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Boy Dumplings

by Ying Chang Compestine & James Yamaski

  • new bilingual Chinese translation ("simplified" version is ideal for Mandarin language programs in American schools)

  • well-known and award-winning author, who consistently promotes her new books and backlist

  • appeals...

  • Folk Tales from Japan

    by Sakade,Florence & Yoshio Hayashi

    "Filled with now-familiar favorites, along with lesser known yet equally delightful tales, this enduring collection presents stories to enchant and enlighten young readers." — School Library Journal

    From singing...


    The Story of Noodles

    by Ying Chang Compestine & Yongsheng Xuan

    "Compestine's almost tongue-in-cheek tale is a nearly unbeatable combination of slapstick humor, fast pace, and food."Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    "Back from The Story of Chopsticks, the Kang brothers...


    The Story of Paper

    by Ying Chang Compestine & Yongsheng Xuan

    Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created paper, one of China?s most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation.

    The three playful and creative...


    The Story of Chopsticks

    by Ying Chang Compestine & Yongsheng Xuan

    Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created chopsticks, one of China?s most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation.

    The three playful and...


    The Story of Kites

    by Ying Chang Compestine & Yongsheng Xuan

    Learn how the three fun-loving Kang brothers created kites, one of China?s most famous inventions! This colorfully redesigned edition features a new bilingual Chinese translation.

    The three playful and creative...


    The Discovery of Anime and Manga

    by Phil Amara, Oliver Chin & Juan Calle

    This is the third adventure in our series on cool inventions created in Asia.

    The cute red panda Dao makes history come alive by transporting the kids Emma and Ethan back in time. Together they learn how fantastic...


    Bone Talk

    by Candy Gourlay

    Samkad lives deep in the Philippine jungle, and has never encountered anyone from outside his own tribe before. He's about to become a man, and while he's desperate to grow up, he's worried that this will take...


    Grenade

    by Alan Gratz

    A New York Times bestseller!

    It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of war.

    Hideki lives on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When WWII crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted into the Blood and Iron Student...


    Moribito: Guardian of the Darkness

    by Nahoko Uehashi & Yuko Shimizu

    Balsa returns to her native Kanbal to clear the name of Jiguro, her dear mentor, who saved her life when she was six years old. But what should be a visit of truth and reconciliation becomes a fight for her...


    The Black Lotus: Shadow of the Ninja

    by Kieran Fanning

    "Wonderful characters, unbelievable adventure . . . I loved this book." -- Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series Ghost, Cormac, and Kate are not like other kids. Ghost can turn invisible, Cormac can...


    Infinity Ring Secrets #4: Blood and Ink

    by E. W. Clarke

    Secret adventures from the world of Infinity Ring. Only in e-book! Only 99 cents! Swan has been a slave to the hated Empress Wu for nearly her entire life. But Swan has a secret. Unlike other slaves, she can...


    I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (I Survived #8)

    by Lauren Tarshis

    Visiting his dad's hometown in Japan four months after his father's death would be hard enough for Ben. But one morning the pain turns to fear: first, a massive earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, nearly...


    The 39 Clues #3: The Sword Thief

    by Peter Lerangis

    Book 3 in the #1 bestselling The 39 Clues series may just be the most thrill-packed yet! ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair...


    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

    An inspiring story of Zheng Yi Sao, the real-life pirate queen who took control of her life ? and the South China seas ? in the early 19th century.

    The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born...


    Asian Children's Favorite Stories

    by Conger,David, Liana Romulo & Patrick Yee

    **Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Medal**

    For thousands of years, children all over the world have listened to popular folktales. Each country has its own set of fascinating stories, and learning...


    Japanese Myths, Legends & Folktales

    by Yasuda,Yuri, Yumi Matsunari & Yumi Yamaguchi

    Here, beautifully illustrated and presented in both English and Japanese, are 12 of the best Japanese folktales—shared with generation after generation of Japanese children. These charming tales engage your...