2019 District 65 Summer Reading List (Español)

By Lorrie Hansen

The suggested grade levels for each book are included in the notes. Teachers in Evanston/Skokie District 65 selected these books.

  • La frontera: El viaje con papá = My Journey with Papá

    2018 by Mills, Deborah

    A young boy and his father on a daring journey from Mexico to Texas to find a new life need all the resilience and courage they can muster to cross the border safely. Grades 3-5

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  • Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre

    2018 by Martínez-Neal, Juana

    When Alma Sofía Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents. Grades K-2

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  • ¿Por qué yo soy yo?

    2018 by Britt, Paige

    Presented as a thoughtful, poetic exchange between two characters--who don't realize they are thinking and asking the very same questions--this beautiful celebration of our humanity and diversity invites readers of all ages to imagine a world where there is no you or me, only we. Grades K-2

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  • Gato rojo, Gato azul

    2013 by Desmond, Jenni

    Features two contrasting cats who clash and tussle with each other before bonding over a shared discovery that they can be themselves and complement each other. Grades K-2

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  • Pruna y Perlita

    2018 by Le Normand, Véronique

    Pruna the dog and Perlita the cat are pets in the same household, but the people who live with them can see that they look at life and the things that come their way very differently. Grades K-2

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  • Carlos & Carmen: La lluvia torrencial

    2017 by McDonald, Kirsten

    After a three-day rainstorm, twins Carlos and Carmen go out to play in their wet and muddy backyard--and soon their parents join in the fun. Grades 3-5

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  • Daniela

    2017 by Mullarkey, Lisa

    Daniela Cruz is having a hard time fitting in at Storm Cliff Stables, partly because her cousin seems so much better at everything to do with riding than Dani is. But Dani is a great swimmer, a talent that could save the day. Grades 3-5

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  • Detective por casualidad

    2014 by Vaccarino, Lucia

    When Emily Wright inherits a cottage in a village in Kent, England, from her great-uncle, she and her mother discover it was once a private detective agency. They are asked to investigate whether Sherrington Lodge is haunted. Grades 3-5

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  • ¿Dónde están las vocales?

    2016 by Azcona, Sacha

    The Spanish vowels argue about which one of them is the most important because of the words that would not exist without them, but it is the wisest of them, the letter "u," that comes up with a solution. Grades K-2

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