REVIEWED BOOKS: Picture Books & Early Readers

These are the picture books and early readers we have read and reviewed. Each cover image is linked to the review, so click on an image for more information about the title. Any author or illustrator who is an #ownvoices creator is marked with an asterisk (*).


These books were reviewed for a post about ABC books. Click on any of the cover images to access the post.

Books created by: Innosanto Nagara*; Rubén del Rosario*, Isabel Freire de Matos* and Antonio Martorell*; Cynthia Weill, K. B. Basseches and Moisés* and Armando Jiménez*; Jeanette Winter; Alma Flor Ada* and Simón Silva* (English translation by Rosa Zubizarreta); Idalia Rosario*; Pat Mora* and Doug Cushman; Tony Johnston and John Parra*; Quiara Alegría Hudes* and Shino Arihara

A is for Activist  ABC de Puerto Rico  ABeCedarios  Calavera Abecedario  Gathering the Sun  Idalia's Project ABC  ¡Marimba!  P is for Piñata  Welcome to my Neighborhood

These books were reviewed for a post about environmental heroes. Click on any of the images to access the post. Books created by Harriet Rohmer, Cindy Trumbore/Susan L. Roth, Pete Salmansohn/Stephen W. Kress, Claudia Davila*

Heroes of the Environment  Parrots PR  Saving Birds  Luz Makes a Splash

These were reviewed for a post about art-related books. Click on any of the images to access the post. Books created by Yuyi Morales*, Raúl Colón*, and Catherine Reef

Viva Frida  Draw!  Frida and Diego

These were included in a post about buy-worthy bilingual picture books. Click on any of the images to access the post. Books created by Anette Rusling, Katie Saunders,  Julie Mercier, Emily Bolam, Susie Jaramillo

Uno, DOS, Cucu! Cover  Los pequeanimales al dedillo  Los sonidos de la noche  

These were reviewed in a post about how art inspires young artists and the beauty of waiting. Click on any of the images to access the post. Books created by Isabel Campoy*, Theresa Howell, Rafael López*, Virginia Sánchez-Korrol*, Carolyn Dee Flores*, Terry Farish, Oliver Rodriguez*

Maybe Something Beautiful Cover  A Surprise for Teresita Cover  Luis Paints the World Cover

Frederick Luis Aldama*, illus. by Chris Escobar*

Alfredo Alva*

Jen Arena*, illustrated by Angela Dominguez*

Marta! Big & Small Cover

Jorge Argueta*, illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh*, Luica Angela Perez*, Elizabeth Gomez*

22750413  Talking with Mother Earth/Hablando con madre tierra: Poems/Poemas  Moony Luna/Luna, lunita lunera

Monica Brown*, illustrated by Rafael López*, Angela Dominguez*, John Parra*, Joe Cepeda*

Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo  30363752  28807785  Side by Side/Lado a Lado Cover

F. Isabel Campoy*, Theresa Howell, illus. by Rafael López*

Andy Carter and Allison Havens

Judith Ortiz Cofer*

Carmen Agra Deedy, illus. by Eugene Yelchin

The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

Anika Aldamuy Denise*

Grecia Huesca Dominguez*, illus by Teresa Martinez*

Tania de Regil*


Zetta Elliott


Susan Middleton Elya, illustrated by Juana Martinez Neal*

Margarita Engle*, illustrated by Rafael López*, Mike Curato


Click on any of the images to access the post about Carmen Lomas Garza*

In My Family/En mi familia  Family Pictures / Cuadros de Familia  Magic Windows/Ventanas magicas

Cynthia Leonor Garza*, illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez*


Gary Golio, illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez*

Sarai Gonzalez* and Monica Brown*, illustrated by Christine Almeda*


Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G), illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero*

Christy Hale

Juan Felipe Herrera*, illustrated by Honorio Robeldo Tapia*

Super Cilantro Girl / La superniña del cilantro

Zara González Hoang*

Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Miguel Benítez*, Kim Smith. Any of the Sofia Martinez images will lead you to the same post.

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Alicia Z. Klepeis, illustrated by Gary Undercuffler


Laura Lacámara*


René Colato Laínez*, illustrated by Tom Lintern, Fabricio Vanden Broeck

The Tooth Fairy Meets El Raton Perez  Main_mama_the_alien_fc_hi_res_final    

Megan Lacera* and Jorge Lacera*


Robert Liu-Trujillo*


Silvia López*

Laurin Mayeno*; illustrated by Robert Liu-Trujillo*

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Mariana Llanos*, illustrated by Anna López Real*

Juana Medina*

Juana and Lucas Cover    Sweet Shapes

Yamile Saied Méndez*, illustrated by Jaime Kim

Pat Mora*, illustrated by Raúl Colón* and Rafael López*

Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart  Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros  2310683

Yuyi Morales*; Marisa Montes*, illustrated by Yuyi Morales*

Niño Wrestles the World  Just a Minute!: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book  Just In Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book  Los Gatos Black on Halloween  Rudas Cover

Juana Martinez Neal*


Marc Tyler Nobleman, illustrated by Ana Aranda*

The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra Cover

Laura Rexach Olivencia*, illustrated by Mya Pagán*

Emma Otheguy*

Raquel M. Ortiz*, illustrated by Maria Dominguez*

SOFI AND THE MAGIC MUSICAL MURAL / SOFI Y EL MAGICO MURAL MUSICAL by Raquel M. Ortiz; illustrated by Maria Dominguez. (Arte Público) 5/15 -- Picture book

Isabel Quintero*, illustrated by Zeke Peña*


Luis J. Rodríguez*, illustrated by Carlos Vázquez*


Patty Rodriguez* and Ariana Stein*


René Saldaña, Jr.*, illustrated by Carolyn Dee Flores*


Anita Sanchez*

Gary Soto*, illustrated by Susan Guevara* and Pamela Paparone

Chato's Kitchen  Chato and the Party Animals  My Little Car

Javaka Steptoe*

Matt Tavares

Growing Up Pedro

Raúl the Third*


Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by John Parra*

Duncan Tonatiuh*

18405521  Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale    

Jennifer Torres*, illustrated by Renato Alarcão*

FINDING THE MUSIC / EN POS DE LA MUSICA by Jennifer Torres; illustrated by Renato Alarcão (Lee & Low) 5/15 -- Picture book

Patricia Valdez*

Joan Procter

Samantha R. Vamos*, illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke, Sebastià Serra

Alphabet Boats  

Eric Velasquez*

Grandma's Records Grandma's Gift

Aldis Vicente*, illustrated by Nancy Cote