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BOOKS: FOR YOUNG READERS OF ALL AGES

Tía Lola Stories

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How Tía Lola
Came to Visit Stay

(New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2001)

When ten-year-old Miguel moves to Vermont with his mami after his parents divorce, guess who flies up from the Island to help take care of him and his little sister, Juanita? Tía Lola! A kind of Mary Poppins with a Spanish accent.

Talk about wonderful & plentiful
Tía Lola materials!

There are class plans, writing ideas, music class ideas and more are available at Lenoir-Rhyne University's thelittleread.net.

How Tia Lola Came to -Visit- Stay: a novel for young readers by Julia Alvarez -- click for book summary
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How Tía Lola
Learned to Teach

(New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2010)

Tía Lola is back!

Talk about coming to visit and then staying on! Tía Lola is back! How Tía Lola Learned to Teach was published in October 2010. The book was included on the 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best List and was selected for the Winter 2011 Kids' Indie Next List by IndieBound.

See also: Letter to Readers of Tía Lola Stories

How Tía Lola Learned to Teach, a book for young readers by Julia Alvarez
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How Tía Lola
Saved the Summer

(New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, May 2011)

The warm and funny third book in the Tía Lola Stories is sure to delight young readers and leave them looking forward to their own summer fun!

How Tía Lola Saved the Summer was published in May 2011.

How Tía Lola Saved the Summer, a book for young readers by Julia Alvarez
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How Tía Lola Ended Up Starting Over

(New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers,
September 2011)

Welcome to Tía Lola's bed and breakfast!

With the help of her niece and nephew and the three Sword Sisters, Tía Lola is opening the doors of Colonel Charlebois' grand old Vermont house to visitors from all over. How Tía Lola Ended Up Starting Over was published in September 2011.

The publisher, Random House has put up an excerpt from the book, and a wonderful Educators Guide that covers the whole series.

How Tía Lola Ended Up Starting Over, a book for young readers by Julia Alvarez
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Julia Alvarez as Tía Lola with Sonia Manzano of Sesame Street at Symphony Space's Thalia Book Club on October 16, 2011

Readings & Writing Prompts to do with the Tía Lola books

I made up a list of passages and writing prompts to do with the kids at Symphony Space's Thalia Book Club in October 2011. I wanted to share that list with all of you.


Letter to Readers of Tía Lola Stories

If you want to know how I came to write about Tía Lola, here's a short letter to fans of Tía Lola and to the readers of these books.

Tía Lola Blog Tour 2010

If you haven't yet met Tía Lola, I hope you will join us on the online blog tour that took place in October 2010. The blog posts are still available here:

Why Tía Lola and I Love Sayings
How Tía Lola Cooks Her Beans the Dominican Way
How Tía Lola Makes Rice the Dominican Way
What Do I Do When I'm Not Writing? part one
What Do I Do When I'm Not Writing? part two
A Typical Writing Day
Introducing (some of) My Tías

Gracias to those who hosted &
read Tía Lola Blogs!

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More Books by Julia Alvarez:

Saving the World by Julia Alvarez
Finding Miracles
RETURN TO SENDER, a novel, ages ten and up (and up!), by Julia Alvarez -- click for book summary
RETURN TO SENDER
A Gift of Gracias: The Legend of Altagracia -- a Knopf Book for Young Readers by Julia Alvarez -- click for book summary
A Gift of Gracias
The Legend of Altagracia
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Buy Books by Julia Alvarez

at your local bookstore

find books by Julia Alvarez at your local bookstore: indiebound.org

at amazon.com

& at other favorite bookstores:

vermontbookshop.com

powells.com

penguingroup.com

randomhouse.com

barnesandnoble.com

booksamillion.com

audiobookstand.com

The Middlebury College Store also offers to send you autographed copies of any of my books as long as they are in hard cover.


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