Xelena González

Books by This Author

All Around Us

All Around Us
Illustrated by: Adriana Garcia
Age Level: 6-9, 9-12
Language: English

Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. Can you see? That's only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth. He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create family traditions in this stunning video adaptation of the Pura Belpré award-winning exploration of the cycles of life and nature.

Where Wonder Grows

Young girl holding something carefully in her hands
Illustrated by: Adriana Garcia
Age Level: 6-9
Language: Spanish

Grandma knows that there is wondrous knowledge to be found everywhere you can think to look. She takes her girls to their special garden, and asks them to look over their collection of rocks, crystals, seashells, and meteorites to see what marvels they have to show. "They were here long before us and know so much more about our world than we ever will," Grandma says. So they are called grandfathers.