LATINX Kids Books List

LATINX Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 - October 15 every year. What better way to honor Hispanic culture and history with kids than with picture books?! The list below are some of our favorite books by and about LATINX authors. Check the "availability" line to see what we have in stock.

 

You can also view our other LATINX book lists here:

View LATINX Adult Books

View our LATINX YA/Middle Grade Books

 

We will continue to add to this list over time. Questions or Suggestions? Email read@napabookmine.com.


 

Dreamers Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - September 4th, 2018

We are resilience. We are hope. We are dreamers.
 
Yuyi Morales brought her hopes, her passion, her strength, and her stories with her, when she came to the United States in 1994 with her infant son. She left behind nearly everything she owned, but she didn't come empty-handed.


¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557261
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Published: Versify - April 2nd, 2019

A 2020 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book 

Richard Scarry’s Busytown gets a Mexican-American makeover in the marketplace of a buzzing border town from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.


Bilingual in a new way, this paper over board book teaches readers simple words in Spanish as they experience the bustli


My Papi Has a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.


Who Was Frida Kahlo? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448479385
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2013

You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art.


¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

Little Lobo returns to share his love of food and wrestling in this delicious follow-up to Vamos! Let’sGo to the Market from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.

In this new Vamos!


Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763693558
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Published: Candlewick - April 10th, 2018

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

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.


Carmela Full of Wishes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399549045
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

In their first collaboration since the Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winning Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson deliver a poignant and timely new picture book that's sure to be an instant classic.


Turning Pages: My Life Story Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Lulu Delacre (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514084
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Published: Philomel Books - September 4th, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time!


Mango, Abuela, and Me Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763695132
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Published: Candlewick - October 3rd, 2017

“A poignant tale of intergenerational connection, transition, and patience. . . . Heartfelt, layered, and beautiful.” — Booklist (starred review)


La Princesa and the Pea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399251566
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

The Princess and the Pea gets a fresh twist in this charming bilingual retelling, winner of the Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration.

El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn’t agree.


Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
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Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

A #1 New York Times bestseller!

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award!

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.


Waiting for the Biblioburro Cover Image
By Monica Brown, John Parra (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781582463537
Availability: Out of Stock
Published: Tricycle Press - August 9th, 2011

Ana loves stories. She often makes them up to help her little brother fall asleep. But in her small village there are only a few books and she has read them all.


Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself (Smart About Art) Cover Image
By Margaret Frith, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448426778
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 11th, 2003

Through original artwork by the renowned artist Tomie dePaola-a longtime aficionado of Frida Kahlo's work-as well as beautiful reproductions of Kahlo's paintings, this latest Smart About book explores the creative, imaginative world of Mexico's most celebrated female artist.


The Secret Footprints Cover Image
By Julia Alvarez, Fabin Negrin (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440417477
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Published: Dragonfly Books - September 10th, 2002

The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves and whose feet were on backward so that humans couldn't follow their footprints, is reinvented by renowned author Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a bold and brave ciguapa, can't help but be curious--especially about a boy she sees on the nights when she goes on the land to hunt for food.


Islandborn Cover Image
By Junot Díaz, Leo Espinosa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229860
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Published: Dial Books - March 13th, 2018

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination.

A 2019 Pura Belpré Honor Book for Illustration
 
Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else.
Hers was a school of faraway places.
 


Find Frida Cover Image
By Catherine Ingram, Laura Callaghan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781786277107
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Laurence King Publishing - August 4th, 2020

Immerse yourself in the colorful world of Frida Kahlo with this search and find book which details key aspects of her life – from her eccentric teenaged years and infatuation with Diego Rivera, to her dynamic arrival as an international artist, her incredible studio and house in Mexico and her deep love of Mexican culture.


Bravo! (Bilingual board book - Spanish edition): Poems About Amazing Hispanics / Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250230812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 10th, 2020

Adapted from the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics, this board book of poems and portraits from writer Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael López celebrates the lives and accomplishments of amazing Hispanics.


What Can You Do with a Paleta? Cover Image
By Carmen Tafolla, Magaly Morales (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781582462219
Availability: Out of Stock
Published: Tricycle Press - April 14th, 2009

Where the paleta wagon rings its tinkly belland carries a treasure of icy paletasin every color of the sarape . . .


¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? (What Can You Do with a Paleta Spanish Edition ) Cover Image
By Carmen Tafolla, Magaly Morales (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781582462899
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Published: Tricycle Press - April 14th, 2009

Where the paleta wagon rings its tinkly belland carries a treasure of icy paletasin every color of the sarape . . .


I Lived on Butterfly Hill (The Butterfly Hill Series) Cover Image
By Marjorie Agosin, Lee White (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416994022
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 10th, 2015

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste Marconi is a dreamer.