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[BHE 106] A Mother’s Day Special and A Veritable Buffet of Asian Children’s Literature (Part 1 of 2)


Myra here.

As we celebrated our 100th Book Hunting Expedition Sundays, we are inviting you, our fellow book hunters to share with us photographs of your favorite bookstores (be it indie, discounted book stores, book cafes, big retail bookshops) and a few of your amazing book finds. While we try as much as we can to find out-of-the-way bookstores in the many cities that we get to visit, we know that we won’t be able to discover so many faraway places in our lifetime. And so we welcome guest posts from anyone who would wish to share their latest bookplace discoveries. Even library finds and pictures of your libraries would be most welcome. Please send your BHE post to gatheringbooks (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Mother’s Day Special


A special Happy Mother’s Day greeting to all mothers out there in the world.


Clearly, my family knows my heart. I received this today: The collected works of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. 🙂


I am also very happy to receive this book yesterday from Cyan Abad-Jugo whom we featured for our Meet the Storyteller back in 2012. Thank you, dear Cyan, for sending me Nick Joaquin’s Gotita de Dragon and Other Stories. 

Here are other books that found me the past few weeks or so.


We have just recently launched our new reading theme which would last until the end of June. And as per usual, I went on a library spree yet again and borrowed an entire luggage filled with Asian-themed titles. Here they are:

A Buffet of Asian Literature (Part 1 of 2)


Since I borrowed an entire luggage filled with books, this shall be the first of two-parts.


The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh by Frederick Lipp and illustrated by Ronald Himler, A Song for Cambodia by Michelle Lord and illustrated by Shino Arihara.


Now these three titles hit our reading theme on all counts: they’re about food – and Asian themed too!

Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, love as strong as ginger by lenore look and illustrated by stephen t. johnson, Fortune Cookie Fortunes by Grace Lin.


Finally, picturebooks by Taro Yashima. I don’t know why I only borrowed these books now from our institution’s library. At any rate, I am glad I would finally get to know this award-winning Japanese artist: Crow Boy and Umbrella by Taro Yashima.


Books by Demi: Su Dongpo, Grass Sandals. I have a feeling I’d be able to use at least one or two of these for Nonfiction Wednesdays.

How about you, dear friends, what books found their way into your shelves this week? Do let us know if you have recommended books for us to find for our reading theme!

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3 comments on “[BHE 106] A Mother’s Day Special and A Veritable Buffet of Asian Children’s Literature (Part 1 of 2)

  1. Happy Mother’s Day, Myra (I probably missed it, but hope it was good!) Thank you for some of these titles, like The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh and Song for Cambodia . I know the Yashima books-good stories. And Will look for the others too. I hope you enjoy The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry!


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