picture books

picture books

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“… an affect­ing sto­ry of Jennifer’s fears and joys when her Kore­an hal­moni, or grand­moth­er, flies from her peace­ful vil­lage to take part in a school Grand­par­ents’ Day pro­gram. … Hal­moni cap­ti­vates her audi­ence, as she will the audi­ence for this stel­lar debut.”

Edna Coe Bercaw
Edna Coe Bercaw

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2020 New Eng­land Book Awards(NEIBA) Short­list­ed, Children’s Cat­e­go­ry; 2020 Mass­a­chu­setts Book Awards Must Read Long Lists, Pic­ture Book Ear­ly Read­ers; 2019 Julia Ward Howe Award Final­ist, Young Read­ers Category

Han­na Cha

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Junior Library Guild Gold Stan­dard Selec­tion; Fall 2020 Kids’ Indie Next List

“Choi’s soft, warm car­toon illus­tra­tions add lev­i­ty to Binczews­ki and Econopouly’s win­some, pun-filled text and help illu­mi­nate not only the steps involved but also some of the sci­ence.” (Book­list)

Hayelin Choi
Hayelin Choi

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“Unhei’s reflec­tion and inner strength are note­wor­thy; cul­tur­al details fresh­en the sto­ry.” (The New York Times)

Yang­sook Choi

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“The mes­sage shines through but doesn’t over­whelm this engag­ing chap­ter book that will be wel­comed by fans of Clemen­tine.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

Win­ner of the Morn­ing Calm Award, vot­ed by ele­men­tary stu­dents across South Korea (pic­ture book);  “Child actor Shadrick gives a charm­ing per­for­mance … nar­ra­tion is dra­mat­i­cal­ly flaw­less.” (ALA Book­list, audio­book)

Soma Han

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“Instant child appeal. Heo adds to the fun with her unique illus­tra­tions.” (Horn Book, starred review)

Yumi Heo
Yumi Heo
1964–2016

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“Smart, sub­tle, yet laugh-out-loud wit that will delight both chil­dren and adults, plus abun­dant car­toon­ing tal­ent, mark this stel­lar debut from a young author to watch.” (The New York Times)

Sarah Hwang
Sarah Hwang

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In this pic­ture book writ­ten by Fran­cie Dekker and illus­trat­ed by Sarah Jung, Our World of Dumplings cel­e­brates how food brings peo­ple and cul­tures togeth­er! On sale on Sep­tem­ber 6th, 2022!

Sarah Jung

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ALA Notable Chil­dren’s Book; Par­ents’ Choice Awards Sil­ver Hon­or; NPR Best Books

“All togeth­er now: Food, dance, and music com­bine for mag­ic that tran­scends lan­guage barriers…Imaginative, irrev­er­ent, impro­vi­sa­tion­al fun in kinder­garten: Dan­bi shares a burst of ‘sweet rain,’ com­plete with a rain­bow.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

Anna Kim

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Junior Library Guild Selec­tion; Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Book of the Year (2018); A Baker’s Dozen (2018): The Best Children’s Books for Fam­i­ly Lit­er­a­cy by The Penn­syl­va­nia Cen­ter for the Book

Aram Kim

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“An engag­ing, infor­ma­tive, and acces­si­ble biog­ra­phy with bright, invit­ing art­work about man who had a major impact on lan­guage and the mar­gin­al­ized cit­i­zens of his coun­try.” (School Library Jour­nal)

Young Sun­ny, already an accom­plished black belt, prac­tices taek­won­do at a school of mar­tial arts. … She leads a taek­won­do class filled with stu­dents diverse in race and abil­i­ties. … Kim’s bright palette and ener­getic car­toon art­work … bring depth to each page. … A light­heart­ed tale of respon­si­bil­i­ty with plen­ty of fun.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Dan-ah Kim
Dan-ah Kim

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“A deli­cious read-aloud and per­fect rec­om­men­da­tion for every child, any day of the week.” (School Library Jour­nal, starred review)

Erica Kim
Eri­ca Kim

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“Kim’s spreads form a long, almost cin­e­mat­ic sequence. The girl is adorable, though the night world she moves through is daz­zling rather than cute—it takes brav­ery and audac­i­ty to sing to that beau­ty.” (Pub­lish­ers Week­ly, starred review)

Jaime Kim

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“A Where’s Wal­do? for lovers of trains and trav­el, this look-and-find by Brook­lyn-based illus­tra­tor Kim takes read­ers into bustling sub­way sys­tems in 10 of the world’s great metrop­o­lis­es. At each “stop,” we first see the sub­way sta­tion plat­form and train, with facts and fig­ures about the trans­porta­tion sys­tem. Chil­dren will love search­ing for these beau­ti­ful for­eign items while indulging in the com­mon kid obses­sion over loco­mo­tives” (Book­list)

Uijung Kim

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Robert F. Sib­ert Hon­or book, Orbis Pic­tus Hon­or book, CCBC Choic­es, ALA Notable, Notable Social Stud­ies Trade Book, Junior Library Guild, Bank Street Col­lege of Edu­ca­tion “Out­stand­ing Mer­it” Best Book, Audiofile Ear­phones Award (audio book)

June Jo Lee
June Jo Lee

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“A gen­tle sto­ry about con­nec­tion that will con­nect with read­ers of all ages.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

