Raúl the Third

Raúl the Third is the Pura Belpré Award–winning illustrator of the Lowriders in Space series by Cathy Camper. He is currently working on a young adult graphic novel with David Bowles. He grew up between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, México, and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts with colorist Elaine Bay.

Books by This Author

Tag Team: El Toro & Friends

Tag Team: El Toro & Friends
Age Level: 6-9
Language: English, Spanish vocabulary featured

Little Lobo introduced readers to his wrestling hero El Toro in Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market! Now El Toro is off on his own adventures in this early reader graphic novel series! After last night’s match, the stadium is a mess! With the collaborative spirit they have in the ring, El Toro and La Oink Oink tackle the cleaning up together.

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge
Age Level: 3-6
Language: English, Spanish vocabulary featured

People are always crossing the bridge for work, to visit family, or for play. Some going this way; others going that way. Back and forth they go. With friends on foot and in bicycles, in cars and trucks, the bridge is an incredibly busy place with many different types of vehicles. Little Lobo and his dog Bernabé have a new truck and they are using it to carry party supplies over the bridge with their pals El Toro and La Oink Oink. The line is long and everyone on the bridge is stuck. How will they pass the time?

¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market

Illustration of fox in hat and bandana pulling a wagon with a dog and boxes in it.
Age Level: 3-6
Language: English, Spanish vocabulary featured

Bilingual in a new way, this paper over board book teaches readers simple words in Spanish as they experience the bustling life of a border town. Follow Little Lobo and his dog Bernabe as they deliver supplies to a variety of vendors, selling everything from sweets to sombreros, portraits to piñatas, carved masks to comic books!

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat
Age Level: 6-9
Language: Spanish vocabulary featured

Little Lobo is excited to take in a show with wrestling star El Toro in his bustling border town! After getting lunch orders from the luchador and his friends to help prepare for the event, Little Lobo takes readers on a tour of food trucks that sell his favorite foods, like quesadillas with red peppers and Mexican-Korean tacos. Peppered with easy-to-remember Spanish vocabulary and packed with fun details and things to see, this glorious celebration of food is sure to leave every reader hungry for lunch!

Books by This Illustrator

Lowriders to the Center of the Earth

Drawing of creatures in a car with flames driving through a cave.
Illustrated by: Raúl the Third
Language: English, Spanish vocabulary featured

The lovable trio from the acclaimed Lowriders in Space are back! Lupe Impala, Elirio Malaria, and El Chavo Octopus are living their dream at last. They're the proud owners of their very own garage. But when their beloved cat Genie goes missing, they need to do everything they can to find him. Little do they know the trail will lead them to the realm of Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of the Underworld, who is keeping Genie prisoner!

Strollercoaster

Dad pushing son in stroller
Illustrated by: Raúl the Third, Elaine Bay
Age Level: 0-3
Language: English, Spanish vocabulary featured

Buckle up as a toddler's tantrum is cleverly averted when a loving dad transforms an everyday neighborhood stroll into an extraordinary adventure. Brought to brilliantly-colored, kinetic life by award-winning artists Raúl the Third and Elaine Bay, Strollercoaster sings with details of a diverse and vibrant urban neighborhood bursting with life, enhanced by Spanish words embedded in the art. It's the best ride in town!