MI FAMILIA CALACA/MY SKELETON FAMILY
A Mexican Folk Art Family in English and Spanish
by Cynthia Weill
illustrated by Jesus Canseco Zárate
Welcome to the Family! It’s just like yours: father, mother, sister, brother, abuelita, gato. Well, there’s something just a little bit different about this family. Maybe it’s those clothes they wear … just a little bit fashion backward. And the colors! So vibrant and … lively. Maybe that’s what it is. They are just so full of life. Familia-life.
by Karen Chacek
illustrated by Abraham Balcázar
On the day of Nina’s birth, the world goes wild, and a flock of evil mangy birds follows her home from the hospital, intent on killing her before she ruins their plan to destroy the world. But, armed with only a cereal box and an alert mind, Nina is too clever for their devious designs.
MAXIMILIAN AND THE BINGO REMATCH
A Lucha Libre Sequel
written and illustrated by Xavier Garza
Everybody’s fighting in Maximilian’s world: a couple of cranky tías who, like lucha libre rudos, will stop at nothing to triumph in the church’s lotería game; his masked uncles going for the tag-team title of the world; and a green-eyed vixen named Paloma who challenges Max's love for Cecilia Cantú. Will good triumph over evil? Max sure hopes so!
DON'T SAY A WORD, MAMA / NO DIGAS NADA, MAMA
by Joe Hayes
illustrated by Esau Andrade Valencia
Author Joe Hayes and artist Esau Andrade team up to deliver a knockout picture book about siblings. Two sisters secretly try to outdo each other with generosity. Each new gift from one sister to the other—a secret to everybody but their mother—will have readers crying out, "Don't say a word, Mama!" Until, of course, she does.