Monday, January 17, 2011

Book Sharing Monday - picture books featuring Korea

We're slowly making our way around the Eastern Hemisphere, and I've especially enjoyed supplementing Core 5 with picture books for the six-year-old.  Here are the books we've found for this week's study of Korea:

The Green Frogs--a Korean Folktale, retold by Yumi Heo

The Firekeeper's Son, written by Linda Sue Park with illustrations by Julie Downing

Bee-bim Bop! written by Linda Sue Park with illustrations by Ho Baek Lee

Behind the Mask, by Yangsook Choi

The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi

The Have a Good Day Cafe, by Frances Park and Ginger Park with illustrations by Katherine Potter

Count Your Way through Korea, by Jim Haskins with illustrations by Dennis Hockerman

In addition, the older two have read or are reading these books by Linda Sue Park:


A Single Shard
The Kite Fighters
SeeSaw Girl
When My Name Was Keoko

Jazz gives A Single Shard high marks, and is starting When My Name Was Keoko tomorrow.  JaneG. admits that The Kite Fighters was a good story, even if it was about two boys.  She's reading SeeSaw Girl now.

Book Sharing Monday is hosted by Canadian Home Learning.  Stop by and find some new books to enjoy and share what caught your eye this week!


Lyndsey said...

We read the Green Frogs a few months back. I remember it being a very cute beautifully illustrated story! What a nice list you've come up with!

Here's our book of the week:

Alex said...

Great collection!
I have to find a nice balance between teaching my 2 older and my's not always easy since I would prefer to include all of them.

Christina said...

Lyndsey, thanks for stopping by. I enjoyed reading about the board book you reviewed.

Alex, that balance is a constant struggle for me. If you come across any secrets, let me know!