Picture Books by Asian American and Pacific Islander Authors & Illustrators

Danbi's Favorite Day By Anna Kim, Anna Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Kim, Anna Kim (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451478931
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 25th, 2023

The sequel to the Asian Pacific American Honor winner.

Danbi's favorite day is here!

Thrilled to invite her friends to celebrate Children's Day as she did in Korea, she promises kites, tigers, and magic train rides. But when the reality of a picnic behind her parents' deli falls short of her grand plans, Danbi must get creative to save the day.


The Yellow Áo Dài By Hanh Bui, Minnie Phan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hanh Bui, Minnie Phan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250842060
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 25th, 2023

Lovingly illustrated by Minnie Phan, Hanh Bui’s debut picture book, The Yellow Áo Dài, is a warm story of family, identity, and remembering those who came before.

Naliah is excited to perform a traditional Vietnamese Fan Dance at her school’s International Day. When she finds that her special áo dài no longer fits right, she goes to her mom’s closet to find another.


We Are Here: 30 Inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Have Shaped the United States By Naomi Hirahara, Illianette Ferandez (Illustrator), Smithsonian Institution Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762479658
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Published: Running Press Kids - October 18th, 2022

A stunning anthology licensed in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, We Are Here celebrates 30 of the most inspiring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in U.S. history. 

There are more than 23 million people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent living in the United States.


The Bird Queen: A Legend of the Mythical Phoenix Told in English and Chinese By Yu Fu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yu Fu (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781938368943
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Published: Shanghai Press - April 20th, 2023

A long time ago, hundreds of birds lived on the Cangwu Mountain where they experienced four distinct seasons. Among them, there is a very unnoticeable brown bird called Phoenix. All birds except Phoenix fly to the largest lake in the mountain every day. They comb their feathers by the lake and compete to see whose feathers are more beautiful.


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Sari-Sari Summers By Lynnor Bontigao, Lynnor Bontigao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lynnor Bontigao, Lynnor Bontigao (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536226140
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Published: Candlewick - April 11th, 2023

In this love letter to the Philippines (and to grandmothers), a young girl comes up with a brilliantly delicious way to attract customers after a heat wave leaves her lola’s store empty.


A Dupatta Is . . . By Marzieh Abbas, Anu Chouhan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marzieh Abbas, Anu Chouhan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250820945
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 11th, 2023

A Dupatta Is..., written by Marzieh Abbas and vividly brought to life by the artwork of Anu Chouhan, is a loving and lyrical ode to the dupatta.

A dupatta is so much more than a beautiful piece of fabric.

A dupatta is sound—swooshing and swashing like a superhero cape.

A dupatta is scent—cinnamon and cardamom, crushed coriander and peppermint oil.


Shining a Light: Celebrating 40 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Changed the World By Veeda Bybee, Victo Ngai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Veeda Bybee, Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358539353
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Published: Versify - March 28th, 2023

A collective biography of 40 influential Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, from Kalpana Chawla to The Rock to Tammy Duckworth, whose historical contributions readers may not know but whose light shines on, with stunning illustrated portraits by Hugo Award nominee Victo Ngai.


Rainbow Shopping By Qing Zhuang Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823449774
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Published: Holiday House - March 7th, 2023

Sharing a delicious meal helps a child feel loved in this heartfelt tribute to Chinatown and spending days-off together.


This Is Not My Home By Vivienne Chang, Eugenia Yoh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316377102
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 24th, 2023

A humorous and heartfelt reverse immigration story that will resonate across cultures and show us how a place can become home.

This is not my backyard barbecue.
This is not our car, these are not my fireflies.
This is not my farmers market and...
This is not my home.
 
When Lily’s mom an


The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Friendship (The Proudest Blue #2) By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, Hatem Aly (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, S. K. Ali, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759555709
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2023

The sequel to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Proudest Blue shows the power of friendship and kindness, from Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

It’s picture day and Faizah can’t wait to wear her special red dress with matching hair ribbons, passed down from her mother and sister.


