Multiracial Asian Children's Books

Chyna's Doll by Schertevear Q. Watkins (author, illustrator), Daniela Frongia (cover design) [2015]

Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle (author), Rafael L√≥pez (illustrator) [2015]

Ninja! by Arree Chung [2014]

Malia In Hawaii: Celebrating All the Parts of Me by Karyn Hopper (author), Tammy Yee (illustrator) [2013]

Oh, Oh, Baby Boy! by Janine Macbeth [2013] * See my review *

My Amazing Day by Karen Fisher-Golton (author), Lori A. Cheung (photographer), Elizabeth Iwamiya (designer) [2013] * See my review *

You Were the First by Patricia MacLachlan (author), Stephanie Graegin (illustrator) [2013]

The Favorite Daughter by Allen Say [2013]

I Am the World by Charles R. Smith Jr. [2013]

Who's In My Family? All About Our Families by Robbie H. Harris (author), Nadine Bernard Westcott (illustrator) [2012]

Ladder to the Moon by Maya Soetoro-Ng (author), Yuyi Morales (illustrator) [2011]

Karate Hour by Carol Nevius (author), Bill Thomson (illustrator) [2011]

Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by Kip Fulbeck [2010]

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes by Faye-Lynn Wu (author), Kieren Dutcher (illustrator) [2010]

Adventures of Riley: Dolphins In Danger by Amanda Lumry & Laura Hurwitz (authors), Sarah McIntyre (illustrator) [2009]

Olu's Dream by Shane W. Evans [2009]

Fussy Freya by Katharine Quarmby (author), Piet Grobier (illustrator) [2008]

Sun and Rain: Exploring Seasons in Hawaii by Stephanie Feeney [2007]

Part Asian 100% Hapa by Kip Fulbeck [2006]

Cooper's Lesson by Sun Yung Shin (author), Kim Cogan (illustrator), Min Paek (translator) [2004]

The Way We Do It in Japan by Geneva Cobb Iijima (author), Paige Billin-Frye (illustrator) [2002]

Two Mrs. Gibsons by Toyomi Igus (author), Daryl Wells (illustrator) [2001]

Grandfather Counts by Andrea Cheng (author), Ange Cheng (illustrator) [2001]

Dumpling Soup by Jama Kim Rattigan (author), Lillian Hsu (illustrator) [1998]

Yoshiko and the Foreigner by Mimi Otey-Little [1996]

Thanksgiving at Obaachan's by Janet Mitsui Brown [1994]

The Dancer La Bailarina by Fred Burstein (author), Joan Auclair (illustrator) [1993]

How My Parents Learned to Eat by Ina R. Freidman (author), Allen Say (illustrator) [1987]

Hawaii is a Rainbow by Stephanie Feeney (author), Jeff Reese (photographer) [1980]


  1. Sharon, this list has grown so much! I meant to pass on my own list a while ago ( when there were just a few on this page. Thank you for all the recommendations. My cousin and her husband are expecting their Japanese-White-Indian baby in December (yay!) and I'm starting to put together a mental list of books I want to give them.

    We haven't gotten to meet yet but our sons are at the same preschool...will look for a chance to say hi. : )

  2. Thanks for your link, Charissa. Some great titles I need to check out. Did you know I have another working (broader) list on Pinterest "Anti-bias Children's Books"

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