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Tito, the Firefighter / Tito, el bombero

Tim Hoppey (author), Kimberly Hoffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671985

This bilingual (English/Spanish) text has Spanish sprinkled in and, as each word is introduced, it is used from there through to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Richie, a New York City firefighter or bombero, only speaks inglés, but he answers all calls for help. In any language, a good deed is still a good deed. When Tito grows up, he wants to be a bombero. He speaks both inglés and español. But he never dreamed his bilingual skill might actually help Richie and the other bomberos save the day!

Runaway Radish

Janice Levy (author), Sydney Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671992

It's the Night of the Radishes and Don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town. But one radish won't cooperate. It bounces away, looking for action! So begins a raucous romp as everyone in town gets involved in the chasing of the radish. Written in a style reminiscent of "The Gingerbread Man," one antic builds on another until finally the rascally radish is subdued. The Night of the Radishes is an annual festival held on the evening of December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Runaway Radish / El rábano que escapó

Janice Levy (author), Sydney Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672005

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Runaway Radish. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. It's the Night of the Radishes and Don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town. But one radish won't cooperate. It bounces away, looking for action! So begins a raucous romp as everyone in town gets involved in the chasing of the radish. Written in a style reminiscent of "The Gingerbread Man," one antic builds on another until finally the rascally radish is subdued. The Night of the Radishes is an annual festival held on the evening of December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico.

El rábano que escapó

Janice Levy (author), Sydney Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672012

This is the Spanish only version of Runaway Radish. It's the Night of the Radishes and Don Pedro wants to carve the best radish sculpture in town. But one radish won't cooperate. It bounces away, looking for action! So begins a raucous romp as everyone in town gets involved in the chasing of the radish. Written in a style reminiscent of "The Gingerbread Man," one antic builds on another until finally the rascally radish is subdued. The Night of the Radishes is an annual festival held on the evening of December 23rd in Oaxaca, Mexico.

If I Could

Nancy Sweetland (author), Robert Sweetland (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672029

This tale is a new take on the old story of how the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. Exploring a world full of beautiful, fanciful, and sometimes downright comical possibilities, If I Could easily puts an audience in other worlds with the skillful use of rhythm and rhyme. But in the end, our young friend finds, and you will too, that sometimes it's best to be just who you are.

If I Could / Si yo pudiera

Nancy Sweetland (author), Robert Sweetland (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672036

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of If I Could. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. This tale is a new take on the old story of how the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. Exploring a world full of beautiful, fanciful, and sometimes downright comical possibilities, If I Could/Si yo pudiera easily puts an audience in other worlds with the skillful use of rhythm and rhyme. But in the end, our young friend finds, and you will too, that sometimes it's best to be just who you are.

Si yo pudiera

Nancy Sweetland (author), Robert Sweetland (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672043

This is the Spanish only version of If I Could. This tale is a new take on the old story of how the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. Exploring a world full of beautiful, fanciful, and sometimes downright comical possibilities, Si yo pudiera easily puts an audience in other worlds with the skillful use of rhythm and rhyme. But in the end, our young friend finds, and you will too, that sometimes it's best to be just who you are.

Ocean Whisper

Dennis Rockhill (author), Dennis Rockhill (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672050

Enter a dreamy underwater world of friendly whales and colorful ocean plant life. A boy's fish bowl and whale poster transform his room and bed into an undersea dreamscape. Travel along as he crosses grand aquatic vistas and encounters wondrous ocean creatures.

Meadow Dance

Dennis Rockhill (author), Dennis Rockhill (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672067

A little girl takes flight over a meadow where she's been sleeping. Her blanket of flower petals mysteriously become butterfly wings. Upon waking, her memory questions the adventure's reality. What really happened remains to be seen.

La florecita de la maleza

Vicky Whipple (author), Pamela Barcita (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671275

This is the Spanish only version of The Little Weed Flower, a Mom's Choice Awards® Gold Recipient. Have you ever felt like you are unsure where you belong? Little Weed Flower is growing in a weed patch, but secretly longs to be in the beautiful garden tended by the loving gardener. With the help of a new friend her wish comes true and she is able to share positive lessons with other garden flowers. We also learn that no matter where we come from, everything has its own beauty and a special purpose in the garden of life. A timeless story of hope for those who dare to dream.

Polar Slumber

Dennis Rockhill (author), Dennis Rockhill (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671282

Looking out her window, a little girl is enchanted by the snow bear she created. As she falls asleep, this backyard snow bear becomes an integral part of her slumber. She explores the frosty arctic landscape in the bear's cozy company visiting snowy creatures and countryside. When paw prints are all that remain in the morning, we realize the power of imagination.