Everyone Loves Lunchtime but Zia By Jenny Liao, Dream Chen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jenny Liao, Dream Chen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593425428
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 7th, 2023

A heartwarming picture book about a Chinese-American girl who grows to appreciate the traditional dishes her parents prepare for her and finds a way to share her lunch with her classmates.

Everyone loves lunchtime. Everyone, that is, but Zia.


Finding Papa By Angela Pham Krans, Thi Bui (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Pham Krans, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063060968
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Published: HarperCollins - February 7th, 2023

Finding Papa has been named the 2024 Asian/Pacific American Award Picture Honor Book by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association!


How We Say I Love You By Nicole Chen, Lenny Wen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nicole Chen, Lenny Wen (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593428399
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - December 13th, 2022

In this heartwarming picture book, an Asian American girl shares how her family expresses their love for one another through actions rather than words.


Dragon Noodle Party By Ying Chang Compestine, Paula Pang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ying Chang Compestine, Paula Pang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823449507
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Published: Holiday House - December 13th, 2022

Join the animals of the zodiac as they make noodles for a party in this festive book from an award-winning author and food editor.

It’s almost time for the party! One-by-one all the animals of the zodiac go up the hill, each one carrying an ingredient. Horse trots up the hill with a big wok. Goat strolls up the hill with wild onions.
 


A Sweet New Year for Ren By Michelle Sterling, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michelle Sterling, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534496606
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - November 15th, 2022

Celebrate the Lunar New Year through a young girl’s family traditions in this charming picture book featuring illustrations by New York Times bestselling artist Dung Ho that also includes a recipe for pineapple cakes!

Little Ren looks forward to the preparation for and festivities of Lunar New Year, but she is always too little to help make the delicious pineapple


The Snail By Emily Hughes (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Hughes (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781797204673
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 8th, 2022

Award-winning illustrator Emily Hughes offers a luminous picture book about the life of renowned Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi.

Isamu Noguchi is one of the most important sculptors of all time. His Akari lamps changed the way modern buildings light their space. But before he was important, he was a kid.


Little Red Riding Hood and the Dragon By Ying Chang Compestine, Joy Ang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ying Chang Compestine, Joy Ang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419737282
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - November 1st, 2022

In Little Red Riding Hood and the Dragon, award-winning author Ying Chang Compestine reimagines the classic fairy tale from a Chinese perspective, filled with action and humor—with stunning color illustrations by Joy Ang.

By now, you have probably heard the old folk tale about a girl in a red cape.
The truth is that the story took place h


Year of the Cat By Richard Ho, Jocelyn Li Langrand (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Richard Ho, Jocelyn Li Langrand (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062976826
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Published: Greenwillow Books - November 1st, 2022

Every year is the Year of the Cat!


Burmese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales (Favorite Children's Stories) By Pascal Khoo Thwe, Maeve Bates (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Pascal Khoo Thwe, Maeve Bates (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780804853767
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - October 25th, 2022

Switch up your bedtime reading with these charming stories from Myanmar


Namaste Is a Greeting By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217834
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

Discover namaste’s many meanings in a simple, lyrical text, paired with a charmingly detailed visual narrative about a little girl’s kindness.

Namaste calms your heart when things aren’t going right.
Namaste is saying “You matter.”


The Best Kind of Mooncake By Pearl AuYeung Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645675563
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Published: Page Street Kids - October 11th, 2022

Once upon a morning in Hong Kong, in the alley of Tai Yuen Street, a girl is promised a mooncake with a double-yolk center—the best kind!


Shu Lin's Grandpa By Matt Goodfellow, Yu Rong (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matt Goodfellow, Yu Rong (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536223156
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Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2022

Art and family transcend differences in language and culture in this sensitively told, exquisitely illustrated story of a child starting a new school.


My Bindi By Gita Varadarajan, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338598810
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Published: Orchard Books - August 16th, 2022

In this universal story about embracing who we are and where we come from, a young girl finds the magic and power of wearing a bindi for the first time, in this moving and lyrical picture book debut from Gita Varadarajan.

