Lenore Look

Books by This Author

Brush of the Gods

Illustrated by: Meilo So
Age Level: 3-6
Inspired by an actual artist, Wu Daozi's brush created images that seemed to come alive. Travel to ancient China to meet Daozi as he grows from a boy into a muralist for the Emperor. When the mural is finished, legend says that Daozi walks into the paradise he painted. Brief text combines with brush and watercolor illustrations for a memorable look at a legendary Chinese painter.

Henry's First Moon Birthday

Illustrated by: Yumi Heo
Age Level: 3-6
Jen helps her Chinese-American family get ready for the traditional celebration of her brother Henry’s one-month birthday. Lively, stylized illustrations move the story at a quick pace to its satisfying conclusion.

Henry's First-Moon Birthday

Illustrated by: Yumi Heo
Age Level: 3-6

Product Description: Jenny's baby brother Henry is having his one-month birthday — his first-moon, as it's called in Chinese. And even though Jenny's sure he doesn't deserve it (all Henry does is sleep, eat, and cry) there's a big celebration planned for him. Together, Jenny and her grandma get everything ready, from dyeing eggs a lucky red to preparing pigs' feet and ginger soup. And someday, when Henry's old enough to appreciate all her hard work, Jenny will tell him how lucky he was to have her in charge.

Polka Dot Penguin Pottery

Illustrated by: Yumi Heo
Age Level: 6-9
Aspen Colorado Kim Chee Lee finds a cure for her writer's block in a unique pottery class. Child-like illustrations and text are presented in calendar-like orientation.

Ruby Lu, Brave & True

Illustrated by: Anne Wilsdorf
Age Level: 6-9

Eight-year old Ruby experiences life with a contagious joie de vivre. However, she really hates Chinese school and worries about the new cousin from China along with other easily recognizable concerns in this episodic, engaging novel. Ruby's life continues in the equally engaging Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything (2006).

Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

Illustrated by: Anne Wilsdorf
Age Level: 6-9

Ruby Lu is an exuberant second grader who takes her responsibility to help her cousin transition from China to his new school in America. Unfortunately, it lands both children in summer school where Ruby remains daunted by a long book. The humor lies in the ordinary of a likeable, effusive child who just happens to be Chinese American.

Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding

Illustrated by: Yumi Heo
Age Level: 6-9

Jenny's favorite uncle, Uncle Peter, is getting married. Now Jenny won't be his only "special girl" any longer; she'll have to share him with Stella! But Peter's bride is as happy to have a new niece as she is beautiful and wins Jenny over. Child-like illustrations reflect the traditions and warmth of this Chinese American family.