2nd Bilingual (Spanish/ English) Children's Book About Mommies and Women in the Military

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“The author and veteran has crafted a story that blends military aviation, engineering, and career opportunities while on a classroom field trip…Captain Mama inspires students of different ethnicities, both genders and English language learners to pursue careers in aviation.” Karla Orosco, Science Teacher, Admiral Akers Elementary, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Lemoore CA
On the heels of four-time award-winning series debut title Good Night Captain Mama/ Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá, we present our second book in the series: Captain Mama’s Surprise/ La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamánow shipping via direct sale from our online publisher store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Mackin and other wholesalers and distributors. Print and eBook formats are available. 
Paperback ISBN is 978-0-997309003 and here in our store. 
Hardcover ISBN is 978-0-997309034 and here in our store.
Buy at Barnes & Noble here (book 1) and here (book 2).   
Buy both formats at Amazon here.   
Captain Mama’s Surprise/ La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá was selected for 1st Place honors at the International Latino Book Awards in the “Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book” category!
The author is a bilingual, highly-decorated military veteran and daughter of Mexican immigrants. Read Graciela's bio here and bring Graciela into your classroom with a Virtual Author Visit package (recorded class, Spanish or English) plus books as seen HERE




We've created a beautiful military-style patch of the book's cover art, just like the patches on Captain Mama's flight suit! Order here.
Order the full combo here (both books, both patches.)


For Veterans Day in November, order a Teacher Pack here for the classroom. 

Take a peek at three interior illustrations here. Download the flyer here.

If you want the book signed by the author and dedicated to a specific person, please let us know when you check out in the Instructions field.


For those who prefer to order OFFline via U.S. Mail, please call (510) 542-9449 with your order. 

We welcome you to the Captain Mama community, where we create children's literature in English and Spanish that:
1) inspires and educates all children about cool, well-paying careers like aviation that apply science, math, technology and engineering education and
2) is NOT about food, animals or dead historical figures.

Much of what's published in these two languages for kids is limited to those themes. We're delivering altogether different stories to expand the world for kids and create globally-curious citizens. Please share this page with your networks! Thank you for supporting our mission.  


Buy the first book here:

"This gentle book reminds us that women served and will continue to serve their nation in military uniform.  The Captain Mama story provides a wonderful role model for both little boys and girls.  It’s a great read for families who manage the delicate stability of work and home."
Kimberly Olson, Colonel, (retired), US Air Force, Author of Iraq and Back: Inside the War to Win the Peace


Published by Gracefully Global Group LLC