Picture Books

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Picture Books
Anno's Counting Book
Author: Mitsumasa Anno

Child picture book, and big book. A counting book depicting the growth in a village and surrounding countryside during twelve months. Age: 5-8.

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Anno's Magic Seeds
Author: Matsumasa Anno

Children's picture book. The reader is asked to perform a series of mathematical operations integrated into the story of a lazy man who plants magic seeds and reaps an increasingly abundant harvest. Age: 3-8.

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Ruby's Wish
Author: Shirin Yim Bridges
Child picture book. In China, at a time when few girls are taught to read or write, Ruby dreams of going to the university with her brothers and male cousins. Age: 4-8.
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Goldfish and Chrysanthemums
Author: Andrea Cheng
Child picture book. A Chinese American girl puts her goldfish into a fish pond that she creates and borders with chrysanthemums in order to remind her grandmother of the fish pond she had back in China. Age: 3-9.
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Sam and the Lucky Money
Author: Karen Chinn
Child picture book. Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he's received for Chinese New Year. Age: 3-9.
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The Name Jar
Author: Yangsook Choi
Child picture book, and e-book. After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be. Age: 4-8.
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Look Up!
Author: Chin-ho Chŏng

Child picture book. When a girl in a wheelchair calls to people far below to look up and see her, one finds a way to brighten her day. Age: 5-8.

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Crouching Tiger
Author: Ying Chang Compestine
Child picture book. When Ming Da's Chinese grandpa comes to visit, he overcomes his initial embarrassment at his grandfather's traditions and begins to appreciate him. Age: 5-10.
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D Is for Dragon Dance
Author: Ying Chang Compestine

Child picture book. Introduces the wondrous traditions of a Chinese New Year through an illustrated and alphabetized review of such components as firecrackers, acrobats, and red envelopes. Age: 3-6.

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The Runaway Rice Cake
Author: Ying Chang Compestine
Child picture book, and e-book. After chasing the special rice cake, Nian Gao, that their mother has made to celebrate the Chinese New Year, three poor brothers share it with an elderly woman and have their generosity richly rewarded. Age: 3-9.
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The Story of Chopsticks
Author: Ying Chang Compestine
Child picture book. When Kùai cannot get enough to eat, he begins using sticks to grab food too hot for the hands, and soon all of China uses Kùai zi, or chopsticks. Age: 6-9.
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The Story of Kites
Author: Ying Chang Compestine

Child picture book. Long ago in China, three brothers become tired of chasing birds from their family's rice fields and experiment with ways to make the job easier. Age: 6-8.

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The Story of Noodles
Author: Ying Chang Compestine

Child picture book. Left alone to prepare their family's prize-winning dumplings for the annual cooking contest, the young Kang boys accidentally invent a new dish, "mian tiao," or noodles. Includes a cultural note and a recipe for long life noodles. Age: 6-8.

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By Day, by Night
Author: Amy Gibson

Child picture book. Illustrated by Meilo So. This lyrical ode to humanity celebrates people all around the world as they do the same things in different ways, from morning to night: as we're carried first, then toddle, then walk; as we learn to read and explore new worlds; as we wish or dream, laugh or cry, or even wonder why. This universal picture book is as profound as it is simple. A beautiful sentiment to share at story time or bedtime, this book will touch children and adults alike. Age: 7-11.

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Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
Author: Joanna Ho
Child picture book. A young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers'. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother's, her grandmother's, and her little sister's. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Age: 5-8.
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Days with Dad
Author: Nari Hong
Child picture book. A young girl and her wheelchair-bound father share many special moments because she treasures all they can do together, although he apologizes for not being able to do more. Age 3-8.
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My Little Sister and Me
Author: Maple Lam
Child picture book. A little boy walks his younger sister home from school for the first time. Age: 4-8.
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Cora Cooks Pancit
Author: Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore
Child picture book. Cora and Mama work together to cook up pancit for the family in this celebration of Filipino heritage and foods. Age: 5-8.
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Bringing in the New Year
Author: Grace Lin
Child picture book. A Chinese American family prepares for and celebrates the Lunar New Year. End notes discuss the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year. Age: 3-7.
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Dim Sum for Everyone!
Author: Grace Lin

Child picture book. A child describes the various little dishes of dim sum that she and her family enjoy on a visit to a restaurant in Chinatown. Age: 5-8.

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Olvina Swims
Author: Grace Lin

Child picture book. Olvina, a chicken in more ways than one, overcomes her fear of swimming with help from her friend Hailey, a penguin, while on vacation in Hawaii. Age: 3-7.

