Children’s Books for Asian American Pacific Islander Month

Here are some great reads to enjoy for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Visit our AAPI Heritage Month Display for more reading ideas. PICTURE BOOKS The Big Bath House   One Day Dim Sum, Here We Come! Love in the Library Mother Goose Goes to India A Dupatta Is…. The Curiosities CHAPTER BOOKS American Born Chinese The Many Meanings of Meilan Marya Khan and the Incredible Henna Party Marikit and the Ocean of Stars Welcome Back, Maple Mehta-Cohen NON-FICTION The Rise (and falls) of Jackie Chan The Last Mapmaker She sang for India : how M.S. Subbulakshmi used her voice for change  They Called Us Enemy Who is Chloe Kim? Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian

Have You Ever Wanted to Travel to Asian and Pacific Countries?

A travel book helps you to discover new places, learn about new cultures, and plan your trip. During May, which is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, let’s discover Asian and Pacific countries and plan your trip there.  You will enjoy some of the best food in the world. Think spicy curries from India, sushi from Japan, pad thai from Thailand, steaming bowls of Vietnamese pho and crispy Peking duck from China. Is your mouth watering yet?  Whether you visit the Great Wall of China, or go to the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, or explore the Borobudur Temple – a UNESCO World Heritage site – I am sure you will have a wonderful trip.  Here are some new and popular travel books about Asian and Pacific countries from our library collection. Begin your journey now.   Frommer’s Australia by Lee, Mylne Frommer’s Complete Guides are packed with dazzling photos and detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, giving you the low-down on what’s worth your trip and what’s not. The destinations are broken down into easy to navigate sections and include a full size pull out map to help you plan the perfect trip. DK Eyewitness: Cambodia and Laos Whether you want to be awed by Angkor Wat, cruise along the mighty Mekong, or sip on a coffee in a chic Vientiane cafe, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Cambodia and Laos has to offer. Cambodia and Laos evoke images of ancient temples, saffron-robed monks and impenetrable jungle. But these two neighbouring countries offer so much more – from gilded palaces to vibrant nightlife, sandy national parks to mountain hikes. Fodor’s Essential China Ready to experience China? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Essential China travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of China, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to climb the Great Wall, explore the Forbidden City, or discover the Terracotta Warriors, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. Fodor’s Essential India Covering such destinations as Delhi, Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal, and Mumbai, this Gold Guide to India contains full-color photos, detailed maps, and illustrated features to provide visitors with much-needed information. Lonely Planet Indonesia  Take in a traditional gamelan performance, laze on hidden beaches, or hike volcanic peaks, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Indonesia all with your trusted travel companion. National Geographic Traveler – Japan Every day National Geographic experts travel the world, going behind the scenes and into the heart of a country’s culture, history, and people. This incomparable experience can be yours through National Geographic Traveler guides, featuring: CHARTING YOUR TRIP, a rich overview of Japan that helps tailor your visit to the time you have and your specific interests. The Rough Guide to Korea The Rough Guide to Korea is the ultimate travel guide to this fascinating peninsula, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best tourist attractions. Discover Korea’s highlights with stunning photography and insightful descriptions of everything from Seoul’s wonderful palaces and hectic nightlife scene, to the fishing islands of the West and South Seas, as well as a chapter devoted to North Korea. Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Kuala Lumpur from the glittering Petronas Towers, climb the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls in Langkawi, or glide through the water village of Kampung Ayer; all with your trusted travel companion. Lonely Planet’s Maldives Lonely Planet’s Maldives is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Encounter hammerhead sharks on a dawn dive, find your perfect luxury beach resort or family-run guesthouse, and hop around by seaplane for a view of coral atolls, blue lagoons and tiny desert islands–all with your trusted travel companion. Lonely Planet Mongolia Lonely Planet Mongolia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch wrestling, horse racing and archery at a Naadam Festival, explore dinosaur bones in the Gobi Desert, or stay local-style in a ger (traditional felt tent); all with your trusted travel companion. Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma) Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma) is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Be dazzled by Buddhist architecture in Yangon, explore Bagan’s amazing plain of ancient temples, or hike to the floating gardens and markets of Inle Lake; all with your trusted travel companion. Lonely Planet Nepal This guide to Nepal provides a tried and tested outdoor activities section for all skill levels, walking tours of Kathmandu, practical, reliable information to get the traveller from peak to valley, and a comprehensive section on festival dates and highlights to help travel planning. DK Eyewitness: New Zealand Whether you’re seeking your next adrenaline-fix, the best place to taste traditional Maori cuisine, or the perfect geothermal pool to unwind in, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that New Zealand has to offer. Lonely Planet’s Philippines Lonely Planet’s Philippines is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Pick your strip of pearly white sand, snorkel with gentle whale sharks at Donsol or dive at Puerto Galera, and cruise through the reefs and islands of the Bacuit Archipelago – all with your trusted travel companion.  Lonely Planet’s Sri Lanka Lonely Planet’s Sri Lanka is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Laze on a gorgeous beach, surf at Arugam Bay, and watch for whales at Marissa; all with your trusted travel companion.  Lonely Planet’s Discover Thailand : Top Sights, Authentic Experiences  Lonely Planet’s Discover Thailand