Award Winning Author

Patty York Raymond is a Multi-Award Winning Author and a native Texan. She is best known for writing children’s picture books with rich language that incorporate music and movement and celebrate family and heritage. Her children’s book, It’s Too Windy! was honored with the International Latino Book Award for 2016 and 2017. The ABCs to Ranching, was awarded Best Children’s Interactive Book by The Texas Authors Association in 2018. It was also honored with two International Latino Book Awards in the Best Educational Children’s Picture Book and Best Gift Set categories also for the year 2018. Her most recent children's picture book Aspire/Aspirar (2021) is a flip over book in English and Spanish.

Patty earned her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston and her Administration and Supervision from Texas A&M International University. She has enjoyed working with children, families, and educators in a variety of roles including social worker, teacher and administrator. Patty especially enjoys visiting elementary schools throughout Texas and beyond, sharing her stories and inspiring students to read and write. She and her family reside in South Texas where she is an independent education consultant as well as owner/director of Abrazo Case Management Services for Children and Pregnant Women.


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Aspire!
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Synopsis Join Jessica on her exciting weekend adventures. Witness some of the possibilities for her promising future as her mother reaffirms her daughter’s positive character traits. “You’re brilliant”, “You’re inquisitive”, “You’re strong”, says her mom. Observe Jessica’s growing sense of autonomy and self –empowerment while she explores a variety of careers and occupations. The original song, "Aspire" written for this book by Eddie Cavazos/Cavazos Music and Patty York Raymond, performed by...

Its Too Windy!
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Synopsis It's TooWindy! is about family and how establishing long lasting traditions leads to developing close family ties that last a lifetime. Hooray! Yeah! Yippee! Yahoo! Jessica and David can't wait to swim in the grandparents' pool. But how long will they have to wait? It's Too Windy is accompanied by a music CD, 'That's What My Grandma Said' that creatively involves the children in the sequencing of the story. Find the original song 'That's What My Grandma Said' written for this book by...

The ABCs to Ranching
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Synopsis The ABCs to Ranching is a cultural perspective on ranching in South Texas. It is a humorous account of a mischievous young boy determined to help his father with the chores. "Let's go," he yells to his Catahoula Cowdog as his father warns him not to get underfoot. With one mishap after another, the young boy develops an appreciation for nature and a strong connection to his father and their heritage-all centered on the alphabet. Find the original song "Take Me to the Ranch" written...