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New Audiobook Release
The Runaway Piggy/ El cochinito fugitivo
The gingerbread man story retold with a multicultural twist. A mischievous runaway piggy/ cochinito cookie runs away from the panaderia, through the barrio, shaking his stubby brown tail and repeating the refrain, “Chase me, chase me down the street.” A piggy cookie recipe is included at the end of the book. Written by James Luna Illustrated by Laura Lacamara Ages 4-8 Study Guide Available Hardcover + CD 978-0-9835197-0-6 $25.95
About Lorito Books
We produce Spanish and bilingual audiobooks for children. We are dedicated to bringing the finest Spanish children’s books to life in the audio format while building second language literacy and promoting Latino culture. Our hope is that these books are enjoyed and shared by children and their families and provide both entertainment and opportunities for learning. This catalog includes our first production of a bilingual chapter book, The Case of the Pen Gone Missing/El caso de la pluma perdida. With this audiobook, young readers can move from the picture book sets into higher reading and listening levels. We distribute Spanish children’s books from some of Mexico’s finest publishers. Our selections in this catalog represent the lively graphic style that characterizes Mexico’s visual arts and promise to engage young readers and their families.
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Bilingual Audiobook Sets
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Bilingual favorites come to life in audio
Delicious Hullabaloo (Pachanga deliciosa) The Desert Is My Mother/ El desierto es mi madre
2008 Moonbeam In simple poetic text, a young girl asks the desert for Award Winner, things such as food and comfort and the desert Children’s responds, as a mother meeting a child’s demands. Audiobook Written by Pat Mora Read by Kristine Klanderud Language: Bilingual 32 pages Ages 3-7 Softcover + CD 14 minutes 978-0-9815686-2-1 $18.95 Hardcover + CD 14 minutes 978-0-9815686-8-3 $24.95 4 Softcovers + CD 978-0-9835197-6-8 $37.95
Written by Pat Mora Illustrated by Francisco X. Mora Read by Rosi Amador Original Music by Brian Amador Audio by Live Oak Media Study Guide Available Language: Bilingual 9 minutes Softcover + CD 978-143-010-837-5 $18.95
"Tonight, young and old / dance to moon and starlight too, / join in the fiesta, / the delicious hullabaloo." A charming and elegant book whose rhymes and drawings will delight children and adults. Lime lizards and purple armadillos sashay to the music of the rhythmic text in this delicious story of a desert dinner party. Presented bilingually, this western frolic is winsomely illustrated in soft and soothing Southwestern shades.
Narrated by the Authors
The Bossy Gallito
A traditional Cuban folk tale retold in a bilingual format and relocated to Miami. The book features delightful illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Lulu Delacre, who creates a magical environment where where roosters wear tuxedos and animals rule the roost. Written and read by Lucía M. González Illustrated by Lulu Delacre Language: Bilingual, with English and Spanish only tracks Ages 4-8 Softcover + CD 978-0-9842981-1-2 $15.95 4 Softcovers + CD 978-0-9835197-2-0 $32.95 Book set with Rooster Finger Puppet: $19.95
Mimi’s Parranda/La parranda de Mimí
A Puerto Rican holiday story, told through the eyes of Mimi, a young girl longing for a traditional parranda, the holiday celebration of music, food, family and friends. Written and read by Lydia Gil Language: Bilingual, with English and Spanish only tracks 32 pages Ages 4-8 Hardcover 978-1-55885-477-2 $15.95 Hardcover + CD 39 minutes 978-0-9815686-3-8 $25.95
Lucia Gonzalez reads her own retelling with verve and unique voices for each character. School Library Journal
For Young Foodies
Books about food and traditions
Growing Up With Tamales/Los Tamales de Ana
This sweet and funny story about sibling rivalry and the tradition of making tamales is told from the perspective of Ana, who yearns to be like her big sister. Denver stage actress Gabriela Cavallero’s voice brings the rhythmic prose to life with her tenderhearted reading in flawless English and Spanish. Written by Gwendolyn Zepeda Illustrated by April Ward Read by Gabriela Cavallero Language: Bilingual, with English and Spanish only tracks 32 pages Ages 3-7 Hardcover 978-1-55885-493-2 $15.95 Hardcover + CD, 35 minutes 978-0-98156-869-0 $25.95
Sip, Slurp, Soup, Soup/ Caldo, caldo, caldo
This story of Mama making the family’s favorite soup (or caldo) is told in rhythmic prose that builds excitement for the end product, which the children eat with gusto. Written by Diane Gonzales Bertrand Read by Kristine Klanderud Language: Bilingual 32 pages Ages 3-7 Softcover + CD 34 minutes 978-0-9815686-1-4 $19.95 Hardcover + CD 34 minutes 978-0-9815686-7-6 $25.95 4 Softcovers + CD 978-0-9835197-7-5 $38.95
“Another remarkable title … high marks for clarity and appropriate expression … this kit would serve for ESL students as well as for younger children whose parents would like to expose them to Spanish.” Criticas
For Older Readers/Listeners
The Case of the Pen Gone Missing/ El Caso de la Pluma Perdida
A Mickey Rangel Mystery/ Colección Mickey Rangel, Dective Privado
