New Mexico


Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes

When twelve-year-old Izzy spends the summer in her grandmother's remote New Mexico village, she not only learns how to make tortillas but also uncovers mysteries concerning her father's death.

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1452131503
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452131504

The Boy Who Made Dragonfly: A Zuni Myth by Tony Hillerman and illustrated by Janet Grado

Re-telling of a Zuni myth about the consequences of a drought.

  • Paperback: 87 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (1993)
  • ISBN-10: 0826309100
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826309105

Josefina Books (American Girl Series) by Valerie Tripp

These books are about Josefina Montoya, a nine-year-old girl growing up in New Mexico in the 1820’s.

Carlos and the Squash Plant by Jan Romero Stevens

A boy living in New Mexico refuses to take a bath until a squash plant starts growing in his ear!

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Publisher: Cooper Square Publishing Llc; Bilingual edition (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: Multilingual
  • ISBN-10: 0873586255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873586252

Cecilia’s Year by Susan Gonzales Abraham and Denisa Gonzales Abraham

This story follows the life of a poor, young New Mexico girl in the years right after the Great Depression.

  • Age Range: 9 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 4 - 6
  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press (February 1, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 1933693029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933693026


Georgia O'Keeffe (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) by Mike Venezia

Combining fun cartoons with fabulous art, Mike Venezia's biographies of artists are one of a kind. This particular title features New Mexico icon Georgia O'Keeffe.

  • Series: Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists
  • Paperback: 31 pages
  • Publisher: Childrens Pr; Revised edition (February 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 0531212912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0531212912


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Roberta Gibson 2020