Books by René Colato Laínez

SEÑOR PANCHO HAD A RANCHO by René Colato Laínez
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"Chock-full of bicultural fun on the farm. (glossary, pronunciation guide, author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Colato Laínez (The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez, 2010) presents a bicultural rendition of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," one of the most widely known and loved children's songs. Read full book review >
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH/DEL NORTE AL SUR by René Colato Laínez
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

After his mother is deported by U.S. immigration officials, José and his father go to visit her at Centro Madres Assunta in Tijuana, where she will stay with other women and children until she gets her papers and can return. Read full book review >

Released: March 23, 2010

Mexican-American Miguelito loses his tooth and so begins an amusing battle between the Tooth Fairy and El Ratón Pérez. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 31, 2009

On the first day in his new school, René's teacher gives everyone a nametag with their first and last names. Read full book review >

Released: April 30, 2005

Humorous illustrations, marked by oversized heads, mildly Cubist perspectives and rich pastels, combine with a wry narrative tone to fashion a marvelous look not simply at names shared by boys and girls, but also the transformation required of Spanish-speaking children as they remake themselves into English speakers. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 30, 2004

For three years eight-year-old Beto and his mother, Salvadoran refugees, have been in the US, where his grandfather already lived. Read full book review >