Asian Children's Books


This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong (author), Yangsook Choi (illustrator) [2014]

Mooncakes by Loretta Seto (author) and Renne Benoit (illustrator) [2013]

Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic by Ginnie Lo & Beth Lo [2012]

Lin Yi's Lantern: A Moon Festival Tale by Brenda Williams (author), Benjamin Lacom (illustrator) [2012]

Maggie's Chopsticks by Allan Woo (author), Isabelle Malenfant (illustrator) [2012]

A Gift by Yong Chen [2011]

Crouching Tiger by Ying Chang Compestine (author), Yan Nascimbene (illustrator) [2011]

The Magic Brush: A Story of Love, Family, and Chinese Characters by Kat Yeh (author), Huy Voun Lee (illustrator) [2011]

Happy Belly, Happy Smile by Rachel Isadora [2009]

Lissy's Friends by Grace Lin [2007]

Applie Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong (author), Margaret Chodos-Irvine [2006]

Yum Yum Dim Sum by Amy Wilson Sanger [2003]


Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore (author), Kristi Valiant (illustrator) [2014]

Pan de Sal Saves the Day: A Filipino Children's Story by Norma Olizan-Chikiamco (author), Mark Ramsel N. Salvatus III (illustrator) [2009]

My First Book of Tagalog Words: Filipino Rhymes and Verses by Liana Romulo (author), Jaime Laurel (illustrator) [2007]

Willie Wins by Almira Astudillo Gilles (author), Carl Angel (illustrator) [2007]

Lakas and the Manilatown Fish / Si Lakas at ang Isdang Manilatown by Anthony D. Robles, Carl Angel, Magdalena Guzman, Eloisa D. de Jesus [2003]
The first-ever bilingual English-Tagalog story set in the U.S., reflecting the historical heart of the Filipino community.


Hula Lullaby by Erin Eitter Kono [2005]

Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan (author), Lillian Hsu (illustrator) [1998]


King For A Day by Rukhsana Kahn (author), Christiane Kromer (illustrator) [2014]

In Andal's House by Gloria Whelan (author), Amanda Hall (illustrator) [2013]

Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-ji by F. Zia and Ken Min [2011]

The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story by Uma Krishmaswami (author), Ruth Jeyaveeran (illustrator) [2008]

Chaat and Sweets by Amy Wilson Sanger[2008]

My Dadima Wears a Sari by Kashmira Sheth (author), Yoshiko Jaeggi (illustrator) [2007]

Monsoon by Uma Krishnaswami (author), Jamel Akib (illustrator) [2003]


Hannah's Night by Komako Sakai [2014]

Fish for Jimmy by Katie Yamasaki [2013]

Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon [2013]

A Place Where Sunflowers Grow by Amy Lee-Tai (author), Felicia Hoshino (illustrator) [2012]

In the Meadow by Yukiko Kato (author), Komako Sakai (illustrator) [2011]

T Is For Tokyo by Irene Akio [2010] *see my review*

Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say [2008]

Hiromi's Hands by Lynne Barasch [2007]

My First Book of Sushi by Amy Wilson Sanger [2001]

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki (author), Dom Lee (illustrator) [1993]

Umbrella by Taro Yashima [1977]


My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits (author), Gabi Swiatkowska (illustrator) [2014]

Babies Can't Eat Kimchee! by Nancy Patz (author), Susan L. Roth (illustrator) [2014]

My First Book of Korean Words: An ABC Rhyming Book by Kyubyong Park & Henry J. Amen IV (authors), Aya Padron (illustrator) [2012]

Bee Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park (author), Ho Baek Lee (illustrator) [2008]

The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi [2003]

Sumi's First Day of School Ever by Joung Un Kim and Soyung Pak [2003]

Dear Juno by Soyung Pak (author), Susan Kathleen Hartung (illustrator) [2001]


Peek! A Thai Hide-N-Seek by Minfung Ho and Holly Meade [2004]

Hush! A Thai Lullaby by Minfung Ho and Holly Meade [2000]

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