The second stop on our picture book world tour is Japan! This country is almost miles from my home in Washington state, so for now I'll be visiting via books! My Japan Seven-year-old Yumi gives readers an
Great Books for Tween Girls: Families With Children From China
The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel) Author Grace Lin says that she adored the Laura Ingalls Wilder books when she was young, and she works to bring readers the same sort of feel with tales of her childhood, only with a Chinese-American twist.
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 down with her family to enjoy a favorite meal.
The Race for the Chinese Zodiac (Book) : Wang, Gabrielle : With gorgeous illustrations based on Chinese painting techniques, a lively retelling of the legendary animals' race that led to the twelve signs on the Chinese Zodiac.