Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Picture Books from Asian Creators

Bahk, Jane.

After her best friend, Hector, moves away, Juna's brother Minho tries to make her feel better ...

Bailey, Jenn.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Henry would like to find a friend at school, but for a boy ...

Chin, Jason.

Also available in Hoopla. A young city boy, riding the subway, finds an abandoned book about redwoo...

Cho, Tina.

Wanting to follow in the footsteps of her free-diving haenyeo grandmother, a young Korean girl duti...

Choi, Yangsook.

Kimin, a young Korean-American boy, has trouble deciding on a Halloween costume, but as he looks th...

Choi, Yangsook.

Also available in Overdrive. After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates ...

Giang, Kristen Mai.

Also available in Hoopla. Ginger and Chrysanthemum are opposites, but they are cousins, as close as...

Gomi, Taro.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Yumi and her grandmother really want to see each other, but...

Gomi, Taro.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A young girl gazes out over the horizon, and wonders what l...

Guidroz, Rukhsanna.

Shy and unsure of herself, Leila discovers all the things that make her special with the loving hel...

Ho, Joanna.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A self-confident and strong young girl recounts how she sha...

Khan, Rukhsana.

Having to take her younger sister along the first time she is invited to a birthday party spoils Ru...

Khan, Hena.

As a young girl observes that each of six women in her life wears her hijab and hair in a different...

Khan, Hena.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. In simple rhyming text a young Muslim girl and her family gu...

Kim, Anna.

"Danbi is thrilled to start her new school in America. But a bit nervous too, for when she wal...

Krishnaswami, Uma.

A child describes waiting for the monsoon rains to arrive and the worry that they will not come. ...

Lazo Gilmore, Dorina K.

When all her older siblings are away, Cora's mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filip...

Lê, Minh.

Also available in Overdrive. A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using ...

Lê, Minh.

Also available in Overdrive. From the award-winning and bestselling creators of Drawn Together come...

Lin, Grace.

When winter comes, Mommy makes a soft bed for Little Snow to sleep on, but each night he cannot res...

Lin, Grace.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big M...

Lin, Grace.

Also available in Hoopla. A little girl thinks her mother's garden is the ugliest in the neigh...

Liu, Sylvia.

Curious and energetic Mei Mei attempts some t'ai chi forms as her grandfather demonstrates the...

Lo, Ginnie.

"A Chinese American girl's Auntie Yang discovers soybeans-a favorite Chinese food-growing...

Oh, Joowon.

Follows Papa and his granddaughter as they spend another Thursday together. ...

Park, Linda Sue.

A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting. I...

Pham, LeUyen.

Reveals how things that seem little are actually very important, such as a little light that is rea...

Phi, Bao.

Also available in Hoopla. Upset after being bullied, Thuy, a Vietnamese American, pretends she is d...

Saeed, Aisha.

Bilal and his father invite his friends to help make his favorite dish, daal, then all must wait pa...

Santat, Dan.

Also available in Hoopla. "A boy goes on a long car ride to visit his grandmother and discover...

Say, Allen.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's jou...

Sheth, Kashmira.

Two young sisters raised in America learn about the beauty and art of wearing a sari from their wis...

Tamaki, Jillian.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A young girl describes where she finds colors in both the w...

Yamasaki, Katie.

Also available in Overdrive. Even though Lila's cousins do some things differently, Lila loves...

Yang, Kao Kalia.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong American girl, spends a busy...

Yoshitake, Shinsuke.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. A child, bored by his toys, contemplates the emotion and con...

Yoshitake, Shinsuke.

At bath time, a boy who believes he is ready to dress and undress himself gets stuck in his clothes...

Yoshitake, Shinsuke.

Also available in Hoopla. Troubled because her brother has told her that the future of Earth is blea...

Zhang, Kat.

Also available in Overdrive. Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and gran...

Lin, Grace.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Ling and Ting are identical twins that people think are exa...

Say, Allen.

After many years of retirement, an old Kamishibai man--a Japanese street performer who tells storie...

Kim, Julie J.

Searching for their missing grandmother, two Korean children follow tracks into a fantastic world f...

Chin, Jason.

"A non-fiction introduction to the massive scale of the known universe"-- ...

Chin, Jason.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. "An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, ...

Wang, Andrea.

"Every day, Ando Momofuku would retire to his lab--a little shed in his backyard. For years, h...

Lo, Ginnie.

MaMa and BaBa play mahjong all day long. And all night long. We hear the clicking of mahjong tiles m...