There in the mirror, I see a shining star.

My mother’s joy, my father’s pride.

And then I see something else:

I see me.

Divya is scared


You Are Life By Bao Phi, Hannah Li (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Hannah Li (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684464821
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Published: Capstone Editions - September 1st, 2022

"An affirmation for Asian American youth." --Kirkus Reviews You are . . . You are . . . You are . . . Every child is bursting with amazing things This joyful picture book celebrates the wonderful and complex identities of children of immigrants and refugees.


The Name Jar By Yangsook Choi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375806131
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2001

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?


Punky Aloha By Shar Tuiasoa, Shar Tuiasoa (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shar Tuiasoa, Shar Tuiasoa (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063079236
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Published: HarperCollins - June 7th, 2022

Meet Punky Aloha: a girl who uses the power of saying "aloha" to experience exciting and unexpected adventures!

Punky loves to do a lot of things—except meeting new friends. She doesn’t feel brave enough.


Monsoon By Uma Krishnaswami, Jamel Akib (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Uma Krishnaswami, Jamel Akib (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250835116
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Published: Square Fish - July 5th, 2022

Get out your umbrellas!

Filled with stunning imagery and description, Monsoon by Uma Krishnaswami and Jamel Akib depicts a wonderful children's story of anticipation, seasonal changes, and the beauty of urban India.


Luli and the Language of Tea By Andrea Wang, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446148
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Published: Neal Porter Books - May 24th, 2022

Though they may speak different languages, kids from all over the world come together to enjoy the shared pastime of tea in this delicious book for young readers.


I Won’t Give Up My Rubber Band By Shinsuke Yoshitake Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781797214924
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2022

An everyday object (the endlessly versatile rubber band) becomes an invitation to imagine new possibilities in the latest laugh-out-loud picture book from acclaimed author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake!


I'll Go and Come Back By Rajani LaRocca, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rajani LaRocca, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536207170
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Published: Candlewick - March 29th, 2022

A tender, beautifully illustrated story about a girl in America and her grandmother in India, whose love stretches between languages and cultures—and across the world.


One Sun and Countless Stars: A Muslim Book of Numbers (A Muslim Book Of Concepts) By Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hena Khan, Mehrdokht Amini (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452182728
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 1st, 2022

Counting and culture come together in this stunning companion to Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns.


The Depth of the Lake and the Height of the Sky By Jihyun Kim Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781782507420
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Published: Floris Books - April 19th, 2022

'Astonishing to behold.' --The New York Times

It's summertime and a boy and his dog are leaving behind their apartment in the busy city.

His grandparents' home in the countryside feels like a different world. From the window, the curious boy sees a path leading enticingly into the forest. He can't wait to explore.


Tofu Takes Time By Helen H. Wu, Julie Jarema (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helen H. Wu, Julie Jarema (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781506480350
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Published: Beaming Books - April 19th, 2022

All good things--and foods--take time, as Lin learns in this beautifully illustrated story about patience, family, and a good home-cooked meal.


Mommy's Hometown By Hope Lim, Jaime Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hope Lim, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536213324
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Published: Candlewick - April 12th, 2022

When a young boy and his mother travel overseas to her childhood home in Korea, the town is not as he imagined. Will he be able to see it the way Mommy does?


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Love in the Library By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Yas Imamura (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Yas Imamura (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536204308
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Published: Candlewick - February 8th, 2022

"A powerful must-read."—Booklist (starred review)

Set in an incarceration camp where the United States cruelly detained Japanese Americans during WWII and based on true events, this moving love story finds hope in heartbreak.


Hundred Years of Happiness By Thanhhà Lai, Nguyen Quang (Illustrator), Kim Lien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Thanhhà Lai, Nguyen Quang (Illustrator), Kim Lien (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063026926
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Published: HarperCollins - April 5th, 2022

A stunning picture book debut, showcasing the love between grandparents and grandchildren, the challenges of memory loss, and the joy that sweet reminders of a faraway home can bring, from award-winning, bestselling author Thanhhà Lại.


