Picture Books featuring ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) Children or by ESEA authors/illustrators

By Maisie Chan Author

Picture Books featuring ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) Children or by ESEA authors/illustrators

By Maisie Chan Author

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

I Love Chinese New Year

Eva Wong Nava and Li Xin

£7.99 £7.59

Drawn Together

Minh Le and Dan Santat

£14.99 £14.24

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao

Kat Zhang and Charlene Chua

£12.99 £12.34

Sun and Moon Sisters

Khoa Le

£12.99 £12.34

Dim Sum, Here We Come!

Maple Lam

£12.99 £12.34

Exploring Southeast Asia with Magsaysay-Ho

Quek Hong Shin Jeffrey Say Eva Wong Nava

£8.95 £8.50

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Joanna Ho and Dung Ho

£12.99 £12.34

Exploring Southeast Asia with Affandi: The Humanist Artist

Quek Hong Shin Jeffrey Say Eva Wong Nava

£18.95 £18.00

non-fiction picture book

Busy Little Fingers: Art

Eva Wong Nava and Eleonora Marton

£9.99 £9.49

non-fiction picture book

Exploring Southeast Asia with Chuah Thean Teng: Father of Batik Painting

Quek Hong Shin Jeffrey Say Eva Wong Nava

£17.95 £17.05

non-fiction picture book

Say My Name

Joanna Ho and Khoa Le

£12.99 £12.34

The Boy Who Cried

Khoa Le

£12.99 £12.34

Exploring Southeast Asia with: Liu Kang

Quek Hong Shin Jeffrey Say Eva Wong Nava

£8.95 £8.50

non-fiction picture book

One Day

Joanna Ho and Faith Pray

£12.99 £12.34

Ruby's Chinese New Year

Vickie Lee and Joey Chou

£7.99 £7.59

Is it a Mermaid?

Candy Gourlay

£7.99 £7.59

BESEA author

Rainbow Shopping

Qing Zhuang

£15.99 £15.19

The Little Mermaid: A magical reimagining of the beloved story for a new generation

Anna Kemp and Natelle Quek

£7.99 £7.59

Note: Illustrator Natelle Quake is ESEA (author is not)

I Can Explain

Shinsuke Yoshitake

£12.99 £12.34

Japanese PB about 'bad habits'

Shadow in the Moon

Christina Matula and Pearl Law

£16.99 £16.14

A Different Pond

Bao Phi and Thi Bui

£6.99 £6.64

Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon

Kat Zhang and Charlene Chua

£12.99 £12.34

Hug?

Charlene Chua

£16.99 £16.14

Extraordinary Eloise

Charlene Chua

£6.99 £6.64

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

Teresa Robeson and Rebecca Huang

£12.99 £12.34

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

Julie Leung and Chris Sasaki

£15.99 £15.19

The Lost Package

Richard Ho and Jessica Lanan

£14.99 £14.24

Eric

Shaun Tan

£7.99 £7.59

My Footprints

Bao Phi and Ngoc Diep Barbara Tran

£6.99 £6.64

A Big Bed for Little Snow

Grace Lin

£13.99 £13.29

When the Sea Turned to Silver

Grace Lin

£8.99 £8.54

Whole Whale

Karen Yin and Nelleke Verhoeff

£14.99 £14.24

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

Ashima Shiraishi and Yao Xiao

£15.99 £15.19

Pool

Lee Jihyeon

£12.99 £12.08

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

Natasha Yim and Grace Zong

£6.99 £6.64

Danbi Leads the School Parade

Anna Kim

£13.99 £13.29

Why Do I Feel Like This?

Shinsuke Yoshitake

£10.99 £10.44

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

Grace Lin

£14.99 £14.24

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Chieri Uegaki and Qin Leng

£17.99 £17.09

Ninja!

Arree Chung

£6.99 £6.64

I Know Numbers!

Taro Gomi

£11.99 £11.39

My Friends

Taro Gomi

£4.99 £4.74

Chirri & Chirra, The Snowy Day

Kaya Doi

£11.99 £11.39

Every Color of Light: A Book about the Sky

Hiroshi Osada and Ryoji Arai

£12.99 £12.34

Ten Little Dumplings

Larissa Fan and Cindy Wume

£16.99 £16.14

Over the Shop

JonArno Lawson and Qin Leng

£12.99 £12.34

The Last Marshmallow

Grace Lin

£6.99 £6.64

The Fog

Kyo Maclear and Kenard Pak

£16.99 £16.14

Formosa's Masquerade

Ying Syuan Huang

£15.81

This is the Way in Dogtown

Jade Huang

£11.99 £11.39

Herbie's Big Adventure

Jennie Poh

£6.99

BESEA AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR

Dim Sum for Everyone!

Grace Lin

£6.99 £6.64

Maya's Magical Laundry Basket

Carolyn Florey, John Garrity, et al.

£17.99 £17.09

The Little Gardener

Emily Hughes

£7.99 £7.59

Wild

Emily Hughes

£11.99 £11.39

The Ocean Calls

Tina Cho

£13.99 £13.29

My First Day

Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien

£15.99 £15.19

Kuan Yin: The Princess Who Became the Goddess of Compassion

Maya Van Der Meer and Wen Hsu

£16.99 £16.14

They Say Blue

Jillian Tamaki

£6.99 £6.64

The Piano Recital

Akiko Miyakoshi

£16.99 £16.14

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

Kenard Pak

£13.99 £13.29

Coral Reefs

Jason Chin

£7.99 £7.59

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way

Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad

£12.99 £12.34

Watercress

Andrea Wang and Jason Chin

£14.99 £14.24

Also an Octopus

Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Benji Davies

£6.99 £6.64

Eyes That Speak to the Stars

Joanna Ho and Dung Ho

£12.99 £12.34

Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma

Joanna Ho and Teresa Martinez

£12.99 £12.34

Grandpa Across the Ocean

Hyewon Yum

£11.99 £11.39

My Tree

Hope Lim and Il Sung Na

£14.99 £14.24

A Boy Named Isamu: A Story of Isamu Noguchi

JAMES YANG

£13.99 £13.29

Like a Dandelion

Huy Voun Lee

£12.99 £12.34

Mulan: The Legend of the Woman Warrior

Faye-Lynn Wu and Joy Ang

£12.99 £12.34

Starbird

Sharon King-Chai

£9.99 £9.49

Lucy Ladybird

Sharon King-Chai

£6.99 £6.64

Snail Mail: With Pull-Out Postcards

Sharon King-Chai

£12.99 £12.08

I Dream of Popo

Livia Blackburne and Julia Kuo

£14.99 £14.24

My Day With Gong Gong

Sennah Yee and Elaine Chen

£13.99 £13.29

Friends Are Friends, Forever

Dane Liu and Lynn Scurfield

£14.99 £14.24

Rabbit Bright

Viola Wang

£6.99 £6.64

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