Cover of La Madre Goose


We’ll be reading the book and learning some Spanish words. You’ll have a chance to have your copy of the book sign after the event. The reading of LA MADRE GOOSE will follow B&N’s Weekly National Storytime. Two book readings in one Saturday!

Barnes and Noble at Desert Ridge Marketplace is located at 21001 N Tatum Blvd, Suite 42 in Phoenix, AZ.

I look forward to seeing you!

Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson Festival of Books
453 College of Education
1430 E 2nd St
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Sat 10:00am – EDU349
“Creating Abecedario Cards”

Sat 11:30am – EDU351
“Where are We? Latinos in Children’s Books”

Sat 12:30pm – Signing Area
“La Madre Goose” signing

Sun 10:00am – Booth 475
“The Night Before my Birthday” signing

WOW Book Fiesta with Juana Martinez-Neal

WOW at University of Arizona
WOW at University of Arizona
The Fiesta features Juana’s new book, “La Madre Goose”, and an illustrating workshop for kids.

We’ll start reading the book. Then, Juana will have a bilingual presentation around her new book “La Madre Goose” where children will learn new Spanish words.

She continue working with the children on Abecedario (Alphabet) Cards. The children will draw, color and write basic vocabulary words in English and Spanish to create their own bilingual Alphabet Cards.

WOW Book Fiesta is held in our collection at:
Worlds of Words
Room 453, College of Education
University of Arizona
1430 E 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85721

Free Parking at 2nd St. Garage located at Mountain Ave. and 2nd St., just off of the 2nd St. streetcar stop.

The Art of the Picture Book

Dia de los Ninos ASU
Spend an afternoon with two award winning Picture Book Author/Illustrators: Chris Gall & Juana Martinez-Neal.

These talented and successful illustrators have made their mark in the picture book industry with unique style and expertise. One with a digital media, one with a more traditional approach, both with remarkable results. They will discuss their techniques, provide demonstrations in their chosen media and share their experience as working professionals in Children’s literature and beyond.

Attendees will also be able to sign up for a private 15-minute portfolio critique with Chris or Juana during the last hour of the day.

The event will take place at OneOhOne Gallery located at 101 West Main Street, in Downtown Mesa. On the SW corner of MacDonald and Main.

Pricing, more info and sign up here.

Día de los Niños

Dia de los Ninos ASU

6th Annual El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros Literacy Celebration sponsored by English Education at Arizona State University (ASU) for middle school and high school students (6-12 grade) across Arizona.

El Día de los Niños, El Día de los Libros is a national day of tribute to children, literacy, and culture most often celebrated through local events in Southwestern communities. It is a celebration of children and the importance of advocating literacy for youth of every language and every ethnic background.

The purpose of the event is to create a space for elementary and high school students to partake in a variety of multicultural and multilingual literacy-based reading and writing activities, while enjoying stories from their favorite storytellers and authors. This is a true celebration of culture, language, and literacy.

Children’s Learning and Play Festival

WestWorld Children's Learning and Play Festival

A new event organized by the Scottsdale Public Library. A variety of youth activities and events featuring local authors and illustrators, science and technology.

Children’s Learning and Play Festival will be held at Westworld of Scottsdale at 16601 N Pima Rd in Scottsdale, Arizona. Free admission. Parking $5. Indoors and air-conditioned.

For more details visit:

LA MADRE GOOSE – Book Launch Party

Cover of La Madre Goose

Join us to celebrate the book release of LA MADRE GOOSE: NURSERY RHYMES FOR LOS NINOS.

We’ll be reading the book, drawing characters from the book, and signing copies of the book at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ.

Bring your children, and borrow some children, too! We’ll bring our 3. We will learn some Spanish words, and have some galletas at the end!

Changing Hands Bookstore is located at 6428 S McClintock Dr in Tempe, AZ.

We look forward to seeing you!

Young Adult Writing Program


An interactive illustration workshop for youth in grades 3-12 on the Tempe Campus as part of the Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP), a component of the Central Arizona Writing Project (CAWP) at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.

YAWP is summer experience designed to offer young writers a supportive environment in which to explore the power of creative writing. YAWP sessions include guest speakers, daily writing workshops, writing marathons, and activities to promote creativity, uncover craft secrets, peer revision opportunities, a chance to become published authors, and more. YAWP is offered during the month of June at the ASU Tempe, West and Polytechnic Campus.

I would like to invite you to visit our YAWP Tempe site as a guest presenter. Guest writing workshops usually last between 45 minutes-1 hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays of camp.

Would you be available to facilitate an interactive illustration workshop for youth in grades 3-12 on Tuesday June 21, 2016 from 10:00-11:00a.m. on the Tempe Campus? We would LOVE to have you join us and share your gifts with our young writers.

Please let me know if you are available.

LA MADRE GOOSE – Arizona Authors Summer Storytime

Come to the Pueblo Grande Museum on Saturday, July 30th! We’ll be reading LA MADRE GOOSE (Putnam 2016) and making crafts related to the book shortly after.

Pueblo Grande Museum is located at 4619 E Washington St, in Phoenix, Arizona. The program is ideal for children ages Pre-K to 4th grade. Museum staff design and facilitate the crafts activities.

Sign up for the event here. We look forward to seeing you there!

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