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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...


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...


The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: A Little Bonsai with a Big Story

by Sandra Moore & Kazumi Wilds

**Winner of the 2015 Gelette Burgess Award for Best Intercultural Book**

**Winner of the 2015 Silver Evergreen Medal for World Peace**

This true children's story is told by a little bonsai tree, called Miyajima,...


Wind Rider

by Susan Williams

Fern dreams of riding on a wild horse's back, as fleet as the wind. She makes pets of small animals and watches the bison herds as they pound over the endless grasses of the steppe. Chafing at the inequality...


Li Jun and the Iron Road

by Anne Tait & Paulette Bourgeois

Little Tiger's father left for Canada years ago, never to be heard from again. When her dying mother sends Little Tiger to find him, she finds work on the Canadian railway, disguised as a man. Threatened by...


Chu Ju's House

by Gloria Whelan

One girl too many . . .

When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates...