2018-2019 Tejas Star Reading List

The Tejas Star Reading List Committee annually selects a recommended reading list of bilingual English/Spanish books or books written in Spanish.  The list is prepared for use by children ages 5-12.

The Tejas Star Reading List is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies.

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Acosta, Alicia. (2017). El pequeño pirata Serafín (Little Captain Jack). Illustrated by Mónica Carretero. Madrid: NubeOcho. ISBN: 9788494541513. (Ages 4-8).

Amavisca, Luis. (2017). El espejo en la casa de mamá / El espejo en la casa de papá (The Mirror in Mommy’s House / The Mirror in Daddy’s House). Illustrated by Betania Zacarias. Madrid: NubeOcho. ISBN: 9788494541568. (Ages 4-8).

Biddulph, Rob. (2017). No como todos (Odd Dog Out). Translator Anna Llisterri. Lyndhurst, NJ: Lectorum Publications. ISBN: 978-84-16394-49-4. (Ages 4-8)

Buckley, James Jr. (2016). ¿Quién fue Roberto Clemente? (Who Was Roberto Clemente?). Illustrated by Ted Hammond. Translator Eduardo Noriega. Miami, FL: Editorial Santillana S.A. ISBN:978-1631134296. (Ages 8-11).

Colato Laínez, René. (2016). Mamá la extraterrestre=Mamá the Alien. Illustrated by Laura Lacámara. Translator René Colato Laínez. New York: Lee & Low. ISBN: 9780892392988. (Ages 6-9).

De la Peña, Matt. (2016). Última parada de la calle Market (Last Stop on Market Street). Illustrated by Christian Robinson. Translator Teresa Mlawer. Lyndhurst, NJ: Lectorum Publications. ISBN: 978-8484705499. (Ages 3-6).  

De los Ángeles Boada, Maria. (2016). No seas goloso, señor Oso (Don’t be Greedy Mr. Bear). Illustrated by Santiago González. Ecuador: Editorial Santillana S.A. ISBN: 978-9942191908. (Ages 4-8).

Diaz, Alexandra. (2016). El único destino (The Only Road). Translated by Alexandra Diaz and Lillian Corvison. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 978-1-4814-8441-1. (Ages 8-12).

Engle, Margarita. (2017). ¡Bravo! Poemas sobre hispanos extraordinarios. (Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics.) Illustrated by Rafael López. New York: Henry Holt and Company. ISBN: 978-1-250-11366-5. (Ages 7-11).

Engle, Margarita. (2017). Aire encantado: Dos culturas, dos alas: Una memoria (Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir). Translator Alexis Romay.   New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 9781534404786. (Ages 10-12).

Hood, Susan. (2016). El violin de Ada: la historia de la Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados del Paraguay. (Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay). Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. Translator Shelley McConnell. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 9781481466578. (Ages 4-8).

Jaramillo, Susie. (2017). Esqueletitos = Little Skeletons: Countdown to Midnight.  San Francisco: Encantos. ISBN: 978-1945635069. (Ages 5-8).

Lacasa, Blanca. (2017). Ni guau ni miau (Bow Wow Meow). Illustrated by Gómez. Madrid: NubeOcho. ISBN: 978-8494541520. (Ages 4-8).

Liniers, Ricardo. (2017). Buenas noches, Planeta (Good Night, Planet). New York: Toon Books. ISBN: 978-1-943145-21-8. (Ages 4-8).

Medina, Meg. (2017). Mango, Abuela y yo (Mango, Abuela, and Me). Illustrated by Angela Dominguez. Translator Teresa Mlawer. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN: 978-0-7636-8453-2. (Ages 5-8).

Mena, Pato. (2017). La siesta perfecta (The Perfect Siesta). Madrid: NubeOcho. ISBN: 978-84-945415-4-4. (Ages 4-8).

Otheguy, Emma. (2017). Martí's Song for Freedom = Martí y sus versos por la libertad. Illustrated by Beatriz Vidal. Translator Adriana Dominguez. New York: Lee & Low. ISBN: 978-0892393756. (Ages 7-12).

Spiegelman, Nadja. (2015). Perdidos en NYC: una aventura en el metro: A TOON Graphic (Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure: A TOON Graphic). Illustrated by Sergio García Sánchez. New York: Toon Books. ISBN: 978-1935179856. (Ages 8-12).

Telgemeier, Raina. (2017). Fantasmas (Ghosts). Translators Juan Pablo Lombana and María Domínguez. New York: Scholastic. ISBN: 978-1-338-13368-4. (Ages 8-12).

Tullet, Herve. (2017). ¡Mézclalo bien! (Mix it Up!). Translator Peter L. Perez. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. ISBN: 978-1452159331. (Ages 3-8).

Vicente, Alidis. (2016). El caso de los Reyes Magos = The Case of the Three Kings. Illustrated by Mora Des!gn Group. Translator Gabriela Baeza Ventura. Houston: Arte Publico Press. ISBN: 978-1-55885-822-0. (Ages 8-11).

Wood, Susan. (2016). ¡Esquivel! Un artista de sonido de la era espacial. (Esquivel! Space Age Sound Artist). Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh.Translator Carlos E. Calvo. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. ISBN: 9781580897334. (Ages 6-9)

Created on Feb 24, 2015 | Last updated April 17, 2018