picture books

picture books

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“Despite the elements of magical realism interwoven with the plot, Bahk never loses sight of the very real emotions that drive her pensive, curious, and openhearted heroine.” (Publishers Weekly)

“… 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

author

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

author-illustrator

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

nonfiction

illustrator

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

Yangsook Choi

author-illustrator

“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

author-illustrator

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

Yumi Heo
Yumi Heo
1964-2016

author-illustrator

“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

author-illustrator

“…Debut creator Jung’s deeply affecting storytelling, with its seamless blending of fairy tale elements, melancholy, patience, and hope, should open up the story for a wide range of readers.” (Publishers Weekly)

Sarah Jung

author-illustrator

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

author-illustrator

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

author-illustrator

Coming October 2021

“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

illustrator

“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

nonfiction

author-illustrator

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

nonfiction

author

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

Hope Lim

author

“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

author-illustrator

“Na’s latest offering is exquisite all around. His illustrations are clever and fun, simple and clean, yet multifaceted and layered. Each green carrot top is delightfully wriggly and unique, and the texture of the carrot skin is spot-on. The animals are adorably anthropomorphized and have clear personality.” (School Library Journal, starred review)

Il Sung Na

author-illustrator

“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

author-illustrator

“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

author-illustrator

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

Kenard Pak
Kenard Pak

author-illustrator

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

authors

SCBWI Grand Prize Winner of 2020 Winter Conference Portfolio Showcase

Junghwa Park

illustrator

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

Jama Kim Rattigan

author

“A beautiful, must-read tribute to hardworking families and the magic they create.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

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

author-illustrator

“The narrator, who is half Korean, describes how he and his friends celebrate the holiday… Children of diverse backgrounds will connect with the boy’s earnest desire to help change the family’s luck and realize his own potential.” (Booklist)

“Simple, cartoon-style digitally colored pencil drawings fill in this story’s narration with illustrated thought bubbles reflecting Rabbit’s ideas for rescue. … Friendship, loyalty, and determination come through in this well-paced exploit.” (Kirkus Reviews)

Dana Wulfekotte

author-illustrator

“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

author-illustrator

“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

author-illustrator

2019 Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor, ALSC Notable Children’s Books

Hyewon Yum

author-illustrator