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Books & Beyond

Asian and Pacific Islander Picture Books

By Isaac F.
May 3, 2021

Looking for some great picture book read-alouds by and about people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage? Here are some of our favorites to get you started. Click on any of the covers to go to our online catalog.

‘Ohana Means Family / written by Ilima Loomis; illustrated by Kenard Pak.

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners / written by Joanna Ho; illustrated by Dung Ho.

Drawn Together / written by Minh Lê; illustrated by Dan Santat.

Bilaal Cooks Daal / written by Aisha Saeed; illustrated by Anoosha Syed. 

Danbi Leads the School Parade / written and illustrated by Anna Kim. 

A Different Pond / written by Bao Phi; illustrated by Thi Bui. 

Salma, the Syrian Chef / written by Danny Ramadan; art by Anna Bron.

Festival of Colors / written by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal; illustrated by Vashti Harrison.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star / written and illustrated by Grace Lin.

Bee-Bim Bop! / written by Linda Sue Park; illustrated by Ho Baek Lee.

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth / written by Sanjay Patel & Emily Haynes; illustrated by Sanjay Patel.

Leila in Saffron / written by Rukhsanna Guidroz; illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova.

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