Lenore Look Books In Order

Ruby Lu Books In Order

  1. Brave and True (2004)
  2. Empress of Everything (2006)
  3. Star of the Show (2011)

Alvin Ho Books In Order

  1. Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things (2008)
  2. Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters (2009)
  3. Allergic to Birthday Parties,Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes (2010)
  4. Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances (2011)
  5. Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night (2013)
  6. Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions (2014)
  7. Alvin Ho Collection, Books 3 & 4 (2011)

Picture Books

  1. Love As Strong As Ginger (1999)
  2. Henry’s First-moon Birthday (2001)
  3. Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding (2006)
  4. Polka Dot Penguin Pottery (2011)
  5. Brush of the Gods (2013)

Ruby Lu Book Covers

Alvin Ho Book Covers

Picture Books Book Covers

Lenore Look Books Overview

Brave and True

Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she’s the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. Or when she rides the No. 3 bus all the way to Chinatown to visit GungGung and PohPoh.

And then there are the days when it’s very hard to be Ruby. Like when her mom suggests Chinese school on Saturdays. Or when her little brother, Oscar, spills all of Ruby’s best magician secrets. Or when her parents don’t think she’s old enough to drive!

Come along with Ruby Lu in her chapter book debut which even includes a flip book of a magic trick and share the good and the not so good days with an almost eight year old Asian American kid.

Empress of Everything

When Ruby’s cousin Flying Duck emigrates from China to live with her, Ruby decides the best thing about Flying Duck is that she is a great new friend. BUT the worst thing about Flying Duck is that now, no one speaks English at home. Plus, there’s strange food on the table every night and only chopsticks to eat it with. And Flying Duck is deaf, and Ruby doesn’t know any Chinese Sign Language.

As if that weren’t enough, this summer proves to be even more perilous as Ruby faces the dangers of swimming lessons, the joys of summer school, the difficulty of staying with a twelve step program, the miracle needed to keep a beautiful stray dog that wanders into her life, and much more. Is it all too much for anyone even the Empress of Everything to handle?

Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things
Alvin Ho is an Asian American second grader who is afraid of everything elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman in training, so he can be just like his dad.

Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters
Alvin Ho is back and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and…
pit toilets? Luckily, he s got his night vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super duper heavy duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he s got his dad, too.

Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

Alvin Ho is back, and this time he’s facing his biggest fear: The Great Outdoors. Alvin Ho is back and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and…
pit toilets? Luckily, he s got his night vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super duper heavy duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he s got his dad, too. Lenore Look s touching, drop dead funny chapter book about an Asian American second grader with illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers alike, and has tons of boy appeal. From the Hardcover edition.

Allergic to Birthday Parties,Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes

Here’s the third hilarious chapter book in the series about Alvin Ho, a boy who s afraid of everything. For example, what could possibly be so scary about a birthday party? Let Alvin explain:You might be dressed for bowling…
but everyone else is dressed for swimming. You could get mistaken for the pi ata. You could eat too much cake. You could throw up. So when Alvin receives an invitation to a party a girl s party how will he ever survive?Lenore Look s touching, drop dead funny book about an Asian American second grader with pictures by New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham has tons of boy appeal and is great for reluctant readers. The previous books in the series, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things and Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters, have received rave reviews. Alvin s a winner, declares the New York Post, and Newsday says, The novel…
shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from the hero s Herculean efforts to manipulate the world around him in his favor, without all the facts at his disposal. Perfect for beginning and reluctant readers alike, Alvin Ho perfectly captures the trials and tribulations of boyhood. From the Hardcover edition.

Love As Strong As Ginger

Katie loves to show her grandma how to dress a Barbie…
and GninGnin loves to show Katie how to make rice dumplings. More than anything, Katie longs to go with GninGnin to work, to crack a mountain of crabs alongside her at the crab cannery.

One day Katie gets her wish, but nothing is the way she’d imagined it. GninGnin swings a heavy mallet from sunup to sundown in a noisy, smelly room, earning barely enough for bus fare and a fish for dinner. That evening, when Katie eats the delicious meal that GninGnin has cooked ‘made with Love As Strong As Ginger and dreams as thick as black bean paste’ she has a new understanding of her beloved grandma’s hard life, and the sacrifices she’s made to give her granddaughter a brighter future.

All the poignancy of Lenore Look’s beautifully realized story based on her own childhood memories of her Chinese immigrant grandmother is captured in Caldecott Honor Medalist Stephen T. Johnson’s sensitive, expressive pastels.

Henry’s First-moon Birthday

Jenny’s baby brother Henry is having his one month birthday his first moon, as it’s called in Chinese. And even though Jenny’s sure he doesn’t deserve it all Henry does is sleep, eat, and cry there’s a big celebration planned for him. Together, Jenny and her grandma get everything ready, from dyeing eggs a lucky red to preparing pigs’ feet and ginger soup. And someday, when Henry’s old enough to appreciate all her hard work, Jenny will tell him how lucky he was to have her in charge. The childlike charm of Lenore Look’s story is perfectly captured in Yumi Heo’s na ve illustrations, which give readers the impression that Jenny drew them herself.

Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding

A Chinese American girl describes the festivities of her uncle’s Chinese wedding and the customs behind them.

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