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Bilingual Children's Books

Browse through our bilingual children's books here.

At Cinco Puntos Press, we specialize in publishing bilingual children's books. We love bilingual books because they mirror the incredible place where we live. All over the Southwest and along the U.S. / Mexico border, people slide back and forth between Spanish and English in an expressive and elegantly natural way.

One of our favorite two-stepping linguists is Joe Hayes the storyteller. Like most of our authors, Joe grew up in the American Southwest. The Spanish he learned was influenced by the Spanish of Mexico and the Border region. It’s different from the Spanish of Spain or Columbia or New York City. Since language is influenced by the culture, environment and landscape, we believe that it should reflect those things.

We want Joe’s stories and the stories of all our bilingual authors to be widely accessible to a national and international audience. At the same time, it is important to us that our books don’t lose their locality, their roots. We want the language to maintain a regional integrity. We want these stories to reflect who our authors are through the language that they speak.

Browse through our bilingual children's books here.

Best Selling Bilingual Books

La LloronaLa Llorona / The Weeping Woman  

As told by Joe Hayes

Have you ever heard the story of La Llorona (yoh-RROH-nah), the ghost woman they say is crying and crying for her children?

The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El Día Que Nevaron Tortillas

As told by Joe Hayes

One of Bloomsbury Review's “15 All-Time Favorite Books for Kids!”

The Story of Colors

The Story of Colors / La Historia de los Colores

by Subcomandante Marcos

There has been a remarkable amount of controversy behind The Story of Colors thanks to the NEA for canceling their grant for the publication of the book. The book's author, Subcomandante Marcos is the leader of the Mexican Zapatista guerrilla movement against the government. 

Featured in the New York Times
and on NPR (National Public Radio)!

A Gift from Papá Diego / Un Regalo de Papá Diego

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

A young boy wishes he could fly across the border to Chihuahua to visit his grandfather.

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