A bilingual mystery for intermediate readers (ages 8-12,) Mickey Rangel is a smart fifth grade detective who sets his sights on solving the case of a very special pen missing at school. Entertaining dialog, universal pre-teen themes and a fast pace make this book appealing for a wide range of ages. Written by René Saldaña, Jr. Language: Bilingual, with separate CD’s for Spanish and English 2 CD Set 978-0-9842981-3-6 $19.95 Softcover + 2 CD Set 978-0-9842981-9-8 $25.95 4 Softcovers + 2 CD Set 978-0-9835197-1-3 $42.95
César Chávez: The Struggle for Justice (La lucha por la justicia)
Written by Richard Griswold Del Castillo Illustrated by Anthony Accardo Read by Brian Amador Audio by Live Oaks Media Language: Bilingual 4 Softcovers + CD Softcover + CD 25 minutes 978-143-010-834-4 978-0-1430108351 $39.95 $18.95
“Thanks to Saldaña’s writing and Amador’s performance, Mickey becomes an instant hero with whom listeners will want to spend more time.” Audiofile “[The] well crafted translation into Spanish maintains the suspense and humor of the original English.” Kirkus Review
Cesar Chavez and his fight for the rights of Hispanic agricultural workers is an inspirational story about unity, justice, and perseverance. This bilingual picture-book biography briefly examines the life of this Mexican-American leader, including his first encounters with racism and his activism as an adult, with an emphasis on the use of nonviolent methods to achieve his aims of organizing the United Farm Workers. Winner of a Carter G. Woodson Book Award, the text is provided in both Spanish and English. Original music with a Latin flavor accompanies the production.
Spanish Audiobook Sets
El lorito pelón/The featherless parrot
A story about a parrot who is moved from his home in Puerto Rico to live in an apartment in Chicago, written by the renowned Cuban author Hilda Perera. His difficulties adjusting to his new urban setting provide an ideal opportunity for discussions on adaptation, home and wildlife. Beautiful pen and watercolor illustrations engage with their exquisite detail. Written by Hilda Perera Illustrated by Rapi Diego and Martha Flores Hardcover + CD 978-0-9842981-8-1 $25.95 Book Set with Parrot Finger Puppet $28.95
“Gabriella Cavallero ... narrates in a warm, clear voice that allows children to follow along easily.” Kirkus Reviews “Gabriella Cavalerro narrates cleanly and effectively with storytelling skills that make her words sound spontaneously recounted, rather than read.” Audiofile
The Five Senses Series
New Spanish book series exclusively from Lorito Books
We are pleased to offer Progreso Editorial’s beautiful series on the five senses, written by renowned Argentine author Mariana Pellegrino. These books explore the magic of our senses with descriptive, poetic text and beautiful, dreamlike watercolor illustrations. Best for ages 4-7 but can be read by older kids who are learning Spanish as a second language. Written by Mariana Pellegrino Illustrated by Mariana Nemitz Audio recordings read by Kristine Klanderud Language: Spanish 32 pages Ages 4-7 Price for each book $10.95 Each book with CD $17.95
“An excellent choice for public libraries serving Latino populations, ELL programs, and home use.” School Library Journal
“In this charming book, the whole world is revealed to us through our ears.” Audiofile
Con mi lengua (taste)
Softcover + CD, 7 minutes, 978-09842981-5-0
Con mis manos (touch)
Softcover + CD, 6 minutes, 978-09842981-7-4
Con mi nariz (smell)
Softcover + CD, 8 minutes, 978-09842981-4-3
Con mis oidos (hearing)
Softcover + CD, 8 minutes, 978-09842981-0-5
Con mis ojos (sight)
Softcover + CD, 8 minutes, 978-09842981-6-7
Book Series (includes audio) — Special Price: $77.95
Audiobook Sets for Young Readers
Adivina que soñé
A young girl resists bedtime until she sleeps and discovers a wonderful dream world full of fantastic adventures. Written by Monique Zepeda Read by Kristine Klanderud Language: Spanish 47 pages Beginning Readers Softcover + CD 15 minutes 97809815686-4-5 $18.95 Softcover 978-9-7064174-0-4 $8.95 4 Softcovers + CD 978-0-9835197-4-4 $34.95
A spider born with nine feet learns after considerable harassment that her physical difference can be an asset. Written by Verónica Murguía Read by Miguel Amezquita Language: Spanish 39 pages Beginning Readers Softcover + CD 28 minutes 978-0-98156-865-2 $18.95 Softcover 978-9-7064164-4-5 $8.95 4 Softcovers + CD 978-0-9835197-3-7 $34.95
El fantasma Tiberio (Tiberio the ghost)
Tiberio is a very young ghost who is afraid of rats and seeks friendship with children his age. Audio published by Editorio Progresso, Mexico — included page turn signals and an original song. Written by Eduardo Carrera Illustrated by Israel Ramírez Softcover, 44 pages, 978-607-456-002-2 $8.95 Softcover + CD 978-098xxxxxxxx $18.95
El mono azul
Tomás, the blue monkey, tries to win the heart of Esmeralda, the green monkey, and learns to appreciate his true talents. Written by Graciela Sverdlick Read by Miguel Amezquita Language: Spanish 47 pages Beginning Readers Softcover + CD 21 minutes 978-0-98156-866-9 $18.95 Softcover 978-9-7064173-4-3 $8.95 4 Softcovers + CD 978-0-9835197-5-1 $34.95
Recommended Spanish Books Óscar el Tlacuache Series
Written & illustrated by Marcos Almada Rivero
What is a tlacuache?! Óscar is a curious and friendly opossum who has many adventures while he explores the natural world. Bold and brilliant illustrations captivate while Óscar’s escapades entertain young readers.
