Books by Charlene Chua

GOKUL VILLAGE AND THE MAGIC FOUNTAIN by Bal  Das
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The vibrant colors and kid-friendly character design are sure to draw kids; librarians and parents will applaud the celebration of teamwork and normalized cultural diversity."
Six kids with diverse talents and of diverse ethnicities team up to fix a broken fountain and discover its magic in this picture-book series starter from debut author team Chapman and Das, with vibrant illustrations by veteran Chua (How Nivi Got Her Names, 2017). Read full book review >
HOW NIVI GOT HER NAMES by Laura Deal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An affirming book for readers of Inuit heritage and a window into their world for outsiders. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book introduction to traditional Inuit naming practices and Inuit custom adoption. Read full book review >
LEAH'S MUSTACHE PARTY by Nadia Mike
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Quirky, playful, affirming fun! (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl's pirate costume inspires a love of mustaches, which her mother happily indulges. Read full book review >
FISHING WITH GRANDMA by Susan Avingaq
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"It's good fun to see this vigorous, involved Grandma leading the fishing expedition. (list of tools, glossary) (Picture book. 5-7)"
An Inuit brother and sister learn to jig for fish with their anaanatsiaq.Read full book review >
THE BELT OF FIRE by Oliver Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Vague martial arts platitudes told but not really taught. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Chua's energetic cartoon scenes of children in graceful martial arts poses fail to animate this ponderous tale of dissonance in kung fu class. Read full book review >