Books on the new pope and Latino celebrities are dominating the list of must-reads that will be hitting store shelves in the next several months.


El Papa Francisco (The Franciscan Pope) by Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti (Ediciones B/Spanish Publishers, Apr.)

With more than 8,000 pre-pub copies sold in five days in the U.S., this book is a testimony of the events that have marked the life of the current pontiff. It is the only authorized biography of the new pope.

Sobre el cielo y la tierra (Above Heaven and Earth) by Jorge Bergoglio and Abraham Skorka (Vintage Español, Apr.)

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francisco, and Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary, in Argentina, are two tenacious promoter of interfaith dialogue and seek to build common horizons. Their work results from a series of deep conversations on such topics as God, fundamentalism, atheists, death, the Holocaust, homosexuality, and capitalism.

Francisco, Nuevo Papa (Francis, the New Pope) by Javier Fernández Malumbres (Edibesa, Apr.)

Written by a renowned journalist with close access to the Vatican, this volume chronicles the events leading up to the selection of Cardinal Bergoglio as pope and what this means for the 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide.

Jenni Rivera by Leila Cobo (C.A. Press, Apr.)

An intimate biography of Jenni Rivera, the top-selling artist in the regional Mexican music genre, who died on December 9, 2012, in a plane crash.

Persiguiendo el sol (Chasing the Sun) by Juanes (Celebra, Apr.)

Juanes, an international music icon and humanitarian, shares the inspiring story of his life and how music and faith guided his path. He has won 19 music awards and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide; this is his only autobiography.

Una boda en Haiti (A Wedding in Haiti) by Julia Alvarez (C.A. Press, May)

The acclaimed Dominican novelist and poet Julia Alvarez tells the story of her journey to Haiti, what happened when she made an unlikely friendship, kept a promise, and stepped outside her safety zone.

El juego interior del estrés (The Inner Game of Stress) by Timothy Gallway (Sirio/Spanish Publishers, June)

The trusted principles of Gallway’s wildly popular Inner Game series have helped athletes manage everyday stress—personal, professional, financial, physical. Here he shows how readers can access their inner resources to maintain stability and achieve success.

Inquebrantable (Unbreakable) by Jenni Rivera (Atria Español, July)

Jenni Rivera was a talented and beloved Mexican American singer of banda and norteño music who died in a tragic plane crash in December 2012. She had been working on her memoir, the late singer’s only authorized autobiography, for several years.

Rita Moreno by Rita Moreno (Celebra, Aug.)

In this luminous memoir, Moreno shares her remarkable journey from a young girl with simple beginnings in Puerto Rico to Hollywood legend—and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and two Emmys.

Cala contigo: El poder de escuchar (Cala with You: The Power of Listening) by Ismael Cala (C.A. Press, Aug.)

The host of the popular CNN en Español program Cala, shares how he reached the pinnacle of broadcasting after leaving his native Cuba. Cala gives a glimpse into his life and provides concrete strategies on how to become more successful by listening to yourself and others.


Cuando tu padre se vuelve tu hijo (When Your Parent Becomes Your Child) by Ken Abraham (Grupo Nelson, Apr.)

The story of one family’s journey through dementia offers hope to family members and friends, that they might better understand the effects of the disease.

La mujer en su lugar de trabajo (A Woman and Her Workplace) by Rosemary Flaaten (Portavoz, Apr.)

The author shows women how God can perform a deep heart transformation within us that will allow His love and care to flow through us to the people in our workplaces.

La agenda del cordero (The Lamb’s Agenda) by Samuel Rodriguez (Grupo Nelson, Apr.)

Rodriguez offers a blueprint for Christian rejuvenation, a prophetic call to orient our lives at the nexus of the cross.

¡Asómbrate! Ante las maravillas de Dios (The Call to Wonder) by R.C. Sproul Jr. (Tyndale House, Apr.)

An invitation to rest in childlike joy and peace built on a deep trust in the living God.

Francisco: El primer papa Latinoamericano (Francisco: The First Latin American Pope) by Mario Escobar (Grupo Nelson, May)

A biography of the new pope written by a historian and expert on the history of the church, Mario Escobar.