I Am Golden By Eva Chen, Sophie Diao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eva Chen, Sophie Diao (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250842053
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 1st, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

This joyful and lyrical picture book from New York Times bestselling author Eva Chen and illustrator Sophie Diao is a moving ode to the immigrant experience, as well as a manifesto of self-love for Chinese American children.


What do you see when you look in the mirror, Mei? Do you see beauty?


When the Sakura Bloom By Narisa Togo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780648953319
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Published: Berbay Publishing - February 1st, 2022

"An understated ode to an iconic Japanese cultural celebration, mindfulness, and the restorative power of the seasons."Kirkus Reviews



Amah Faraway By Margaret Chiu Greanias, Tracy Subisak (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547607211
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 25th, 2022

Acclaim for Amah Faraway: A 2022 Caliba Golden Poppy Award Finalist for Mirrors & Windows: Excellence in Children's Literature | A 2023 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year Selection | A Junior Library Guild Selection | A 2023 Crystal Kite Finalist (California)


Friends Are Friends, Forever By Dane Liu, Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dane Liu, Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250778185
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 4th, 2022

A picture book based on the author's own immigration story, the infinite impact of friendship, and passing on love and kindness around the world.


Where Is the Buddha? By Thich Nhat Hanh, Nguyen Quang (Illustrator), Kim Lien (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Nguyen Quang (Illustrator), Kim Lien (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781952692055
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Published: Plum Blossom - November 23rd, 2021

A new story for children from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: a young boy named Minh goes on a journey to find the Buddha, only to discover the Buddha is in each one of us


The Year of the Tiger: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac By Oliver Chin, Justin Roth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Oliver Chin, Justin Roth (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781597021562
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Published: Immedium - November 9th, 2021

2022 is the Year of the Tiger
Teddy is a future tiger king, whose journey celebrates the new year. This
edition features a bilingual Chinese translation.


Eyes That Speak to the Stars By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063057753
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Published: HarperCollins - February 15th, 2022

New York Times bestselling team Joanna Ho and Dung Ho present Eyes That Speak to the Stars, companion to the acclaimed Eyes That Kiss in the Corners.

“A brilliant treatise to love of self and heritage.” —School Library Journal (starred review)


What Do You Do with a Chance By Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kobi Yamada, Mae Besom (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781943200733
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Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - February 6th, 2018

The award-winning creators of The New York Times best sellers What Do You Do With an Idea? and What Do You Do With a Problem? return with a captivating story about a child who isn't sure what to make of a chance encounter and then discovers that when you have courage, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen.


The Boring Book: (Childrens Book about Boredom, Funny Kids Picture Book, Early Elementary School Story Book) By Shinsuke Yoshitake Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452174563
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 6th, 2019

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2019

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

The Boring Book is a humorous picture book that follows the story of one particularly bored boy.


Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534463639
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 15th, 2020

In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable follow-up to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

Amy loves craft time at school. But when her teacher asks everyone to make their own dragon, Amy feels stuck.


Wishes By Muon Thi Van, Victo Ngai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Muon Thi Van, Victo Ngai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338305890
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Published: Orchard Books - May 4th, 2021

An arresting, poetic journey and a moving reflection on immigration, family, and home, from an acclaimed creative team.

Wishes tells the powerful, honest story about one Vietnamese family's search for a new home on the other side of the world, and the long-lasting and powerful impact that makes on one of the youngest members of the family.


