How Chile Came to New Mexico =: Como Llego El Chile a Nuevo Mexico by Rudolfo a Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Garcia Nasario
Learn about the Native Americans who helped bring chile to New Mexico through a long, dangerous journey. Intertwined in the book is love and romance and the story of the influence of many cultures in New Mexico’s history. Award winning.
- Reading age : 4 – 8 years
- Publisher : Rio Grande Books (July 20, 2018)
- ISBN-10 : 1943681260
- ISBN-13 : 978-1943681266
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.
- Reading age: 10+
- 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 1820s.
- Reading age : 9 years and up
- Publisher : Amer Girl; Limited edition (September 1, 2004)
- ISBN-10 : 1584854421
- ISBN-13 : 978-1584854425
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. Look for the revised edition.
- 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
E is for Enchantment: A New Mexico Alphabet by Helen Foster James and illustrated by Neecy Twinem
Reading age : 6 – 9 years
Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press; 1st Printing edition (July 30, 2004)
ISBN-10 : 9781585361533
ISBN-13 : 978-1585361533
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