Choung, Eun-hee | 2008
Minji's salon
While Minji's mother visits her local salon, Minji creates a world of beauty all her own. An ode to the power of children's imagination (and their parents' patience), Minji's Salon reminds readers that creativity and play are worldwide phenomena.

Farmer, Addy | Littlewood, Karin (illustrator) | 2009
Siddharth and Rinki
Siddharth has just come to live in Britain. He dreams of the heat and colours of India and the friends he left behind. Only Rinki, his toy elephant, understands how lonely Siddharth feels. Then one day Rinki is lost...

Gilani-Williams, Fawzia | Roy, Proiti (illustrator) | 2007
Nabeel's new pants
When buying gifts for his family to wear to the mosque on Eid a shoemaker is persuaded ot get new pants for himself, but the only pair available is too long and no one seems to have time to shorten them.

Ho, Minfong | Meade, Holly (illustrator) | 1996
Hush! : a Thai lullaby
A lullaby which asks animals such as a lizard, monkey, and water buffalo to be quiet and not disturb the sleeping baby. Caldecott Honor.

Isadora, Rachel | 2009
Happy belly, happy smile
Sitting in the kitchen of his grandfather's Chinese restaurant, a young boy enjoys watching the chefs and waiters prepare and serve mouth-watering dishes.

Joosse, Barbara M. | Lavallee, Barbara (illustrator) | 2008
Grandma calls me beautiful
A Hawaiian grandmother tells her granddaughter a favorite story about how much she loves her.

Konagaya, Kiyomi | Saito, Masamitsu (illustrator) | 2012
Beach feet
Full of exuberance, Beach feet perfectly captures a young child's day at the beach.

Khan, Rukhsana | Kyong, Yunmee (illustrator) | 2005
Silly chicken
In Pakistan, Rani believes that her mother loves their pet chicken Bibi more than she cares for her, until the day that a fluffy chick appears and steals Rani's own affections.

Krishnaswami, Uma | Krishnaswamy, Uma (illustrator) | 2010
Out of the way! Out of the way! (available through Tulika Books)
A little boy cares for a little tree, and soon the grown tree is caring for him, as well as all the people who pass by.

Lee, Huy Voun. | 1995
In the snow
A mother and son practice writing Chinese characters in the snow. Introduces the characters for ten simple words.

Lin, Grace | 2008
Bringing in the new year
A child describes what each member of her family does to welcome the Lunar New Year.

Lin, Grace | 2001
Dim sum for everyone!
A child describes the various little dishes of dim sum that she and her family enjoy on a visit to a restaurant in Chinatown

Lin, Grace | 2002
Fortune cookie fortunes
After a young Chinese American girl opens fortune cookies with her family, she notices that the fortunes seem to come true. Includes brief notes on the history of the fortune cookie.

Lin, Grace | 2002
Kite flying
A girl describes how her family makes and flies a kite.

Lin, Grace | 2010
Thanking the moon: celebrating the mid-autumn moon festival
Each member of a Chinese family contributes to the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Includes author's note explaining this festival's customs and traditions.


Mannis, Celeste A. | Hartung, Susan (illustrator) | 2002
One leaf rides the wind
In this collection of haiku poems, a young girl walks through a Japanese garden and discovers many delights, from one leaf to ten stone lanterns. Includes notes about Japanese religion and philosophy.

Nayar, Nandini | Roy, Proiti (illustrator) | 2007
What should I make?
While his mother makes chapatis, Neeraj transforms a piece of dough into different animals.

Park, Linda Sue | Lee, Ho Baek (illustrator) | 2005
Bee-bim bop!
A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with shopping, preparing, and eating of Bee-bim bop.

Pak, Soyung | Kim, Young Un (illustrator) | 2003
Sumi's first day of school ever
By the time Sumi finishes her first day of school, she decides that school is not as lonely, scary, or mean as she had thought.

Ravishankar, Anushka | Biswas, Pulak (illustrator) | 1999
Catch that crocodile!
One day, Falguni Fruitseller finds a crocodile in a ditch. "Catch that crocodile!" cry the terrified townspeople. But who will do it? (from the back cover)

Ravishankar, Anushka | Scanziani, Emanuele (illustrator) | 2007
To market! To market!
In this bouncy, modern-day nursery rhyme, a little girl sets off to the market with some money in her pocket - and no idea what to buy. But as her imagination romps through the magical world of the marketplace, she finds the real fun's not in the buying at all...(from back cover)

Rao, Sirish | Shyam, Bhajju (illustrator) | 2007
That's how I see things
Siena Baba, a happy artist, sees the world in his own peculiar way, and draws pictures that look like nothing anyone has seen. But when he begins to paint extraordinary animals, they speak to him in protest, because they don't know where they belong. How will Siena Baba help them? Bhajju Shyam's folk art illustrations from central India communicate the power of art and imagination to children.

