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Chinese Children's Favorite Stories

by Yip,Mingmei

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a delightful selection of thirteen Chinese folktales as retold by author and illustrator Mingmei Yip. Inspired by her beloved father's nightly story-telling when she was...


The Year of the Rat

by Oliver Chin & Jeremiah Alcorn

2020 is the Year of the Rat! Ralph is a resolute rodent whose journey celebrates the new year. This edition features a bilingual Chinese translation.

Young Ralph explores the world with his friend, the boy...


The Year of the Ox

by Oliver Chin & Jeremiah Alcorn

Enjoy the sensational adventure of Olivia, an outgoing ox growing up to discover her true character. The revised edition features a bilingual Chinese translation.

The fun-loving calf Olivia befriends the girl...


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 Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling & Mint Editions

These tales of the man-cub, Mowgli, and fables of the clever creatures of the wild, like the mongoose Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, still brim with the adventure, camaraderie, and beloved characters that have endeared them...


Ganesha's Sweet Tooth

by Emily Haynes & Sanjay Patel

The bold, bright colors of India leap right off the page in this fresh and funny picture book adaptation of how Ganesha came to write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata.

Ganesha is just like any...


The Year of the Dog

by Oliver Chin & Miah Alcorn

- The United States Postal Service has succesfully marketed a series of stamps with the Chinese Zodiac animals. 12 stamps have been issued one per year beginning with 1992’s Year of the Rooster. 2005 featured...


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 Year of the Tiger

by Oliver Chin & Justin Roth

*5th book in increasingly popular series. *only children's series which features each animal of the Chinese New Year *Chinese New Year is celebrated more widely every year, and Asian Americans are one of the...


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 Year of the Pig

by Oliver Chin & Jeremiah Alcorn

  • Only English children's book series on the animals of the Chinese New Year

  • This is a new bilingual edition with translation in simplified Chinese.

  • ~100,000 copies sold across the series to date

  • appeals to families...

  • Moon Princess

    by Barbara Laban

    Sienna is unhappy. Her mother has disappeared and she feels alone in Shanghai. Her only friend is Rufus--a sarcastic invisible dog with a VERY clear idea of how things should be done. When their mean housekeeper...


    In the Shadow of the Sun

    by Anne Sibley O'Brien

    North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth, with a dictatorial leader, a starving population, and harsh punishment for rebellion.Not the best place for a family vacation.Yet that's exactly...


    The Crystal Ribbon

    by Celeste Lim

    Wonder, mysticism, heartache, and joy are the stones that set the path to one girl's journey as her destiny unfolds.

    In the village of Huanan, in medieval China, the deity that rules is the Great Huli Jing....


    The City of Death

    by Sarwat Chadda

    Perfect for fans of Roshani Chokshi and Rick Riordan!

    "A fabulous, action-packed modern take on Indian mythology. I can't wait to read more!" -- Rick Riordan on The Savage Fortress

    Meet Ash Mistry: eighth grader,...


    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...


    Thai Children's Favorite Stories

    by Toth,Marian D. & Patcharee Meesukhon

    In captivating text and illustrations, this beautiful multicultural children's book presents a collection of cherished fables, myths, legends and fairy tales from Thailand that have been passed down through...


    My First Book of Haiku Poems

    by Ramirez-Christensen,Esperanza & Tracy Gallup

    **Chosen for 2020 NCTE Notable Poetry Books and Verse Novels List**

    **Winner of 2020 Northern Lights Book Award for Poetry**

    **Winner of 2019 Skipping Stones Honor Awards**

    My First Book of Haiku Poems introduces...