Mexico – revised
Many of our communities have residents whose families originally came from Mexico. For a craft project, make these bean bracelets: www.dltk-kids.com/world/mexico/mexican_bean_bracelets.htm or tissue flowers: www.dltk-kids.com/world/mexico/tissueflowers.htm .
Aardema, Verna. Borreguita and the Coyote. A little lamb outwits a coyote who is trying to eat her.
Capucilli, Alyssa. Pedro’s Burro. In this easy reader that works well at storytime, Pedro and his father go to market to purchase a burro.
DeRegil, Tania. A New Home. A boy moving from New York to Mexico, and a girl moving from Mexico to New York, are worried about their new homes.
Johnson, Tony. The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote. Rabbit tricks Coyote in this pourquoi tale of why coyotes howl at the moon.
Lopez, Silvia. Pacho Nacho. In this new spin on a popular folktale, a boy has a very long name which leads to a dangerous situation. The audience will call out the repeated name.
Morales, Yuyi. Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. When a skeleton visits an old woman, she tricks him with counting and lives to enjoy her birthday.
Perkins, Mitali. Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story. When Maria, Juan, and their mother go to the border between California and Mexico to visit their grandmother, they need to figure out how to get her gift over the fence.
Ruiz, Cecilia. A Gift from Abuela. Grandmother and Nina create artwork out of invalid currency.
Swope, Sam. Gotta Go! Gotta Go! A caterpillar feels compelled to travel to Mexico – turns out he is a Monarch butterfly.
Penny Peck, SJSU iSchool