Best Children’s Central & South America Books

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1. 123 things BIG & JUMBO Coloring Book: 123 Coloring Pages!!, Easy, LARGE, GIANT Simple Picture Coloring Books for Toddlers, Kids Ages 2-4, Early Learning, Preschool and Kindergarten

Author: by Salmon Sally
English
124 pages
1077588593

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123 Pages to color!!!! JUMBO, GIANT and BIG Pictures: Each picture is HUGE which is more fun to Color. Toddlers will definitely love it. Wide Variety of pictures: Wide variety of themes to promote exciting and learning – includes ANIMALS, FRUITS, VEGETABLES, stationery, house, airplane, foods, rainbow, sea animals and more!

Suitable for boys and girls. Dark Thick Lines and Simple Pictures: Makes it easy for toddlers to enjoy coloring. Each picture has heavy, chunky black lines-are eye-catching and child-friendly. Great for toddlers, kindergarten and preschool age children. Includes 123 Pages to color!: This Coloring book contains 123 pages of different unique JUMBO pictures with double pages not a single page.

It is a perfect gift for TODDLERS. They will enjoy for hours! 123 things BIG & JUMBO Coloring Book! See other great coloring books for kids, just click the author name “Salmon Sally”.


2. The Caiman

Author: by María Eugenia Manrique
B08R3GVYQF
July 1, 2021
English

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The unforgettable story of a man and his alligator. When Faoro the clockmaker adopts a baby alligator, he has no idea that someday their story will travel far and wide. But the town of San Fernando de Apure would never forget this kind young man and his adoring alligator, who played with the neighborhood children, took part in Faoro’s wedding, and, eventually, mourned his loss.

Now their story is being shared with the world. In this delightful picture book first published in Venezuela, the author brings us back to her own childhood in Venezuela, as one of the children who used to visit this famous caiman, to tell the story of a man who loved animals and how his friendship with his alligator sparked a lasting legacy.


3. The Explorer

Author: by Katherine Rundell
English
336 pages
1481419455

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Parents’ Choice Recommended From Boston GlobeHorn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes. Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing.

For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.


4. Islandborn

Author: by Junot Díaz
Dial Books
English
48 pages

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From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Daz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. A 2019 Pura Belpr Honor Book for Illustration Every kid in Lola’s school was from somewhere else.

Hers was a school of faraway places. So when Lola’s teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited.Except Lola. She can’t remember The Islandshe left when she was just a baby.

But with the help of her family and friends, and their memoriesjoyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frighteningLola’s imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island. As she draws closer to the heart of her family’s story, Lola comes to understand the truth of her abuela’s words: Just because you don’t remember a place doesn’t mean it’s not in you.

Gloriously illustrated and lyrically written, Islandborn is a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination’s boundless ability to connect usto our families, to our past and to ourselves.


5. Alma and How She Got Her Name

Author: by Juana Martinez-Neal
Candlewick
English
32 pages

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A 2019 Caldecott Honor BookWhat’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from and who she may one day be. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jos Pura Candela has way too many names: six!

How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; Jos, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too.

As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.


6. Jumbies (The Jumbies)

Author: by Tracey Baptiste
Algonquin Young Readers
English
240 pages

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Corinne La Mer claims she isn’t afraid of anything. Not scorpions, not the boys who tease her, and certainly not jumbies. They’re just tricksters made up by parents to frighten their children. Then one night Corinne chases an agouti all the way into the forbidden forest, and shining yellow eyes follow her to the edge of the trees.

They couldn’t belong to a jumbie.Or could they? When Corinne spots a beautiful stranger at the market the very next day, she knows something extraordinary is about to happen. When this same beauty, called Severine, turns up at Corinne’s house, danger is in the air.

Severine plans to claim the entire island for the jumbies. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and learn to use ancient magic she didn’t know she possessed to stop Severine and to save her island home.


7. If You Lived Here: Houses of the World

Author: by Giles Laroche
English
32 pages
0547238924

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Step into unique homes from around the world and discover the many fascinating ways in which people live and have lived. If you lived in the mountains of southern Spain, your bedroom might be carved out of a mountain. If you lived in a village in South Africa, the outside of your house might tell the story of your family.

And if you lived in a floating green house in the Netherlands, you could rotate your house to watch both the sunrise and sunset. With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason why each home was constructed the way in which it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.

Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwidelog cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurtsthis book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasonssuch as blending into the landscape, confusing invaders, being able to travel with one’s home, using whatever materials are at handare as varied as the homes themselves.


8. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

Author: by Margarita Engle
English
48 pages
0544102290

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Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that ruleuntil the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongs. She had to keep quiet.

She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream. Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba’s traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.


9. VÁMONOS: San Juan (Lil' Libros) (English and Spanish Edition)

Author: by Patty Rodriguez
Lil' Libros
English, Spanish
22 pages

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Teach your baby about San Juan, the capital and largest city in the island of Puerto Rico through illustrations and words that will teach them about the world in English and Spanish. Let’s take a trip around the world with VMONOS.

In this colorful new series by Lil’ Libros, each book celebrates the sights, sounds, and people of a different city both in English and Spanish. With simple text by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, and colorful illustrations by Lil’ Libros’ very own Ana Godinez, each book will have your little ones celebrating the world, fostering empathy, and seeing that there are a million ways to live on this planet!

Patty Rodriguez is the co-founder of Lil’ Libros, a publisher of bilingual children’s books and co-author of more than 15 books celebrating the Latino-American experience in this country. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, and Rolling Stone magazine.

