Books by Salina Yoon

BUG HUNT by Salina Yoon
by Salina Yoon, illustrated by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Attractive, colorful, and age-appropriate, though not without flaw. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
A brown-skinned young girl acts as "bug guide," inviting readers to search for some bugs with her in this attractive offering by Yoon. Read full book review >
MY KITE IS STUCK!  by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Fans of this series will enjoy this trio of friends in their second, mostly funny, outing. (Graphic early reader. 5-8)"
Loud and confident Big Duck, her clever brother, Little Duck, and their agreeable purple friend, Porcupine, return in this early reader with three humorous but uneven adventures. Read full book review >
PENGUIN'S CHRISTMAS WISH by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Grandpa's touching words about the meaning of Christmas and Penguin's sweet presents of sticks add depth to this unassuming but satisfying story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Cheerful little Penguin continues to expand his world with a story about celebrating Christmas with friends and family. Read full book review >
BEAR'S BIG DAY by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"Going to school doesn't mean leaving childhood behind; stuffed lovies have a place still. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear may be big enough for school, but that doesn't mean he has to do everything by himself now. Read full book review >
DUCK, DUCK, PORCUPINE! by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"Although they don't have quite the sophistication of Elephant and Piggie, these three friends should find a place on the shelf with Yoon's earlier reading buddy, Penguin. (Graphic early reader. 5-8)"
A simple chapter book/graphic novel to engage the youngest new readers. Read full book review >
BE A FRIEND by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A delightful story about the celebration of individuality and friendship. (Picture book. 3-8)"
An ordinary boy with an unusual hobby makes a new friend through extraordinary means. Read full book review >
PENGUIN'S BIG ADVENTURE by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Slight and self-referential, this is not one of Penguin's more memorable adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another adventure starring Yoon's small penguin with the big orange scarf (Penguin and Pumpkin, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >
STORMY NIGHT by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Youngsters will empathize with Bear and derive comfort from the loving togetherness his family displays while keeping the storm at bay. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear and Floppy of Found fame (2014) are back to soothe little fears. Read full book review >
TAP TO PLAY! by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A pale, pale cousin of Tullet's best-seller. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Blip is a round red creature who's out to win a game. Read full book review >
PENGUIN AND PUMPKIN by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"Readers with a generous tolerance for quirkiness will find that this seasonal tale, that's also a bit about little brothers, adventures and the endless diversity of pumpkins, hits the spot. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Penguin, always visible with his orange scarf, wonders what fall looks like in other places—and so does his little brother, Pumpkin. Read full book review >
FOUND by Salina Yoon
by Salina Yoon, illustrated by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A winning tale about finding new friends. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bear finds a wonderful toy. Read full book review >
PENGUIN IN LOVE by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Readers will respond to this warm tale of finding love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little does Penguin know that a couple of matchmaking puffins have hatched a plan to aid him in finding love in this third adventure (Penguin on Vacation, 2013). Read full book review >
PENGUIN ON VACATION by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Lesson learned: The magic of friendship does not depend on where you are or what you are doing—it is about being together and learning from each other. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This delightful companion to Penguin and Pinecone (2012) presents another parable of friendship, this time with an exotic tropical crab. Read full book review >
PINWHEEL by Salina Yoon
by Salina Yoon, illustrated by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"As they did with Yoon's Kaleidoscope (2012), youngsters will enjoy giving this one a whirl. (Board book/novelty. 3-5) "
This interactive book uses a spin dial to create dazzling visual effects. Read full book review >
PENGUIN AND PINECONE by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"A strong if whimsical choice for those separated from loved ones. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tale of friendship that grows even through a separation. Read full book review >
AT THE BEACH by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Toss the toys in a beach bag and set off for this sandy shore. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
This cheery visual checklist provides a sunny introduction to the beach. Read full book review >
KALEIDOSCOPE by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Dazzling designs and the dexterity required gears these bright glimpses toward preschoolers rather than toddlers. (Board book. 3-4)"
Gorgeous patterns peel away layers of color and depth within this kaleidoscope. Read full book review >
DEEP SEA DIVE by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The sparkly cover and less-than-exciting interactive elements fail to fully convey the majesty of the watery deep. (Board book. 2-3)"
A diver directly recruits his audience to explore the salty sea. Read full book review >
WINGS by Salina Yoon
by Salina Yoon, illustrated by Salina Yoon
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"Cloying, fatuous and wrong. (Board book. 1-2)"
On the cover a smiling ladybug beckons readers to "touch and feel." Read full book review >
OPPOSNAKES by Salina Yoon
ANIMALS
Released: June 23, 2009

"For collections in need of a straightforward lift-the-flap title about opposites, this one fulfills a need, if not a desire to see more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Simple text and images come together in a collection of colorful legless reptiles against pure white backgrounds. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Short enough for short attention spans, babylike for babies to respond to and on cue for parents. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Two superbabies tales for the price of one in this dos-à-dos toddler book: "Mia's Nap Time" on one side; "Max's Bath Time" on the flip side. Read full book review >
CHORES CHORES CHORES! by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Too bad; this little throwback to the quaint days of weekly chores could be a lot of fun for both group sharing and solo emergent readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One adorable red-haired drama queen deals with the unpleasantness of daily chores. Read full book review >
MY FIRST MENORAH by Salina Yoon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Just the right size and amount of information for little ones eager to 'turn the page to light the next candle.' (Board book. 1-3)"
Hanukkah with its various celebrations and traditions is simply described in hard pages that offer flame-shaped cut-outs in gold foil to create a menorah on the left side with each successive turn of the page symbolizing the lighting of the eight individual candles. Read full book review >