Schaefer, Carole Lexa | Morgan, Pierr | 2007
Dragon dancing
A group of children pretend that they are a dragon to celebrate their classmate’s birthday.

Schaefer, Carole Lexa | Morgan, Pierr | 2003
Someone says
A day at preschool has leaping frogs, dancing ponies, flapping wings, eating like tigers and all the things that children can dream.

Siddals, Mary McKenna | Sayles, Elizabeth (illustrator) | 1998
(infant/toddler book)
Millions of snowflakes
As snow begins to fall, a child counts the flakes, enjoying every one.

Shea, Pegi Deitz & Weill, Cynthia | Trang, To Ngoc (illustrations) 2003
Ten mice for Tet
A village of mice prepares for Tet, or Vietnamese New Year, as different numbers of mice give gifts, cook food, and celebrate in other traditional ways. Includes an afterword with facts about the holiday.

Sheth, Kashmira | Ebbeler, Jeffrey (illustrator) | 2013
Tiger in my soup
Left in the care of his older sister, a boy begs her to read his favorite book but she is too absorbed in her own reading even to notice when a tiger comes to life in the steam from his soup.

Sheth, Kashmira | Jaeggi, Yoshiko (illustrator) | 2008
Monsoon afternoon
A young boy and his grandfather find much they can do together on a rainy day during monsoon season in India.

Thong, Roseanne | Neilan, Eujini Kim (illustrator) | 2010
Fly free!
When Mai feeds the caged birds at a Buddhist temple in Vietnam, her simple act of kindness starts a chain of thoughtful acts that ultimately comes back to her.

Thong, Roseanne | Choi, Yangsook (illustrator) | 2007
Gai see: what you see in Chinatown
In illustrations and rhyming text, a young boy depicts the vivid sights, sounds and smells of a Saturday morning outdoor market in Chinatown.

Thong, Roseanne | Lin, Grace (illustrator) | 2004
One is a drummer
A young girl numbers her discoveries in the world around her, from one dragon boat to four mahjong players to ten bamboo stalks.

Thong, Roseanne | Lin, Grace (illustrator) | 2001
Red is a dragon: a book of colors
A Chinese American girl provides rhyming descriptions of the great variety of colors she sees around her, from the red of a dragon, firecrackers, and lychees to the brown of her teddy bear.

Thong, Roseanne | Lin, Grace (illustrator) | 2000
Round is a mooncake: a book of shapes
A little girl discovers things that are round, square and rectangular in her home and around her neighborhood.

Wong, Janet S. | Chodos-Irvine, Margaret (illustrator) | 2002
Apple pie Fourth of July
A Chinese American child fears that the food her parents are preparing to sell on the Fourth of July will not be eaten.

Wong, Janet S. | Chodos-Irvine, Margaret (illustrator) | 2000
Buzz
As Mommy and Daddy begin their day and get ready for work, a child observes this morning routine at home as well as the buzzing of a busy bee outside the window.

Wong, Janet S. | Choi, Yangsook (illustrator) | 2000
This next year
A family prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year and looks forward to the good luck they hope it will bring.

Wong, Janet S. | Jia, Bo (illustrator) | 2000
The trip back home
A young girl and her mother travel to Korea to visit their extended family.

Yee, Wong Herbert | 1995
A drop of rain
Everyone in the family thinks that baby is crying and tries to cheer him up until it is revealed that it is not tears but drops of rain that are on baby's face.

Yee, Wong Herbert | 2003
Tracks in the snow
A little girl investigates tracks in the snow, trying to determine what could have made them.


Yee, Wong Herbert | 2012
Summer days and nights
A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.

Yee, Wong Herbert | 2007
Who likes rain?
As a young girl splashes in the rain, she plays a guessing game with the reader about other living things that enjoy a cloudburst.

Yum, Hyewon | 2008
Last night
Sent to her room for refusing to eat her dinner, a little girl soon falls asleep and together with her bear friend begins a fantastic voyage deep into the forest where they dance and play all night.

Yum, Hyewon | 2011
The twins' blanket
Two twin girls, who have always shared everything, sleep in separate beds with their own blankets for the first time.