The Southwest in Picture Books: Short List 2/2002


1. Anaya, Rudolfo. The Farolitos of Christmas. New York: Hyperion, 1995.
Notes: Illustrated by Edward Gonzalez

2. . Maya's Children: The Story of La Llorona. New York: Hyperion, 1997.
Notes: Illustrated by Maria Baca

3. Anzaldua, Gloria. Friends From the Other Side/Amigos Del Otro Lado. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1993.
Notes: Illustrated by Consuelo Mendez

4. . Prietita and the Ghost Whoman/Prietita y La Llorona. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1995.
Notes: Illustrated by Christina Gonzalez

5. Baca, Ana. Benito's Bizcochitos: Los Bizcochitos De Benito. Houston, TX: Pinata Books, 1999.
Notes: Illustrated by Anthony Accardo

6. Baylor, Byrd. Amigo. New York: Macmillan, 1963.
Notes: Illustrated by Garth Williams

7. Begay, Shonto. Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa. New York: Scholastic, 1995.

8. Bierhorst, John reteller. Is My Friend at Home?: Pueblo Fireside Tales. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2001.
Notes: Illustrated by Wendy Watson

9. Blood, Charles and Martin Link. The Goat in the Rug. New York: Parent's Magazine Press, 1976.
Notes: Illustrated by Nancy Winslow Parker

10. Brandeis, Madeline. Little Rose of the Mesa. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1935.
Notes: Illustrated with photographs by the author.

11. Brock, Emma L. One Little Indian Boy. New York: Knopf, 1932.
Notes: Little Pueblo Indian boy who lives in a village called Place-of-Willows disobeys and goes off and gets lost. Story concludes, "Skipping-in-the-Morning was all tired from walking and all sticky from red and orange lollipops and he was so glad to be at home again that he never ran away again."

12. Bronson, Wilfred S. Pinto's Journey. New York: Messner, 1948.
Notes: Illustrated by author

13. Buff, Mary and Conrad. Hah-Nee of the Cliff Dwellers. Cambridge, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1956.

14. Buffler, Esther. Rodrigo and Rosalita. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn, 1949.
Notes: Illustrated by Elizabeth Rice

15. Carey, Valerie Scho. Quail Song. New York: Putnam's, 1990.
Notes: Illustrated by Ivan Barnett

16. Clark, Ann Nolan. Along Sandy Trails. New York: Viking, 1969.
Notes: Illustrations by Alfred A. Cohn

17. . Blue Canyon Horse. New York: Viking, 1954.
Notes: Illustrations by Allan Houser

18. . The Desert People. New York: Viking Press, 1962.
Notes: Illustrated by Allan Houser

19. . In My Mother's House. New York: Viking, 1941.
Notes: Illustrations by Velino Herrera

20. . Little Herder in Spring and Little Herder in Summer. Phoenix, AZ: United States Indian Service, 1950.
Notes: Illustrated by Hoke Denetsosie

21. . This for That. New York: Viking, 1965.
Notes: Illustrations by Don Freeman

22. Clymer, Eleanor. The Spider, the Cave, and the Pottery Bowl. New York: Atheneum, 1972.
Notes: Illustrated by Ingrid Fetz

23. Cobb, Vicki. This Place Is Dry. New York: Walker, 1989.
Notes: Lovely illustrations of people, plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert

24. Cole, Judith. The Moon, the Sun, and the Coyote. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991.
Notes: Illustrated by Cecile Schoberle

25. Cordova, Amy. Abuelita's Heart. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997.

26. Covault, Ruth M. Pablo and Pimienta. Flagstaff: Northland, 1994.
Notes: Illustrated by Francisco X. Mora

27. Cowley, Joy. Big Moon Tortilla. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills, 1998.
Notes: Illustrated by Dyanne Strongbow

28. Dewey, Jennifer Owings. Stories on Stone: Rock Art Images From the Ancient Ones. Boston: Little Brown, 1996.

29. Duncan, Lois. The Magic of Spider Woman. New York: Scholastic, 1996.
Notes: Illustrated by Shonto Begay

30. Grammer, Maurine. The Navajo Brothers and the Stolen Herd. 1992.
Notes: Illustrated by Fred Cleveland

31. Green, Timothy. Mystery of the Navajo Moon. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland, 1991.

32. Halladay, Anne M. Secrets at White Owl. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn, 1967.
Notes: Illustrated by Betsy Warren

33. Hausman, Gerald. Eagle Boy: A Traditional Navajo Legend. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.
Notes: Illustrated by Barry and Cara (daughter) Moser

34. Hauth, Katherine. Night Life of the Yucca. Boulder, CO: Harbinger House, 1996.
Notes: Illustrated by Kay Sather

35. Holling, Clancy Holling. The Tree in the Trail. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1942.

36. Hulpach, Vladimir. Ahaiyute and Cloud Eater. San Diego: Harcourt, 1996.
Notes: Illustrated by Marek Zawadzki

37. Hunter, Sara Hoagland, and Julia Miner. The Unbreakable Code1996.

38. James, Betsy. The Mud Family. New York: Putnam's, 1994.

39. John, Naomi. Roadrunner. New York: Dutton, 1980.
Notes: Illustrated by Peter and Virginia Parnall

40. Johnston, Tony. Alice Nizzy Nazzy, the Witch of Santa Fe. New York: Putnam's, 1995.
Notes: Illustrations by Tomi DePaola

41. Lacapa, Kathleen and Michael. Less Than Half, More Than Whole. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland, 1884.

