Books by Samuel Caraballo

ESTAS MANOS / THESE HANDS by Samuel Caraballo
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"In the end, the book unfortunately has the feel of a series of sentimental greeting cards. (Bilingual picture book. 6-10)"
Caraballo's bilingual tribute to family is couched in Caribbean and Central and South American symbolism associated with trees and flowers in Puerto Rico. Read full book review >
MY BIG SISTER / MI HERMANA MAYOR by Samuel Caraballo
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"A charming, if idealized tale highlighting a situation familiar to many children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This bilingual tale captures the loving relationship of two latchkey siblings. Read full book review >
ESTRELLITA EN LA CIUDAD GRANDE/ESTRELLITA IN THE BIG CITY by Samuel Caraballo
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 2008

"An upbeat introduction to the overwhelming change a move to a large metropolis will bring for the immigrant child. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Estrellita marvels at the wonders of the big city after arriving in Brooklyn from her small Puerto Rican community. Read full book review >
MY GRANDPARENTS AND I/MIS ABUELOS Y YO by Samuel Caraballo
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"The tight rhyming of the Spanish text, compared to the somewhat awkward and irregular rhyme of the English, tips readers off that the Spanish is the original, but in both languages the familial love and the love of home are apparent. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Caraballo's rhyming text and Cruz's detailed, full-bleed illustrations convey the warmth of the grandchild/grandparent relationship while also introducing young readers to life in Puerto Rico. Read full book review >