The Paper Boat: A Refugee Story By Thao Lam Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771473637
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Published: Owlkids - September 15th, 2020

Named a best picture book of 2020 by Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, New York Public Library, the Globe and Mail, CBC, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books -- a heartfelt and personal immigration story by critically acclaimed author Thao Lam


Thao: A Picture Book By Thao Lam Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771474320
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Published: Owlkids - April 15th, 2021

A funny, eye-opening story about the challenges of growing up with an unfamiliar name and learning to be true to yourself, new from the critically acclaimed Thao Lam


Yang Warriors By Kao Kalia Yang, Billy Thao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Billy Thao (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781517907983
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 13th, 2021

Award-winning author Kao Kalia Yang delivers an inspiring tale of resourceful children confronting adversaries in a refugee camp

After lunch the Yang warriors prepare for battle. They practice drills, balance rocks on their heads, wield magical swords from fallen branches.


Hello, Mandarin Duck! By Bao Phi, Dion Mbd (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Dion Mbd (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684462568
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Published: Capstone Editions - February 1st, 2021

Twins Hue and Hoa are excited for the May Day parade While waiting at the park for the parade to begin, they spot a little duck who seems new to the neighborhood--and looks confused by the crowd and commotion. How can the twins help the duck get to the pond? Many friends from the neighborhood stop to say hello and offer suggestions.


Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist By Julie Leung, Chris Sasaki (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Leung, Chris Sasaki (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524771874
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - September 24th, 2019

Winner of the American Library Association's 2021 Asian/Pacific American Award for Best Picture Book!
 
An inspiring picture-book biography of animator Tyrus Wong, the Chinese American immigrant responsible for bringing Disney's Bambi to life.


Danbi Leads the School Parade By Anna Kim, Anna Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anna Kim, Anna Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780451478894
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book
 
Meet Danbi, the new girl at school!


Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller · A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year · A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 · Included in NPR’s 2021 Books We Love List · Featured in Forbes, Oprah Daily, The Cut, and Book Riot · Golden Poppy Book Award Winner · Featured in Chicago Public Library’s Best Books of 2021


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The Most Beautiful Thing By Kao Kalia Yang, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541561915
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Published: Lerner Publishing Group - October 6th, 2020

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look.


Almond By Allen Say, Allen Say (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Allen Say, Allen Say (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338300376
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

Almond is a breathtaking and evocative story about finding your talent from Caldecott Medalist Allen Say.

Everything changes for Almond Biggs when a new girl comes to school. The New Girl can play "The Flight of the Bumblebee" fast fast fast on her violin. And every day Almond sits and listens. Lost in the music, Almond wonders if she has her own unique gift.


Chicken of the Sea By Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781944211738
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Published: McSweeney's - November 26th, 2019

Ohana Means Family By Ilima Loomis, Kenard Pak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ilima Loomis, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443260
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Published: Neal Porter Books - February 4th, 2020

Join the family, or ohana, as they farm taro for poi to prepare for a traditional luau celebration with a poetic text in the style of The House That Jack Built.
 
An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book


Lift By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368036924
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

From the award-winning and bestselling creators of Drawn Together comes the fantastic tale of a magical elevator that will lift your spirits--and press all the right buttons!


Drawn Together By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by) Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

The recipient of six starred reviews and the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature! Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Smithsonian, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, BookRiot, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Public Library


Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534411333
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious.


A Map Into the World By Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Seo Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541538368
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Published: Lerner Publishing Group - October 1st, 2019

"Filled with wonder and sorrow and happiness." --Alison McGhee, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Someday

A heartfelt story of a young girl seeking beauty and connection in a busy world.


Leila in Saffron By Rukhsanna Guidroz, Dinara Mirtalipova (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425644
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 18th, 2019

“Glorious.” —Kirkus Reviews

A colorful journey of self-discovery and identity, this sweet, vibrant picture book follows young Leila as she visits her grandmother’s house for their weekly family dinner, and finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her.

Sometimes I’m not sure if I like being me


Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival By Grace Lin Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375861017
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2010

This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.

Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moon.


My Footprints By Bao Phi, Ngoc Diep Barbara Tran (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Ngoc Diep Barbara Tran (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684460007
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Published: Capstone Editions - September 1st, 2019

Every child feels different in some way, but Thuy feels "double different." She is Vietnamese American and she has two moms. Thuy walks home one winter afternoon, angry and lonely after a bully's taunts. Then a bird catches her attention and sets Thuy on an imaginary exploration. What if she could fly away like a bird? What if she could sprint like a deer, or roar like a bear?


