Arnold, Helen. Postcards from Mexico. Steck-Vaughn Co., 1996. A great
reference book for children with brightly colored pictures. The text is
written as through it is written from one child to another about their
travels in Mexico.
Climo, Shirley. The Little Red Ant and the Great Big Crumb. New York:
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1995. A Mexican fable based upon based upon
a little red ant who finds a crumb of cake. The crumb is big enough
to last all winter, but the ant is not strong enough to carry it home.
what a surprise when the ant discovers who is the strongest of all.
Czernecki, Stefan and Rhodes, Timothy. The Hummingbirds' Gift. New York:
Hyperion Books for Children., 1994. The story is based upon a farmer
and his family who lived in the village of Tzintzuntzan. The family think of a
plan to help save the hummingbirds during a very dry period. The story depicts
a pre-Columbian and Spanish influence.
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 pi–ata in Mexico.
Garcia, Guy. The Spirit of the Maya: A Boy Explores His People’s Mysterious
Past. New York: Walker and Co., 1995. The story gives an account of
a twelve-year-old boy Kin who is a Lancando’n Indian who lives in
Palenque, Mexico. Kin explores the tomb of a king named Pacal and discovers
information about his Mayan ancestors.
Gollub, Matthew. The Twenty-five Mixtec Cats. New York: Tambourine Books,
1993. The setting for this story takes place in a mountain village of Oaxaca.
When a local healer returns to his village with a litter of kittens, at first
they are not welcome. The story tells how they won the hearts of the people.
The story based on folklore of Oaxaca, contains many customs from the culture.
Grossman, Patricia. Saturday Market. New York: Lothrop,
Lee and Shepard Books, 1994. The story gives a beautiful account of a Mexican
market with brightly colored illustrations.
Krupp, Robin Rector. Let's go Traveling in Mexico. New York: Morrow Junio
Books, 1996. A colorful book giving lots of information about early
Mexican culture and how it relates to the culture of Mexico today.
Lerner, Harry Jonas. Mexico. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1988.
A reference book for children containing lots of pictures about the history
McKissack, Patricia. The Aztec. Chicago: Childrens Press.,1985. A reference
book for children with brightly colored pictures giving background
information about the Aztec resistance to the Spaniards and its influence
on today's culture.
McKissack, Patricia C. The Maya. Chicago: The Children’s Press, 1985.
A beautiful reference book with pictures for young children.
Olawsky, Lynn Ainsworth. Colors of Mexico. New York: Carolrhoda Books, Inc.,
The book uses different colors to talk about the history and culture of
Riecken, Nancy. Today is the Day. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.
A beautiful story about a family who waits for their Papa to come home
Ross, Corinne. Christmas in Mexico. Lincolnwood: Passport Books, 1991.
from working up north.
The book contains beautiful colored pictures and a wealth of information about
Christmas traditions in Mexico. The book contains recipes for Mexican food,
directions for making ornaments and a star pi–ata.
Shalant, Phyllis. Look What We’ve Brought You From Mexico. New York:
Julian Messner, 1992. This book illustrated in black and white
illustrations gives information about crafts, games, recipes, stories,
and other cultural activities about Mexico.