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Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club

by Janet S. Wong

Alex first learned to play chess when he was four years old. He loved it. He loved the pieces, the challenge, and the sweet taste that winning left in his mouth. He loved it until he played a chess game with moldy old Uncle Hooya... and lost. Then Alex decided to give up chess for good. Now in third grade Alex wants to give chess another try. He joins the chess club and discovers that chess is fun again. He plays his friends, he listens to the coach, and he practices at school, at home, and on the computer. Alex is a chess maniac! All of this practice is leading up to the big tournament, where Alex finds himself face-to-face with Little Cousin Hooya. Memories of his earlier defeat return, but now is his chance to finally beat a Hooya. Is Alex up to the challenge? Janet Wong's lyrical text will inspire chess players of all ages to practice, practice, practice -- and to avoid moldy old Uncle Hooya!

Apple Pie Fourth Of July

by Janet S. Wong

No one wants Chinese food on the Fourth of July, I say. We're in apple-pie America, and my parents are cooking chow mein!. . . They just don't get it. Americans do not eat Chinese food on the Fourth of July. Right? Shocked that her parents are cooking Chinese food to sell in the family store on this all-American holiday, a feisty Chinese-American girl tries to tell her mother and father how things really are. But as the parade passes by and fireworks light the sky, she learns a lesson of her own. This award-winning author-illustrator team returns with a lighthearted look at the very American experience of mixed cultures.

Behind the Wheel: Poems about Driving

by Janet S. Wong

Thirty-five poems look at various aspects of driving, including passing the written driver's test, being pulled over by a cop, and having an accident, and treat them as a metaphor for life.

Good Luck Gold and Other Poems

by Janet S. Wong

This is the first book of poems by a young Asian-American poet

Me and Rolly Maloo

by Janet S. Wong Elizabeth Buttler

When popular Rolly Maloo asks outcast Jenna Lee to help her cheat on a math test, Jenna doesn't know what to do. Cheating is wrong her mother taught her that. But maybe Rolly just needs a little help? Janet S. Wong thoughtfully explores the issues of cheating, popularity, and integrity while Elizabeth Buttlers graphic novel style illustrations skillfully depict the inner lives of the characters.

Minn and Jake

by Janet S. Wong

Fifth-grader Minn, the tallest girl in school, begins a rocky friendship with Jake, a new student who is not only very short, but is also afraid of the worms and lizards that Minn likes to collect.

Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams

by Janet S. Wong

A collection of poems describing a variety of dreams, some familiar, some strange, some beautiful, and some on the darker side.

The Rainbow Hand: Poem About Mothers and Children

by Janet S. Wong

A collection of eighteen original poems about mothers and motherhood, including "Mother's Heart," "Old Mother Chung," and "The Pilot."

This Next New Year

by Janet S. Wong

This next new year is about to begin, Not the regular new year, January 1, But the lunar new year, the day of the first new moon. Just like the New Year that begins on January 1, the Chinese New Year is a time for hope, a fresh start, a second chance. In spare, lyrical verse, Janet S. Wong speaks in the voice of a child determined to face the next year with optimism and courage, and Yangsook Choi captures the spirit of celebration in her vibrant palette and energetic pictures.

You Have to Write

by Janet S. Wong

Ages 8 and up. You have to write! It's a class assignment. But you have nothing to write about. All the other kids seem to have something to tell because they start in right away. What can you do? Stop and think. No one else can tell your stories--about your family, your dog or cat. No one else can tell how it was when your library book got soaked in the rain. But what if you don't like what you write? There are all sorts of ways to change it, to make it better. Keep on playing with your words, putting them together in different ways. You want whatever you write to be good. It will get better and better as you work on it.

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