Chinese and Chinese American

Chinese and Chinese American

Picture Books

  • Chang, Andrea. Goldfish and Chrysanthemums. Illustrated by Michelle Chang. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2003.
  • Chang, Andrea. Grandfather Counts. Illustrated by Ange Zhang. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2000.
  • Chang, Grace. Jin Jin and the Rain Wizard. Illustrated by Chong Chang. Brooklyn, NY: Enchanted Lion Books, 2009.
  • Chinn, Karen. Sam and the Lucky Money. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. New York: Lee & Low Books, 1995.
  • *Compestine, Ying Chang.  Boy Dumpling. New York:  Holiday House, 2009.
  • *Demi.  The Girl Who Drew a Phoenix. New York:  Simon & Schuster/McElderry Books, 2008.
  • Hall, Bruce Edward. Henry and the Kite Dragon. Illustrated by William Lo. New York: Philomel Books, 2004.
  • Ji, Zhaohua and Chui Xu. No! That’s Wrong! La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2008. (translation)
  • Katz, Karen. My First Chinese New Year. New York: Henry Holt, 2004.
  • Lee, Huy Voun. At the Beach. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.
  • Lee, Huy Voun. 1, 2, 3, Go! New York: Henry Holt, 2000.
  • *Lee, Milly. Earthquake. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2001.
  • *Lee, Milly. Nim and the War Effort. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1997.
  • Lewin, Ted. Big Jimmy’s Kum Kau Chinese Take Out. New York: HarperCollins, 2002
  • Lin, Grace. Bringing in the New Year. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
  • Lin, Grace. Dim Sum for Everyone! New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
  • Lin, Grace. The Ugly Vegetables. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge Publishing, 1999.
  • Look, Lenore. Henry’s First-Moon Birthday. Illustrated by Yumi Heo. New York: Atheneum Books, 2001.
  • Look, Lenore. Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding. Illustrated by Yumi Heo. New York: Atheneum Books, 2004.
  • Mahy, Margaret. The Seven Chinese Brothers. Illustrated by Mou-Sien Tseng. New York: Scholastic, 1990.
  • Munsch, Robert. Where is Gah-Ning? Illustrated by Helene Desputeaux. Toronto: Annick Press, 1994.
  • *Pennypacker, Sara. Sparrow Girl. New York: Hyperion, 2009.
  • Tan, Amy. The Chinese Siamese Cat. New York: Macmillian, 1994.
  • *Thong, Roseanne. Gai See: What You Can See in Chinatown. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2007.
  • Thong, Roseanne. One is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers. Illustrated by Grace Lin. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004.
  • Thong, Roseanne. Red is a Dragon: A Book of Colors. Illustrated by Grace Lin. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008.
  • Thong, Roseanne. Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes. Illustrated by Grace Lin. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000.
  • Tucker, Kathy. The Seven Chinese Sisters. Illustrated by Grace Lin. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 2003.
  • Wong, Janet S. Apple Pie Fourth of July. Illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 2002.
  • Wong, Janet S. This Next New Year. Illustrated by Yangsook Choi. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000.
  • Yamate, Sandra S. Char Siu Bao Boy. Illustrated by Carol Yao. Chicago: Polychrome, 1991.
  • Yang, Belle. Always Come Home to Me. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2007.
  • Yang, Belle. Foo, the Flying Frog of Washtub Pond. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2007.
  • Yee, Paul. Ghost Train. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2010.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Butterfly Boy. Illustrated by Jeanne M. Lee. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1993.
  • Yin. Coolies. Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet. New York: Philomel Books, 2001.
  • Yin. Brothers. Illustrated by Chris Soentpiet. New York: Philomel Books, 2006. (sequel to Coolies)
  • *Yoo, Paula. Shining Star: The Anna Wong Story. New York: Lee & Low, 2009.
  • Young, Ed. Beyond the Great Mountains: A Visual Poem of China. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.
  • Young, Ed. My Mei Mei. New York: Philomel Books, 2006.

