Newsflash from Author Mary Esparza-Vela

Mary Esparza-VelaSince my Guest Author article HERE I have now become a BILINGUAL AUTHOR.


While reading to children at elementary schools, I found that the books available were for and about non-Hispanic children.

I decided to read my bilingual picture books to the children and the response was amazing. Hispanic children actually sat up and listened, and I saw excitement in their faces.

I now have a large number of bilingual picture books, and they are winning awards.

The books deal with bullying, acceptance, fears, change, proper eating, patience, disabilities, teasing, cleanliness, pets, grandparents, etc.

Here is a list:

Animal Stories/Cuentos de Animales

EN : ES as

The Spoiled Chick/El Pollito Extrañoan award-winner)

EN : ES tso

The Smiling Burro/El Burro Sonriente

EN tsb     ES tsb

You Can’t Take the Dinosaur Home/No Puedes Llevarte el Dinosaurio a Casawon four awards

EN ycttdh     ES ycttdh

The Ant Who Can’t/La Hormiga que no Puedeaward pending

EN : ES tawc

The Lost Tooth/El Diente Perdido

EN tlt     ES tlt

The Eagle with a Lazy Eye/El Águila con un Ojo Perezoso

EN tewtle     ES tewtle

The Rock Moved/La Piedra se Movió

EN trm     ES trm

Little Brother has the Hiccups/Hermanito Tiene el Hipo

EN : ES lbhth

The Hungry Owl/El Buho Hambrientoan award-winner

EN : ES ho

The Abandoned Dog/El Perro Abandonado

EN : ES tad

The Spoiled Chick/El Pollito Chiflado

EN toc     ES toc

The Lazy Dog/El Perro Perro Perezoso

EN : ES tld

The Clean Little Pig/El Cochinito Limpioan award winner

EN : ES tclp

Here’s one book as an example.

Title: The Clean Little Pig/El Cochinito Limpio (A bilingual book)

Genre: Children’s picture book (4-8 years of age)


English: A little pig named Jiggles does not like to get dirty and panics every time his parents try to get him to play in the mud with his siblings. He considers mud gross and full of germs. Can he overcome his phobia?

Spanish: Un cochinito llamado Jiggles no le gusta ensuciarse y le da pánico cada vez que sus padres tratan de convencerlo de jugar en el lodo con sus hermanitos. ¿Podrá superar su fobia?

This and all the others (plus those still in english only) are available at the following Online Book Stores:

Barnes & Noble




7 thoughts on “Newsflash from Author Mary Esparza-Vela

  1. That’s just great Mary. I was a first and second grade teacher and I loved it when children’s faces lighted up with interest. It’s a great feeling to know you made it happen. Those are lovely books and stuffed toys. Congratulations on your success. 🙂 Thanks Chris for featuring Mary. 🙂

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