In their first adventure, Ethan and Emma smell a tasty bowl of ramen noodles. Luckily Dao is the perfect guide to see how ramen was created!
The trio zip to 1800s Japan, then skip across the decades to visit ramen factories, museums, and restaurants. Hungry for knowledge, they travel
across the world and even zoom to outer space!
Ramen has never been more popular. Dynamic art brings food alive and off the page to the point where your mouth will water. After savoring this tasty tale, get ready to discover more marvelous inventions from The Asian Hall of Fame!
"Oliver Chin has continued his entertaining stories of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac with another story that teaches both Eastern and Western values to children. Courage, friendship, and personal growth are all displayed in this story of a young tiger learning his place in the jungle and among humans." Warren W. Wright, Chinese American International School
Despite his parents' warnings, a princely cub befriends a human, the girl Su. But can Teddy prove the jungle is big enough for both man and beast?
The popular series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac features all twelve animals of the new year! This is the fifth book. 2010 is the Year of the Tiger.
I was first introduced to your books when I was working with Kidspace Museum in Pasadena, and fell in love with them. Not only as an auntie to my nephew, but as an adult myself! When I came to The Huntington, you can imagine my happiness to know that you annually contribute to our Chinese New Year family festival. I look forward to your books each year and can't wait for the fun adventuresThe Year of the Tiger will take us to!” -Julianne Johnston, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
Chin finds unique characters to expose children to hints of Asian-American culture while creating engaging and readable stories.... These stories are cute and humorous while offering a lesson learning adventure. I can't express how much I recommend them as a classroom addition or for a home library...they would also be a great gift for expectant parents or loved ones who know their Chinese Zodiac sign.” - Teachers' Favorite Books for Students
Hannah befriends the boy Tom and together they learn what kind of
character a horse possesses! But will Hannah have the chance to prove
herself when others can't step up?
The Year of the Horse is the ninth in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac.
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"...each lunar year gets an energetic, giggle-inducing welcome with [the] Tales from the Chinese Zodiac... As she did in The Year of the Dragon and The Year of the Snake, illustrator Jennifer Wood continues to provide the same delightfully equitable page time for all the zodiac animals, adding another engaging level of ‘hide-and-seek’ for younger readers. Author Chin again introduces rollicking exploits to inspire and entertain, all the while celebrating the Asian culture that infuses our daily American lives." - BookDragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center blog
Ray’s journey to discover his unique personality will delight kids of all ages. Twelfth in the annual Tales of the Chinese Zodiac series, The Year of the Rooster shows all the charming characters of the Chinese lunar calendar and how everyone has a place in the sun.
"The Year of the Pig tells the story of Patty, a pig who is criticized for her piggish behavior. In the end, though, her devil-may-care, impulsive side wins the day...[The artwork is] reminiscent of the work of Chuck Jones, the animator behind such Warner Bros. cartoon characters as Bugs Bunny. They look like animation stills...With his new series, Chin wants to bring the ancient stories of the Chinese zodiac to life in a modern context." -San Francisco Chronicle
The piglet Patricia explores the farm with her parents and Farmer Wu. Growing up is a learning process, as Patty gets advice from her uncles, aunts, and cousins. But being a sensible pig takes practice, as Patty realizes when Farmer Wu loses his jade ring! Can Patty demonstrate her best qualities when others think they aren't?
Patty's amusing journey to appreciate her true nature will delight children, new parents, those interested in Asian culture, and lovers of classic pig tales such asBabe andCharlotte's Web.
"The characters were enchanting, the stories engrossing... And I liked how educational the books are, both of which have a description at the end of what it means to be born in the Year of the Dog (or Year of the Pig). The illustrations are extraordinary pieces of art. I can't wait to get each of the books in this series." - The Opinionated Parent
"With its delightful narrative and appealing artwork, The Year of the Pig reminds us of the many porcine qualities we would do well to cultivate in ourselves: intelligence, curiosity, sincerity and generosity. How wise are those who learn from pigs rather than eat them!" - Sy Montgomery, author ofThe Good Good Pig
Sydney befriends the shepherd girl Zhi and together they learn what kind of character a sheep possesses! But how can Sydney uniquely help when trouble arises?
The Year of the Sheep is the tenth in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac.
"Favorite Chinese New Year Books for Kids: This is the sixth in a planned 12-book series that introduces children to the animals of the Chinese zodiac. Oliver Chin introduces young readers to the characteristics of each zodiac animal through lively stories accompanied by exuberant illustrations. The Year of the Rabbit follows the escapades of Rosie, a long-eared hare with a nose for adventure. Along the way, she meets the boy Jai and other animals from the Chinese lunar calendar. By story's end, Rosie discovers that her unique traits serve her well.” - China Sprout
Rosie is a funny bunny with an ear for adventure. After getting caught "visiting" a nearby vegetable garden, Rosie befriends the boy Jai. Now what mischief will these two get into in this hair-raising tale?
