We are proud to present Tapioca Stories, a New York-based publishing house with Latin American soul. Tapioca Stories introduces young English readers to the finest Latin American children's books, originally written in Spanish and Portuguese.
We are carefully selecting and translating children's books written and illustrated by unique and ingenious contemporary Latin American authors and illustrators. We want children to discover the diversity and commonalities between people from all corners of this world. We believe that exposing children to new perspectives early on can encourage them to grow into more empathic, perceptive, and thoughtful adults. The Tapioca team knows how to find the greatest stories with the most surprising narratives and beautiful, stunning art illustrations to express ideas beyond words...and borders. We are bringing in the best of our home collection, books that we love from our childhood, and those we carefully selected to read to our children – books that intensify emotions, foster curiosity, and make children’s imaginations fly.
TAP·I·O·CA | \ˌTA-PĒ-ˈŌ-KƏ \
1. a usually granular preparation of CASSAVA STARCH used especially in puddings and as a thickening in liquid food.
2. CASSAVA: any of several American plants (genus Manihot, especially M. esculenta) of the spurge family grown in the tropics for their edible tuberous roots which yield a nutritious starch.
TAPIOCA is nostalgia of sweet childhood in a tropical country. It is the essential ingredient of numerous delicious treats: pão de queijo, biju, bolo de aipim and cuscus. Think about TAPIOCA STORIES as the special ingredient to feed your imagination.