Books by Francisco X. Alarcón

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"This posthumously published bilingual collection will be welcomed by Alarcón's many admirers. (illustrator's note, introduction) (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Set within a loose mythological framework, each poem is partnered with a day of the week, playing with its etymology in both Spanish and English. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Stunning. (Picture book/poetry. 9-12)"
This eye-catching combination of brilliant illustrations and eloquently crafted bilingual poems celebrates the animal life and natural beauty of the rainforest. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Includes both English and Spanish versions of the poems. (Poetry. 7-11)"
In these free verse, mostly unpunctuated poems, Alarcón explores the world of both sleeping and waking dreams and his hope for a better world of tolerance and peace. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"A tribute to a city, and to abiding family love. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Alarc¢n summons the Los Angeles of his youth in this fine collection of poems that are rendered in both English and Spanish, and complemented by Gonzalez's merry painted photographs. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Ideal for summer story hours or warm reminiscing all winter long. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
With the alternate title, Del Ombligo de la Luna y otros poemas de verano, this exuberant collection, in both English and Spanish, is illustrated in bold, brilliant swathes of color that recall Mexican folk art and textiles. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1997

"An accessible, open-hearted collection."
An energetic cast of characters in 20 short, freely styled poems in both English and Spanish help readers "see everything for the first time." Read full book review >