Books by Juana Martinez-Neal

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2019

"Fry bread is much more than food, as this book amply demonstrates. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-8)"
A bright picture book invites kids to cook with a Native American grandma. Read full book review >
BABYMOON by Hayley Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2019

"Expect this lovely gift for new parents to live by the rocking chair, helping families discover their own 'babymoons.' (Picture book. 6 mos.-3, adult)"
Two new parents spend the first days after baby's arrival on their "babymoon." Read full book review >
ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME by Juana Martinez-Neal
Released: April 10, 2018

"A celebration of identity, family and belonging. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has a very long name, and she's about to find out how she came to have it. Read full book review >
LA PRINCESA AND THE PEA by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"While the charming illustrations give this title great shelf appeal, lack of narrative depth makes it best suited for comparison with the original rather than a title that stands on its own. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Peruvian príncipe sets out to foil his mamá and marry the girl of his dreams in this Latinx-inspired adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea" from Spanish-language-adaptation veteran Elya (La Madre Goose, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
LA MADRE GOOSE by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2016

"Not one of Elya's stellar efforts. Such previous offerings as Little Roja Riding Hood (2014) and No More, Por Favor (2010) are far better examples of her snappy language-integration skills. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Elya's spin on Mother Goose offers a collection of nursery favorites spiced with a Latin American twist. Read full book review >