM THE BORDER
From award-winning author Mitali Perkins comes her timely debut picture book about love overcoming the border fences between Mexico and the United States.

8. DANCING HANDS: HOW TERESA CARREÑO PLAYED THE PIANO FOR PRESIDENT LINCOLN
In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.

9. Where Are You From?
This resonant and award-winning picture book tells the story of one girl who constantly gets asked a simple question that doesn’t have a simple answer. A great conversation starter in the home or classroom

10. Round is a Tortilla
In this lively picture book, children discover shapes all around them. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the shapes found in every child’s day!

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