Books by Manuel Monroy

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? by Elisa Amado
CLASSICS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nevertheless, the book captures some of the initial excitement of emergent literacy against a setting too-little seen in North American children's books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy discovers the possibilities of reading on his first day of school. Read full book review >
BE A BABY by Sarah Withrow
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Multiple read alouds will surely be welcomed. (Picture book. 6-18 months)"
This original lyrical homage to a baby offers metaphorical images for each kind of mood or action an infant might experience in her very young life. Read full book review >
WHEN I WAS A BOY NERUDA CALLED ME POLICARPO by Poli Delano
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2006

"This very personal and engaging account captures the childlike fantasy and enthusiasm of a literary giant while introducing readers to a sampling of his poems. (prologue, biographical note) (Biography. 8-10)"
Chilean poet Délano recalls his childhood contact with the eccentric Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda in this unusual memoir. Read full book review >
ROOSTER/GALLO by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Manuel Monroy, translated by Elisa Amado
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"The sharp, evocative language should stir children's imaginations as well as pleasing the adults who may be reading to them and who will almost certainly feel that Luján's poem for children is more delightful than many so-called 'adult' poems. (Picture book/poetry. 2-4)"
Luján's nine-line poem, ably rendered into English by Amado, is a hymn to the coming and going of the day. Read full book review >