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Carmela Full of Wishes


When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true–she’s finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make . . .(from the publisher)

  • Written by Matt de la Peña
  • Illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • Autographed Copy
  • Available in both English and Spanish
  • Hard Cover Picture Book

Awards and recognition for Carmela Full of Wishes include:

  • Instant New York Times Bestseller
  • Amazon Most Anticipated Fall Book – Ages 3 to 5
  • Amazon Best of the Month Pick October 2018 – Ages 3 to 5
  • Amazon Editor’s Gift Pick – Ages 3 to 5
  • Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Children’s Book – Fall 2018
  • Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2018
  • Boston Globe Best Children’s Book of 2018
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