Newbery award winner and New York Times bestselling author

Tía Isa Wants a Car

tia_isaTía Isa Wants a Car

Candlewick Press, 2011 Picture book, ages 4 -7
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4156-6 (hardcover, English)
paperback English available February 2016
ISBN: 978-0-7636-5752-9
Also available en español! Tia Isa Quiere Un Carro
ISBN (PB): 978-0-7636-5751-2 9 edición rústica en español
ISBN (HC)978-0-7636-6129-8 edición de lujo en español



Tía Isa wants a car. A shiny green car the same color as the ocean, with wings like a swooping bird. A car to take the whole family to the beach. But saving is hard when everything goes into two piles – one for here and one for Helping Money, so that family members who live far away might join them someday. While Tía Isa saves, her niece does odd jobs for neighbors so she can add her earnings to the stack. But even with her help, will they ever have enough? Meg Medina’s simple, genuine story about keeping in mind those who are far away is written in lovely, lyrical prose and brought to life through Claudio Muñoz’s charming characters.


EzraJackKeatsAward_NEWgoldWinner, Ezra Jack Keats New Writers Award 2012

Junior Library Guild Selection Spring 2011

Highly Commended Books 2012 Charlotte Zolotow Prize Committee

ALSC Notable Books 2012

Amelia Bloomer Project List 2012

CCBC Choices 2012

2012 Red Clover Award


Publishers’ Weekly, April 2011

“The strength of family and the importance of pursuing one’s dreams are the bedrock of middle-grade author Medina’s (Milagros: Girl from Away) lyrical first picture book, drawn from memories of her own family.”

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