Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and more

Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories Cover Image
By Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Dong Nguyen (Illustrator), Hop Thi Nguyen (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804844291
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - April 14th, 2015

**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Book of the Year Award**
**Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Gold Medal**

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Vietnamese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a rich literary culture.


My First Book of Vietnamese Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Vietnamese Language and Culture Cover Image
By Phuoc Thi Minh Tran, Dong Nguyen (Illustrator), Hop Thi Nguyen (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9780804849074
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - August 29th, 2017

*Winner Moonbeam Children's Book Award*
*Winner Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award*
*Freeman Book Award for Children's Literature*

My First Book of Vietnamese Words is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces Vietnamese language and culture to young children through everyday words.


A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Thi Bui (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781623708030
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Published: Capstone Young Readers - August 1st, 2017

A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new.


Inside Out and Back Again Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061962790
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2013

Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award!


Listen, Slowly Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062229199
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Published: HarperCollins - May 17th, 2016

This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award–winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.


Butterfly Yellow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062229212
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Published: HarperCollins - September 3rd, 2019

Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sanchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving own voices novel is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. 4 starred reviews!


My Footprints Cover Image
By Bao Phi, Basia Tran (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684460007
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Published: Capstone Editions - September 1st, 2019

Every child feels different in some way, but Thuy feels "double different." She is Vietnamese American and she has two moms. Thuy walks home one winter afternoon, angry and lonely after a bully's taunts. Then a bird catches her attention and sets Thuy on an imaginary exploration. What if she could fly away like a bird? What if she could sprint like a deer, or roar like a bear?


Green Lantern: Legacy Hardcover Edition Cover Image
By Minh Le, Andie Tong (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781779503671
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Published: DC Comics - February 4th, 2020

The owner of the Jade Market has a secret--one that will soon change her grandson's life.

Thirteen-year-old Tai Pham lives in the apartment above his grandmother's store, where his bedroom is crammed with sketchpads and comic books. But not even his most imaginative drawings could compare to the colorful adventure he's about to embark on.


The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$26.99
ISBN: 9781419718779
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 7th, 2017

Sea Sirens (A Trot & Cap'n Bill Adventure #1) Cover Image
By Amy Chu, Janet K. Lee (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780451480170
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2019

Dive into this visually stunning, middle-grade graphic novel about a spunky Vietnamese American surfer girl and her cantankerous talking cat who plunge into a fantasy world of oceanic marvels . . . and mayhem!


Adrift at Sea: A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival Cover Image
By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, Tuan Ho (With), Brian Deines (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781772780055
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Published: Pajama Press - November 11th, 2016

It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is nearly gone. This is the dramatic true story recounted by Tuan Ho, who was six years old when he, his mother, and two sisters dodged the bullets of Vietnam's military police for the perilous chance of boarding that boat.


Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

The recipient of six starred reviews and the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature!


Clever Little Witch Cover Image
By Muon Thi Van, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481481717
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 23rd, 2019

Magical mayhem and hilarity ensue when a clever little witch tries to turn her baby brother into a goldfish in this funny and imaginative picture book about sibling rivalry.

Little Linh is the cleverest little witch on Mãi Mãi island. She has everything she could need: a trusty broomstick, a powerful spell book, and a magical pet mouse.


Thai Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780804837088
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - August 13th, 2019

In captivating text and illustrations, this beautiful multicultural children's book presents a collection of cherished fables, myths, legends and fairy tales from Thailand that have been passed down through generations of Thai families.


Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534444140
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 21st, 2020

The incredible true story of the twelve boys trapped with their coach in a flooded cave in Thailand and their inspiring rescue.

On June 23rd, 2018, twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach were exploring the Tham Luang Nang Non cave complex in northern Thailand when disaster struck.


Hush! A Thai Lullaby Cover Image
By Holly Meade (Illustrator), Minfong Ho
$6.99
ISBN: 9780531071663
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - March 1st, 2000

In an endearing lullaby, a mother asks a lizard, a monkey, and a water buffalo to be quiet and not disturb her sleeping baby.


Krit Dreams of Dragon Fruit: A Story of Leaving and Finding Home Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781611807752
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Published: Bala Kids - March 24th, 2020

A beautifully illustrated, Zen-inspired picture book for children ages 4-8 about moving to a new home, making friends, and finding beauty wherever you are.


Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team   Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062907721
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Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

AN RICBA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2021 NOMINEE! 

A NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AND CHILDREN'S BOOK COUNCIL BEST STEM BOOK OF 2019!

A CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF 2019! 


All about Thailand: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids Cover Image
By Elaine Russell, Patcharee Meesukhon (Illustrator), Vinit Yeesman (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780804844277
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - November 8th, 2016

**Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner**
**Moonbeam Children's Book Award Silver Medal Winner**

All About Thailand is a new Thai book for kids ages 8 to 12 which brings you on an incredible journey to exotic Thailand.


All about Indonesia: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780804848503
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - March 13th, 2018

All About Indonesia takes kids on an exciting adventure through one of the world's largest and most culturally diverse nations.


Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales Cover Image
By Joan Suyenaga, Salim Martowiredjo (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780804851503
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories contains a charming selection of traditional tales from the rich store of Indonesian lore and legends.


Girl of the Southern Sea Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781772780819
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Published: Pajama Press - May 2nd, 2019

From Governor General's Literary Award finalist Michelle Kadarusman, an empowering novel about a girl from the slums of Jakarta who dreams of an education and the chance at a better life


M is for Movement Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609809355
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Published: Triangle Square - November 5th, 2019

Here is the story of a child born at the dawn of a social movement.

At first the protests were in small villages and at universities. But then they spread. People drew sustenance from other social movements in other countries. And then the unthinkable happened.


Filipino Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales Cover Image
By Liana Romulo, Joanne De Leon (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780804850216
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Philippine fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a rich storytelling culture.


Pan de Sal Saves the Day: An Award-Winning Children's Story from the Philippines [new Bilingual English and Tagalog Edition] Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804847544
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - January 31st, 2017

**Winner of the Carlos Palance Memorial Award for Literature**

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents an entertaining story from the Philippines in both English and Tagalog.


Patron Saints of Nothing Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525554912
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Published: Kokila - June 18th, 2019

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

"Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heartbreaking and soul-healing." --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT 

"A singular voice in the world of literature." --Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down


Filipino Friends Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780804838221
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - December 15th, 2006

Travel to the Philippines without leaving home!

From the author of Filipino Children's Favorite Stories comes a book for young children that features a Filipino-American boy visiting the Philippines for the very first time.


Everlasting Nora: A Novel Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780765394606
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Published: Starscape - March 10th, 2020

An uplifting young reader debut about perseverance against all odds, Marie Miranda Cruz's debut Everlasting Nora follows the story of a young girl living in the real-life shantytown inside the Philippines’ Manila North Cemetery.


How to Make Friends with the Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374311995
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 31st, 2020

Tanya Guerrero's How to Make Friends with the Sea is a middle grade debut novel set in the Philippines about a young boy's challenges with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly.

Pablo is homesick.


Lalani of the Distant Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062747273
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 3rd, 2019

“Fast-paced and full of wonder, this is a powerful, gripping must-read.”—Kirkus (starred review)

“A lush and mysterious fable, full of beauty, full of wonder.”—Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal–winning author of When You Reach Me


Lola: A Ghost Story Cover Image
By J. Torres, Elbert Or (Illustrator), Jill Beaton (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781620106914
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Published: Oni Press - March 24th, 2020

J. Torres and Elbert Or celebrate 10 years of Lola: A Ghost Story, the critically-acclaimed graphic novel that explores family, grief and Filipino folklore in an all-new edition that includes a revised ending and updated illustrations. 

Jesse didn’t really know his Lola (the Tagalog word for grandmother), but he remembers that she tried to drown him as a baby.


My First Book of Tagalog Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Filipino Language and Culture Cover Image
By Liana Romulo, Jaime Laurel (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780804850148
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - August 28th, 2018

"U is for umaga, the end of the night--when Mama kisses me good morning, and dark becomes light."

My First Book of Tagalog introduces preschool children to the Tagalog language--also known as Filipino--the national language of the Philippines, which has been influenced by both Spanish and English.


The Lotus Seed Cover Image
By Sherry Garland, Tatsuro Kiuchi (Illustrator)
$7.00
ISBN: 9780152014834
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 1997

When she is forced to leave Vietnam, a young girl brings a lotus seed with her to America in remembrance of her homeland. “Exquisite artwork fuses with a compelling narrative--a concise endnote places the story effectively within a historical context--to produce a moving and polished offering.”--Publishers Weekly


Bone Talk Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338349634
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Published: David Fickling Books - November 5th, 2019

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal (UK)
Shortlisted for the Costa Prize (UK)
Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week
The Guardian Book of the Month
The Times Books of the Year
"Hotly Anticipated Historical Fiction for Young Adults" Amazon.co.uk


Kaya's Heart Song Cover Image
By Diwa Tharan Sanders, Nerina Canzi (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781911373223
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Published: Lantana Publishing - April 1st, 2018

Let me tell you a secret--if you have a heart song, anything is possible. Even magic

Kaya is looking for her heart song--the song that happy hearts sing. Her search takes her on a journey deep into the jungle where a broken down carousel waits for a very special song to make it turn again.


The Girl Who Wore Too Much: A Folktale from Thailand Cover Image
By Margaret Read MacDonald (Retold by), Suparporn Vathanaprida (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Yvonne LeBrun Davis (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781939160935
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Published: August House Publishers - June 7th, 2015

A girl cannot decide which of her many silken dresses and lavish jewels to wear to the dance, so she wears them all.Like most young girls, Aree likes fine clothing and jewelry. But she is just a wee bit spoiled and has more fine dresses and accessories than she needs. So when word comes of a dance to be held in the next village, Aree can't make up her mind.


Hello, Universe Cover Image
By Erin Entrada Kelly, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062414168
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the Newbery Medal

“A charming, intriguingly plotted novel.”—Washington Post