Ada, Alma Flor. (2002).
I Love Saturdays y domingos
. New York: Atheneum Books. This story shows how a little girl spends her time with her American and Latino grandparents in unique and similar ways and illustrates how different cultures all radiate love.
Ancona, George. (1993).
. New York: Lothorp, Lee and Shepard Books. This story documents the Day of the Dead celebration through the eyes of a young boy, Pablo. It has beautiful illustrations and is a great way to show what happens during this holiday.
Freschet, Gina. (2001).
Beto and the Bone Dance
. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. This is a fun fiction story about a Latino boy and his encounter with some funny calaveras during their Day of the Dead celebration.
Garza, Carmen Lomas. (1990).
. San Francisco: Children's Book Press. Garza documents the memories of her childhood growing up as a Mexican-American in Texas. Each page recounts a different memory and depicts how she spent time with her family.
Grande Tabor, Nancy Maria. (2004).
. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing Inc. This book compared various American and Mexican holidays, but emphasizes the importance of embracing all cultures and celebrations.
Padilla, Zaida. (2004).
The Night We Almost Saw the Three Kings
. Long Beach, NY: Libros Publishers. This is the story of two girls who are determined to see the Three Kings by staying up all night.
Soto, Gary. (1993).
Too Many Tamales
. New York: C.P. Putnam's Sons. This is a fiction story of three children who help their mother make tamales for their Christmas dinner. Unfortunately, one of the girls loses her mother's ring in the process and the children decide to eat all the tamales in order to find it.