Children’s Chapter Books

  • Cheng, Andrea. Honeysuckle House. Asheville, NC: Front Street, 2004.
  • Cheng, Andrea. Only One Year. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2010.
  • Yee, Lisa. Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally). New York: Arthur A. Levine, 2009.
  • Yee, Lisa. Millicent Min, Girl Genius. New York: Arthur A. Levine, 2003.
  • Yee. Lisa. So Totally Emily Ebers. New York: Arthur A. Levine, 2007.
  • Yee, Lisa. Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time. New York: Arthur A. Levine, 2005.
  • Lee, Milly. Landed. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006.
  • Lee, Paul. Dead Man’s Gold and Other Stories. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2004. (short stories)
  • Lee, Paul. Tales from Gold Mountain: Stories of the Chinese in the New World. New York: Macmillan, 1989. (short stories)
  • Liu, Cynthea. Paris Pan Takes the Dare. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2009.
  • Look, Lenore. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. New York: Schwartz & Wade, 2008.
  • Look, Lenore. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. New York: Schwartz & Wade, 2009. (sequel to Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things)
  • Look, Lenore. Ruby Lu, Brave and True. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. New York: Atheneum Books, 2004.
  • Look, Lenore. Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. New York: Atheneum Books, 2006. (sequel to Ruby Lu, Brave and True)
  • Lord, Bette Bao. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. New York: Harper & Row, 1984.
  • Low, William. Chinatown. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.
  • McCully, Emily Arnold. Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu. New York: Arthur A. Levine, 1998.
  • Namioka, Lensey. Yang Series. New York: Little, Brown, & Co.
    • Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear. 1992.
    • Yang the Second and Her Secret Admirers. 1998.
    • Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family. 1995.
    • Yang the Eldest and His Odd Jobs. 2000.
  • Yep, Laurence. Chinatown Mysteries. New York: HarperCollins.
    • The Case of the Goblin Pearls. 1997.
    • The Case of the Lion Dance. 1998.
    • The Case of the Firecrackers. 1999.
  • Yep, Laurence. Golden Mountain Chronicles. New York: HarperCollins.
    • Dragonwings (1903). 1975.
    • Child of the Owl (1865). 1977.
    • The Serpent’s Children (1849). 1984.
    • Mountain Light (1855). 1985.
    • Dragon’s Gate (1867). 1993.
    • Thief of Hearts (1995). 1995.
    • Sea Glass (1970). 2002.
    • The Traitor (1885). 2003.
    • Dragon Road (1939). 2008.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Tiger’s Apprentice Trilogy. New York: HarperCollins.
    • The Tiger’s Apprentice. 2003.
    • Tiger’s Blood. 2005.
    • Tiger Magic. 2006.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Amah. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Dragon’s Child: A Story of Angel Island. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Ghost Fox. New York: Scholastic, 1994.
  • Yep, Laurence. Hiroshima. New York: Scholastic, 1995.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Imp that Ate My Homework. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung: A Chinese Miner, California, 1852. New York: Scholastic, 2000.
  • Yep, Laurence. Lady of Ch’iao Kuo: Warrior of the South. New York, Scholastic, 2001.
  • Yep, Laurence. Later, Gator. New York: Hyperion Books, 1995.
  • Yep, Laurence. Cockroach Cooties. New York: Hyperion, 2000. (sequel to Later, Gator)
  • Yep, Laurence. The Magic Paintbrush. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
  • Yep, Laurence. Ribbons. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Cook’s Family. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1998. (sequel to Ribbons)
  • Yep, Laurence. Angelfish. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2001. (sequel to The Cook’s Family)
  • Yep, Laurence. Spring Pearl: The Last Flower. Middleton, WI: Pleasant Co., 2002.
  • Yep, Laurence. When the Circus Comes to Town. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.

Young Adult Books

  • Chen, Justina Headley. North of Beautiful. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 2009.
  • *Chow, Cara. Bitter Melon. Egmont USA, 2011.
  • Lee Wong, Joyce. Seeing Emily. New York: Amulet Books, 2005. (novel in verse)
  • Liu, Cynthea. The Great Call of China: Students Across the Seven Seas Series. New York: Speak, 2009.
  • *Mah, Adeline Yen. China: Land of Dragons and Emperors. New York: Random House Children’s Books, 2009.
  • Namioka, Lensey. April and the Dragon Lady. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1994.
  • Namioka, Lensey. Mismatch. New York: Delacorte, 2006.
  • Namioka, Lensey. Ties That Bind, Ties That Break. New York: Laurel Leaf Books, 2000.
  • Pon, Cindy. Silver Phoenix: Beyond the Kingdom of Xia. New York: HarperCollins/Greenwillow, 2009.
  • Russell, Ching Yeung. Tofu Quilt. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2009. (poetry)
  • *Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. New York: First Second Books, 2007. (graphic novel)
  • Yee, Lisa. Absolutely Maybe. New York: Arthur A. Levine, 2009.
  • Yep, Laurence. Dream Soul. New York: HarperCollins, 2000.
  • Yep, Laurence. The Star Fisher. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.
  • Ying, Chang Compestine. Revolution is Not a Dinner Party. New York: Henry Holt, 2007.