Sueño Polar

Dennis Rockhill (author), Dennis Rockhill (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671299

This is the Spanish only version of Polar Slumber. Looking out her window, a little girl is enchanted by the snow bear she created. As she falls asleep, this backyard snow bear becomes an integral part of her slumber. She explores the frosty arctic landscape in the bear's cozy company visiting snowy creatures and countryside. When paw prints are all that remain in the morning, we realize the power of imagination.

The Rain Forest Party / Fiesta en el bosque tropical

Lorraine Dey (author), Lorraine Dey (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671305

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of The Rain Forest Party. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Hector-Armando was a little Armadillo who wanted to find his special talent that he could share with his friends at the big rain forest party. As he walked into the forest he noticed his friends were all busy collecting things and practicing their own talents to get ready for the big party. As he came upon his many friends, he would try to do the same things they were doing, but he just wasn't fast enough, or his legs were too short, or he wasn't tall enough. He tried again and again, but became sad to realize he may not have any special talents. He curled up to hide and suddenly became aware of a hidden talent that was there all along. Something mother nature gave him but he forgot about. He would share a very special talent with friends at The Rain Forest Party.

Fiesta en el bosque tropical

Lorraine Dey (author), Lorraine Dey (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671329

This is the Spanish only version of The Rain Forest Party. Hector-Armando was a little Armadillo who wanted to find his special talent that he could share with his friends at the big rain forest party. As he walked into the forest he noticed his friends were all busy collecting things and practicing their own talents to get ready for the big party. As he came upon his many friends, he would try to do the same things they were doing, but he just wasn't fast enough, or his legs were too short, or he wasn't tall enough. He tried again and again, but became sad to realize he may not have any special talents. He curled up to hide and suddenly became aware of a hidden talent that was there all along. Something mother nature gave him but he forgot about. He would share a very special talent with friends at The Rain Forest Party.

Amazingly Wonderful Things

Marla J. Hohmeier (author), Penny Weber (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671336

With a gentle nudge (Tell me about it) or a simple question (And then what happens?) a child can create unique moments in time and design a world of fantasy that adults have long forgotten. Amazingly Wonderful Things will take your child on a delightful journey across a sea of pink and blue cotton candy to the top of a Ferris wheel made of diamonds and up a rainbow in a new pair of jelly-bean shoes. This lavishly illustrated book sparks the imagination as a young girl dances in the stardust, races a supernova, and chases fire-breathing dragons across the sky. When the door to a child's imagination is opened and their creativity is set free every child is capable of Amazingly Wonderful Things. All we have to do is watch... and listen.

Grandma's Pear Tree / El peral de Abuela

Suzanne Santillan (author), Atilio Pernisco (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671350

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Grandma's Pear Tree. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Jessie's ball is stuck in Grandma's prized pear tree. Worried that Grandma will be mad, Jessie tries to get the ball down by asking for help from busy relatives before Grandma sees the problem. From a shoe to a chicken, each suggestion only seems to make the problem worse. With no other choice, Jessie finally admits to Grandma what has happened. In the end, Jessie learns that working together is best to solve a problem and that family is there to support you when you need them.

Grandma's Pear Tree

Suzanne Santillan (author), Atilio Pernisco (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671367

Jessie's ball is stuck in Grandma's prized pear tree. Worried that Grandma will be mad, Jessie tries to get the ball down by asking for help from busy relatives before Grandma sees the problem. From a shoe to a chicken, each suggestion only seems to make the problem worse. With no other choice, Jessie finally admits to Grandma what has happened. In the end, Jessie learns that working together is best to solve a problem and that family is there to support you when you need them.

Soap, Soap, Soap / Jabón, Jabón, Jabón

Elizabeth O. Dulemba (author), Elizabeth O. Dulemba (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671374

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Soap, Soap, Soap. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Hugo's mama sends him to the store to buy soap. Of course, Hugo takes the long way there which gets him into loads of trouble and plenty of mud. With all of his adventures, he keeps forgetting what he's supposed to buy at the store. But through each mishap he's somehow reminded that he needs soap, soap, soap-jabón, jabón, jabón! Hugo ends up a muddy mess, but he finally prevails. He buys the soap and returns home only to discover that his mama plans to use the soap on him! This story takes the classic "Appalachian Jack" tale and gives it a modern twist...

