Un Verano Especial con la Abuela

By Emanuel Berger | August 24 2022 | Children'sBlogSpanish Language

On a first solo visit with her grandmother outside Mexico City, a young girl discovers what makes Grandma so special in this enchanting and personal picture book.

Julia va a pasar el verano en casa de su abuela –será su primera vez lejos de papá y mamá. En la casa de la abuela, acurrucada en las faldas de una montaña a las afueras de la Ciudad de México, la brisa es dulce como el jazmín y una buganvilla rosada trepa por las paredes de la casita. Este lugar tiene algo especial, piensa Julia, y la abuela, definitivamente, tiene algo de especial también. Algo así como la forma en que parece ver el futuro o poder viajar en el tiempo.
Cuando papá y mamá llegan para llevarse a Julia de vuelta a casa, traen una sorpresa con ellos, y puede que necesiten la ayuda de Julia. Sí, la abuela tiene algo… y tal vez Julia haya aprendido también algunas cosas de la abuela.

Con las emotivas ilustraciones de Tania de Regil, que incluyen poemas de su bisabuelo escritos a mano por su abuela, Un verano especial con la abuela explora con un estilo tierno y juguetón la magia de la sabiduría y el amor entre generaciones.

At Grandma’s house, where Julia is staying without her parents for the first time, the breeze is sweet like jasmine. Mornings begin with sugared bread, and the most magnificent hot chocolate cures all homesickness. There’s something about this place . . . and about Grandma. Something in the way she can tell when Julia has been quietly picking limes from the garden. How she can see the future—and knows when Julia is about to fall off her bike. How she seems to have secrets that she writes by moonlight in her notebook. And how she can journey back in time through the stories she tells. In the room where Julia’s mother grew up, her grandmother holds her in a warm embrace—an embrace that Julia will pass on to her family when her parents arrive with her new baby brother. With Tania de Regil’s heartfelt illustrations, incorporating poems by her great-grandfather that were handwritten by her grandmother, Something About Grandma offers a tender and playful exploration of the magic of intergenerational love and wisdom.

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Un Verano Especial con la Abuela
978-1-5362-2256-2
On a first solo visit with her grandmother outside Mexico City, a young girl discovers what makes Grandma so special in this enchanting and personal picture book.Julia va a pasar el verano en casa de su abuela –será su primera vez lejos de papá y mamá. En la casa de la abuela, acurrucada en las faldas de una montaña a las afueras de la Ciudad de México, la brisa es dulce como el jazmín y una buganvilla rosada trepa por las paredes de la casita. Este lugar tiene algo especial, piensa Julia, y la abuela, definitivamente, tiene algo de especial también. Algo así como la forma en que parece ver el futuro o poder viajar en el tiempo. Cuando papá y mamá llegan para llevarse a Julia de vuelta a casa, traen una sorpresa con ellos, y puede que necesiten la ayuda de Julia. Sí, la abuela tiene algo… y tal vez Julia haya aprendido también algunas cosas de la abuela. Con las emotivas ilustraciones de Tania de Regil, que incluyen poemas de su bisabuelo escritos a mano por su abuela, Un verano especial con la abuela explora con un estilo tierno y juguetón la magia de la sabiduría y el amor entre generaciones.At Grandma’s house, where Julia is staying without her parents for the first time, the breeze is sweet like jasmine. Mornings begin with sugared bread, and the most magnificent hot chocolate cures all homesickness. There’s something about this place . . . and about Grandma. Something in the way she can tell when Julia has been quietly picking limes from the garden. How she can see the future—and knows when Julia is about to fall off her bike. How she seems to have secrets that she writes by moonlight in her notebook. And how she can journey back in time through the stories she tells. In the room where Julia’s mother grew up, her grandmother holds her in a warm embrace—an embrace that Julia will pass on to her family when her parents arrive with her new baby brother. With Tania de Regil’s heartfelt illustrations, incorporating poems by her great-grandfather that were handwritten by her grandmother, Something About Grandma offers a tender and playful exploration of the magic of intergenerational love and wisdom.
$18.99 US
Aug 09, 2022
10-1/4 x 9-1/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

Something About Grandma
978-1-5362-0194-9
On a first solo visit to her grandmother’s home outside Mexico City, a young girl discovers what makes Grandma so special in this enchanting and personal picture book.At Grandma’s house, where Julia is staying without her parents for the first time, the breeze is sweet like jasmine. Mornings begin with sugared bread, and the most magnificent hot chocolate cures all homesickness. There’s something about this place . . . and about Grandma. Like how she can tell when Julia has been quietly picking limes from the garden. Or that she can see the future—and knows when Julia is about to fall off her bike. Or how she can journey back in time through the stories she tells. In the room where Julia’s mother grew up, her grandmother holds her in a warm embrace—an embrace that Julia will pass on to her family when her parents arrive with her new baby brother. With Tania de Regil’s heartfelt illustrations, incorporating poems by her great-grandfather that were handwritten by her grandmother, Something About Grandma offers a tender and playful exploration of the magic of intergenerational love and wisdom.
$18.99 US
Aug 09, 2022
10-1/4 x 9-1/16
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

A New Home
978-1-5362-0193-2
As a girl in Mexico City and a boy in New York City ponder moving to each other’s locale, it becomes clear that the two cities — and the two children — are more alike than they might think.But I’m not sure I want to leave my home.I’m going to miss so much.Moving to a new city can be exciting. But what if your new home isn’t anything like your old home? Will you make friends? What will you eat? Where will you play? In a cleverly combined voice — accompanied by wonderfully detailed illustrations depicting parallel urban scenes — a young boy conveys his fears about moving from New York City to Mexico City while, at the same time, a young girl expresses trepidation about leaving Mexico City to move to New York City. Tania de Regil offers a heartwarming story that reminds us that home may be found wherever life leads. Fascinating details about each city are featured at the end.
$16.99 US
Apr 09, 2019
8-7/16 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

