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So Far from the Bamboo Grove

by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

In the final days of World War II, Koreans were determined to take back control of their country from the Japanese and end the suffering caused by the Japanese occupation. As an eleven-year-old girl living with...


Lost and Found

by Barbara McClintock

When siblings Adèle and Simon visit their uncle in China, he buys them each gifts for their trip. Simon picks out a hat, a flute, a fan, and other small items, while his sister selects a camera to photograph...


A Single Pebble

by Bonnie Christensen

In 9th century China, a little girl sends a small jade pebble to travel with her father along the Silk Road. The pebble passes from his hand all the way to the Republic of Venice, the end of the Silk Road, where...


Little Sid

by Ian Lendler & Xanthe Bouma

In this charming and accessible picture book, Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma offer a heart-warming account of the childhood of the Buddha.

A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha got everything he ever asked for, until...


The Home and the World

by Rabindranath Tagore

"The Home and the World", written by Rabindranath Tagore in 1916, is set during the height of the Swadeshi movement, a boycott of British goods that was initiated in 1905 as a protest against Great Britain’s...


The Bamboo Sword

by Margi Preus

Master writer Margi Preus treats readers to an amazing adventure in 1853 Japan. This lyric novel follows Yoshi, a Japanese boy who dreams of becoming a samurai. Unfortunately, as part of the serving class, Yoshi...


Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier

by Ying Chang Compestine & Vinson Compestine

  In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor...


Pirate Queen

by Helaine Becker & Liz Wong

The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, in the late 1700s. When pirates attacked her town and the captain took a liking to her, she saw a way out. Zheng...


The Ruined City

by John Wilson

Howard is a lonely, geeky tenth-grader dealing with a father who's had some kind of breakdown, a flaky, overprotective mother and frightening waking dreams. Then he meets Cate, a strange girl who convinces him...


The Ruined City

by John Wilson

Howard is a lonely, geeky tenth-grader dealing with a father who's had some kind of breakdown, a flaky, overprotective mother and frightening waking dreams. Then he meets Cate, a strange girl who convinces him...


Sadri Returns to Bali

by Elisabeth Waldmeier & Susan Tuttle-Laube

With beautiful illustrations done in the traditional Balinese style, this multicultural children's book celebrates an important Balinese festival.

The Galungan festival in Bali marks the victory of dharma (order)...


Grasshoppers, Ants and Bombs: Tamie's War

by Lilli Ann Liell

Tamie Hoshiko is just six years old when her father, Shizuwo, dies in Kumamoto City, Japan, in 1938. As her father takes his last breath, he instructs Tamie, the oldest child, to always take care of her twenty-four-year-old...


Chinese Myths and Legends

by Shelley Fu & Patrick Yee

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a vibrant literary culture.

Chinese Myths and Legends is a delightful collection...


Japanese Fairy Tales

by Yei Theodora Ozaki

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.

The rich world of Japanese fantasy is very apparent...


History Of Korea For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor

Learn about the land of kimchi – Korea! It is an Asian powerhouse that stands next to Japan in terms of technological achievements. Through this educational book, your child can go on a virtual tour around...


History Of Japan For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor

As an Asian powerhouse and tech hub, Japan’s history has molded its nation’s success. Go ahead and learn about the past and pick the lessons that you can apply. Learning through an interactive educational...


Cultural Beginnings and the Rise of Civilization: Life in the Fertile Crescent

by Baby Professor

Trace the life in the Fertile Crescent with this past to present history reference book. This book contains data from the cultural beginnings to the rise of civilization. Ideal for students and history enthusiasts...


Circus Day in Japan: Bilingual English and Japanese Text

by Eleanor Coerr & Yumi Matsunari

This multicultural children's book contains both English and Japanese script along with beautiful, colorful illustrations.

Circus Day in Japan is the warmly-illustrated story of an exciting day spent by two Japanese...


Children of the Sun

by William Clark, Patricia Clark & Phyllis Brannen

Children of the Sun is a children's book about a little Christian boy's time spent growing up in 1960's Japan.

It contains photographs and illustrations to accompany the many fun and interesting stories, anecdotes...


Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who saves Her Village

by Sunny Seki

**2012 Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award Winner!**

Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll, a gorgeous multicultural children's book by author/illustrator Sunny Seki, takes readers on a journey into ancient...