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Blood Ninja II: The Revenge of Lord Oda

by Nick Lake

Now that the vile Lord Oda is dead, Taro and his friends are safe in the mountain lair of the ninjas. Or so they think. When a homing pigeon arrives with news of Taro's mother's whereabouts, Taro sets out for...


Inside Out and Back Again

by Thanhha Lai

No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.

For all the ten years of her life, Hà has only known Saigon: the thrills of its markets, the joy of its traditions,...


When My Name Was Keoko

by Linda Sue Park

Sun-hee and her older brother, Tae-yul, live in Korea with their parents. Because Korea is under Japanese occupation, the children study Japanese and speak it at school. Their own language, their flag, the folktales...


Written in Black

by KH Lim

A darkly humorous coming-of-age novel set in Brunei on the island of Borneo, Written in Black offers a snapshot of a few days in the life of ten-year-old Jonathan Lee, attending the funeral of his Ah Kong, or...


Bone Hunt

by AMONster02

This is a story about a boy and his dinosaur... Meet Ryan. He's returned to Singapore after years in America and made to go to a school where he has exactly NO friends. Not one. Worse, there's a bully who's...


The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan

by Atia Abawi

An eye-opening, heart-rending tale of love, honor and betrayal from veteran foreign news correspodent Atia Abawi

Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised...


One Bird

by Kyoko Mori

I try to see him among a migrating flock--he will take the loneliness of my room on his long journey; each whistling note he makes will be a little of my sadness falling over the ocean, to be swallowed in the...


Chook Chook: Saving the Farm

by Wai Chim

The third book in the Chook Chook series set against the backdrop of rural China

 

It’s Chinese New Year, and for Mei and her family things are looking grim. It’s been another bad harvest and a disappointing...


Father's Chinese Opera

by Rich Lo

The Chinese opera is anything but boring. Songs, acrobatics, acting, and costumes make the opera a truly spectacular show to behold. Spending a summer backstage at his father’s Chinese opera, a young boy is...


Many Lands, Many Stories: Asian Folktales for Children

by Ruth Ra & David Conger

For thousands of years, children and adults the world over have loved to tell and listen to folktales. Each country has its own set of interesting stories, and it is especially enjoyable to discover tales that...


The Tigers of the Kumgang Mountains: A Korean Folktale

by Kim So-Un & Jeong Kyoung-Sim

The Tigers of Kumgang Mountain is based on a well-known Korean folktale. Long ago, an enormous white tiger lived in the Kumgang Mountains and tormented the nearby village for years, coming down to prey not only...


The Year of the Fortune Cookie

by Andrea Cheng & Patrice Barton

The third chapter book sequel to The Year of the Book and The Year of the Baby, eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage.


Stonecutter

by Jon J. Muth, John Kuramoto & Jon J Muth

This adaptation of a Chinese folktale begins with a man's dissatisfaction with his life. Weary of being a stonecutter, he becomes many things in his quest for authority, each time finding that greater power...


A Time to Dance

by Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman's inspiring story of a young girl's struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam...


Subway Girl

by P. J. Converse

He is shy. Unassuming. Inexperienced.

She is Subway Girl. Cool. Unattainable.

From the moment he sees her on a Hong Kong subway, Simon is intrigued by Amy, but he doesn't have the nerve to talk to her. When he...


Indie Girl

by Kavita Daswani

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD INDIE KONKIPUDDI HAS ALWAYS DREAMED OF BECOMING A FASHION REPORTER. She'd do anything to land an internship with glamorous Celebrity Style magazine -- even babysit publisher Aaralyn Taylor's...


The Last Kappa of Old Japan: A Magical Journey of Two Friends

by Sunny Seki

The Last Kappa of Old Japan is a warmly written and beautifully illustrated children's book that introduces many aspects of traditional Japanese culture and folklore, while teaching an important lesson about...


Mishan's Garden

by James Vollbracht & Janet Brooke

In a village high above the clouds, where nobody's happy and nothing grows, a little girl dreams of a garden flourishing behind her father's house. Every day the cynical villagers watch and mock the little girl....


Spirit of a Mountain Wolf

by Rosanne Hawke

Fourteen-year-old Razaq Khan lives in the Pakistani tribal area of Kala Dhaka, Black Mountain. When an earthquake devastates his family home, Razaq's dying father tells him to travel to his uncle Javaid. A man...


My Brother, My Sister, and I

by Yoko Kawashima Watkins

The author of the critically acclaimed SO FAR FROM THE BAMBOO GROVE continues her autobiography, describing the hardships, poverty, tragedies, and struggles of life for her and her two older siblings, living...