Grace Lin Books In Order

Pacy Books In Publication Order

  1. The Year of the Dog (2005)
  2. The Year of the Rat (2008)
  3. Dumpling Days (2012)

Ling & Ting Books In Publication Order

  1. Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (2010)
  2. Ling & Ting Share a Birthday (2013)
  3. Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly (2014)
  4. Ling & Ting: Together in All Weather (2015)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (2009)
  2. Starry River of the Sky (2012)
  3. When the Sea Turned to Silver (2016)
  4. Mulan (2020)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. The Ugly Vegetables (1999)
  2. Dim Sum for Everyone! (2001)
  3. Kite Flying (2002)
  4. Okie, Dokie Artichokie (2003)
  5. Fortune Cookie Fortunes (2004)
  6. Robert’s Snow (2004)
  7. Christmas Carols (2004)
  8. The Twelve Days of Christmas (2004)
  9. Robert’s Snowflakes (2005)
  10. Lissy’s Friends (2007)
  11. The Red Thread (2007)
  12. Bringing In the New Year (2008)
  13. Thanking the Moon (2010)
  14. Circle! Sphere! (2020)
  15. Up to My Knees! (2020)
  16. What Will Fit? (2020)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Super Puzzletastic Mysteries (2020)

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Grace Lin Books Overview

The Year of the Dog

It’s the Chinese Year of the Dog, and as Pacy celebrates with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to find herself. As the year goes on, she struggles to find her talent, makes a new best friend, and discovers just why The Year of the Dog is a lucky one for her after all. Universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one s passion in life make this novel appealing to readers of all backgrounds. This funny and profound book is a wonderful debut novel by prolific picture book author and illustrator Grace Lin, and has all the makings of a modern classic.

The Year of the Rat

In this sequel to Year of the Dog, Pacy has another big year in store for her. The Year of the Dog was a very lucky year: she met her best friend Melody and discovered her true talents. However, The Year of the Rat brings big changes: Pacy must deal with Melody moving to California, find the courage to forge on with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and learn to face some of her own flaws. Pacy encounters prejudice, struggles with acceptance, and must find the beauty in change. Based on the author’s childhood adventures, Year of the Rat, features the whimsical black and white illustrations and the hilarious and touching anecdotes that helped Year of the Dog earn rave reviews and satisfied readers.

Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!

Ling and Ting are twins. They have the same brown eyes. They have the same pink cheeks. They have the same happy smiles. Ling and Ting are two adorable identical twins, and they stick together, whether they are making dumplings, getting their hair cut, or practicing magic tricks. But looks are deceiving people can be very different, even if they look exactly the same.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

This Newbery Honor book features magic, adventure, friendship, and even a dragon who can’t fly!In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life’s questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family’s fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat, returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.

The Ugly Vegetables

It’s easy to appreciate a garden exploding with colorful flowers and fragrances, but what do you do with a patch of ugly vegetables? Author/illustrator Grace Lin recalls such a garden in this charming and eloquent story. The neighbors gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of black purple green vines, fuzzy wrinkled leaves, prickly stems, and a few little yellow flowers that she and her mother grow. Nevertheless, mother assures her that these are better than flowers. Come harvest time, everyone agrees as those ugly Chinese vegetables become the tastiest, most aromatic soup they have ever known. As the neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetable soup, the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose. The Ugly Vegetables springs forth with the bright and cheerful colors of blooming flowers and bumpy, ugly vegetables. Grace Lin s colorful, playful illustrations pour forth with abundant treasures. Complete with a guide to the Chinese pronunciation of the vegetables and the recipe for ugly vegetable soup! Try it…
you ll love it, too!

Dim Sum for Everyone!

In English, dim sum means ‘little hearts,’ or ‘touches the heart,’ but to this young girl, dim sum means delicious. On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their favorite little dishes from the steaming trolleys filled with dumplings, cakes, buns, and tarts. And as is traditional and fun, they share their food with each other so that everyone gets a bite of everything.

