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Papa and Me by Arthur Dorros

Papa and Me

"Crossing the street Papa says 'La mano' and he takes my hand." The love between a father and his son is apparent in Papa and Me by Arthur Dorros. The strong bond between them leaps from the colorfully illustrated pages of this book. As they begin their morning and make breakfast together and head to the bus, they revel in the joy of a simple day.

While making breakfast together, they invent a "special food." "Sabroso" they declare, delicious, as they taste the eggs and pancakes. The book uses both English and Spanish to tell the simple story. The characters are happy and they move between English and Spanish effortlessly. 

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Deleites de la Cocina Mexicana = Healthy Mexican American Cooking

By Maria Luisa Urdaneta

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"Because diabetes is a growing health problem in the Mexican American community this information is vital for all those who need or want to manage their diet without giving up the foods they've grown up with and love. No other cookbook provides such a wide range of healthy Mexican recipes, all kitchen-tested, easy to prepare, and simply delicious. Let Deleites de la Cocina Mexicana be your one-stop guide to cooking and eating guilt-free Mexican food."  A bi-lingual cookbook.

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Comida Rápida y Fácil para Personas con Diabetes: Más de 150 Recetas que Encantará a Todos

By Art Ginsburg

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From the famous Mr. Food, this cookbook features more than 150 recipes in Spanish for diabetics, including snacks, salads, soups, poultry, meat, vegetarian fare, and desserts.

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You Say Hola, I Say Hello

By Elizabeth Zapata

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Two friends, one who speaks English and one who speaks Spanish, contrast various words in their respective languages.

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Uncle Nacho's Hat = El Sombrero de Tio Nacho

By Harriet Rohmer

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No matter how hard he tries, Uncle Nacho can't seem to get rid of his old hat. This tale, originally from Nicaragua, is in Spanish and English.

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Three Friends: A Counting Book = Tres Amigos: Un Cuento Para Contar

By Maria Cristina Brusca

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Count your way through this rollicking adventure in the Southwest. Learn the numbers in English and Spanish from one to ten, plus other words you need to know to be a good cowboy or cowgirl. With armadillos, roadrunners, tumbleweeds, snakes, and coyotes on the loose, it all adds up to great fun!
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The Bossy Gallito = El Gallo de Bodas

By Lucia M. Gonzalez

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In this cumulative Cuban folktale, a bossy rooster dirties his beak when he eats a kernel of corn and must find a way to clean it before his parrot uncle's wedding. Includes a glossary of Spanish words and information about the different birds in the story.

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Spanish Piggyback Songs

By Sonya Kranwinkel

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Easy songs with Spanish phrases are sung to childhood favorites: thus 'Pretty Yellow Chicks' in Spanish is sung to the tune of 'Skip to My Lou,' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning' becomes 'Summer Butterflies.' Included are English translations and Spanish pronunciation keys: not included is sheet music, as this is a sing-aloud book for parents and kids.
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Say Hola to Spanish

By Susan Middleton Elya

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"Spanish is fun,/ so give it a try./ Hola is hello,/ adios is good-bye."
Introduces Spanish by defining such common words as "hola" ("hello"), "perro" ("dog"), and "madre" ("mother").
Readers be aware: the pronunciation guide is at the end of the book.

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