Search Results: "James Yang"


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JOEY AND JET by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An excellent introduction to what can usually be a difficult concept for youngsters. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A game of fetch teaches young children how to describe locations. Read full book review >

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BUILD IT UP AND KNOCK IT DOWN by Tom Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"Part of the Harper Growing Tree series that comes complete with 'tips for reading and sharing.' (Picture book. 2-3)"
Two little boy figures get together for a play date in a simple, repetitive text that emphasizes opposites. Read full book review >

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JOEY AND JET IN SPACE by James Yang
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"A subtle, and much-needed, push for imaginative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Joey and Jet's previous adventure was a clever way to teach young children about prepositions. Read full book review >

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PUZZLEHEAD by James Yang
by James Yang, illustrated by James Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2009

"Colorful, digitally rendered, geometric creatures scamper and play abstractly like a Calder mobile, but the text is rather flat, and the message is either intriguingly multifaceted or just, well, puzzling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The world is ripe for exploring with friends, but Puzzlehead (his head is a toppled capital E) can't seem to find his groove. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS COME HOME TO ME by Belle Yang
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An additional purchase, but will be enjoyed for its attractive illustrations. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Chinese twins Mei-Mei and Di-Di raise their two doves to fly freely, but to return home, just as Mama (mother) and Baba (father) expect their children to behave. Read full book review >

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HANNAH IS MY NAME by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"1960s, Yang's offering is winner—a spot-on depiction of the immigrant experience in America. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This thoughtful offering is based on Yang's own immigration story, and is told from the perspective of seven-year-old Hannah, who moves with her mother and father from Taiwan to San Francisco. Read full book review >

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A NEST IN SPRINGTIME by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Welcome additions. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This bilingual offering blooms. Read full book review >

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HURRY HOME, HEDGEHOG! by Belle Yang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet story with lovely illustrations to boot, developmentally pitch-perfect for older babies and toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
A little hedgehog hurries home in an effort to avoid a coming storm in this bilingual board book. Read full book review >

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THE ODYSSEY OF A MANCHURIAN by Belle Yang
Released: Oct. 27, 1996

"A talented, highly original blend of vivid family history and art. (Author tour)"
A continuation of the story begun in Yang's unique chronicle of her father's boyhood in China during the 1930s and '40s, Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders (1994). Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Yang's work is like a lovely painted scroll swimming with wild souls, beasts, birds, flowers, day and night sky, tragedy, and hope."
With poetic prose and vivid watercolors, Yang has created a rich portrait of life in China during the 1930s and '40s. Read full book review >

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LIVING TREASURES by Yang Huang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"A knotty, engaging novel of China's recent history."
A college student faces personal and political challenges in Tiananmen-era China. Read full book review >

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CHILI-CHILI-CHIN-CHIN by Belle Yang
Released: May 1, 1999

"Whether giving room or sharing good times, Chili-Chili-Chin-Chin and the boy's approach gives friendship an enviable suppleness. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Chili-Chili-Chin-Chin is a donkey that knows what it likes and what it dislikes. Read full book review >