Hope Lim
Hope Lim

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“Wil­low is a timid white rab­bit who prefers stay­ing home—an aban­doned mailbox—where it’s cozy and qui­et. There she sketch­es and dreams, but her com­fort­able rou­tine is inter­rupt­ed when a let­ter flut­ters through the mail slot one day. A warm and won­drous adven­ture for arm­chair, or high chair, trav­el­ers.” (Book­list, starred review)

Cat Min

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““A med­i­ta­tive explo­ration of the peace that exists in the com­mu­nion between humans and nature.”” (Kirkus Reviews)

Il Sung Na
Il Sung Na

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“In this sub­tle, emo­tion­al­ly grat­i­fy­ing debut, Papa emerges as a dis­tinc­tive per­son­al­i­ty whose prepa­ra­tions make it clear that his granddaughter’s hap­pi­ness is just as impor­tant as his own.” (Pub­lish­ers Week­ly, starred review)

Joowon Oh
Joowon Oh

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“This book is reas­sur­ing and respect­ful, and the art is ter­rif­ic, with an ever-chang­ing array of paint­ed teacups as we go through the pages.” (The New York Times)

Jiyeon Pak
Jiyeon Pak

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NPR Best Book of 2020; Powell’s Best Children’s Book of 2020; Pacif­ic North­west Indie Best­seller; Nation­al Indie Bestseller

Kenard Pak
Kenard Pak

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“Kia’s straight­for­ward text is bol­stered by Park’s live­ly illus­tra­tions that make excel­lent use of vary­ing per­spec­tives, col­ors, and humor­ous detail. The spread of the var­i­ous socks in Sock City will cap­ti­vate read­ers as they take in the vari­ety. VERDICT: A fun answer to where miss­ing socks go.” (School Library Jour­nal)

Christopher D. Park
Christo­pher D. Park

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Joan G. Sug­ar­man Award for Children’s Lit­er­a­ture; Par­ents’ Choice Award; Capi­tol Choic­es Book Award; Bank Street Col­lege Book Award; Junior Library Guild Selection

Frances Park, Gin­ger Park

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“sparkles with the promise of imag­i­na­tion and friend­ship” (Book­list)

Jane Bahk
Jane Park

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SCBWI Grand Prize Win­ner of 2020 Win­ter Con­fer­ence Port­fo­lio Showcase

Jungh­wa Park

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Win­ner, Lit­tle Brown New Voic­es, New World Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Fic­tion Con­test; Smith­son­ian Notable Book; Notable Children’s Trade Book in Social Stud­ies; Horn Book Mag­a­zine Best Hol­i­day Book

“[S]triking and raw…Readers will share the sad­ness of Jae’s loss, but only after see­ing Rosa and Jae’s joy­ful playing—a hap­pi­ness that’s dis­tinct to child­hood.” (Book­list, starred review)

“Four authors tell their sto­ries, not just of the places they lived, but of the his­to­ry, cul­ture, and spir­it of their beings: where they tru­ly come from.” (Book­list)

Par­ents Choice Gold Award; “This is an impor­tant sto­ry, full of dra­ma and emo­tion and it is here giv­en its prop­er recog­ni­tion and trib­ute in both words and glo­ri­ous art. Per­haps it will encour­age oth­er grand­par­ents to share their fam­i­ly his­to­ry as well. Mas­ter­ful.” (Kirkus Reviews

Chris Soent­pi­et

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Poems about things we love to eat from A to Z, by diverse, estab­lished and new voic­es: Gail Aldous, Rebec­ca Bal­cár­cel, David Bowles, Sandy Brehl, Car­ol Bull­man, Yang­sook Choi, Kel­ly Con­roy, Nico­la Davies, Rebec­ca Kai Dotlich, Lin­da A. Dryfhout, There­sa Gaugh­an, Mary Lee Hahn, Geor­gia Heard, George Ella Lyon, JoAnn Ear­ly Mack­en, Elis­a­beth Nor­ton, Lisa Var­chol Per­ron, Jama Kim Rat­ti­gan, Joan Rior­dan, Pamela Ross, Don­na JT Smith, April Hal­prin Way­land, Vic­ki Wilke, Janet Wong, Jacque­line Wood­son, and Sarah Ziman.

“Each cel­e­bra­tion has its own spread, with soft pen­cil draw­ings. The art, while fol­low­ing one fam­i­ly as they cel­e­brate through­out the year, depicts char­ac­ters of many races and skin tones.” (School Library Jour­nal)

Dana Wulfekotte

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“A pleas­ing­ly uncom­pli­cat­ed intro­duc­tion to yoga that can also sim­ply be read as an invi­ta­tion to play. A cel­e­bra­tion of the ways that even young chil­dren can expe­ri­ence the wide world through their bod­ies as well as their minds.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Taee­un Yoo

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“Crisp illus­tra­tions that cap­ture a gen­uine­ly lov­ing heart … a strong if whim­si­cal choice for those sep­a­rat­ed from loved ones” (Kirkus Reviews)

Sali­na Yoon

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Rox­yanne Young

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“Charm­ing… Told in a pitch-per­fect kid voice with a sat­is­fy­ing nar­ra­tive arc, Yum’s sweet­ly comedic pic­ture book will res­onate with any read­er who has expe­ri­enced diasporic—or generational—tension with an old­er rel­a­tive.” (Pub­lish­ers Week­ly, starred review)

Hye­won Yum

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