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LIA & LUÍS: WHO HAS MORE? (illustrated by Giovana Medeiros) has been officially out and about since October 13th, celebrating diversity, math, and the power of storytelling. It was called an "effective, child-led exploration of measurement methods," by Publishers Weekly. The book is published by Charlesbridge, in collaboration with TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation. 

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Ana Crespo is at her happiest when she is surrounded by nature. So, Ana spends her summers traveling around the United States, visiting National Parks, and exploring some of the most beautiful places in America. She usually returns from her trips full of ideas for new stories. Ana considers herself lucky for having a career that allows her to keep her imagination alive way beyond her childhood years. Originally from Brazil, Ana lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountain region with her husband and kids.



The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story

Illustrated by Nana Gonzalez

Brazilian boy, Felipe, doesn’t own a soccer ball. When it’s his turn to take one to school, he must use a lot of creativity (and a few socks) to solve his problem. Inspired by the childhood stories of the author's father, the book includes animals sounds and words in Portuguese.

My Emotions & Me Series

Illustrated by Erica Sirotich


JP uses his imagination and a cast of adorable make-believe characters to help young readers understand how to navigate their emotions in a fun and positive way. Perfect for ages 2-5, this series combines simple text and bright illustrations, and uses imaginative play to demonstrate problem-solving and self-soothing skills.

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Due to COVID-19, some events have been canceled. This page was last updated on October 14, 2020. 

Free SLJ Webcast

On Demand

Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling! Youth Services librarian Julie Roach (Cambridge Public Library) joins authors Grace Lin and Ana Crespo, editor Alyssa Mito Pusey, and TERC senior scientist Marlene Kliman to discuss how the new Storytelling Math series empowers all readers to see themselves as mathematical thinkers.

SLJ Day of Dialogue: Chat with the Creators

Thursday, October 15, 2020  |  10:00am ET  |  Online

Join authors Ana Crespo, Sara Levine, and Natasha Yim, editor Alyssa Mito Pusey, and TERC senior scientist Marlene Kliman for a chat about diversity, math, and the power of storytelling, during this free online event. Register for the event here or click on the button below at 10:00am ET on October 15th to chat with us. 

Virtual Story Time/Book Launch

Saturday, October 24, 2020  |  10:30am MT  |  Online

Join Ana for virtual story time at the Second Star to the Right Bookstore, in Denver, CO, and celebrate with her the release of LIA & LUÍS: WHO HAS MORE?, a brand new book featuring diverse characters in a math-related plot, perfect for kids 2 to 5 years old. 


Saturday, October 24, 2020  |  From 1:00pm to 5pm ET  |  Online

Join authors, illustrators, educators, librarians, and experts in their field, as we discuss the importance of math literacy for ALL young children. How can you show your little ones they are mathematical thinkers? Ana will join authors Natasha Yim and Rajani LaRocca, and editor Karen Boss at the 3:50pm ET panel on #OwnVoices in Kids' Math Stories.

Virtual Visit

Saturday, November 7, 2020  |  11:00am ET  |  Online

Join Ana and the folks at Belmont Books, in Belmont, MA, for an introduction to the characters in her new book LIA & LUÍS: WHO HAS MORE?. The book features diverse characters, Portuguese words, and a math-related plot. Ana will also do a fun measurement activity. Perfect for kids 2 to 5 years old. 

SCBWI Quarantine Book-a-Palooza

Saturday, November 7, 2020  |  10:30am MT  |  Online

Join Second Star to the Right for an all day book-a-palooza celebrating all of the unsung book birthdays of 2020 from our very own SCBWI Rocky Mountain Chapter authors and illustrators! We'll welcome all of our local favorites in a series of 45 minute panels, including some time for Q + A! Ana will be in a panel with fellow RMC-SCBWI members Dow Phumiruk, Jolene Gutierrez, Carmela LaVigna Coyle, and AJ Irving.

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©2015-2020 Ana Crespo | Ana Crespo is represented by Deborah Warren, from East West Literary Agency.