Books by Linda Sue Park

XANDER'S PANDA PARTY by Linda Sue Park
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Unquestionably warmhearted, but its emphasis on zoological facts somewhat undermines its whimsy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As a member of a rare species, Xander the Panda runs into some evolutionary conflicts when faced with the eternal quandary of whom to invite to his party. Read full book review >
THE THIRD GIFT by Linda Sue Park
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"The cumulative effect of text and illustrations has a sad rather than celebratory feeling, unusual in a Christmas-themed story and therefore refreshing in a usually relentlessly cheery season. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
Newbery Medalist Park offers a Christmas story explaining how myrrh is harvested and how it came to be one of the gifts carried to the Christ Child by the three Wise Men. Read full book review >
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

Salva Dut is 11 years old when war raging in the Sudan separates him from his family. Read full book review >

KEEPING SCORE by Linda Sue Park
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 17, 2008

In 1950s Brooklyn, everyone is baseball mad. Read full book review >

TAP DANCING ON THE ROOF by Linda Sue Park
POETRY
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Sijo," Park tells readers of this beguiling wee book, "is a traditional Korean form of poetry. . . . Read full book review >

ARCHER’S QUEST by Linda Sue Park
FANTASY
Released: May 15, 2006

This brisk time-travel yarn propels a modern 12-year-old boy into a tangle of Korean history, the Chinese Zodiac and the age-spanning skill of archery. Read full book review >

BEE-BIM BOP! by Linda Sue Park
FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2005

Even so fine a writer as Park cannot resist the whole bouncy-rhyming thing. Read full book review >

YUM! YUCK! by Linda Sue Park
NONFICTION
Released: July 1, 2005

Park follows Mung-Mung: A Foldout Book of Animal Sounds (2004) with an equally international array of human exclamations—in about two dozen tongues, and uttered by a multicultural cast of children depicted on foldout leaves. Read full book review >

PROJECT MULBERRY by Linda Sue Park
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 18, 2005

No obstacle, real or imagined, can stop Julia Song and her best friend Patrick from entering a community farming-club contest. Read full book review >

THE FIREKEEPER’S SON by Linda Sue Park
ADVENTURE
Released: March 22, 2004

Drawing once again on her heritage, Newbery Medalist Park tells a tale rooted in the history of Korea. Read full book review >

MUNG-MUNG by Linda Sue Park
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"What kind of animal says "Mung-Mung, BoBo, Gav-Gav, Wow-Wow," or "Woof-Woof?" Read full book review >

WHEN MY NAME WAS KEOKO by Linda Sue Park
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 18, 2002

The author of three novels set in different periods of Korean history (A Single Shard, 2001, etc.) now turns to WWII for the story of a brother and sister and their lives with their parents and uncle. Read full book review >

A SINGLE SHARD by Linda Sue Park
FICTION
Released: March 19, 2001

A homeless boy in a 12th-century Korean village makes himself surprisingly useful to a master potter. Read full book review >

THE KITE FIGHTERS by Linda Sue Park
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 20, 2000

Kite making and flying strengthens the bond between two brothers, and earns them a royal friend to boot, in this perceptive tale set in 15th century Korea. Read full book review >

SEESAW GIRL by Linda Sue Park
Released: Aug. 23, 1999

In 17th-century Korea, the life of a noblewoman is extremely circumscribed: she leaves the inner court of her family home only to marry, or to attend a funeral. Read full book review >