Picture Books featuring ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) Children

By Maisie Chan

By Maisie Chan

I've been asked many times if I know of any picture books for young children of East and Southeast Asian heritage. Most of these are published by American or Canadian authors/illustrators but hopefully your children will still enjoy seeing themselves in these books. The U.K market is lagging behind but I hope to update this list with BESEA authors and illustrators soon. If an author is not BESEA I will flag it and let you know that only the illustrator is Asian. Maisie

Is it a Mermaid?

Candy Gourlay

£6.99 £6.50

BESEA author

Luna and the Moon Rabbit

Camille Whitcher

£7.99 £7.43

BESEA author

A Different Pond

Bao Phi and Thi Bui

£6.99 £6.50

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Kat Zhang and Charlene Chua

£12.99 £12.08

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Kat Zhang and Charlene Chua

£12.99 £12.08

Drawn Together

Dan Santat

£13.99 £13.01

Hug?

Charlene Chua

£14.99 £13.94

Extraordinary Eloise

Charlene Chua

£6.99 £6.50

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Joanna Ho and Dung Ho

£12.99 £12.08

Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom

Teresa Robeson and Rebecca Huang

£12.99 £12.08

Paper Son: The Inspiring Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist

Julie Leung and Chris Sasaki

£13.99 £13.01

The Lost Package

Richard Ho and Jessica Lanan

£14.99 £13.94

Eric

Shaun Tan

£7.99 £7.43

My Footprints

Bao Phi and Basia Tran

£6.99 £6.50

The Name Jar

Yangsook Choi

£5.99 £5.57

A Big Bed for Little Snow

Grace Lin

£12.99 £12.08

When the Sea Turned to Silver

Grace Lin

£7.99 £7.43

Whole Whale

Karen Yin and Nelleke Verhoeff

£14.99 £13.94

How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion

Yao Xiao and Ashima Shiraishi

£13.99 £13.01

Pool

Lee Jihyeon

£12.99 £12.08

Grandfather's Journey

Allen Say

£7.99 £7.43

Bee-Bim Bop!

Park Linda Sue Park and Lee Ho Baek Lee

£7.99 £7.43

Goldy Luck And The Three Pandas

Natasha Yim

£6.99 £6.50

Danbi Leads the School Parade

Anna Kim

£13.99 £13.01

No Kimchi For Me!

Aram Kim

£6.99 £6.50

Why Do I Feel Like This?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

£10.99 £10.22

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

Grace Lin

£12.99 £12.08

Hana Hashimoto: Sixth Violin

Chieri Uegaki and Qin Leng

£14.99 £13.94

Ninja!

Arree Chung

£6.99 £6.50

I Know Numbers!

Taro Gomi

£11.99 £11.15

My Friends

Taro Gomi

£4.99 £4.64

Chirri & Chirra, The Snowy Day

Kaya Doi

£11.99 £11.15

Every Color of Light: A Book about the Sky

Hiroshi Osada and Ryoji Arai

£12.99 £12.08

Ten Little Dumplings

Cindy Wume and Larissa Fan

£15.99 £14.87

Jia And The Nian Monster

Mike Richardson and Megan Huang

£11.99 £11.15

Over the Shop

JonArno Lawson and Qin Leng

£12.99 £12.08

The Last Marshmallow

Grace Lin

£5.99 £5.57

Dragon Dancer

Joyce Chng and Jeremy Pailler

£6.99 £6.50

The Fog

Kyo Maclear and Kenard Pak

£14.99 £13.94

Formosa's Masquerade

Ying Syuan Huang

£13.75

This is the Way in Dogtown

Jade Huang

£11.99 £11.15

Herbie's Big Adventure

Jennie Poh

£6.99 £6.50

BESEA AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

Dim Sum For Everyone!

Grace Lin

£5.50 £5.11