Inspired by historical event of Mt. Everest. Tenzing Norgay grew up in Nepal, dreaming of climbing Chomolungma, the mountain also known as Everest. Across the ocean in New Zealand, Edmund Hillary climbed his first mountain at sixteen. He, too, dreamed of Everest, the highest peak in the world. Years later, the two men would make history together on the famous mountain. >>> Found more information of Mt. Everest on the last pages.
By Chieri Uegaki, Illustrated by Genevieve Simms (Kids Can Press – 2019)
When Mayumi was born, her grandfather built her a garden in his backyard. But not just any garden – a garden make of stones. And every summer during her visits to Japan, Mayumi and her grandfather work in the garden together. But one summer, everything changes. Ojiichan on wheelchair cannot live alone in his house, and he must leave their garden behind. Mayumi gets an idea of creating their garden in a lunch box and she presents it to Ojiichan. >>>Explanation of Japanese words in the story found in the last.
By Larissa Fan, Illustrated by Cindy Wume ( tundra – 2021 )
In a very large house, at the top of a hill, lived a lucky family with ten sons. Ten little dumplings who did everything together, and who were celebrated in song. But another little dumpling was there too: listening, studying, learning. You just need to look more closely…>>>The story is inspired by the author’s father’s family who compared to an old and well-known Chinese folktale called ” Ten Brothers”. The author didn’t realized until she was older that her father also had a sister.
By Michelle Sterling, Illustrated by Aaron Asis (Katherine Tegen Books – 2021)
What does summer mean to you? For one young girl, summer is the season of no school, of days spent at the pool, and of picking golden limes off the trees. But summer doesn’t start until her Lola-her grandmother from the Philippines – comes for her annual visit. When Lola visits, the whole family gathers to cook and eat and share in the happiness of another season spent together.
By Theresa Heine, Illustrated by Judith Gueyfier ( Barefoot Books – 2014 )
Chandra and her sister, Deena, are at the market, and Chandra sees a group of people clustered around a man who holds a strange lamp. It’s a solar lamp as the first time Chandra learns about it. Chandra knows the solar lamp will light her family’s home on the foot of Himalayas, and help her brother breathe easily at night. But how can she earn enough money to buy one? >>>This picture book was developed with the help and advice of SolarAid in the UK and ECCA in Nepal. It includes notes about solar power and a DIY solar -energy project, as well as notes about Nepal.
By Lily Toy Hong (Albert Whitman & Company – 1993)
When a poor old Chines farmer is digging in his garden, he finds a magic brass pot that doubles or duplicates whatever is placed inside it. But his efforts to make himself wealthy lead to unexpected complications. This is a Chinese folktale with a good blend of humor and wisdom.
A Chinese American girl provides rhyming descriptions of the great variety of colors she sees around her from the red of a dragon, firecrackers, and lychees to the brown of her teddy bear. Many of the featured object are Asian in origin, but all are universal in appeal.>>>More details of some words related Chinese culture are found on the last pages.
Grandpa Tu is famous for his special noodles and as the emperor’s birthday approaches, he encourages his granddaughter Mei, to find her own magic. This book is written in the style of a Chinese folk story, with engaging cultural, community, and family elements.
By Lisa Bullard, Illustrated by Katie Saunders ( Millbrook Press – 2012 )
Chelsea’s family is celebrating Chinese New Year. She and her family have a big feast. Find out the different ways people celebrate this special day!>>> One of the collection of Cloverleaf Books-Holidays and Special days.
Chelseaと家族にとって、中国の旧正月は大事な行であり盛大な祝いである。この特別な日をどのように祝うのか説明をしている。＞＞＞これはCloverleaf Books-Holidays and Special daysコレクションの中の一作品。
By Susan Lendroth, Illustrated by Priscilla Burris (G.P. Putnam’s Sons – 2018)
The festival of traditional Japanese arts is coming up, and little Natsumi’s big personality is too much for her family’s quieter traditions, until her grandfather introduces her to taiko drumming. Natsumi performs taiko beating on the stage of the festival! Even Natsumi is the smallest on the stage, she will be the loudest drummer one day.