Lulu Delacre

Lulu Delacre is an award-winning author and illustrator whose works include chapter books, picture books, YA books, and collections of songs and nursery rhymes. She has written and illustrated many of her books and also illustrated books by other authors, including The Storyteller's Candle by Lucía González and the acclaimed Turning Pages by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Books by This Author

Alicia Afterimage

Age Level: Young adult (14-18)

Lulu Delacre explores grief by examining her late 16-year old daughter, Alicia, through the eyes of her friends and family after a tragic car accident. Even the young driver who survived is included in this moving and resonant book, which explores teen grief and encourages an open discussion of death and loss.

Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games

Arrorró, Mi Niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games
Age Level: 0-3
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)

A beloved collection of traditional Latino baby games and lullabies from fourteen Spanish-speaking countries, complete with melodies for chanting and singing. Collected by Lulu Delacre, these rhymes and songs are available in English and Spanish.

Arroz con Leche

Age Level: 3-6

These traditional rhymes and songs from Latin America are presented in both English and Spanish. Gentle illustrations accompany the short verses, and show both cities and the countryside. Children and adults from Spanish-speaking backgrounds will recognize many of these fun songs and rhymes.

Golden Tales: Myths, Legends, and Folktales from Latin America

Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)

Product Description: This lush collection of twelve traditional Latin American tales brings the history and culture of thirteen countries into a vivid new perspective. Readers will have a unique glimpse of the early indigenous cultures, and of the literature that later blossomed with the blending of the Spanish and Native cultures.

How Far Do You Love Me?

Age Level: 3-6

A warm portrait of universal parental love begins on a beach when a boy asks his mother, "How far do you love me?" Lyrical responses combine with stunning double page illustrations in places around the globe until the boy is tucked into bed with his response: "I love you to the moon!" A world map and the query in each language conclude this tender book based on a bedtime game Lulu Delacre played with her young daughters.

Luci Soars

Luci Soars
Age Level: 6-9

Luci was born without a shadow. Mamá says no one notices. But Luci does. And sometimes others do too. Sometimes they stare, sometimes they tease Luci, and sometimes they make her cry. But when Luci learns to look at what makes her different as a strength, she realizes she has more power than she ever thought. And that her differences can even be a superpower. From three-time Pura Belpré Award honoree Lulu Delacre comes a heartfelt and uplifting story with a timeless message: what sets you apart is often what makes you great.

Rafi and Rosi

Language: English, Spanish

Three short stories present three adventures shared by Rafi and Rosi, young tree frogs who live in Puerto Rico. Rosi knows that her older brother is magic; not only can he find things in the sand, he can also make the sea shine! But it is Rosi's magic that finds Rafi's lost pet hermit crab. Cheery, colorful illustrations enhance the humor of this engaging duo.

Rafi and Rosi: Carnival!

Language: English, Spanish

It's time for Carnival! Three short stories in this Easy Reader present the adventures shared by Rafi and Rosi, charming and mischievous young tree frogs who are brother and sister, and live in Puerto Rico. The stories include young Rosi dressing up in "Queen for a Day," as well as Rafi's "magical" periscope, used to watch the Carnival parade. Children and adults alike will enjoy the amusing experiences of these two siblings, as well as the cheerful and colorful illustrations. Spanish version also available.

Rafi and Rosi: Music

Drawing of frogs in clothing dancing and playing the drums.
Age Level: 6-9
Language: English, Spanish

Rafi and Rosi, two curious tree frogs, explore the bomba, plena, and salsa music traditions of their home island, Puerto Rico.


Books by This Illustrator

Turning Pages

Illustrated by: Lulu Delacre
Age Level: 6-9

As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books! They were her mirrors, her maps, her friends, and her teachers. They helped her to connect with her family in New York and in Puerto Rico, to deal with her diabetes diagnosis, to cope with her father's death, to uncover the secrets of the world, and to dream of a future for herself in which anything was possible.