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Robert's Snow
Author: Grace Lin
Child picture book. Robert, a little mouse anxious to experience snow, falls out of his bedroom window in his family's boot home and has a snow adventure. Age: 4-7.
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The Red Thread: An Adoption Fairy Tale
Author: Grace Lin
Child picture book. According to an ancient Chinese belief, when a child is born an invisible red thread connects that child's soul to all those people--present and in the future--who will play a part in his or her life. As each birthday passes, the thread shortens, bringing closer those people who are fated to be together. Inspired by this legend, beloved author/illustrator Grace Lin has created a lovely adoption fairy tale. Age: 3-7
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Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic
Author: Ginnie Lo
Child picture book. “A Chinese American girl's Auntie Yang discovers soybeans-a favorite Chinese food-growing in Illinois, leading her family to a soybean picnic tradition that grows into an annual community event. Includes author's note and glossary."--Provided by publisher. Age: 7-10.
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Brush of the Gods
Author: Lenore Look
Child picture book. During the Tang dynasty, master painter Wu Daozi creates an extraordinary mural for the emperor. Age: 4-8.
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Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding
Author: Lenore Look
Child picture book. A Chinese American girl describes the festivities of her uncle's Chinese wedding and the customs behind them. Age: 4-8.
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Joone
Author: Emily Kate Moon
Child picture book. Five-year-old Joone, who likes ice cream sandwiches and the colors orange and purple, lives in a yurt with her grandfather and pet turtle, Dr. Chin. Age: 3-5.
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Hurry and the Monarch
Author: Antoine Ó Flatharta

Child picture book. Illustrated by Meilo So. Hurry, the tortoise, befriends a monarch butterfly when she stops in his garden in Wichita Falls, Texas, during her migration from Canada to Mexico. Includes facts about monarch butterflies. Age: 3-8.

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Where on Earth is My Bagel?
Author: Frances Park
Child picture book. When a young boy in Korea dreams of eating a New York bagel, he asks a farmer, a fisherman, a beekeeper, and a baker for help. Age: 4-9.
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A Different Pond
Author: Bao Phi
Child picture book, and e-book. “As a young boy, Bao Phi awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam."-- Provided by publisher. Age: 4-8.
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Dumpling Soup
Author: Jamma Kim Rattigan

Child picture book. A young Asian American girl living in Hawaii tries to make dumplings for her family's New Year's celebration. Age: 4-8.

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Grandfather’s Journey
Author: Allen Say
Child picture book, and e-book. A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries. Age: 4+
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A Bunny for All Seasons
Author: Janet Schulman

Child picture book. IIllustrated by Meilo So. A little brown bunny enjoys visiting a garden from summer to spring, especially when a gray bunny shares the fun. Age: 2-7.

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Festival of Colors
Author: Surishtha Sehgal
Child picture book. Sibilings Chintoo and Mintoo collect flowers and press the petals into a fine powder as they prepare for Holi, the Indian springtime Festival of Colors. Age: 2-8.
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Mooncakes
Author: Loretta Seto

Child picture book. A little girl celebrates the Chinese Moon Festival with her parents, who tell her three legends about the moon while they eat mooncakes and drink tea. Age: 5-6.

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Sumo Joe
Author: Mia Wenjen

Child picture book. Sumo Joe and his friends pretend to be sumo wrestlers, but when his little sister who takes Aikido wants to join them, Sumo Joe must choose between his friends and his sister. Age: 9-13.

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Summer Days and Nights
Author: Wong Herbert Yee
Child picture book. A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night. Age: 2-6.
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Auntie Tiger
Author: Lawrence Yep
Child picture book. In this version of Red Riding Hood set in China, Big Sister sets aside her differences with Little Sister to rescue her from a tiger in disguise. Age: 5-8.
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Good Morning China
Author: Hu Yong Yi

Child picture book. This picture book depicts the start of a day in China--children are playing, an artist is painting, and people are exercising and meditating. Each page is a snapshot and the final spread collects them all to give a panorama of daily life in China. Full color. Age: 3-7

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Mina's White Canvas
Author: Hy¿n-ju Yi
Child picture book. When young artist Mina looks up at the cold winter sky, she is struck with an idea. As she draws with her crayon, something magical begins. Her canvas expands to the snowy world beyond -- a world in which Mina uses her creativity to help others, forge new friendships, and make memories to warm the heart for seasons to come. Age: 4-8.
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