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Bring Out Your Inner Bookworm

Books featuring AAPI authors and illustrators and mamas!

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang illustrated by Charlene Chua

Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

A stunning picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

Sam & Eva by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Harold and the Purple Crayon meets Tom and Jerry in this sweet and funny picture bookabout a boy and girl who must balance their creativity and figure out how to cooperate after their drawings come to life.

Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed, illustrated by Anoosha Syed

Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing.

P Is for Poppadoms! by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal, illustrated by Hazel Ito

From New York Times bestselling authors Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal comes a charming and unique alphabet book celebrating the rich culture, delicious foods, and fascinating animals of India.

Tiny Feet Between the Mountains by Hanna Cha

A young Korean girl must come up with a clever idea to help a spirit tiger who has swallowed the sun by mistake in this fun, charming debut picture book from author-illustrator Hanna Cha.

Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look, Illustrated by Yumi Heo

Mischievous kids will love following Lenore Look and Yumi Heo’s feisty heroine from Henry’s First-Moon Birthday in this charming story that also illuminates the many traditions of the Chinese wedding.

Dumpling Dreams by Carrie Clickard, illustrated by Katy Wu

In this inspiring, mouthwatering story, get to know Chef Joyce Chen who is famous for popularizing Chinese food in the northeastern United States.

Clever Little Witch by Muon Thi Van, illustrated by Hyewon Yum

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.

Snow White by Chloe Perkins, illustrated by Misa Saburi

The classic story of Snow White gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Japanese spin on the beloved fairy tale!

How Do You Say Good Night? by Cindy Jin, illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez

Snuggle up and learn how to say “good night” in ten different languages with this heartwarming bedtime board book!

Rapunzel by Chloe Perkins, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan

The classic story of Rapunzel gets a fresh twist in this vibrant Indian spin on the beloved fairy tale!

Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz, illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova

A colorful journey of self-discovery and identity, this sweet, vibrant picture book follows young Leila as she visits her grandmother’s house for their weekly family dinner, and finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her.

Someday by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

A mother’s love leads to a mother’s dream – every mother’s dream – for her child to live life to its fullest.

Just Like a Mama by Alice Faye Duncan, Illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow

Celebrate the heart connection between adopted children and the forever families who welcome them with kindness, care, and unconditional love in this powerful picture book.

In My Heart by Mackenzie Porter, Illustrated by Jenny Løvlie

A working mother reassures her child that even when they’re apart, they’re always in each other’s hearts. This lovely board book is perfect for moms to share with their little ones.

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illustrated by Ebony Glenn

A young Muslim girl spends a busy day wrapped up in her mother’s colorful headscarf in this sweet and fanciful picture book from debut author and illustrator Jamilah Tompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn.

In My Life by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, illustrated by Genevieve Santos

With three generations of one family, we share moments that are meant to be savored in this special book that beautifully illustrates the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s world-renowned song “In My Life.”

Me & Mama by Cozbi A. Cabrera

Mama’s love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days. This celebration of a mother-daughter relationship is perfect for sharing with little ones!

Mama Dug a Little Den by Jennifer Ward, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

There are so many different kinds of dens that mother animals make for their babies, from desert burrows to snow caves to elaborate underground tunnels. Jennifer Ward introduces young readers to all sorts of animals and the cozy burrows they call home in this bouncy, rhyming picture book, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Steve Jenkins.

Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz

Mommy and Baby count and cuddle as they hug and read about Baby’s day of fun in Mommy Hugs!

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang, illustrated by Charlene Chua

In this sweet and brightly illustrated picture book, Amy Wu must craft a dragon unlike any other to share with her class at school in this unforgettable follow-up to Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

I Love Mom by Joanna Walsh, illustrated by Judi Abbot

Show Mom how much you care with this delightful board book from the creators of The Perfect Hug and The Biggest Kiss.

I Love You, Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton

From the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton, here is I Love You, Little Pookie, a sweet and simple board book that offers a declaration of unwavering love from Mom to her wonderful child.

Hibernate with Me by Benjamin Scheuer, illustrated by Jemima Williams

Hibernate with Me is a gentle reminder that no matter how sad, small, or scared you feel, you are always worthy of love, and that brighter days are always ahead.

Leila in Saffron By Rukhsanna Guidroz, illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova

A colorful journey of self-discovery and identity, this sweet, vibrant picture book follows young Leila as she visits her grandmother’s house for their weekly family dinner, and finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her.

M.O.M (Mom Operating Manual) by Doreen Cronin, Illustrated by Laura Cornell

A mom’s make and model will vary by family, but the simple fact remains: Take care of Mom…and she’ll take care of you.

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