Just right for young children, Dim Sum for Everyone! celebrates a cultural custom and a universal favorite activity eating!

Kite Flying

The family from Dim Sum for Everyone! is back for a new outing building and flying their own kite!

The wind is blowing. It is a good day for kites! The whole family makes a trip to the local craft store for paper, glue, and paint. Everyone has a job: Ma Ma joins sticks together. Ba Ba glues paper. Mei Mei cuts whiskers while Jie Jie paints a laughing mouth. Dragon eyes are added and then everyone attaches the final touch…
a noisemaker! Now their dragon kite is ready to fly.

Kite Flying celebrates the Chinese tradition of kite making and Kite Flying and lovingly depicts a family bonded by this ancient and modern pleasure.

From the Hardcover edition.

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

Crack, crack, crack! The cookies snap open and the family’s fortunes are revealed. Mei Mei wants to know how hers will come true. Jie Jie scoffs they never come true. But Pacy isn t so sure. As she waits and watches, she notices magical things happening in her family. Could the fortunes really be right? And what about Pacy s fortune: You will see the world in a new way ? Well, yes, it s true! Pacy has been seeing the world through fortune cookies!This exhuberantly illustrated story about every kid s favorite part of a Chinese meal also includes a brief history of the fortune cookie. What will your fortune be? Crack! Open up a cookie and find out. From the Hardcover edition.

Robert’s Snow

‘Too much snow,’ Grandpa Mouse grumbles. ‘Snow is just trouble,’ scoffs Aunt Vicky. ‘Small animals like us,’ Mum says, ‘don’t like snow.’ But Robert, the smallest mouse, knows he likes snow, even though he’s never touched it. When he finally gets his wish to go outside and play in it, Robert is overjoyed. Snow is wonderful! That is, until he can’t find his way home. Is there anyone who can help him? There is, and even though little Robert doesn’t recognize his rescuer, readers will because it’s…

Robert’s Snowflakes

It’s snowing art! Eric Carle, Emily Arnold McCully, David McPhail, Marjorie Priceman, Mark Teague, Eric Rohmann, and many more awardwinning children s book illustrators have created amazing artwork for an important cause. Gorgeous snowflakes fall on each spread on one spread snowmen dance, on another children ice skate. Haiku by well known writers celebrate the season, and there is even a full size snowflake to punch out and hang up! Robert s Snowflakes is the perfect gift for a collector, an art lover, and anyone who wants to support the fight against cancer.

Lissy’s Friends

What do you do when you re the new girl at school? If you re Lissy, you make a friend. A paper friend. And to Lissy’s surprise, her little origami bird opens his eyes and says hello! So she quickly makes more friends. And soon Lissy has more friends than she can count! But what do you do when your friends have to leave? If you re Lissy, you make another friend…
but this time one that stays. Utterly imaginative and charming, Lissy s Friends is a fresh take on the importance of friendship.

The Red Thread

A king and queen should be full of joy and contentment, but they both feel a strange pain that worsens every day. Then a peddler’s magic spectacles reveal a red thread pulling at each of their hearts. The king and queen know they must follow the thread.

Bringing In the New Year

This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each family member lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it’s time to celebrate. There will be fireworks and lion dancers, shining lanterns, and a great, long dragon parade to help bring in the Lunar New Year. And the dragon parade in our book is extra long on a great surprise fold out page at the end of the story. Grace Lin’s bright and gloriously patterned artwork is perfect for this holiday tale. Her story is simple and tailor made for reading aloud to young children, and she includes an informative author’s note with further details on the customs surrounding the Lunar New Year for parents and teachers.

Thanking the Moon

This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid Autumn Moon Festival. Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moon. Grace Lin’s luminous and gloriously patterned artwork is perfect for this holiday tale. Her story is simple tailor made for reading aloud to young children. And she includes an informative author s note with further details on the customs and traditions of the Moon Festival for parents and teachers. The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays of the year along with the Lunar New Year, so this book makes an excellent companion to Grace Lin s Bringing In the New Year, which features the same family.

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