Books by Paula Barragán

¡FIESTA! by Sherry Shahan
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Although there is a Spanish pronunciation guide for the months, there is no bibliography or resources for further reading. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Using the months of the year in Spanish and English as a structure, this engaging survey introduces holidays from all over Latin America, many of which are not found in other books. Read full book review >
COOL CATS COUNTING by Sherry Shahan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Simple and short enough for a breezy read-aloud, this also provides illustrations sufficiently detailed for pre-readers and beginners to mull over at their leisure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In their follow-up to Spicy Hot Colors (2004), Shahan and Barragán again combine short, peppy text and vivid colors to create a busy, attractive picture book, informed by rhythmically jazzy beats. Read full book review >
POEMS TO DREAM TOGETHER by Francisco X. Alarcón
POETRY
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 >
SPICY HOT COLORS/COLORES PICANTES by Sherry Shahan
COLORS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Successful both as an introduction to Latin American culture for children unfamiliar with it and as a celebration for those who call it their own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Despite its title, Shahan's latest is not really bilingual, but rather a poetic characterization of nine colors, introducing their Spanish names and employing similes rooted in Latin American culture. Read full book review >