This sixth installment features all twelve animals of the lunar calendar. 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit.
"I’m lucky enough to have a Rabbit living at home...too clever by far sometimes, but thank goodness he’s nimble and resourceful, too, because like Rosie, he enjoys those run-for-your-life adventures way too much!” - Smithsonian Book Blog
"I love rabbits, obviously, so 'The Year of the Rabbit' a sweet story about Rosie, a rabbit with extra-long ears, was right up my alley. Written by Oliver Chin with fantastic illustrations by Justin Roth, this book is another great Immedium release. A tale of friendship, bravery, and why sometimes its good to be just a little different, Rosie will hop her way right into your heart." - Tokyo Bunnie
"This bright and playful story makes the ancient tradition of the Chinese zodiac accessible to children everywhere...The Year of the Rabbit is a timely way for the youngest readers to get acquainted with this aspect of Chinese tradition."--Paper Tigers
"The author/illustrator team of Oliver Chin and Justin Roth, who have delighted us with their zodiac books and pirate stories, are back with another story based on the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Rabbit is not first-baby-book reading, but it will still look cute on the nursery bookshelf. Plus, the story about a little boy and a bunny will still be a fun read when that baby is old enough to be all ears at story time. Sorry, couldn't resist." - Cool Mom Picks
"Move over Bugs Bunny. 2011 brings on the Year of the Rabbit, and Oliver Chin adds another adventurous Tale from the Chinese Zodiac to his collection, The Year of the Rabbit. This tale introduces Rosie the Rabbit, who is born with super long ears, which brings her both misfortune and fortune. As luck would have it, a boy named Jai, whose grandmother would rather eat Rosie for dinner after getting caught raiding her garden, saves Rosie. Later on, it’s Rosie who returns the favor to Jai in this fast-paced animated story. It definitely has a comic book flavor to it....Chin continues to creatively reveal the virtues of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac through his series.” - BookDads
all the colorful world has to offer. But will others, who don't take
kindly to her kind, get in her way?
Suzie befriends the girl Lily and they discover what a snake is really
good for! But will Suzie realize that sometimes discretion is the better
part of valor?
The Year of the Snake is the eighth in the annual series Tales of the Chinese Zodiac.
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heartwarming story about overcoming misconceptions resounds in any culture. It
also doesn’t hurt that the heroine is playful and enjoys being a little girl’s
jump rope. Despite the scales and fangs, Suzie is a snake with a heart of gold". - Sampan
Max is the son of the famous Monkey King and Queen, who have very high expectations. When he and his school chum, Kai, discover a new
sport, does Max have what it takes to rise to the top?
Max’s journey to discover his unique personality will delight kids of all ages. Eleventh in the annual Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series,
The Year of the Monkey shows all the charming characters of the Chinese lunar calendar and how the sky is the limit.
Plus this story features a bilingual Chinese translation for the first time in the series!
"Practice makes perfect. That's what Julie learns in her beginning kung fu class along with lessons about dedication and determination. (She thinks getting a black belt will be a snap.)...a high-action story that encourages deep reflection despite the action movie look." --San Francisco Chronicle
"Here's another book that is perfect if you want to get younger children into comics. Plus it's a positive story for female readers, an audience that is never given enough attention...It's a positive tale that encourages hard work and persistence and it's entertaining and charming to boot." --Ain't It Cool News
When Julie takes a kung fu class, she thinks getting a black belt will be easy. But her bold teacher says guess again! As reality doesn't match her expectations, Julie wonders, what would her matinee idol Brandy Wu do?
Can Julie take her lessons to heart? Only then can this "white belt" pass her next test to show her brother, parents, and heroine this sport's true spirit.
Julie is a refreshing female character whom children everywhere can identify with. Created beforeKung Fu Panda and the newKarate Kid film, Julie displays what real kid power is!
"Idolizing the movie actress Brandy Wu, Julie confidently accepts her parents' offer to enroll in a kung fu class in Oliver Chin's delightfulJulie Black Belt: The Kung Fu Chronicles. But getting a black belt won't be easy since her teacher says every beginner must start with a white one. Julie wonders what her big screen idol would do...Find out through Charlene Chua's lively illustrations in this engaging and empowering read." -Audrey Magazine
"Evocative of graphic novels, the illustrations will catch readers' attention. They portray the range of emotions that Julie and the other characters experience and also present the characters in 'action shots,' which will appeal to younger readers and draw them into the story. Many of the illustrations are mid-action sequences that will give readers the impression that they are watching a movie instead of reading a book with static pictures." - CM magazine