Search Results: "Grace Lin"


BOOK REVIEW

OLVINA SWIMS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

"A refreshing dive into a common anxiety with an uplifting message. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bird Convention has ended and it's time for vacation in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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LISSY’S FRIENDS by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Instructions for origami paper crane appended. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Shy Lissy feels alone with no friends at her new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED THREAD by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This is a splendid addition to the adoption category, but perfectly wonderful for any reader who likes stories that tug at the heartstrings. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A red thread connects those who are destined to be together, according to the ancient Chinese belief. Read full book review >

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OLVINA FLIES by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Fun, reassuring, and very useful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An invitation to the Tenth Annual Bird Convention in Hawaii motivates Olvina to overcome her fear of flying on an airplane (since chickens themselves can't fly, silly). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIM SUM FOR EVERYONE! by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2001

"A delightful read-aloud, sure to please those children who have enjoyed dim sum and a fascinating adventure for those who have yet to experience it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dim sum is the perfect tea party for children because of the tasty, small dishes on teacarts from which to choose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWICE AS SILLY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"These twins make learning to read double the fun. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Adorable twin sisters Ling and Ting are as funny and fresh as ever in their third early reader. Read full book review >

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DUMPLING DAYS by Grace Lin
by Grace Lin, illustrated by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Deftly weaving together historical anecdotes and simple line illustrations, Lin once again touches the heart of growing up in a multicultural family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Pacy and her family travel to Taiwan for one month to celebrate her grandmother's 60th birthday, giving this Chinese-American girl another lens through which she can examine her identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT’S SNOW by Grace Lin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The illustrations convey what Robert knows and the young reader learns about that eventful Christmas Eve. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Robert, a playful mouse, and his sensible family live in a dilapidated shoe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNE COOKIE FORTUNES by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2004

"An author's note provides information about the fortune cookie's history and its roots in both Chinese and Japanese culture. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The middle daughter of three girls in a Chinese-American family is the narrator of this exploration of the paper fortunes found in those irresistible cookies, leading to a wider look at good luck and good fortune in general. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"This beautifully told companion to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009) and Starry River of the Sky (2012) offers lyrical storytelling, bringing 'us to places we have never dreamed of.' (author's note, book list) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When her grandmother's kidnapped, a shy girl living in ancient China embarks on a magical journey to find her. Read full book review >

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LING & TING SHARE A BIRTHDAY by Grace Lin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Tw-inspiring fiction for beginning readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Lin swaps her trademark cupcake for birthday cake in this cheery follow-up to Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same (2010). Read full book review >