Biblia del Pescador (Fishers of Men Bible) by Dr. Luís Ángel Díaz-Pabón (B&H Español, May)

A unique edition of the RVR 1960 Bible translation containing a 23-page index that enables readers to easily locate the perfect passage of Scripture for almost any situation.

Sígueme (Follow Me) by David Platt (Tyndale House, May)

Building on the lessons in Radical, the New York Times bestseller, this book aims to motivate readers to experience the grand purpose for which we have been created: to spread the gospel of Christ—to make disciples who are making disciples.

Un hombre del reino (Kingdom Man) by Tony Evans (Tyndale House, May)

Challenges that equip men to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them.

Biblia devocional: Los lenguajes del amor (The Love Languages Devotional Bible) by Gary Chapman (Portavoz, May)

This Bible is designed to make reading God’s Word and praying as a couple enjoyable and rewarding.

El Desafío del Amor (The Love Dare) by Stephen and Alex Kendrick (B&H Español, June)

The Spanish-language version of the New York Times #1 best seller, The Love Dare, this is a guided devotional designed to strengthen every marriage.

La verdadera vida cristiana (Living as a Christian) by A.W. Tozer (Portavoz, July)

In this never-before published collection of teachings on 1 Peter, adapted from sermons given to his parishioners, Tozer examines what it means to call oneself a Christian.

Desafío del Amor para Padres (The Love Dare for Parents) by Stephen and Alex Kendrick (B&H Español, July)

The authors of the international bestselling marriage book The Love Dare apply their 40-day journey technique to parenting, challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate life-changing Christ-like love to their kids.

Evangelio 2014 (Gospel 2014) by Fr. Jose A. Martinez Puche (Edibesa, Aug.)

A simple guide to Catholic life through daily prayer has helped millions of Catholics in Spain and Latin America live a more fulfilling Catholic life.


Música de cámara (Camera Music) by Rosa Regàs (Seix Barral/Planeta, April)

Winner of the prestigious Biblioteca Breve 2013 award, this is a powerful love story that takes place in Barcelona during the 1950s.

Guerra Mundial Z (World War Z) by Max Brooks (Vintage Español, May)

Max Brooks’s smash-hit zombie apocalypse novel is available in Spanish in the U.S. for the first time.

Inferno (Spanish-language edition) by Dan Brown (Vintage Español, May)

In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.

Perdida (Gone Girl) by Gillian Flynn (Vintage Español, May)

From the New York Times bestselling author, a twisted novel of literary suspense.

Así es como la pierdes (This Is How You Lose Her) by Junot Díaz (Vintage Español, June)

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s newest book, a tender and inventive collection of stories on the haunting power of love.

Children's and Young Adult

El regalo de mi abuela (Grandma’s Gift) by Eric Velasquez (Lectorum Publications, Apr.)

To complete a school project, Eric has to see the new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum during his Christmas vacation. His grandmother promises to take him after she prepares the typical Puerto Rican pasteles and has bought the holiday gifts. What they discover at the museum proves to be a lifelong inspiration for Eric.

Diario de Greg 6: ¡Sin salida! (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6: Cabin Fever) by Jeff Kinney (Lectorum Publications, May)

What could be worse: being the prime suspect for damage to school property or being trapped inside the house during the holidays with your family thanks to a snow storm? Well, if you’re Greg Heffley, you’d choose the latter. Children will love to see how Greg weathers the storm.

Con todo (Every Thing on It) by Shel Silverstein (Lectorum Publications, May)

Published after Shel Silverstein’s death, this collection of poems and drawings contains delightful verses on just about everything, from an apple with one bite missing to sketches that scare away nightmares. The translation retains all the zany magic of the original.

La raíz del mal (The Root of Evil) by José Ignacio Valenzuela (Alfaguara, Apr.)

The second installment of the Malamor (Badlove) trilogy for young adults. A university student decides to investigate the legend of Malamor in Almahue, a village in Chile’s Patagonia. This fast-paced novel, filled with as many twists and turns as the branches of a tree, is a bestseller in Mexico.