Inspirational, Award-Winning, Bilingual #CaptainMama Children’s Aviation Book Series

Written by USAF veteran Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
Illustrated by Linda Lens

We’re delivering altogether different stories to expand the world for kids and create globally-curious citizens. . . in Spanish & English!

Purchase Captain Mama

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

Available in paperback and hardcover formats, with companion embroidered patches, Captain Mama products are now shipping from our online publisher store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram, Mackin, wholesalers, and select distributors (Military Family Books and others), and black-woman-veteran-owned retail partner Words Unite Bookstore. Print, eBook and VIDEObook formats are available.

Good Night Captain Mama

Good Night Captain Mama/Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá

Marco is walking to his bedroom and sees Mama in an olive-green military flight suit. His curiosity about her colorful patches evolves into a sweet, reassuring bedtime chat between an aviator mother and her child about why she serves and what she does in the KC-135R aerial refueling airplane. Patch art activity included.

Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá

Little Marco leads his class on a field trip to the KC-135R flying gas station where his mom works with her aircrew. The students and teachers meet the crew, learn about teamwork while flying, and tour the unusual jet. Billingual aviation glossary & STEM activity included.

Taking Flight with Captain Mama/Despegando con Capitán Mamá

In the third book in the award-winning, bilingual series, Marco and his friends take flight on the KC-135 refueling tanker! They see Captain Mama and her aircrew in action refueling some of the coolest jets in the Air Force, and witness what happens when an emergency suddenly arises in flight! Bilingual aviation glossary and origami jet included.

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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

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save the dates!

2024 Captain Mama Appearances

We’re planning our 2025 schedule. Join the Captain Mama community to receive updates as they happen!


8-9 Del Rio, TX, Laughlin AFB – Fiesta of Flight

15-17 Fairfield, CA, Travis AFB – Wings over Solano

23-24 Phoenix, AZ, Luke AFB – Luke Days

28-30 Tampa, FL, MacDill AFB – Tampa Bay Air Fest


5-7 San Antonio, TX, Randolf AFB – GTXAS

19-21 Charleston, SC, JB Charleston – Heroes of Flight

2023 Captain Mama Appearances


11 NAF El Centro, CA – Women Military Aviators Reunion



19-20 Camarillo, CA – Wings Over Camarillo STEM Expo

26-27 Boise, ID – Gowen Thunder STEM Expo



19-21 Hillsboro, OR – Oregon International Air Show (First US Air Show Announced in Spanish – see it here)



23 Buchanan Field, Concord, CA – WAI Girls in Aviation Day (learn more here)

24 Hayward Executive Airport, Hayward, CA – Open House (learn more here)

28 Scott AFB, IL – STEM Expo


24-30 Oshkosh, WI – AirVenture – WomenVenture Forum Speaker/Latinas in Aviation(see it here)



14-15 Ellington Airport, Houston, TX – Wings Over Houston Airshow

21-22 Little Rock AFB, Little Rock, AR – Thunder Over the Rock

2022 Captain Mama Appearances


19-20 NAS JRB New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Air Show


30-Oct 2 Mather Field, Sacramento, CA – California Capitol Airshow


23-24 JB San Antonio – Randolph, TX – Great Texas Air Show


29-30 Ellington Airport, Houston, TX – Wings Over Houston Airshow


14-15 Fairchild AFB, WA – Skyfest

20-22 Hillsboro Airport, OR – She Flys With Her Own Wings


5-6 Nellis AFB, NV – Aviation Nation

Welcome to our Community!

We welcome you to the Captain Mama community, where we create children’s literature in English and Spanish that:

inspires & educates

all children about cool, well-paying technical careers like aviation that combine science, math, engineering, technology and higher education and

it’s not about food or animals

like too many bilingual books published by the big boys in NYC.

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“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