Books by Jorge Argueta

Jorge Argueta has crafted a loving bilingual tale, which all young school-goers recognize as their own. Artist Elizabeth Gómez too understands the secret hearts of children, and her luminous, humorous illustrations of Luna and her friends keep children lo


Released: April 9, 2013

"Even for novice chefs (and readers) the "Ummmm"s are easily attainable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The latest of Argueta's free-verse recipes is a savory tribute to corn—as ancient a foodstuff as it is delicious. Read full book review >
GUACAMOLE by Jorge Argueta
Released: April 1, 2012

"A bilingual treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Argueta follows Arroz con leche/Rice Pudding (illustrated by Fernando Vilela, 2010) with another simple, lyrical bilingual recipe for children. Read full book review >
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

A lyrical recipe presented in the form of a free-verse poem, this bilingual (Spanish/English) selection combines the fun of cooking with the tenderness of a mother-son relationship. Read full book review >

SOPA DE FRIJOLES/BEAN SOUP by Jorge Argueta
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2009

This free-verse cooking poem is more than a simple recipe for bean soup. Read full book review >

FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

Both his connection to the earth and, to a lesser extent, his estrangement from the "European" world have a part in these poems written in the voice of a Central American boy. Read full book review >

MOONY LUNA by Jorge Argueta
FICTION
Released: March 10, 2005

Even though she is "grande como la luna llena" (big as the full moon), Luna isn't sure that she wants to begin kindergarten. Read full book review >

ZIPITIO by Jorge Argueta
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

Argueta offers a bit of folklore from Central America that isn't going to go over too well in this culture. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

Angel's expressive and teeming illustrations warmly complement the sweet temper of Argueta's tale of an El Salvadoran family—daughter, mother, and father—living in San Francisco. Read full book review >