Folktales

  • Casanova, Mary. The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale. Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: Atheneum Books, 2000. (picture book)
  • Chin, Charlie. China’s Bravest Girl. Illustrated by Tomi Arai. San Diego: Children’s Book Press, 1993. (picture book)
  • Demi. The Stonecutter. Carmarthen, Wales, UK: Crown House, 1995. (picture book)
  • Hong, Lily Toy. Two of Everything: A Chinese Folktale. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 1993. (picture book)
  • Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. New York: Little, Brown, & Co., 2009. (children’s chapter book)
  • Louie, Ai-Ling. Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. Illustrated by Ed Young. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996. (picture book)
  • Yep, Laurence. Auntie Tiger. Illustrated by Insu Lee. New York: HarperCollins, 2008. (picture book)
  • Yep, Laurence. The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty and the Beast Tale. Illustrated by Kam Mak. New York: HarperCollins, 1997. (picture book)
  • Yep, Laurence. The Junior Thunder Lord. Illustrated by Robert Van Nutt. Mahwah, NJ: BridgeWater Books, 1994. (picture book)
  • Yep, Laurence. The Man Who Tricked a Ghost. Illustrated by Isadore Seltzer. Mahwah, NJ: BridgeWater Books, 1993. (picture book)
  • Yep, Laurence. The Rainbow People. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. (children’s chapter book)
  • Yep, Laurence. The Shell Woman and the King: A Chinese Folktale. Illustrated by Yang Ming-Yi. New York: Dial, 1993. (picture book)
  • Yep, Laurence. Tiger Woman. Illustrated by Robert Roth. Mahwah, NJ: BridgeWater Books, 1995. (picture book)
  • Yep, Laurence. Tree of Dreams: Ten Tales from the Garden of Night. Illustrated by Isadore Seltzer. Mahwah, NJ: Bridgewater Books, 1995. (children’s chapter book)
  • Young, Ed. Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac. New York: Henry Holt, 1995. (picture book)
  • Young, Ed. Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story from China. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996. (picture book)
  • Young, Ed. The Lost Horse: A Chinese Folktale. San Diego: Voyager Books, 2004. (picture book)
  • Young, Ed. Monkey King. New York: HarperCollins, 2001. (picture book)
  • Young, Ed. Mouse Match: A Chinese Folktale. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1997. (picture book)
  • Young, Ed. Night Visitors. New York: Philomel Books, 1995. (picture book)
  • Young, Ed. The Sons of the Dragon King: A Chinese Legend. New York: Atheneum Books, 2004. (picture book)
  • Yuan, Haiwang. Princess Peacock: Tales from the Other Peoples of China.Chicago: Libraries Unlimited, 2008. (young adult)

Nonfiction

  • Demi. Su Dungpo: Chinese Genius. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2006. (picture book)
  • Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Celebrating Chinese New Year. Photographs by Lawrence Migdale. New York: Holiday House, 1998. (picture book)
  • Mochizuki, Ken. Be Water, My Friend: The Early Years of Bruce Lee. Illustrated by Dom Lee. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2006. (picture book)
  • Say, Allen. El Chino. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. (picture book)
  • Simmonds, Nina, Leslie Swartz, and The Children’s Museum, Boston. Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities, and Recipes.Illustrated by Meilo So. San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 2002. (picture book)
  • Tse, Helen. Sweet Mandarin: The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and Their Journey from East to West. Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin’s Press, 2008. (young adult)
  • Yep, Laurence. The Lost Garden. New York: Beech Tree Books, 1996. (children’s chapter book) (author’s autobiography)
  • Yoo, Paul. Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story. Illustrated by Lin Wang. New York: Lee & Low Books, 2009. (picture book)
  • Young, Ed. Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac. New York: Henry Holt, 1995. (picture book)

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