Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Books From Children's Book Press

René Colato Laínez

Nana's Big Surprise/Nana, ¡Qué Sorpresa!
Story Amada Irma Pérez
Illustrations by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Amada and her family build a chicken coop, hoping their grandmother, visiting from Mexico, will enjoy raising the chickens and be distracted from her grief over their grandfather's death. From the Pura Belpré Honor award-winning team, comes an intergenerational tale of love, remembrance, and healing.

My Colors, My World
Mis colores, mi mundo
Written and illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez

Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the color in her world, from Papi’s black hair and Mama’s orange and purple flowers to Maya’s red swing set and the fiery pink sunset.

On My Block
Edited by Dana Goldberg

Fifteen talented artists explore the places and spaces most special to them. This multicultural anthology is a celebration of community, an exploration of past and present, and an homage to neighborhoods everywhere.

Young Cornrows Callin Out the Moon
Story by Ruth Forman
Illustrations by Cbabi Bayoc

A celebration of city summers, sisterhood, and African American culture and community.

Kiki's Journey
Story by Kristy Orona-Ramirez
Illustrations by Jonathan Warm Day

When eight-year old Kiki travels to Taos Pueblo, the reservation where her parents grew up, she confronts her identity as both a Tiwa Indian and a big city girl.

A Place Where Sunflowers Grow
Story by Amy Lee-Tai
Illustrations by Felicia Hoshino

While she and her family are interned at the Topaz Relocation Center during World War II, Mari gradually adjusts as she enrolls in art class, makes a friend, plants sunflowers, and waits for them to grow.

Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel
Story by Anthony Robles
Illustrations by Carl Angel

Fun-loving Lakas takes readers on a new adventure, transforming one community’s struggle into a celebration of activism, spirit, and song.

The Closet Ghosts
Story by Uma Krishnaswami
Illustrations by Shiraaz Bhabha

Anu has ghosts in her closet! But a big move and a new home means more than just conquering her fears of the dark.

New in Paperback

A Movie in My Pillow / Una película en mi almohada
Story by Jorge Argueta
Illustrations by Elizabeth Gómez

A renowned Salvadoran poet recalls his experiences, dreams, and memories of his childhood in El Salvador and San Francisco.

The Upside Down Boy/El nino de cabeza
Story by Juan Felipe Herrera
Illustrations by Elizabeth Gómez

The author recalls the year when his farmworker parents settled in the city so that he could go to school for the first time.

i see the rhythm
Paintings by Michelle Wood
Text by Toyomi Igus

Beginning with the roots of black music in Africa and continuing on to contemporary hip hop, this visual and poetic chronicle is a celebration of the far-reaching impact African American music has had on the world.

Baby Rattlesnake
Told by Te Ata
Adapted by Lynn Moroney
Illustrated by Mira Reisberg

This hugely popular tale of family, love, and forgiveness, is now available in a paperback large-format English edition. With striking Santa Fe-style artwork, this Southwest Native American tale tells a story of family love and forgiveness.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love that you have all this info on your site. It would be even more helpful to me, as a parent, if you could include the recommended ages for each book in your summaries, maybe even break the list up by age group. Thanks - your blog is awesome!