Lucas and His Loco Beans $15.95

Lucas' grandfather takes him into the mountains where he explains to him the magic of the jumping beans.  The snappy, rhyming text is interwoven with Spanish words, and the facts section at the back of the book shows the life cycle of the jumping moth. Meets core curriculum standards.

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Freaky Foods From Around the World

Freaky Foods From Around the World, Platillos sorpredentes de todo el mundo   $15.95

Lucas' abuela invites Lucas' class for lunch to sample her freaky recipes.  On the menu are chicken feet, roasted rat meat, and fried crickets - Yummy!  The back of the book is filled with natural history information on the animals we use as a food source and recipes from around the world. 

When food is strange and quite unknown, and not familiar like our own, don't squirm around making funny faces, because food comes from different places!

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The Wooden Bowl

The Wooden Bowl, El bol de madera $15.95

This is a wonderful story with a lesson on respecting our elderly.  Diego makes his parents realize that how they treat Abuelo today is how they can be expected to be treated when they are frail and old..

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Global Cultural Trivia ibook $6.99

This interactive ibook is perfect for reluctant middle grade readers because it allows the reader to bounce from text to internet and back.  Filled with information celebrating cultural contributions to our American society, readers will be surprised at the origins of our fast food snacks, birthday celebrations, wedding traditions and much more!

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The Mighty Mesquite

The Might Mesquite, El mesquite poderoso 

Publication date 1/2016

From seed to full grown tree, the Mesquite's role in the landscape of the Sonoran, Chihuahua, and Mojave deserts is amazing.  The book explores the traditional uses of all aspects of the tree as well as the role it plays in  sustaining wildlife.

Book Awards

 

LUCAS AND HIS LOCO BEANS - AWARDS

  • 2003 Indepedent Publisher's Award Finalist for Multicultural Fiction Juvenile/Young Adult.
  • 2003 Latino Book Award Honorable Mention, Best Educational Children's Book (English/Spanish).
  • Recommended by the National Science Teacher's Association.

FREAKY FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD - PLATILLOS SORPRENDENTES DEL TODO EL MUNDO - AWARDS

  • 2007 National Parenting Publications Gold Award
  • 2007 International Latino Book Award, Best Educational Children's Book (English/Spanish)

THE WOODEN BOWL - EL BOL DE MADERA - AWARDS

  • 2010 International Latino Book Award - Parenting category
  • 2010 National Parenting Publications Honors Award
  • 2010 International Book Award Finalist - Children's Picture Book & Family/Parenting categories.

GLOBAL CULTURAL TRIVIA -  award

  • 2014 Moonbeam Bronze Award -  E-book publication, nonfiction.

THE MIGHTY MESQUITE - EL MESQUITE PODEROSO

Publication date:  January 2016. E-book and printed version.