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Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Books for Babies - Preschoolers

I Dream Of Popo
Blackburne, Livia, author.
"This delicate, emotionally rich picture book celebrates a special connection that crosses time zones and oceans as Popo and her granddaughter hold each other in their hearts forever."--Provided by publisher.
The Ocean Calls : A Haenyeo Mermaid Story
Cho, Tina M., author.
"A ... picture book featuring a Korean girl and her haenyeo (free diving) grandmother about intergenerational bonds, finding courage in the face of fear, and connecting with our natural world"-- Publisher's description.
The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes
Compestine, Ying Chang, author.
A young emperor, whose advisors have taken advantage of him, enlists the help of honest tailors to reveal their misdeeds in this retelling of the classic fairy tale. Includes historical notes and instructions for making a robe.
I Really Want To See You, Grandma
Gomi, Tarō, author, illustrator.
Yumi and her grandmother really want to see each other, but when they both set out from their homes at the same time they keep missing each other.
Sun And Moon Have A Tea Party
Heo, Yumi, author.
The sun and the moon argue about what the world is like until Cloud suggests they stay up past their bedtimes and see for themselves what the other experiences.
Bindu's Bindis
Kelkar, Supriya, 1980- author.
This "picture book is about a little girl who loves her bindis (and the many creative shapes they come in). The bindis are also a connection to her Nani who lives in India. When Nani comes to visit Bindu and brings the bindis to her, it is just in time to wear something new to the school talent show. Bindu and Nani work together to shine their brightest and embrace their sparkle, even when they stand out from the crowd"--Publisher marketing.
Under My Hijab
Khan, Hena, author.
As a young girl observes that each of six women in her life wears her hijab and hair in a different way, she considers how to express her own style one day.
Let Me Finish!
Lê, Minh, 1979-
"A young boy wants to read his favorite books without interruption, but the creatures around him keep spoiling the ending!"-- Provided by publisher.
A Big Mooncake For Little Star
Lin, Grace, author, illustrator.
Reimagines the cycles of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Moon Cookie and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.
Father's Chinese Opera
Lo, Rich, author, illustrator.
"A little boy wishes to join his father's Chinese opera but learns that you must work hard in order to reach your goals. With an author's note at the end"-- Provided by publisher.
One, Two, Three Dim Sum : A Mandarin-english Counting Book
Lo, Rich, author, illustrator.
Children and their parents can learn to count to ten in both English and Mandarin in this fun bilingual counting book of food. This book features traditional Chinese foods paired with numbers in both English and Chinese. Illustrated by Rich Lo, two is for chopsticks, five is for egg rolls, and nine is for sweet buns, and since the numbers are shown in both simplified and traditional Chinese and English, learning is both easy and fun.
Bee-bim Bop!
Park, Linda Sue.
A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting.
Home Is In Between
Perkins, Mitali, author.
Immigrating to America, a young girl navigates between her family's Bengali traditions and her new country's culture.
Hello, Mandarin Duck!
Phi, Bao, 1975- author.
On their way to a May Day parade, twins Hue and Hoa spy a confused-looking duck and try to help it reach the pond, while neighbors from many countries offer help and greetings in different languages.
Our Little Kitchen
Tamaki, Jillian, 1980- author, illustrator.
"A crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. Includes a recipe and an author's note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book"-- Provided by publisher.
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
Uegaki, Chieri, author.
Inspired by her violinist grandfather, Hana enters a talent show despite only having taken three lessons on the violin.
My Day With Gong Gong
Yee, Sennah, 1992- author.
"May isn't having fun on her trip through Chinatown with her grandfather. Gong Gong doesn't speak much English, and May can't understand Chinese. She's hungry, and bored with Gong Gong's errands. Plus, it seems like Gong Gong's friends are making fun of her! But just when May can't take any more, Gong Gong surprises her with a gift that reveals he's been paying more attention than she thought"-- Provided by publisher.
This Is Our House
Yum, Hyewon.
Follows a family through seasons and generations as the house to which their immigrant grandparents came is transformed into a home.
Amy Wu And The Perfect Bao
Zhang, Kat, 1991- author.
Amy is determined to make a perfect dumpling like her parents and grandmother do, but hers are always too empty, too full, or not pinched together properly.

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