42. Lacapa, Michael. Antelope Woman. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland, 1992.

43. . The Flute Player: An Apache Folktale. Rising Moon, 1990.

44. Lerner, Carol. A Desert Year. New York: Morrow, 1991.

45. Lesser, Carolyn. Storm on the Desert. San Diego: Harcourt, 1997.
Notes: Illustrated by Ted Rand

46. Lomas Garza, Carmen. Family Pictures: Cuadros De Familia. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1990.

47. . In My Family/En Mi Familia. San Francisco: Children's Book Press, 1996.
Notes: As told to Harriet Rohmer, edited by David Schecter, and Spanish translation by Francisco X. Alarcon.

48. Lowell, Susan. Little Red Cowboy Hat. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.
Notes: Illustrated by Randy Cecil

49. Lyon, George Ella. Dreamplace. New York: Orchard, 1993.
Notes: Illustrated by Peter Catalanotto

50. McDermott, Gerald. Arrow to the Sun. New York: Viking, 1974.
Notes: 1975 Caldecott Medal. Picture book based on Pueblo tale about a boy whose father is the sun.

51. . Coyote: A Trickster Tale From the American Southwest. San Diego: Harcourt, 1994.
Notes: Coyote gets bested by the crows. Very colorful with oranges and bright blue. Coyote was originally bright blue! Find out what happened to him!

52. McLerran, Alice. Roxaboxen. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1991.
Notes: Illustrated by Barbara Cooney

53. Miles, Miska. Annie and the Old One. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971.
Notes: Illustrated by Peter Parnall

54. Moon, Grace. Chi-Wee: The Adventures of a Little Indian Girl. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1925.
Notes: Illustrated by Carl Moon

55. Mora, Pat. Confetti:Poems for Chidren. New York: Lee and Low, 1996.
Notes: Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez

56. . Listen to the Desert: Oye Al Desierto. New York: Clarion, 1994.
Notes: Illustrated by Francisco X. Mora

57. . Pablo's Tree. New York: Macmillan, 1994.
Notes: Illustrated by Cecily Lang

58. . This Big Sky. New York: Scholastic, 1998.
Notes: Illustrated by Steve Jenkins

59. Ortega, Cristina. Los Ojos Del Tejedor or The Eyes of the Weaver. Santa Fe: Clear Light, 1996.
Notes: Illustrated by Patricio Garcia

60. Oughton, Jerrie. How the Stars Fell Into the Sky. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
Notes: Illustrated by Lisa Desimini

61. Paulsen, Gary. The Tortilla Factory. San Diego: Harcourt, 1995.
Notes: Illustrated by Ruth Wright Paulsen

62. Perrine, Mary. Nannabah's Friend. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.
Notes: Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard

63. . Salt Boy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968.
Notes: Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard

64. Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse. Sometimes I Dream Horses. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.
Notes: Illustrated by Eleanor Schick

65. Pollock, Penny. The Turkey Girl. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996.
Notes: Illustrated by Ed Young

66. Rodanas, Kristina. Dragonfly's Friend. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1991.

67. Rucki, Ani. Turkey's Gift to the People. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland, 1992.

68. Schick, Eleanor. My Navajo Sister. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1993.

69. . Navajo Wedding Day: A Dine Marriage Ceremony. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1999.

70. Skrepcinski, Denice Meliisa T. Stock and Lois Bergthold. Cody Coyote Cooks!: A Southwest Cookbook for Kids. Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 1996.
Notes: Illustrations by lois Bergthold

71. Smith, Theresa Kalab. Poncho and the Pink Horse. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn, 1951.
Notes: Illustrated by the author.

72. . Wiki of Walpi. Austin, TX: Steck Company, 1954.

73. Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Navajos. New York: Holiday House, 1993.
Notes: Illustrated by Ronald Himler

74. Stevens, Jan Romero. Carlos and the Squash Plant: Carlos y La Planta De Calabazas. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland, 1993.
Notes: Illustrated by Jeanne Arnold

75. Talashoema, Herschel. Coyote and Little Turtle. Santa Fe: Clear Light, 1994.
Notes: Translated and edited by Emory Sekaquaptewa and Barbara Pepper. Illustrated by Hopi Children. Written in both English and Hopi.

76. Tapahonso, Luci. Navajo ABC: A Dine Alphabet Book. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
Notes: Illustrated by Eleanor Schick

77. Todd, Barbara K. Juan Patricio. New York: Putnam's, 1972.
Notes: Illustrated by Gloria Kamen

78. Tweit, Susan J. Meet the Wild Southwest: Land of Hoodos and Gila Monsters. Seattle: Alaska Northwest Books, 1995.
Notes: Illustrated by Joyce Bergen

79. Vieira, Linda. Grand Canyon: A Trail Through Time. New York: Walker and Company, 1997.
Notes: Unusual perspectives and some stunning pictures.

80. Webb, Denise, and Walter Porter. The Same Sun Was in the Sky1994.
Notes: LC Control Number: 94040959 /AC

81. Willard, Nancy. The Tortilla Cat. San Diego,CA: Harcourt, 1998.
Notes: Illustrated by Jeanette Winter

82. Winthrop, Elizabeth. As the Crow Flies. New York: Clarion, 1997.
Notes: Illustrated by Joan Sandin