El libro de Óscar (The Book of Óscar)
Oscar goes digging through the trash and discovers a book. The book submerges him in a new world, where he discovers fascinating new animal species. Softcover, 46 pages, 978-607-456-172-2 $11.95
Óscar cola de lombriz (Óscar and the worm’s tail)
Oscar’s friends tease him about his wormlike tail and he becomes self-conscious about it until his mother points out all the handy skills opossums possess. Paper, 48 pages, 978-607-456-176-0 $11.95
For more samples of the illustrations found in these books, go to: marcosalmadailustrador. blogspot.com
Óscar y Pancho Pijiji (Óscar and Pancho Pijiji)
Oscar rescues a duck from a hunter and they become best friends. Together they teach each other their natural abilities. Paper, 46 pages 978-607-456-173-9 $11.95
Óscar el gran actor
One of the opossum's special abilities is to play dead in order to avoid danger. Óscar discovers his ability to play dead on stage. Softcover, 48 pages, 978-607-456-249-1 $11.95
Óscar y el rey del lodo
Óscar meets an armadillo with a king-size ego and a love for mud. Whimsical illustrations and a humorous story make this Óscar adventure a delight. Softcover, 48 pages, 978-607-456-250-7 $11.95
Ancient & Amazing
Cultures of the Americas
Discover Mexico’s fascinating ancient history with these books.
Grandma’s Chocolate/ El chocolate de Abuela
Written by Mara Price Illustrated by Lisa Fields Softcover, XX pages, XXXXXXXXXXXXX $XX.XX
Muyal, Un cuento Maya/ Muyal, a Mayan story
Muyal is a restless young Mayan boy with a vivid imagination. One day Chac, the Mayan god of rain, appears and asks Muyal to be his servant. His experiences with the rain king provide him with a lifetime of stories to share with his own children. Beautifully illustrated, incorporating traditional Mayan symbols. Ages 4-8. Written by Judy Goldman Illustrated by Mónica Padilla $11.95 Softcover, 31 pages, 978-607-456-192-0
¡Qué delicia! Un cuento Kiliwa/ How delicious! A Kiliwa story
The Kiliwa are an ancient Aboriginal tribe that once lived on the Baja peninsula. This fable is about an astute rabbit that manages to outsmart a hungry coyote. Ages 4-8. Written by Judy Goldman Illustrated by Ricardo Perez $11.95 Softcover, 34 pages, 978-607-456-251-4
Alfonso Caso: Explorador de Monte Alban/ Alfonso Caso: Monte Alban explorer
Monte Alban is an archaelogical site in the Mexcian state of Oaxaca and was once the center of the Zapotec culture. This a historic account of the archeologist Alfonso Caso’s exploration of Monte Alban, told by his son who accompanied his father to the site in 1932. Recommended by the National Reading Program of Mexico. Ages 9-14. Written by Manola Rius Caso Illustrated by Ana Bonilla Rius Softcover, 32 pages, 978-970-688-527-2 $12.95
Ana y Pedro en Teotihuacán/ Ana and Pedro in Teotihuacán
While they are visiting the grand Aztec archeological site, Teotihuacán, Ana, Pedro and their cat Pashtún are surprised by a thunderstorm. Pashtún escapes from Anna’s purse and leads them on a chase through Teotihuacán. Ages 5-8. Written by Pablo Escalante Gonzalbo Illustrated by Fabrice Dominique Vanden Broeck Softcover, 32 pages, 978-607-471-446-3 $12.95
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A bilingual family favorite
Icy Watermelon/ Sandia fría
Three generations of a Latino family sit on the porch at sunset and share a watermelon and memories. The grandchildren listen with adoration as their grandparents tell their how-we-met story. Written by Mary Sue Galindo Read by Kristine Klanderud Language: Bilingual 32 pages
Hardcover 978-1-5588530-6-5 $15.95 Hardcover + CD 33 minutes 978-0-9815686-0-7 $25.95
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