New Crayons 6-22-2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Crayons is a meme started by Susan at Color Online. It is about sharing the books one has bought, received, or borrowed over the past week - with an emphasis on books featuring people of color and/or written by people of color.

I'm still busy reading children's and young adult books for a special project, so I haven't been able to read for this blog. But I did get some new books for the blog.

My fabulous friend Corinne bought me two picture books in Taiwan! The first book is Spit the Seeds by Lee Chiu Lun (Hsin Yi Publications, 1993).


It's in Chinese.


But it comes with English translations by June Chen...


And audiobooks of both the Chinese and English versions!


The second book is The Little Stone Lion by Kim Xiong (Heryin Books, Inc.).


The illustrations are GORGEOUS.


I have the Chinese edition of The Little Stone Lion. You can buy the English edition here.

My copy comes with audiobooks of both the Chinese and English editions, and a pamphlet (in Chinese) with cultural notes on stone lions.


In the mail, I got Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda (AmazonEncore, 2010). My copy of this debut young adult novel was provided by the author's publicist.


I look forward to reading all of these books!

What books did you buy, receive, or borrow last week? :o)

2 comments:

Chen said...

I too have Crossing in my bookshelf (or rather on my bedside table)! Unfortunately, I have to read a few other books before I start on it. It looks good, though. But this week I read Hiroshi Izaki's Chain Mail and a German novel by Volker Kutscher called Der stumme Tod (Dumb Death), about movie stars in 1930s Berlin who get murdered when they start making talkies instead of silent movies. I also bought two children's books in Chinese from Odonata Books in Malaysia (Seven days by Xu Youbin and The Tree of Hope by Shen Yuxian). I really don't know when I'll have the time to read them...

Tarie said...

Chen, ooohhh, those two Chinese books from Malaysia sound interesting!

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