Un nuevo hogar
978-1-5362-0675-3
As a girl in Mexico City and a boy in New York ponder moving to each other’s locale, it becomes clear that the two cities — and the two children — are more alike than they might think.Espero que las cosas no sean tan diferentes en mi nueva ciudad.   Mudarse a una ciudad nueva puede ser emocionante. Pero ¿y si no se parece en nada a tu antigua ciudad? ¿Podrás hacer nuveos amigos? ¿Será diferente la comida? ¿Habrá lugares donde jugar?   Como si hablaran con una sola voz, un niño que se muda de la ciudad de Nueva York a la Ciudad de México y una niña que se muda de la Ciudad de México a la ciudad de Nueva York comparten sus temores de dejar su hogar para irse a vivir a un lugar nuevo y desconocido.   Tania de Regil nos bringa una historia emotiva y reconfortante sobre cómo encontrar tu hogar dondequiera que vayas. But I’m not sure I want to leave my home.I’m going to miss so much.Moving to a new city can be exciting. But what if your new home isn’t anything like your old home? Will you make friends? What will you eat? Where will you play? In a cleverly combined voice — accompanied by wonderfully detailed illustrations depicting two urban scenes — a young boy conveys his fears about moving from New York City to Mexico City while, at the same time, a young girl expresses trepidation about leaving Mexico City to move to New York. Tania de Regil offers a heartwarming story that shows just how much her native city has in common with New York, and reminds us that home may be found wherever life leads us. Fascinating details about each city are featured at the end.
$16.99 US
Apr 09, 2019
8-7/16 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

Los jardines de la abuela
978-0-593-11538-1
¿Qué compartes con las personas a las que quieres?
$18.99 US
Mar 31, 2020
11 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years

A Gift from Abuela
978-0-7636-9267-4
In her first book for children, Cecilia Ruiz illuminates how things can change — and the importance of holding on to our dearest relationships when they do.The first time Abuela holds Nina, her heart overflows with tenderness. And as Nina grows up, she and Abuela spend plenty of time together. Abuela can’t help thinking how much she’d like to give Nina a very special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week — a few pesos here, a few pesos there. When the world turns upside down, Abuela’s dream of a surprise for Nina seems impossible. Luckily, time spent together — and the love Abuela and Nina have for each other — could turn out to be the very best gift of all. With a soft and subtle hand, author-illustrator Cecilia Ruiz draws from her own history to share a deeply personal tale about remembering what’s most important when life starts to get in the way.
$17.99 US
Aug 07, 2018
9-1/16 x 9-13/16
Hardcover
38 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

Mango, Abuela y yo
978-0-7636-8099-2
When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina. Spanish language edition.La abuela «lejana» de Mia deja su casa, rodeada de sol, palmeras y loros, para ir a vivir con Mia y sus padres a la ciudad. La primera noche, cuando Mia comparte con ella su cuento favorito a la hora de dormir, descubre que la abuela no entiende inglés.   Mia la ayuda con el inglés y a la vez ella aprende algunas palabras en español. Pero la abuela no conoce suficientes palabras en inglés para compartirlas historias de familia con su nieta. Un día, Mia ve un loro en el escaparate de una tienda de mascotas y descubre la manera de ayudar a su abuela.   Una tierna historia de este galardonado dúo sobre el amor, la comprensión y la importancia de hacer nuevos amigos en cualquier idioma.Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to share her favorite book with Abuela before they go to sleep and discovers that Abuela can’t read the words inside. So while they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English (“Dough. Masa”), and Mia learns some Spanish too, but it’s still hard for Abuela to learn the words she needs to tell Mia all her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet shop window and has the perfectoidea for how to help them all communicate a little better. An endearing tale from an award-winning duo that speaks loud and clear about learning new things and the love that bonds family members.
$7.99 US
Aug 25, 2015
9-1/16 x 10-5/8
Paperback
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 5-8 years

Abuela
978-0-14-056225-5
A young girl and her grandmother celebrate their home and relationship in this magical story. Winner of the Parents' Choice Award!Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as they fly over the streets, sights, and people of New York City which sparkles below. The story is narrated in English, and sprinkled with Spanish phrases as Abuela points out places that they explore together. The exhilaration in Rosalba’s and Abuela's story is magnified by the loving bond that only a grandmother and granddaughter can share.Also available in a Spanish-language edition (ISBN: 978-0-14-056226-2)"A book to set any child dreaming...any reader can handle it, whether familiar with Spanish or not. It's just joyful."-The New York Times* "A marvelous balancing of narrative simplicity with visual intricacy...the city is transformed into a treasure trove of jewels, dazzling the eye, uplifting the spirits."–The Horn Book (starred review) * "Each illustration is a masterpiece of color, line, and form that will mesmerize youngsters...The smooth text, interspersed with Spanish words and phrases, provides ample context clues...a jewel."–Booklist (starred review)"Dorros's text seamlessly weaves Spanish words and phrases into the English narrative, retaining a dramatic quality rarely found in bilingual picture books"—Publisher's Weekly An ALA Notable BookAn NCSS-CBC Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social StudiesA Library of Congress Children's Book of the YearAn American Booksellers Pick of the Lists selectionA Booklist Editor's ChoiceA Horn Book Fanfare ListingWinner of the Parent's Choice AwardA Hungry Mind Review Children's Books of Distinction List selectionA New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection
$8.99 US
May 01, 1997
8-1/4 x 10-3/4
Paperback
40 Pages
Puffin Books
Age 3-7 years