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The New Year is coming! We try to welcome it in. When Jie-Jie sweeps out the old year . . . and Ba-Ba hangs the spring-happiness poems . . . and I put on my new qi pao dress . . . and we all light the way with lanterns . . . the New Year will follow us! Happy New Year, everyone!
Hooray! It's dim sum day! Ma-Ma wants [picture of something round] Ba-Ba likes [picture of something long and thin and curled] My sisters pick [picture of two bowls of square food, one light and one dark] And I love [picture of something round with crimped edges] Dumplings, cakes, buns and tarts--it's hard to decide. But when we go for dim sum, we can all choose our favorite dishes. And then share them with everyone! Which dish would you choose?
There was no day that dumplings couldn't make better.Pacy is back! The beloved heroine of The Year of the Dog and The Year of the Rat has returned in a brand new story. This summer, Pacy's family is going to Taiwan for an entire month to visit family and prepare for their grandmother's 60th birthday celebration. Pacy's parents have signed her up for a Chinese painting class, and at first she's excited. This is a new way to explore her art talent! But everything about the trip is harder than she thought it would be--she looks like everyone else but can't speak the language, she has trouble following the art teacher's instructions, and it's difficult to make friends in her class. At least the dumplings are delicious...As the month passes by, Pacy eats chicken feet (by accident!), gets blessed by a fortune teller, searches for her true identity, and grows closer to those who matter most.
Ling & Ting are twins. They like to stick together. They get haircuts and they make dumplings. They do magic tricks and they read books. They stick together and look alike. But they are not exactly the same. Have fun with Ling and Ting!
What do you do when you're new in school? If you're Lissy, you make a friend. A paper friend. And to Lissy's surprise, her little origami bird opens its eyes and winks at her! So she quickly makes more friends. Soon Lissy has more friends than she can count! But what do you do when your friends have to leave? If you're Lissy, you make another friend ... but this time one that stays. Utterly imaginative and charming, Lissy's Friends is a wonderfully fresh take on the importance of friendship.
When Olvina gets invited to the Tenth Annual Bird Convention in Hawaii, she decides it's high time to overcome her fear of flying. But on the day of her big plane trip, Olvina's tummy is filled with butterflies and she has second thoughts. After all, chickens aren't supposed to fly. Or are they? This tender and funny story is for children who love to fly as well as those who have not yet had the experience. From takeoff to landing, Olvina's journey is one kids won't want to miss!
Olvina the plucky chicken swims about as well as she flies. Which is to say, not at all (unless she is flying in an airplane!). Olvina's reluctance to swim hasn't been a problem until she is on vacation in Hawaii with her friend Hailey. Will Olvina let her fear of the water spoil her fun? Not with Hailey on the job. Children as well as chickens may find learning to swim a new and somewhat daunting challenge. This reassuring picture book shows that with a little courage, lots of practice, and the help of a good friend, you can accomplish just about anything.
This lively ebook shows that the world around us is filled with things to count. Three are the dim sum carts filled with yummy treats, eight are the candles on a birthday cake, and ten are the bamboo stalks growing in a garden. Many of the featured objects are Asian in origin, but all are universal in appeal. With brilliantly colored illustrations, an ear-pleasing text and an informative glossary, this truly multicultural book will make counting a fun part of every child's day!
What is snow? Why do bees like flowers? Why do I tan? Follow Ki-Ki, Owen, Lily, and Kevin through the year in this inquisitive introduction to the seasons. Evocative haiku accompany season-related questions and answers about weather, the natural world, and the human body. Celebrate our seasons!
Younger children will be engaged by Red Is a Dragon, as a young girl finds a rainbow of colors in her everyday life.
There is an ancient Chinese belief that an invisible, unbreakable red thread connects all those who are destined to be together. A king and queen rule a beautiful and peaceful land. They should be full of joy and contentment, but they both feel a strange pain that worsens every day. Then a peddler's magic spectacles reveal a red thread pulling at each of their hearts. The king and queen know they must follow the thread, wherever it may lead. Grace Lin's lovely adoption fairy tale is for all children--and the parents who would search the world to find them.
A little girl's neighborhood becomes a discovery ground of things round, square and rectangular. Many of the objects are Asian in origin, other universal: round rice bowls and a found pebble, square dim sum and pizza boxes, rectangular Chinese lace and very special pencil case. Bright art accompanies this lively introduction to shapes and short glossary explains the cultural significance of the objects featured in the book.
The moon is missing from the remote village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit?But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions.Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures.
A harvest moon is rising--it's time for a nighttime picnic! With lanterns glowing all around, we eat soft, sweet mooncakes and drink warm cups of tea. We thank the moon for bringing us together this night of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. And we each send up a secret wish for the year to come. What will you wish for?
In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat, returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.
It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, and as Pacy celebrates with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one's passion in life make this novel appealing to readers of all backgrounds. This funny and profound book is a wonderful debut novel by a prolific picture book author and illustrator and has all the makings of a classic.
In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, the Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance, and must find the beauty in change.Based on the author's childhood adventures, Year of the Rat, features the whimsical black and white illustrations and the hilarious and touching anecdotes that helped Year of the Dog earn rave reviews and satisfied readers.
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