Reading List

A is for Asia

A is for Asia

(1997) Cynthia Chin-Lee, Illustrations by Yumi Heo An alphabetical introduction to life on the continent of Asia. For example, “B” is for batik, “D” is for dragon boats, and “Z” is for Zen. Pencil, oil, and collage illustrations accompany the text.

Bee-bim Bop

Bee-bim Bop

(2005) Linda Sue Park, Illustrations by Ho Baek Lee Bee-bim bop (the name translates as “mix-mix rice”) is a traditional Korean dish of rice topped, and then mixed, with meat and vegetables. In bouncy rhyming text, a hungry child tells about helping her mother make bee-bim bop: shopping, preparing ingredients, setting the table, and finally sitting … Read more

The Best Older Sister

The Best Older Sister

(1997) Sook Nyul Choi Although Sunhi tries to welcome her new baby brother, Kiju, into the family, she can’t help feeling jealous about all the attention he is getting. With Kiju’s first birthday approaching, Sunhi’s grandmother finds a way to help her work out her jealous feelings.

Dear Juno

Dear Juno

(2001) Soyung Pak, Illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung When Juno’s parents are too busy to read him a letter from his grandmother in Korea, he decides to open the letter himself.  He cannot read the Korean words, but there’s more in the envelope than just the letter. Grandmother has sent along a few things–a dried flower and … Read more

The Firekeeper’s Son

The Firekeeper’s Son

(2004) Linda Sue Park, Illustrated by Julie Downing Linda Sue Park’s first picture book for Clarion is about Sang-hee, son of the village firekeeper. When his father is unable to light the fire one night, young Sang-hee must take his place. Sang-hee knows how important it is for the fire to be lit-but he wishes … Read more

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