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Review of Piper Chen Sings

Piper Chen Sings by Phillipa Soo and Maris Pasquale Doran; illus. by Qin LengPrimary    Random House Studio/Random    40 pp.4/24    9780593564691    $19.99Library ed.  9780593564707    $22.99e-book ed.  9780593564714    $10.99Piper Chen loves to sing, from offering a morning song to the sun, to joining the chorus of frogs in the pond, to singing...

Review of Hello: How Nüwa Created the World

Hello: How Nüwa Created the World by Viola Wang; illus. by the author Primary    Little Bee    40 pp. 2/24    9781499814927    $18.99 e-book ed.  9781499814934    $9.99 This story (inspired by the Chinese myth of Nüwa, who crafted humankind) takes readers and listeners on a journey back to a time “when the...

Review of Little Sisters

Little Sisters by Tomo Miura; illus. by the author; trans. from French by Nanette McGuinnessPreschool    Arctis    40 pp.2/24    9781646900398    $18.00A little girl dreams of what it would be like to have siblings. The narrator imagines first having one sister to “build giant towers and play hide-and-seek with,” then more sisters...

Review of The Words We Share

The Words We Share / by Jack Wong; illus. by the author Primary, Intermediate    Annick    40 pp. 9/23    9781773217970    $22.99 In this heartfelt tale, young Angie becomes a vital bridge between her Cantonese-speaking dad and their new home in Canada. She frequently aids her father in navigating various situations, such...

Review of Dim Sum Palace

Dim Sum Palace by X. Fang; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Tundra    48 pp.9/23    9781774881989    $18.99e-book ed.  9781774881996    $10.99Liddy’s excitement about a family trip to the Dim Sum Palace keeps her wide awake. “Is it a real palace? Will I meet an empress?” Getting out of bed, she follows a...

Review of Mouseboat

Mouseboat by Larissa Theule; illus. by Abigail HalpinPrimary    Viking    40 pp.3/23    9780593327357    $18.99e-book ed.  9780593327371  $10.99Faye and her father arrive at a cabin by a lake. Her first-person narration addresses someone who’s not there: “Your chair is empty…The quilt you made smells like you.” Faye doesn’t identify her mother, but...

Review of A Tulip in Winter: A Story About Maud Lewis

A Tulip in Winter: A Story About Maud Lewis by Kathy Stinson; illus. by Lauren SoloyPrimary    Greystone Kids    40 pp.3/23    9781771649513    $18.95Maud Lewis (1903–1970) was a Nova Scotian folk artist who lived with rheumatoid arthritis. Despite physical and economic challenges, she never let her passion for art fade away. As...

Review of This Is Not My Home

This Is Not My Home by Eugenia Yoh and Vivienne Chang; illus. by the authorsPrimary    Little, Brown    48 pp.2/23    9780316377102    $18.99In this unique second-generation reverse immigration story, a girl named Lily and her mother move from the United States back to her mother’s home—Taiwan—to help care for Ah Ma, Lily’s...

Review of Rainbow Shopping

Rainbow Shopping by Qing Zhuang; illus. by the authorPrimary    Holiday    40 pp.2/23    9780823449774    $18.99A young girl’s family has recently moved from China to New York City, where things become very different for her. Everyone is busy: Mom is always working at the factory, Dad is out delivering food, and Grandma...

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