A Different Pond By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781623708030
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new.


The Shared Room By Kao Kalia Yang, Xee Reiter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Xee Reiter (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781517907945
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - June 9th, 2020

A family gradually moves forward after the loss of a child—a story for readers of all ages

When someone you love dies, you know what doesn’t die? Love. On the hot beach, among colorful umbrellas blooming beneath a bright sun, no one saw a little girl walk into the water.


Bilal Cooks Daal By Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534418103
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 4th, 2019

A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019
An Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book 2019

Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing.

Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite


Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom Volume 6 By Teresa Robeson, Rebecca Huang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Teresa Robeson, Rebecca Huang (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454932208
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Published: Union Square Kids - October 8th, 2019

Meet Wu Chien Shiung, famous physicist who overcame prejudice to prove that she could be anything she wanted.

"Wu Chien Shiung's story is remarkable--and so is the way this book does it justice." --Booklist (Starred review)


Grandmother's Visit By Betty Quan, Carmen Mok (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Betty Quan, Carmen Mok (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781554989546
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 1st, 2018

Grandmother lives with Grace's family. She teaches her how to measure water for rice. She tells her stories about growing up in China and together they savor the flavors of her childhood. Grandmother says goodbye when she drops Grace off at school every morning and hello when she picks her up at the end of the day.


The Name Jar By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440417996
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Published: Dragonfly Books - October 14th, 2003

A heartwarming story about the new girl in school, and how she learns to appreciate her Korean name.


What I Like Most By Mary Murphy, Zhu Cheng-Liang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Murphy, Zhu Cheng-Liang (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536209402
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

In a lyrical story by Mary Murphy, gorgeously illustrated by award-winning artist Zhu Cheng-Liang, a child offers an ode to her favorite things — and people.

What I like most in the world is my window. This morning, through my window, I see the postman at the red gate. . . .


A Big Mooncake for Little Star (Caldecott Honor Book) By Grace Lin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316404488
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
Pat, pat, pat...
Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.


Duck for Turkey Day By Jacqueline Jules, Kathryn Mitter (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Jules, Kathryn Mitter (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780807517352
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - September 1st, 2017

It's almost Thanksgiving, and Tuyet is excited about the holiday and the vacation from school. There's just one problem: her Vietnamese American family is having duck for Thanksgiving dinner - not turkey! Nobody has duck for Thanksgiving - what will her teacher and the other kids think?


Grandpa Grumps By Katrina Moore, Xindi Yan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katrina Moore, Xindi Yan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499808865
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Published: little bee books - April 7th, 2020

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting from China, and try as she might, Daisy can't get her grumpy grandpa to smile!

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting for the first time from China, and Daisy is so excited to meet him! She has big plans for all the fun they'll have together, like tea parties and snow angels, but when Yeh-Yeh arrives, Daisy finds him less jolly than she imagined.


It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way By Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062447623
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Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019

* 4 Starred Reviews *

* An Indie Next List Pick *

“Playful, bold, and, much like its subject, full of grace.” —Jillian Tamaki, Caldecott Honor winner for This One Summer


Laxmi's Mooch By Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shelly Anand, Nabi H. Ali (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984815651
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Published: Kokila - March 2nd, 2021

A joyful, body-positive picture book about a young Indian American girl's journey to accept her body hair and celebrate her heritage after being teased about her mustache.


Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks By Bonnie Tsui, Sophie Diao (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Tsui, Sophie Diao (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250239488
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2021

This stunning nonfiction picture book tells the inspiring story of Sarah Gerhardt, one of the first female big-wave surfers.

Have you ever seen a big wave? One that’s twenty, thirty, forty, even fifty feet tall? Here’s a better question: Would you ever surf a big wave? Sarah Gerhardt did—and this is her story.