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Bilingual reading list for ages 5 - 12.

The Tejas Star Reading List (TSRL) provides a recommended reading list to encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. The Tejas Star Reading List is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum.


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2021-2022 List

La aventura de la nutria de río (River Otter’s Adventure)  by Linda Stanek, translated by Alejandra de la Torre y Javier Camacho Miranda, illustrated by Shennen Bersani (Arbordale Publishing, LLC, 2020)

Agallas (Guts) by Raina Telgemeier, translated by Juan Pablo Lombana (Scholastic en español, Inc., 2020)

Amigas (The Girls) by Lauren Ace, illustrated by Jenny Lovlie, translated by Ana Belén Fletes (Maeva Ediciones, 2019)

Baila como una hoja (Dance Like a Leaf) by A.J. Irving, illustrated by Claudia Navarro, translated by María A. Pérez (Barefoot Books, Inc., 2020)

Cachorros del fin del mundo (Animal Babies From The Ends Of The World) by Paula Fernández, illustrated by Pablo Picyk (Syncretic Press, 2020)

La caimana by María Eugena Manrique, illustrated by Ramón París (Ediciones Ekaré, 2019)

Los carpinchos (The Capybaras) by Alfredo Soderguit (Ediciones Ekaré, 2019)

La casa de algún día (The One Day House) by Julia Durango, illustrated by Bianca Díaz (Charlesbridge, 2020)

Cosas de bruja (Witchy Things) by Mariasole Brusa, illustrated by Marta Sevilla (NubeOcho, 2020)

Evelyn Del Rey se muda (Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away) by Meg Medina, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, translated by Teresa Mlawer (Candlewick Press, 2020)

Gustavo, el fantasmita tímido (Gustavo: The Shy Ghost)  by Flavia Z. Drago (Candlewick Press, 2020)

Hombre Perro: Por quién rueda la pelota (Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls) by Dav Pilkey, translated by Nuria Molinero (Scholastic en español, Inc., 2020)

Imagina (Imagine) by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Lauren Castillo, translated by Georgina Lázaro (Candlewick Press, 2020)

Kaia y las abejas (Kaia and the Bees) by Maribeth Boelta, illustrated by Angela Dominguez, translated by Georgina Lázaro (Candlewick Press, 2020)

Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan, translated by Alberto Jiménez Rioja (Scholastic Inc., 2020)

Nina by Seta Gimeno (Algar Editorial, 2020)

Oye, Muro (Hey, Wall): Un cuento de arte y comunidad by Susan Verde, illustrated by John Parra, translated by Alexis Romay (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2020)

Pioneras: Mujeres que abrieron camino by Espido Freire, illustrated by Helena Pérez García (Anaya, 2019)

La princesa y el guerrero: Historia de dos volcanes (The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes) by Duncan Tonatiuh, translated by Graciela Romero (V&R Editoras, 2018)

Un regalo para Amma: Día de mercado en India (A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India) by Meera Sriram, illustrated by Mariona Cabassa (Barefoot Books, Inc., 2020)

Rescatando palabras: : José Alberto Gutiérrez y la biblioteca que creó (Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built) by Angela Burke Kunkel, illustrated by Paola Escobar, translated by Teresa Mlawer (Schwartz & Wade Books, 2020)

¡Sé audaz, Sé valiente! 11 latinas que hicieron historia en Estados Unidos (Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas who made U.S. History) by Naibe Reynoso, illustrated by Jone Leal, translated by Vanessa Saenz (Con Todo Press, 2019)

Sharuko: El arqueólogo peruano (Sharuko: The Peruvian Archaeologist) by Monica Brown, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri, translated by Adriana Dominguez (Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2020)

La travesía de Santiago (Santiago’s Road Home) by Alexandra Diaz (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2020)

¡Los zombis no comen verduras! (Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies) by Megan Lacera and Jorge Lacera, illustrated by Jorge Lacera, translated by Yanitzia Canetti (Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books, Inc., 2019)

2020-21 Tejas Star Reading List Committee

Elizabeth Ibarra Gaylor, Ardmore Public Library, Chair

Johana Orellana, North Richland Hills Library, Vice Chair

Ida Acuna-Garza, South Texas Literacy Coalition

John Garcia, Austin ISD

Liliana Howard, Austin ISD

Dolores Lamoglia, Conroe ISD

Ana Menchaca, San Antonio Public Library

Andrea Mion, Katy ISD

Cynthia Molinar, Southwest ISD

Christina Nelson, Austin ISD

Priscilla Delgado, St. John’s University, Past Chair


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