Gift Guide for the Kiddos

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Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese culture and history with this award-winning, delightfully illustrated book complete with stories, activities, and games. It's perfect for educators and parents wishing to teach kids more about this fascinating Asian country. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will educate them about Chinese language and customs. 

See all books in the All About series here.

 

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Part fantasy, part travelogue—this graphic novel transports readers to the intersection of the natural and supernatural worlds. Readers ages 10—18 who cherish books like The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Wrinkle in Time and Tuttle's Diary of a Tokyo Teen will delight in this graphic novel adventure. The comic book format will appeal to anime and manga fans while introducing an important part of Japanese culture.

 

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Tokyo Pop-Up Book cleverly pairs cultural and geographical information with artful paper engineering and an exciting storyline. Follow Chico, a 13-year-old shutterbug, and his mischievous cat Neko as they travel to the world's largest city. It doesn't take long for things to go off course when Neko decides to do some sightseeing on her own! 

 

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My First Origami Kit is the perfect, affordable introductory kit for kids and parents to learn and master the joys of origami together. This kit is sure to keep kids engaged and happy for hours. They'll be so proud of their very first origami—and you'll be delighted to display them!

 

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The true story of a Cambodian refugee—a dancer and teacher—who built a life in the US after fleeing the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge. Her gift of hope was to teach children in the Cambodian-American community the traditional dances of their country, so young people growing up far away would know about their culture. In plain but straightforward language and colorful illustrations, this multicultural children's story beautifully illustrates human hope and resilience, and what an impact helping others can have on yourself and the world.

 

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The words profiled in this book are all commonly used in the Japanese language and are both informative and fun for English-speaking children to learn. The goals of My First Book of Japanese Words are multiple: to familiarize children with the sounds and structure of Japanese speech, to introduce core elements of Japanese culture, to illustrate the ways in which languages differ in their treatment of everyday sounds and to show how a single word can be shared between languages.

Find all books in the My First Words series here.

 

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Origami Peace Cranes is a book about the capacity for friendship in all of us, and the power of small, but meaningful actions. Filled with fun pictures and ideas, this story addresses the anxiety that comes with new beginnings. The proceeds from this book benefit the Peace Crane Project, which aims to expand students' understanding of and appreciation for other cultures, people and countries. 

Also includes step-by-step instructions for making a peace crane and 12 pieces of colorful origami paper.

 

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An introductory Tagalog language learning tool specially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Tagalog—the official language of the Philippines—in a fun and easy way.

See all flash cards for kids here

 

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With beautiful illustrations by veteran artists Nguyen Thi Hop and Nguyen Dong, children and adults alike will be enchanted by Tran's English retellings. Stories in which integrity, hard work and a kind heart triumph over deception, laziness, and greed—as gods, peasants, kings and fools spring to life in legends of bravery and beauty, and fables about nature.

 See all books in the Children's Favorite Stories series here.

 

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