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The Best Books I Read This Year (2014 edition)

This has been a great year for kid’s books and as usual I was completely conflicted about which books to choose! I’m at the point in my writing career where I’ve met some very spectacular published authors, soon-to-be authors, as … Continue reading






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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Mike Jung, Author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities

This week, the amazing children’s author visiting the blog is Mike Jung, author of the middle grade novel Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities. Here are Mike’s answers to my three burning questions: 1) Which of your characters do you most … Continue reading






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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: David Yoo, Author of The Detention Club

This week’s Asian American children’s author is David Yoo. His most recent book for kids is the middle grade novel, The Detention Club. 1) Which of your characters do you most identify with and why? David Yoo: A lot of my … Continue reading






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Get to Know Asian American Children’s Authors: Grace Lin, Author of Starry River of the Sky

On the blog this week, I am very excited to have one of my favorite Asian American children’s authors, Newbery Honor receiving author and illustrator Grace Lin!  (See my review of her adorable book Dumpling Days.) 1) Which of your characters … Continue reading






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My Favorite Books of 2013

Can you believe it’s December already? I can’t. It took me a while to get over my denial and actually sit down to write this blog post. Here were my favorite books for kids and teens this year (not necessarily … Continue reading






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Monkey Week: 10 MG/YA Books Featuring Monkeys

It’s Monkey Week Day #4! Today I’ve got another list of books, but this time we’re discussing MG/YA books featuring monkey characters. In order by author: 1. City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende (via @exmoorjane) 2. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by … Continue reading






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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novel about Jin Wang, a Chinese-American kid who moves to a new town and just wants to fit in. Being one of only three Asian kids in his class, he … Continue reading






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