Children of all ages.
Board book. Text in Hmong and English. "From puppies to kittens to goldfish or hamsters, we share our homes with special animals. They are our pets and members of our families. With each flip of a flap, babies and toddlers will have lots of fun talking about and discovering pictures of each animal and its home within our homes"--P.  of cover. Age: Birth-5.
Board book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate title: Kuo Ua Tau. Features Gaolu, a whimsical and courageous Hmong girl who teaches our children that they can accomplish whatever they set their hearts to. Age: Birth-3.
Child picture book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate title: I won't bite. Touch-and feel the animals who will not bite, but look out for the crocodile's sharp teeth! Age: 5-8.
Child picture book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate title: Yawg daim paj ntaub dab neeg. Ten-year-old Chersheng helps his beloved grandfather cope with his failing memory, brought on by Alzheimer's disease, by showing him the story quilt Grandfather made after fleeing his homeland, Laos, during wartime. Age: 5-8.
Child picture book. When Greedy Husband dies, Greedy Wife needs help to harvest the rice in her fields. She hires a poor farmer but learns an important lesson from him about kindness and honesty. Age: 5-9.
Child picture book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate Title: Kab lub vaj. “As Ka learns about gardening, the reader learns about traditional Hmong culture as well as the belief that everything on earth is part of the circle of life. Ka discovers the interconnectedness of the earth, the plants, and the animals. She learns the importance of sharing what the earth has provided to feed the animals and nourish her family. Ka's Garden is a place where the earth and all creatures come to life to create balance and harmony, a place where all can gather to celebrate the Hmong way of living."--Website. Age: 4-7
Child picture book. Young Mai's grandmother teaches her to make the traditional Hmong pa ndau storycloth while they are living in a refugee camp in Thailand. Mai weaves her life and dreams into her pa ndau and when it comes time to sell it so that her family may leave the camp, she questions whether she will be able to do so. Age: 5-7
Child picture book. George is different from the other balls he knows. Follow him on a journey to find out if being different is okay. Age: 4-8.
Child picture book. Pickles is a very happy French bulldog who lives in a big house. He has lots of toys and gets lots of attention from his two papas. Life for Pickles is perfect--until Ocho arrives. Age: 4-8.
Child picture book. Text in Hmong. Alternate title: Gift : the Hmong New Year. Dao, a Hmong-American girl, has a social studies project to do but has no idea how to get started until her grandfather comes to her aid. With information and help from the older generation, Dao learns how the Hmong celebrated the New Year in her grandparents' time. Age: 8-11.
Child early chapter book. Astrid is afraid of the dark and doesn't want to go on her family camping trip. But her twin brother, Apollo, is excited. When they encounter scary things such as crawly bugs and the creepy dark, Apollo helps his twin through them. And when they encounter the scariest thing of all, Astrid might just be the one to save the starry campout. Age: 6-8.
Child graphic novel. On the first day of school, fifth grader Duab gets assigned a "family heritage project" that includes making a class presentation. Duab feels uncomfortable talking about her Hmong background in this mainly white community. She also has to help her little sister get used to school and help her mother host a family reunion party. Follow Duab as she tries to balance her school and home life while discovering the importance of her culture. Age: 8-11.
Child graphic novel. Yia, a young girl, works with her parents farming the land and wishes she could go to America, like her older sister. Years later, when Yia is living in America, she takes her children to tend their vegetable garden because this reminds her of the home she misses. Age: 8-11.
Child graphic novel. When Tou Yang's football team plays the team from his former school, where he was picked on for being small, he struggles to remain focused and use his skills against Darren, who still wants to bully him. Age: 8-11.
Fiction book. On the first day of summer break, twin brothers, Tou Bee and Tou Cher are bummed when their mom takes away their video games. She makes the crazy suggestion that they use their imaginations instead! Determined to find their video games, the boys go on a quest that includes ninjas, dungeons, wild dogs, and even a dragon!
Child fiction. After ten years in a refugee camp in Thailand, thirteen-year-old Mai Yang travels to Providence, Rhode Island, where her Americanized cousins introduce her to pizza, shopping, and beer, while her grandmother and new friends keep her connected to her Hmong heritage. Age: 10-14.
Fiction book. Quiet and shy, Shoua is heartbroken when she is not allowed to go on a camping trip with her grandfather, father and two brothers simply because she is a girl. When Shoua's mother has special dreams about a falling star in the forest, her grandfather mysteriously allows Shoua to come along and camp in the north Minnesota woods. While camping, a star falls and a wounded dragon is found. Shoua becomes determined to save the dragon in order to prove her place in the family. In the process, she discovers her own voice and magical power!
Fiction book. Phengxue was always too busy with soccer and friends to take an interest in the ancient Hmong qeej, until his two best friends encounter the instrument during a visit. Their curiosity brings them to Grandfather, whose wisdom teaches the three boys the importance of the qeej during Hmong funerals. Not only does this instrument play beautiful melodies, it also guides a loved one's soul back to the land of the ancestors. Phengxue's heart is pulled by its soft music, as if the qeej is speaking to him, nudging him to learn this special instrument. Will he answer its call to become a great qeej player?
Child nonfiction book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate title: Cuban tug-ib-xyoos, Mlaug! Mlaug. When the great god Shao promises Tiger nine cubs each year, Bird comes up with a clever trick to prevent the land from being overrun by tigers. Age: 5-8.
Child nonfiction book. Alternate title: Hmong people's journey of freedom. The story cloth made for her by her aunt and uncle chronicles the life of the author and her family in their native Laos and their eventual emigration to the United States. Age: 6-11.
Child nonfiction book. Alternate Title: Ntsuag Nos : Ib Tug Cinderella Hmoob. Despite a cruel stepmother's schemes, Jouanah, a young Hmong girl, finds true love and happiness with the aid of her dead mother's spirit and a pair of special shoes. Age: 5-8.
Child nonfiction book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate title: Seevce, nas tsuag, seevcev! Jimmy Tune, a magic flute player, finds success when he teams up with some mice. Age: 8-11.
Child nonfiction book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate title: Tub qoob tub loo. A story from the Hmong culture telling how it began that farmers have to work hard to harvest their fields. Age: 5-8.
Child nonfiction book. Text in Hmong and English. A collection of twenty proverbs from the Hmong tradition, such as "The mouth tastes food; the heart tastes words," which represent the culture and heritage of this South Asian people. Age: 5-8.
Child nonfiction book. Text in Hmong and English. A toad, dissatisfied with his lot in life, ventures out into the world and discovers that being a toad is not so bad after all. Age: 5-8.
Child nonfiction book. Text in Hmong. Alternate Titles: The Ant and the Elephant, The Hmong People and the Turtle, The Orphan and the Rich Boy. Age 8-11.
Child nonfiction book. Text in Hmong and English. Alternate Title: Dab neeg hais txog vaub kib thiab nkawm naim txiv noog tuam haum vag. A Hmong folktale describing how the turtle acquired its cracked shell. Age: 6-12.