Soap, Soap, Soap

Elizabeth O. Dulemba (author), Elizabeth O. Dulemba (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671381

Hugo's mamá sends him to the store to buy soap. Of course, Hugo takes the long way there which gets him into loads of trouble and plenty of mud. With all of his adventures, he keeps forgetting what he's supposed to buy at the store. But through each mishap he's somehow reminded that he needs soap, soap, soap-jabón, jabón, jabón! Hugo ends up a muddy mess, but he finally prevails. He buys the soap and returns home only to discover that his mamá plans to use the soap on him! This story takes the classic "Appalachian Jack" tale and gives it a modern twist...

Paco and the Giant Chili Plant / Paco y la planta chili gigante

Keith Polette (author), Elizabeth O. Dulemba (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671398

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Paco and the Giant Chili Plant. The Spanish is sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Paco and the Giant Chile Plant is a picture book with all the fun of a fairy tale twisted into a humorous variation. Based on the classic "Jack and the Bean Stalk" fairy tale, Polette uses the desert Southwest as an unexpected setting. Filled with prickly pears and such, our story moves from the sandy earth into a cloudy domain where anything is possible. A place where giants may bellow: "FEE, FI, FO, FUM, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A HUMAN ONE. BE HE THIN OR BE HE FAT, FOR MY TORTILLA, I'LL GRIND HIM FLAT!" We might even solve the age old question of what happened to Jack's (Opps! Paco's) long lost Pappa.

Paco and the Giant Chili Plant

Keith Polette (author), Elizabeth O. Dulemba (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671404

Paco and the Giant Chile Plant is a picture book with all the fun of a fairy tale twisted into a humorous variation. Based on the classic "Jack and the Bean Stalk" fairy tale, Polette uses the desert Southwest as an unexpected setting. Filled with prickly pears and such, our story moves from the sandy earth into a cloudy domain where anything is possible. A place where giants may bellow: "FEE, FI, FO, FUM, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A HUMAN ONE. BE HE THIN OR BE HE FAT, FOR MY TORTILLA, I'LL GRIND HIM FLAT!" We might even solve the age old question of what happened to Jack's (Opps! Paco's) long lost Pappa.

Paco y la planta chili gigante

Keith Polette (author), Elizabeth O. Dulemba (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671411

This is the Spanish only version of Paco and the Giant Chili Plant. Paco and the Giant Chile Plant is a picture book with all the fun of a fairy tale twisted into a humorous variation. Based on the classic "Jack and the Bean Stalk" fairy tale, Polette uses the desert Southwest as an unexpected setting. Filled with prickly pears and such, our story moves from the sandy earth into a cloudy domain where anything is possible. A place where giants may bellow: "FEE, FI, FO, FUM, I SMELL THE BLOOD OF A HUMAN ONE. BE HE THIN OR BE HE FAT, FOR MY TORTILLA, I'LL GRIND HIM FLAT!" We might even solve the age old question of what happened to Jack's (Opps! Paco's) long lost Pappa.

The Best Mariachi in the World / El mejor mariachi del mundo

J. D. Smith (author), Dani Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671428

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of The Best Mariachi in the World. The Spanish words for musical concepts are sprinkled in and as each word is introduced, it is used from there thru to the end of the book. There is also a vocabulary page at the end of the book. Everyone in Gustavo's family is in a mariachi band. Everyone except Gustavo, that is. They all play violíns, trumpets and guitars. They all make wonderful music in restaurants and at wedding parties. Gustavo would love to join the band, but he can't play any of the instruments. What's a wannabe marichi to do? Follow Gustavo as he finds his place in the family mariachi band.

The Best Mariachi in the World

J. D. Smith (author), Dani Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671435

Everyone in Gustavo's family is in a mariachi band. Everyone except Gustavo, that is. They all play violíns, trumpets and guitars. They all make wonderful music in restaurants and at wedding parties. Gustavo would love to join the band, but he can't play any of the instruments. What's a wannabe marichi to do? Follow Gustavo as he finds his place in the family mariachi band.

El mejor mariachi del mundo

J. D. Smith (author), Dani Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671442

This is the Spanish only version of The Best Mariachi in the World. Everyone in Gustavo's family is in a mariachi band. Everyone except Gustavo, that is. They all play violíns, trumpets and guitars. They all make wonderful music in restaurants and at wedding parties. Gustavo would love to join the band, but he can't play any of the instruments. What's a wannabe marichi to do? Follow Gustavo as he finds his place in the family mariachi band.