Children's Book Lists: Mexican American Children's Authors: Fiction by and about Mexican Americans

[Printable book list]

Easy Readers

Xavier Garza / E GARZA
Lucha Libre: the Man in the Silver Mask, a Bilungual Cuento
The Great and Mighty Nikko!: a Bilingual Counting Book

Juan Felipa Herrera / E HERRERA
Grandma and Me at the Flea = Los Meros Meros Remateros
Calling the Doves = El Canto de las Palomas

Francisco Jiménez / E JIMENEZ
Christmas Gift = el Regalo de Navidad la Mariposa

Pat Mora / E MORA
The Remembering Day
Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo!
I Pledge Allegiance
Water Rolls, Water Rises
The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe
A Piñata in a Pine Tree: a Latino Twelve Days of Christmas
Book Fiesta! Celebrate Chilren's Day Book Day = Celebremos de día de los Niños/el Dí de los Libros
Gracias
Abuelos
Marimba! Animales A to Z
Doña Flor: a Tall Tale about a Giant Woman with a Big Heart
The Song of Francis and the Animals
The Rainbow Tulip
Tomás and the Library Lady
The Gift of the Poinsettia = el Regalo de la Flor de Nochebuena

Matt de la Peña / E DELAPENA
Last Stop on Market Street (Also available in ebook)

Pam Muñoz Ryan / E RYAN
Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: Based on a True Story
The Flag We Love
There Was No Snow on Christmas Eve
Tony Baloney
Toney Baloney: Buddy Trouble
Toney Baloney: Pen Pal
Tony Baloney: School Rules

Benjamin Alire Sáenz / E SAENZ
The Dog Who Loved Tortillas = La Perrita Que Le Encantaban las Tortillas: un Libro de Dieguito
A Perfect Season for Dreaming = Una Temporada Perfecta Para Soñar
Grandma Fina and Her Wonderful Umbrellas = La Abuelita Fina y Sus Sombrillas Maravillosas
A Gift From Papá Diego = Un Regalo de Papa Diego

Gary Soto / E SOTO
Chato and the Party Animals
Chato Goes Cruisin'
Chato's Kitchen
If the Shoe Fits
Lucky Luis
My Little Car: Mi Carrito
The Old Man & His Door
Snapshots from the Wedding
Too Many Tamales

Victor Villaseñor / E VILLASEN
Goodnight, Papito Dios = Buenas Nochas, Papito Dios
The Stranger and the Red Rooster
Little Crow to the Rescue

Fiction

Xavier Garza / J FIC GARZA
The Donkey Lady Fights La Llorona and Other Scary Stories
Maximilian and the Bingo Rematch: a Lucha Libre Sequel
Maximilian and the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: a Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller

Juan Felipe Herrera / J FIC HERRERA
Downtown Boy

Francisco Jiménez / J FIC JIMENEZ
Breaking Through
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child

Luis J. Rodriguez / J FIC RODRIGUE
It Doesn't Have to Be This Way: a Barrio Story = No Tiene Que Ser Así: una Historia del Barrio

Pam Muñoz Ryan / J FIC RYAN
Esperanza Rising (Also available in audiobook and ebook)
Becoming Naomi León
The Dreamer
Echo (Also available in audiobook and ebook)
Paint the Wind (Also available in audiobook)
Riding Freedom (Also available in audiobook and ebook)

Gary Soto / J FIC SOTO
Baseball in April and Other Stories
The Cat's Meow
Crazy Weekend
Facts of Life: Stories
Local News
Off and Running
Summer on Wheels
Taking Sides
The Skirt (Also available in ebook)

Luis Alberto Urrea / J FIC URREA
Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush

Robin Yardi / J FIC YARDI
The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez

Nonfiction

Juan Felipe Herrera / J 920 HERRERA
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

Pat Mora / J 398.2097281 MORA
The Race of Toad and Deer

Pam Muñoz Ryan / J 398.2 RYAN
Nacho and Lolita

Gary Soto / J 811.54 SOTO
Neighborhood Odes
Nerd Landia: a Play

Robin Yardi / J 591.512 YARDI
They Just Know: Animal Instincts

Biographies

Juan Felipe Herrera / J B HERRERA
The Upside Down Boy
Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Ceral Box

Pat Mora / J B INES
A Library for Juana: the World of Sor Juana Inés

Luis J. Rodriguez / J B LOUIS
A Nation's Hope: the Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis

Pam Muñoz Ryan / J B ANDERSON
When Marian Sang: the True Recital of Marian Anderson (Only available on audiobook)

Gary Soto / J B CHAVEZ
Cesar Chavez: a Hero for Everyone

Spanish Easy Readers

Pat Mora / E SP MORA
Abuelos

Pam Muñoz Ryan / E SP RYAN
Arroz con Frijoles...y Unos Amables Ratones

Gary Soto / E SP SOTO
Qué Montón de Tamales!

Fiction

Pam Muñoz Ryan / J SP RYAN
Un Caballo Llamado Libertad
Esperanza Renace

Nonfiction

Pam Muñoz Ryan / J SP 929.92 RYAN
La Bandera Que Amamos