New Release Books by Monica Brown

Monica Brown is the author of She Persisted: Diana Taurasi (2022), Sarai and the Around the World Fair (2019), Sarai Saves the Music (2019), Sarai in the Spotlight! (Sarai #2) (2018) and other 54 books.

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She Persisted: Diana Taurasi

release date: Sep 06, 2022
She Persisted: Diana Taurasi
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Diana Taurasi! When Diana Taurasi was a girl, professional women's basketball didn't exist in the US. But she worked hard to create opportunities for herself, winning championships throughout college and eventually going on to play for the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury and winning multiple Olympic gold medals. In this chapter book biography by award-winning author Monica Brown, readers learn about the amazing life of Diana Taurasi--and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton, black-and-white illustrations throughout, and a list of ways that readers can follow in Diana Taurasi's footsteps and make a difference! And don’t miss out on the rest of the books in the She Persisted series, featuring so many more women who persisted, including Florence Griffith Joyner, Sonia Sotomayor, and more!

Sarai and the Around the World Fair

release date: Mar 26, 2019
Sarai and the Around the World Fair
From activist and viral video star Sarai Gonzalez!

Sarai Saves the Music

release date: Jan 29, 2019
Sarai Saves the Music
The third book in the Sarai Gonzalez illustrated chapter book series inspired by the life of viral video sensation and social activist Sarai Gonzalez. They're cutting funding at Sarai's school and her band program is the first to go. That is totally not okay with Sarai. She decides to organize a benefit concert to raise money! When she and her bandmates promote the concert on their video channel, it catches the attention of Sarai's favorite singer, Sparkles Sanchez! Can Sarai save the music?

Sarai in the Spotlight! (Sarai #2)

release date: Sep 25, 2018
Sarai in the Spotlight! (Sarai #2)
The second book in the Sarai Gonzalez illustrated chapter book series inspired by the life of eleven-year-old viral video sensation and social activist Sarai Gonzalez. When Sarai's best friend suddenly moves away, Sarai has to navigate school--and the unfriendly girls in the cafeteria--all by herself. When new girl Cristina moves to town, the teacher volunteers Sarai to show her around, but Sarai thinks Cristina is not at all like her. She never wants to play at recess, she's always got her head in a notebook and she's so shy! But when Cristina writes Sarai a spoken-word poem for her to recite at the class talent show, Sarai learns that sometimes winning teams are made from unlikely pairs! Inspired by the life of viral video sensation and social activist Sarai Gonzalez with the help of award-winning children's book author Monica Brown.

You Will Always Be My Baby

release date: Dec 21, 2020
You Will Always Be My Baby
This delightful children's book captures the lifelong bond between mother and child

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

release date: May 07, 2019
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor 2018 ALA Notable Children's Book 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2017 Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 Smithsonian Top Ten Best Children's Book of 2017 2018 Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

Lola Levine and the Halloween Scream

release date: Jul 03, 2017
Lola Levine and the Halloween Scream
Lola Levine is ready to celebrate her favorite holiday in the sixth book in this charming chapter book series by acclaimed author Monica Brown. It's Halloween--Lola and Ben's favorite holiday. She loves pumpkins, scary costumes, monsters, and ghosts--and she likes to scare people, too. But when Lola plays a scary joke on her super best friends, Josh Blot and Bella Benitez, it doesn't go as planned. Can Lola learn from her mistake and still have a happy halloween?

Small Room, Big Dreams: the Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro

release date: May 04, 2021
Small Room, Big Dreams: the Journey of Julián and Joaquin Castro
An informative, inspirational picture book biography about twins Julián and Joaquin Castro, who rose from poverty to become leaders for positive change in America. The story of political powerhouse twins Julián and Joaquin Castro began in the small room that they shared with their grandmother Victoriana in San Antonio, Texas. Victoriana crossed the border from Mexico into Texas as a six-year-old orphan, marking the start of the family's American journey. Her daughter Rosie, Julián and Joaquin's mom, was an activist who helped the barrio through local government. The strong women in their family inspired the twins to get involved in politics. Julián and Joaquin have been working at the local, state, and national level--as a former presidential candidate, mayor and member of President Obama's Cabinet, and a U.S. Congressman, respectively--to make the country a better place for everyone. Acclaimed author Monica Brown and illustrator Mirelle Ortega depict the Castros' political and personal accomplishments in this must-read picture book biography. Also available in a Spanish edition: Pequeña habitación, grandes sueños.

Daily and Weekly Planner - Smart Design to Increase Productivity and Self-Reliance, More Than 6 Months of Daily and Weekly Undated Planning Pages, Valuable Tips and Tricks for Time Management.

release date: Apr 19, 2021
Daily and Weekly Planner - Smart Design to Increase Productivity and Self-Reliance, More Than 6 Months of Daily and Weekly Undated Planning Pages, Valuable Tips and Tricks for Time Management.
Get your productivity higher and your goals reached with this well-documented and unique designed planner. Months of research, having both men and women in mind with family and professional tasks, lead to this planner for more than 6 months of daily&weekly undated planning pages. Weekly & Daily Routine and Goal Setting Time management tips & tricks Habit tracker Notes Appointment book Daily Challenge section Mandala colouring pages This is a gift you can make to yourself in order to have a happier and more efficient life. You can use this to bring creativity in your life and of course adaptability as you will have every little detail in one place - both work and personal life.

Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello
A fascinating bilingual picture book biography of Peruvian archaeologist and national icon Julio C. Tello, who unearthed Peru's ancient cultures and fostered pride in the country's Indigenous history. Growing up in the late 1800s, Julio Tello, an Indigenous boy, spent time exploring the caves and burial grounds in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes. Nothing scared Julio, not even the ancient human skulls he found. His bravery earned him the boyhood nickname Sharuko, which means brave in Quechua, the language of the Native people of Peru. At the age of twelve, Julio moved to Lima to continue his education. While in medical school, he discovered an article about the skulls he had found. The skulls had long ago been sent to Lima to be studied by scientists. The article renewed Julio's interest in his ancestry, and he decided to devote his medical skills to the study of Peru's Indigenous history. Over his lifetime, Julio Tello made many revolutionary discoveries at archaeological sites around Peru, and he worked to preserve the historical treasures he excavated. He showed that Peru's Indigenous cultures had been established thousands of years ago, disproving the popular belief that Peruvian culture had been introduced more recently from other countries. He fostered pride in his country's Indigenous ancestry, making him a hero to all Peruvians. Because of the brave man once known as Sharuko, people around the world today know of Peru's long history and its living cultural legacy.

Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean

release date: Feb 07, 2017
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean
The Levines are finally getting a pet--a furry one that is. They are excited about adopting a kitty they name Jelly, but they don't get very far in the process when Ben starts sneezing. Oh no, he's allergic! Lola is devastated and sets out to find Jelly a good home. Luckily, Lola is rewarded with a very happy (and still furry) ending! With Lola's trademark humor, we can expect a few mishaps, many funny moments, and a cute new pet all wrapped in one adorable book.

Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme

release date: Jul 05, 2016
Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
When new classmate Bella, a ballet dancer, walks into Lola's class at Northland Elementary, all Lola can see is pink everywhere--pink ribbons, a pink sweatshirt, and pink tennis shoes. Yuck! Pink is Lola's least favorite color. Plus, Ballet isn't nearly as hard as soccer, is it? Lola and Bella can't seem to stop squabbling. But when a mishap during class lands them in Principal Blot's office, Lola's mom comes up with a scheme--a ballet scheme--that just might make these classroom rivals realize that ballerinas and soccer players have more in common than they ever thought possible. But is it too late for Lola to make a new friend?

Conversational Insights from Great Minds

release date: Sep 04, 2019
Conversational Insights from Great Minds
ITSMF Executive Academy capstone project for Cohort 2019

Lola Levine: Drama Queen

release date: Jan 05, 2016
Lola Levine: Drama Queen
Seven-year-old Lola Levine is fierce on the soccer field. She can do a slide tackle (although she's not supposed to) and even likes gooey worms. Nothing scares Lola! That is, until she is auditioning in front of EVERYONE for her class play. After Lola is overcome with stage fright, she's cast as Squirrel #2, a non-speaking part! Lola is more than a little disappointed, and she looks to her bubbe for advice and comfort. But on opening night, the curtain rises, and she finds herself smack in the middle of an exasperating turn of events. In this fun and heartfelt chapter book, can Lola give Squirrel #2 her own special stamp and make it a play to remember?

Waiting for the Biblioburro

release date: Apr 24, 2013
Waiting for the Biblioburro
Ana loves stories. She often makes them up to help her little brother fall asleep. But in her small village there are only a few books and she has read them all. One morning, Ana wakes up to the clip-clop of hooves, and there before her, is the most wonderful sight: a traveling library resting on the backs of two burros‑all the books a little girl could dream of, with enough stories to encourage her to create one of her own. Inspired by the heroic efforts of real-life librarian Luis Soriano, award-winning picture book creators Monica Brown and John Parra introduce readers to the mobile library that journeys over mountains and through valleys to bring literacy and culture to rural Colombia, and to the children who wait for the BiblioBurro. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book was donated to Luis Soriano's BiblioBurro program.

Pablo Neruda

release date: Mar 29, 2011
Pablo Neruda
Describes the life and times of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet.

Lola Levine Is Not Mean!

release date: Nov 03, 2015
Lola Levine Is Not Mean!
Lola Levine likes writing in her diario, sipping her mom's cafe con leche, eating her dad's matzo ball soup, and playing soccer with her team, the Orange Smoothies. So what if she doesn't always fit in? Lola is fierce on the field, but when a soccer game during recess gets too competitive, she accidentally hurts her classmate Juan Gomez. Now everyone is calling her Mean Lola Levine! Lola feels terrible, but with the help of her family, her super best friend, Josh Blot, and a little "pencil power," she just might be able to turn it all around. In this first book in a series, young readers will be inspired by Lola's big heart and creative spirit as she learns to navigate the second grade in true Lola style!

