Story Time

Asian Pacific Heritage Month
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
• Pre-school • Schoolage
One is a drummer : a book of numbers by:Roseanne Thong
A young girl numbers her discoveries in the world around her, from one dragon boat to four mahjong players to ten bamboo stalks.
Round is a mooncake : a book of shapes by:Roseanne Thong
As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood, she is reminded of her Chinese American culture.
Red is a dragon : a book of colors by:Roseanne Thong
A Chinese American girl provides rhyming descriptions of the great variety of colors she sees around her, from the red of a dragon, firecrackers, and lychees to the brown of her teddy bear.
Fortune cookie fortunes by: Grace Lin
After a young Chinese American girl opens fortune cookies with her family, she notices that the fortunes seem to come true. Includes brief notes on the history of the fortune cookie.
Dim sum for everyone! by:Grace Lin
A child describes the various little dishes of dim sum that she and her family enjoy on a visit to a restaurant in Chinatown.
Kite flying by:Grace Lin
A girl describes how her family makes and flies a kite.
Chinese Lanterns
Look what came from China / by Miles Harvey.
Describes many things, both familiar and unfamiliar, that originally came from China, including inventions, food, tools, animals, toys, games, musical instruments, fashion, medicine, holidays, and sports.

Look what came from Japan / by Miles Harvey
Describes many things which originated in Japan, including inventions, art, food, fashion, furniture, toys, animals, musical instruments, and sports.
This program could be adapted for Pre-School or School aged children.