Bierhorst, John, ed. The Monkey’s Haircut. New York: William Morrow and Co., 1986. A collection of Maya folktales suitable for young children.
Coronado, Rosa. Cooking the Mexican Way. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 1982. An easy to follow recipe book on how to make Mexican food. The book has beautiful colored pictures of food and an introduction about Mexico — its land and the people.
Ets, Marie Hall and Labastida, Aurora. Nine Days to Christmas. New York: The Viking Press, 1959. A delightful story about a kindergarten girl who experiences her first posadas with a pinata in Mexico.
Gerez, Toni de, ed. My Song Is A Piece of Jade. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1984. A beautiful collection of ancient Mexican poetry for children along with brightly colored illustrations.
Green, John. Life In Ancient Mexico. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1991. A children’s coloring book depicting ancient life in Mexico. Each page gives information about the picture.
Haskins, Jim. Count Your Way Through Mexico. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1989. A beautiful story book for young children using the Spanish numbers to tell a story of Mexico.
Johnson, William. Captain Cortes Conquers Mexico. New York: Random House., 1960. The history of Mexico written in story form.
Lyons, Grant,ed. Tales The People Tell In Mexico. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1992. A series of tales from Mexico with a glossary of Spanish words and their meanings.
Lye, Keith. Take A Trip To Mexico. New York: Franklin Watts, 1983. A book of colored pictures with information about Mexico for young readers.
McKissack, Patricia C. The Maya. Chicago: The Children’s Press, 1985. A beautiful reference book with pictures for young children. This book could be read by children in the classroom.
McNeer, May and Ward, Lynd. The Mexican Story. New York: Farrar, Straus and Young, Inc., 1953. A story about the history of Mexico that can be read to older children or told to the younger ones.
Reilly, Mary Jo. Cultures of the World: Mexico. New York: Marchall Cavendish, Corp., 1991. An absolutely gorgeous reference book about Mexico. Suitable for both teachers and children. Its subjects include geography, history and the lifestyle of the people.
Somonte, Carlos. We Live In Mexico. New York: The Bookwright Press, 1985. A beautiful book about the personal lives of people who live in Mexico. Although the text may be too difficult for young children there are many brightly colored pictures that would be of interest to the young child.
Von Hagen, Victor W. Maya: Land of the Turkey and the Deer. New York: The World Publishing Company, 1960. A book about the history of the Maya Indian written in story form. Widdows, Richard. People and Places — Mexico. Morristown: Silver Burdett Press, 1988. A book of information about Mexico including its geography, history and people.