Side by Side/Lado a lado

release date: Aug 31, 2010
Side by Side/Lado a lado
Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they motivated the workers to fight for their rights and, in the process, changed history. Award-winning author Monica Brown and acclaimed illustrator Joe Cepeda join together to create this stunning tribute to two of the most influential people of the twentieth century. Todos los dÍas, miles de campesinos cosechaban los alimentos que se servÍan en los hogares de todo el paÍs. Pero al terminar la jornada, cuando los campesinos se sentaban a comer, lo Único que habÍa en sus propias mesas era frijoles. Entonces, Dolores Huerta y CÉsar ChÁvez se unieron para motivar a los trabajadores a luchar por sus derechos y en el proceso, cambiaron el curso de la historia. La premiada autora Monica Brown y el aclamado ilustrador Joe Cepeda se unen para crear Éste impresionante tributo a dos de las personas mÁs influentes del siglo veinte.

Chavela and the Magic Bubble

release date: Mar 15, 2010
Chavela and the Magic Bubble
When Chavela blows a bubble with a strange new gum, she floats away to Mexico, where her great-grandfather once worked harvesting the tree sap that makes gum chewy.

Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream

release date: Apr 25, 2017
Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream
The Levines are jetting off on a family vacation to Peru in the fifth book in this heartwarming chapter book series by acclaimed author Monica Brown. Lola is named after her tía Lola, who lives in Lima, Peru. Lola misses her aunt and dreams of visiting her. After Lola's dad has a successful art show, Lola's dream comes true. The Levines are going to Peru! Thousands of miles from home, Lola and Ben discover all the new adventures Lima has to offer. But will Lola and Ben manage to stay out of trouble? With Lola's and Ben's wit and talent for mischief, we can expect some international trouble in this adorable chapter book.

Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando El Biblioburro

release date: Nov 01, 2016
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando El Biblioburro
Ana loves stories. She often makes them up to help her little brother fall asleep. But in her small village there are only a few books and she has read them all. One morning, Ana wakes up to the clip-clop of hooves, and there before her, is the most wonderful sight: a traveling library resting on the backs of two burros‑all the books a little girl could dream of, with enough stories to encourage her to create one of her own. Inspired by the heroic efforts of real-life librarian Luis Soriano, award-winning picture book creators Monica Brown and John Parra introduce readers to the mobile library that journeys over mountains and through valleys to bring literacy and culture to rural Colombia, and to the children who wait for the BiblioBurro. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book was donated to Luis Soriano's BiblioBurro program.

My Name is Gabito

release date: Jan 01, 2007
My Name is Gabito
An introduction to the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning Colombian author describes his childhood in Aracataca, Colombia, and how the things that surrounded him inspired his imagination and his desire to become a storyteller.

Adeline Abigail Adams and the Giant Bird's Nest

release date: Oct 06, 2015

Me Llamo Gabito

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Me Llamo Gabito
As a boy, Gabito had the ability to imagine many things. He lived in a small house with a large family. He would grow up to become a writer known as Gabriel García Márquez.

Doña Fela's Dream

release date: Jan 01, 2023
Doña Fela's Dream
"The story of how Felisa Rincón de Gautier became the first female mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico"--

'I Am With You Always' Youth Prayer Cards

release date: Jan 01, 2005

Pelé, el rey del fútbol

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Pelé, el rey del fútbol
This acclaimed bilingual children's book, Spanish/English, is a fun way to introduce simple words and phrases in both languages and is sure to be a welcome resource at home and in schools and libraries. Monica Brown and Rudy Gutierrez team up to deliver what Kirkus called, in a starred review, an "inspiring blend of art and story," about the most famous soccer star in the world, Pelé. This bilingual picture book will inspire, teach, and amaze readers as they learn about the man who revolutionized the sport of soccer. Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved fútbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? This is the true story of Pelé, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend. Rudy Gutierrez's dynamic illustrations make award-winning author Monica Brown's story of this remarkable sports hero come alive!

I Am the Rainbow Sheep of My Family Notebook

release date: Feb 05, 2020
I Am the Rainbow Sheep of My Family Notebook
The perfekt gift for Lesbian Gay Queer Lovers.You are looking for a great gift idea for Valentines Day? OR you are a looking for a PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT, Anniversary, Christmas? Then buy this notebook/journal/diary to show your Love. A small diary / journal / notebook to quickly note down your thoughts before they disappear. Excellent for creative writing, for creating lists, planning schedules.Valentines Day Gift for Her Journal Notebook. 104 6 x 9 Lined Pages are provided for you to put your experiences, thoughts, hopes, likes, and dislikes. And is the ideal size for lined journals for women/men to write in and makes an excellent birthday journal notebook gift. It is great as a diary to record all your creative self-expression such as poetry, short stories or self-help affirmations. Desired Creatives Journals are perfect for: Birthday Gifts Christmas Gifts School Notebooks Graduation Gifts Thank You Gifts Doodle Diaries Food Diaries Sheet Music Creative Writing Notebooks Gifts for Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Cousins, Brother, Sister Retirement Gifts Teacher Gifts Blank Books and Journals Keepsake Journals Inspirational Journals Mom Daughter Journal And much more........
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