Angela Dominguez

Books by This Author

I Love You, Baby Burrito

I Love You, Baby Burrito
Age Level: 0-3

From Pura Belpre honoree Angela Dominguez, I Love You Baby Burrito is a modern classic picture book celebrating the act of swaddling a newborn into a "baby burrito."
 

Santiago Stays

Age Level: 3-6
Language: English

A boy tries every trick in the book to get his adorable, big-eared, supremely stubborn pooch to move. Toys, a game of fetch, a walk, even a treat are offered to Santiago, who turns up his nose at every one. When the frustrated child screams, "Santiago!" readers finally learn why the pup stays put.

Stella Díaz #1: Stella Diaz Has Something To Say

Stella Diaz holding her arms open
Age Level: 6-9

Stella loves spending time with her best friend Jenny. Trouble is, Jenny is in another class this year, and Stella feels very lonely. When a new boy arrives in Stella's class, she really wants to be his friend, but sometimes Stella accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. Plus, she has to speak in front of her whole class for a big presentation at school! But she better get over her fears soon, because Stella Díaz has something to say!

Stella Díaz #2: Stella Díaz Never Gives Up

Stella Díaz Never Gives Up
Age Level: 6-9

Stella gets a big surprise when her mom plans a trip to visit their family in Mexico! Stella loves marine animals, and she can't wait to see the ocean for the first time . . . until she arrives and learns that the sea and its life forms are in danger due to pollution. Stella wants to save the ocean, but she knows she can't do it alone. It's going to take a lot of work and help from old and new friends to make a difference, but Stella Díaz never gives up!

Stella Díaz #3: Stella Díaz Dreams Big

Stella Díaz Dreams Big
Age Level: 6-9

Stella is happy as a clam in fourth grade. She's the president of the Sea Musketeers conservation club, she starts taking swim lessons, and she joins a new art club at school. But as her schedule fills up, school gets harder, too. Suddenly the tides have turned, and she is way too busy! Stella will be in an ocean of trouble if she can't keep her head above water. But with her trusty Sea Musketeers by her side, she hops to make her big dreams come true!

Stella Díaz #4: Stella Díaz to the Rescue

Stella Díaz to the Rescue
Age Level: 6-9

It’s a new calendar year, and Stella is determined to make it her best one yet. Not only are Stella and her family finally becoming U.S. citizens, but the Sea Musketeers are also presenting their plastics pledge to the school council. With her trusty schedule in hand, Stella is ready for anything! But after life takes unexpected turns, Stella will have to fight to keep her perfect year on track. Not to worry, because Stella Diaz is to the rescue! Right?

Books by This Illustrator

Carmen Learns English

By: Judy Cox
Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez
Age Level: 3-6
Language: English

Starting school can be especially frightening if you don't yet speak English. But Carmen is determined to learn English well in order to teach her little sister. With a supportive teacher and growing confidence, Carmen gradually learns the new language. Expressive illustrations complement this recognizable story.

Galápagos Girl / Galapagueña

Galápagos Girl / Galapagueña
Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez
Age Level: 6-9
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Valentina was born on an island formed by fire, surrounded by blue-green sea. As a Galapagueña, Valentina spends her days observing the natural world around her. She greets sea lions splashing on the shore, scampers over lava rocks with Sally-lightfoot crabs, and swims with manta rays. But Valentina also understands the fragility of this wondrous world, and she makes a solemn promise to protect the islands and her animal friends.

Let Me Help!

Illustration of a parrot at a party
Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez
Age Level: 6-9
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

Product Description: "Let me help! Let me help!" Perico learns this phrase from little Martita, who's been saying it a lot lately. When the whole family scrambles to prepare for Cinco de Mayo, Perico knows there must be some way he can help — even if he is just a parrot. But at every turn Perico is shooed away, until he finally figures out how he can add to the Cinco de Mayo fun.

Lola Levine #1: Lola Levine Is Not Mean!

Lola Levine Is Not Mean!
Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez
Age Level: 6-9

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.

Lola Levine #2: Lola Levine, Drama Queen

Lola Levine: Drama Queen
Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez
Age Level: 6-9

Seven-year-old Lola Levine is fierce on and off 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's 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 Levine #3: Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme

Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez
Age Level: 6-9

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 Levine #4: Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean

Lola Levine holding a cat
Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez
Age Level: 6-9

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 because 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!

Lola Levine #5: Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream

Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream
Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez
Age Level: 6-9

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?

Marta! Big & Small

Little girl dancing near elephant
By: Jen Arena
Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez
Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish vocabulary featured

Marta is una niña, an ordinary girl . . . with some extraordinary animal friends! As Marta explores the jungle, she knows she's bigger than a bug, smaller than an elephant, and faster than a turtle. But then she meets the snake, who thinks Marta is sabrosa―tasty, very tasty! But Marta is ingeniosa, a very clever girl, and she outsmarts the snake with hilarious results. With simple Spanish and a glossary at the end, this fun read-aloud picture book, Marta! Big and Small, teaches little ones to identify opposites and animals and learn new words.