Monday, June 29, 2020

Summer Reading Book Packs Available

Like so many others, I've been cleaning the house during our self-imposed quarantine. It's allowing me time to reorganize and purge in preparation for the next school year.

And while I was cleaning the bookshelves next to my desk, I realized that I have accrued a LOT of books to review for MommyMaestra or other sites over the years. Most of them are like new. And I did buy specific titles to sell in my online shop simply because I enjoy them and think they're great for kids.

So instead of hauling them off to my local used bookstore or selling them on Amazon, I thought that I would give MommyMaestra readers first pick. I have clumped them into packs. I will not sell individual books. I honestly don't have time to make a million trips to the post office to mail them. So I have put some of the ones from my shelves into summer reading packs that are grouped by reading age.

If you are interested, click on the link for each pack.

Enjoy the summer reading! (Or use them next school year?)


Summer Reading Pack #1

For preschool & early elementary

Includes the following books:


  1. The Tale of Rabbit and Coyote by Tony Johnston, illust. by Tomie dePaola
  2. The Storyteller’s Candle/La velita de los cuentos by Lucía González, illust. by Lulu Delacre
  3. Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa by Veronica Chambers, illust by Julie Maren
  4. The Park Our Town Built / El parque que nuestro pueblo construyó by Diane Gonzalez Bertrand
  5. Oh No, Gotta Go! by Susan Middleton Elya, illust. by G. Brian Karas (not shown)



Summer Reading Pack #2

For kids ages 8 - 12

Includes the following books:

  1. From Farmworker to Astronaut/De campesino a astronauta by José M. Hernández (Bilingual)
  2. The Shameless Shenanigans of Mister Malo/Las terríbles travesuras de Mister Malo by Alidis Vicente (Bilingual)
  3. The Taco Magician and Other Poems for Kids/El mago de los tacos y otros poemas para niños by Diane Gonzalez Bertrand (Bilingual)
  4. Vincent Ventura and the Mystery of the Witch Owl/Vincent Ventura y el misterio de la bruja lechuza by Xavier Garza (Bilingual)
  5. Ghost Fever/Mal de fantasma by Joe Hayes (Bilingual)
  6. Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski (English only)


Summer Reading Pack #3

For TEENS or YOUNG ADULTS (or ADULTS!) only. These two books are in SPANISH ONLY. They're hardbacks that are harder to find in bookstores.

This pack features two Spanish titles by the wonderful Isabel Allende:

  1. El bosque de los pigmeos
  2. El reino del dragón de oro



Summer Reading Pack #4

For teens and young adults.

Includes the following books:


  1. Drawn to You by Janel Rodriguez Ferrer
  2. Summer of the Mariposas by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
  3. All the Stars Denied by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
  4. Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall



Summer Reading Pack #5

For teens and young adults.

These contain adult themes, so keep that in mind. Includes the following books:


  1. On the Other Side by Ray Villareal
  2. Barely Missing Everything by Matt Mendez
  3. Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera


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