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Review of Martina Has Too Many Tías

Martina Has Too Many Tías by Emma Otheguy; illus. by Sara PalaciosPrimary    Atheneum    40 pp.6/23    9781534445369    $18.99e-book ed.  9781534445376    $10.99Spanish ed.  9781534445840    $18.99In this expert picture-book riff on the classic Caribbean folktale “La Cucaracha Martina,” Otheguy celebrates big families with room for all types of dispositions. Introverted, story-loving Martina is...

Review of Papá’s Magical Water-Jug Clock

Papá’s Magical Water-Jug Clock by Jesús Trejo; illus. by Eliza KinkzPrimary    Minerva/Astra    24 pp.6/23    9781662651045    $18.99e-book ed.  9781662651052    $11.99Young Jesús eagerly awaits Saturdays, when he helps his father with their family’s lawn service business. Papá gives him the responsibility of taking care of the water jug, claiming that it is...

Review of Spanish Is the Language of My Family

Spanish Is the Language of My Family by Michael Genhart; illus. by John ParraPrimary    Porter/Holiday    40 pp.7/23    9780823450046    $18.99e-book ed.  9780823455454    $11.99Spanish ed.  9780823454464    $18.99Genhart highlights the love between a grandson and his abuela through their connection with the Spanish language. Narrator Manolo signs up to compete in his school’s...

Review of Blancaflor, the Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America

Blancaflor, the Hero with Secret Powers: A Folktale from Latin America by Nadja Spiegelman; illus. by Sergio García Sánchez Intermediate    TOON    56 pp.    g 9/21    978-1-943145-55-3    $16.95 Paper ed.  978-1-943145-56-0    $9.99 Spanish ed.  978-1-943145-57-7    $16.95 In engaging comic-format style, ­Spiegelman and Sánchez (Lost in NYC, rev. 7/15) retell the Latin...

Review of El Cucuy Is Scared, Too!

El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera; illus. by Juliana Perdomo Preschool, Primary    Abrams    40 pp.    g 7/21    978-1-4197-4445-7    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-64700-311-1    $15.54 Ramón, a Mexican American boy, is scared of starting school in a new town. El Cucuy, the Bogeyman in Mexican folklore, lives in a...

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