You can also listen to Patty every morning in Los Angeles on the On Air with Ryan Seacrest nationally syndicated radio show. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Ariana Stein is the co-founder of Lil’ Libros, a Los Angeles-based publisher that celebrates bilingualism and Latin American culture.

10. Treasure Hunters: Quest for the City of Gold (Treasure Hunters, 5)

Author: by James Patterson
Jimmy Patterson
English
384 pages

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Gear up for an exciting adventure with the thrill-seeking Kidds as they search for a missing Incan city in South America made entirely of gold! When Bick and Beck Kidd find a hidden trove of pirate treasure, it includes a map with clues to an even bigger score: the lost Incan city of Paititi.

But treasure hunting is never easy – and when the map is stolen, the Kidds must rely on Storm’s picture-perfect memory to navigate the dangerous Amazon jungle. Watch out for that nest of poisonous snakes! To save the Amazon rainforest and stop a Peruvian tribe from losing their home, the Kidds must unlock the secrets to the missing map and find the fabled city of Paititi …

Before the bad guys find it first.The race is on!

11. Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris

Author: by Linda Elovitz Marshall
Children’s Book Press (CA)
English
40 pages


Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris Cover

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Ixchel wants to follow in the long tradition of weaving on backstrap looms, just as her mother, grandmother, and most Mayan women have done for more than two thousand years. But Ixchel’s mother is too busy preparing her weavings for market.

If they bring a good price, they will have money to pay for Ixchel s school and books. And besides, there is not enough extra thread for Ixchel to practice with. Disappointed, Ixchel first tries weaving with blades of grass, and then with bits of wool, but no one would want to buy the results.

As she walks around her village, Ixchel finds it littered with colorful plastic bags. There is nowhere to put all the bags, so they just keep accumulating. Suddenly, Ixchel has an idea! She collects and washes the plastic bags. Then she cuts each bag into thin strips.

Sitting at her loom, Ixchel weaves the plastic strips into a colorful fabric that looks like a beautiful rainbow just like the weavings of Mayan women before her.”

12. Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science

Author: by Marc Aronson
Clarion Books
English
176 pages

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When this award-winning husband-and-wife team discovered that they each had sugar in their family history, they were inspired to trace the globe-spanning story of the sweet substance and to seek out the voices of those who led bitter sugar lives.

The trail ran like a bright band from religious ceremonies in India to Europe’s Middle Ages, then on to Columbus, who brought the first cane cuttings to the Americas. Sugar was the substance that drove the bloody slave trade and caused the loss of countless lives but it also planted the seeds of revolution that led to freedom in the American colonies, Haiti, and France.

With songs, oral histories, maps, and over 80 archival illustrations, here is the story of how one product allows us to see the grand currents of world history in new ways. Time line, source notes, bibliography, and index included.

14. Zonia's Rain Forest

Author: by Juana Martinez-Neal
Candlewick
English
40 pages

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A heartfelt, visually stunning picture book from Caldecott Honor and Robert F. Sibert Medal winner Juana Martinez-Neal illuminates a young girl’s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru. Zonia’s home is the Amazon rain forest, where it is always green and full of life.

Every morning, the rain forest calls to Zonia, and every morning, she answers. She visits the sloth family, greets the giant anteater, and runs with the speedy jaguar. But one morning, the rain forest calls to her in a troubled voice.

How will Zonia answer? Acclaimed author-illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal explores the wonders of the rain forest with Zonia, an Ashninka girl, in her joyful outdoor adventures. The engaging text emphasizes Zonia’s empowering bond with her home, while the illustrationscreated on paper made from banana barkburst with luxuriant greens and delicate details.

Illuminating back matter includes a translation of the story in Ashninka, information on the Ashninka community, and resources on the Amazon rain forest and its wildlife.

15. VÁMONOS: San Salvador (English and Spanish Edition)

Author: by Patty Rodriguez
Lil' Libros
English, Spanish
22 pages

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Teach your baby about San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, through illustrations and words that will teach them about the world in English and Spanish. Let’s take a trip around the world with VMONOS. In this colorful new series by Lil’ Libros, each book celebrates the sights, sounds, and people of a different city both in English and Spanish.

Through charming illustrations, you and your child will travel to San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, and hike up to nature’s giant, the Boquern volcano. Discover with your children what makes each city fantastic and special. With simple text by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein, and colorful illustrations by Lil’ Libros’ very own Ana Godinez, each book will have your little ones celebrating the world, fostering empathy, and seeing that there are a million ways to live on this planet!

Patty Rodriguez is the co-founder of Lil’ Libros, a publisher of bilingual children’s books and co-author of more than 15 books celebrating the Latino-American experience in this country. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, and Rolling Stone magazine.

16. Zandunga: The Taíno Warrior

Author: by Robert Solano
English
96 pages
1735346829

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Boys and girls ages 4 to 8 will love this bilingual story. Learn about the Tano people, the indigenous people of the Caribbean Islands. Set in the land of precolonial Haiti and the Dominican Republic, this book follows the story of Zandunga, a ambitious young girl.

Despite being a poor farm girl, Zandunga sets out to become a Tano warrior. Read in English or Spanish, or both. Learn Spanish words and phrases intermixed with the English version. Discover the beautiful Tano culture. Listen to the free accompanying audio version (access code inside).

This story is an inspiration for children to use creative problem solving to overcome difficult challenges. Follow Zandunga on her quest to become a Tano warrior. Will Zandunga quit when she is faced with difficult challenges? Or will she find creative ways to learn the warrior spirits?

Order your copy now to follow Zandunga on her journey!