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About Tina Cho
Tina Cho is the author of Rice from Heaven: The Secret Mission to Feed North Koreans (Little Bee Books 2018), Korean Celebrations (Tuttle Publishing 2019), My Breakfast with Jesus (Harvest House June 2020), and The Ocean Calls: A Mermaid Haenyeo Story (Kokila August 2020), and The Girl’s Guide to Manners published by Rose Kidz. Tina writes for the educational and children’s markets. She lives in South Korea with her husband and two children while teaching at an international school.
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This picture dictionary covers the 1,500 most useful Korean words and phrases. Each word and sentence is given in Korean Hangul characters--with a Romanized version to help you pronounce it correctly--along with the English meaning.
The words are grouped into 40 different themes or topics, including basics like meeting someone new and using public transportation to culture-specific topics like celebrating Korean holidays and eating Korean food.
This colorful picture dictionary includes:
- Hundreds of color photographs
- 1,500 Korean words and phrases
- 40 different topics--from social media and WiFi to paying and counting
- Example sentences showing how the words are used
- Companion online audio recordings by native Korean speakers of all the vocabulary and sentences
- An introduction to Korean pronunciation and grammar
- An index to allow you to quickly look up words
Korean Picture Dictionary makes language learning more fun than traditional phrasebooks. This resource is perfect for beginners of all ages--curious kids, visual learners and future travelers to Korea.
Dayeon wants to be a haenyeo just like Grandma. The haenyeo dive off the coast of Jeju Island to pluck treasures from the sea--generations of Korean women have done so for centuries. To Dayeon, the haenyeo are as strong and graceful as mermaids. To give her strength, Dayeon eats Grandma's abalone porridge. She practices holding her breath while they do the dishes. And when Grandma suits up for her next dive, Dayeon grabs her suit, flippers, and goggles. A scary memory of the sea keeps Dayeon clinging to the shore, but with Grandma's guidance, Dayeon comes to appreciate the ocean's many gifts.
Tina Cho's The Ocean Calls, with luminous illustrations by muralist Jess X. Snow, is a classic in the making.
This book allows children to experience Korean culture firsthand by involving them in games, crafts, stories, foods and other activities like the following:
- Preparing and enjoying delicious Songpyeon--sweet dumplings that everyone loves to eat on Chuseok (Korea's version of Thanksgiving)
- Folding a paper carnation--a favorite Parent's Day gift!
- Making your own board game to play Yut-Nori--a game of luck and strategy that's played during Seollal, Korea's all-important New Year celebrations
- Writing simple Korean phrases using the Hangul alphabet, Korea's written language--which is celebrated with its own holiday (Hangul Day)!
- Making a paper fan--something kids always like to do when the hot summer holidays roll around!
- Making your own Pepero chocolate cookies or pretzel treats--which have their own just-for-fun festival day called Pepero Day
- Dano--the end of the planting season which is full of fun competitions like wrestling and swinging contests
- Children's Day--a spring day off from school, when parents take their kids out for a day of fun
- Daeboreum--a holiday to celebrate the moon, filled with special dances, twirling fire, lots of walking and, of course, special foods
- Special birthdays--(like turning one, or turning sixty) and other family celebrations.
- Buddhist and Christian holidays--like Christmas and Buddha's Birthday.
Stories of amazing Asian American women who broke barriers in science—for kids ages 8 to 12
Kazue Togasaki was one of the first Japanese American women to become a doctor. Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese American physicist who worked on top-secret projects. Isabella Aiona Abbott became an expert on the marine plant life of her native Hawaii. Asian American women are a huge part of scientific discovery, and this collection of biographies for kids explores 15 brilliant women, and how they used their intelligence and determination to overcome challenges and succeed.
Open up this Asian American children’s book and meet some of the scientists who helped:
- Pave the way—Find out how people like inventor Alice Min Soo Chun and computer programmer Josephine Jue designed amazing new technology and spent time educating others.
- Heal the sick—Learn about doctors like Joan Block and Jacqueline Whang-Peng who revolutionized how we treat diseases like hepatitis B and cancer.
- Explore new worlds—Discover how botanist Roseli Ocampo-Friedmann and mathematician Angelita Castro-Kelly changed the way we think about outer space.
Dive into a world of inspiring women with this science-focused entry into Asian American books for kids.