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Juana Martinez-Neal

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Zonia’s Rain Forest

A heartfelt, visually stunning picture book from the Caldecott Honor and Sibert Medal Winner illuminates a young girl’s day of play and adventure in the lush rain forest of Peru.

Coming March 30, 2021

La Selva de Zonia

Un emotivo y visualmente impresionante libro ilustrado de la ganadora de la Mención de Honor Caldecott y la Medalla Sibert ilumina el día de juegos y aventura de una niña en la exuberante selva tropical del Perú.

Coming March 30, 2021

Alma and How She Got Her Name

What’s in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells a vibrant story of where she came from — and who she may one day be.

Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre

¿Qué existe detrás de un nombre? Para una niñita, su nombre muy largo cuenta la historia vibrante de dónde viene y quién podrá ser.

Tomatoes for Neela

Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Bravo’s Top Chef and Hulu’s Taste the Nation,and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal team up in this celebration of food and family.

Swashby and the Sea

From New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry and Caldecott Honor–winner Juana Martinez-Neal comes a sweet-and-salty friendship story perfect for pirate-lovers and fans of The Night Gardener.

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpré Award winner and Caldecott Honoreé Juana Martinez-Neal.


In a perfect gift for new and expectant parents (and siblings), a gentle story pays tribute to the wonder and emotion of a family’s first quiet days with a newborn.

La Princesa and the Pea

Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru.

La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for los Niños

Classic Mother Goose rhymes get a Latino twist in this cozy collection. From young Juan Ramón sitting in el rincón to the three little gatitos who lost their mitoncitos, readers will be delighted to see familiar characters in vibrant, luminous scenes brimming with fanciful details.

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