FilAm Book List

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FilAm Book List kids to teen (download)

*Please note that this is a partial list of books written and/or illustrated by Filipino Americans. It is meant to be a starting point for asking your local library or book store to carry more titles by Asian American and Pacific Islander creatives. See Where to Buy for book shops and publishers in various countries.

updated 3/25/2021

FilAm childrens book list

Sleepy Times Philippines: A Good Night Bedtime RhymeAflague, Gerard & Mary n/apicture bookkidsEnglish & Tagalog
Salamat Po!: Learning About Showing Respect in the Filipino CultureAllen, Adriana Li, Raquel picture bookkidsEnglish & Tagalog
Daisy Dreamer seriesAnna, HollySantos, Genevievechapter bookkidsEnglish
Gabriela SilangAquilizan, Robin Kitana Alfonso, Tata Ponsinon-fiction picture bookkidsEnglish
Lapu LapuAquilizan, Robin Kitana Alfonso, Tata Ponsinon-fiction picture bookkidsEnglish
A Crocodile's TaleAruego, Jose picture bookKidsEnglish
A Friend for HenryBailey, JennSong, Mika picture bookkidsEnglish
What If…Berger, Samantha Curato, Mike picture bookkidsEnglish
Aru Shah seriesChokshi, Roshani n/anovelmiddle gradeEnglish
The Gilded Wolves seriesChokshi, Roshani n/anovelteen/YAEnglish
Everlasting NoraCruz Marie Mirandan/anovelmiddle gradeEnglish
FlamerCurato, Mike Curato, Mike graphic novelteen/YAEnglish
Fresh Off the Boatde la Cruz, Melissa n/anovelteen/YAEnglish
Something in Betweende la Cruz, Melissa n/anovelteen/YAEnglish
Ballesteros on My Mind: My Hometown in the Philippinesde la Cruz, Rey Edrozo Magcase, Tennipicture bookkidsEnglish & Ilokano
Abadeha: The Philippine CinderellaDe La Paz, Myrna J.Tang, Youshan picture bookkidsEnglish
Turtle Under Icedel Rosario, Juleah n/anovelteen/YAEnglish
A New School Year Stories in Six VoicesDerby, Sally Song, Mika picture bookkidsEnglish
PakadaEreno, Almond Jaye Ordonez, Jenny Lizpicture bookkidsEnglish & Ilokano
My Heart UnderwaterFantauzzo, Laurel Floresn/anovelteen/YA
Little Yellow JeepneyFrancisco, Jocelyn Dizon, Mark Tarrozapicture bookkidsEnglish
oh my kulay! Colors, Fruits and Veggies in FilipinoFrancisco, Jocelyn Ortiz, Jamie Leepicture bookkidsEnglish & Tagalog
I Really Miss My GrandpaGaano, Sheryl SadsarinPodkorytova, Margaritapicture bookkidsEnglish
Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious MysteryGalang, M. Evelina n/anovelteen/YAEnglish
Ho'onani: Hula WarriorGale, HeatherSong, Mika picture bookkidsEnglish & Hawaiian
Bahay Kubo and Other Filipino Folksongs for ChildrenGannon, Christopher n/apicture bookkidsEnglish & Tagalog
Willie WinsGilles, Almira AstudilloAngel, Carl Picture bookkidsEnglish
Cora Cooks PancitGilmore, Dorina Valiant, Kristi picture bookkidsEnglish
Blackbird FlyKelly, Erin Entrada n/anovelmiddle gradeEnglish
Lalani of the Distant SeaKelly, Erin Entrada Cho, Lian novelmiddle gradeEnglish
The Forgotten GirlsKelly, Erin Entrada n/anovelmiddle gradeEnglish
Let Me Finish!Le, Minh Roxas, Isabel picture bookkidsEnglish
The Power of One: Every Act of Kindess CountsLudwig, Trudy Curato, Mike picture bookkidsEnglish
Our Skin: A First Conversation about RaceMadison, Megan and Ralli, Jessica Roxas, Isabel board bookkidsEnglish
Journey for Justice the Life of Larry ItliongMalabon, Dawn B and Romasanta, Gayle Sibayan, Andrenon-fiction picture bookmiddle gradeEnglish
Ignite the SkiesMilan, Maura n/anovelteen/YAEnglish
Ignite the StarsMilan, Maura n/anovelteen/YAEnglish
Amina and the City of FlowersNewhard, Christina Bautista, Robbiepicture bookkidsEnglish & Chavacano
Kalipay and the Tiniest TiktikNewhard, Christina Happy Garajepicture bookkidsEnglish & Cebuano
SandangawOyzon, Voltaire Q. Sunga, Ray picture bookkidsEnglish & Waray-Waray
Any Day with YouRespicio, Mae n/anovelmiddle gradeEnglish
The House that Lou BuiltRespicio, Mae n/anovelmiddle gradeEnglish
Patron Saints of NothingRibay, Randy n/anovelteen/YAEnglish
Lakas and the Manilatown FishRobles, Anthony D.Angel, Carl picture bookkidsEnglish
Beautiful EyesRomasanta, Gayle Abad, Ramon board bookkidsEnglish & Tagalog
Yoga BabySantos, Genevieve Santos, Genevieve board bookkidsEnglish
Melo the Umang -BoySarmiento-Co, Alyssa and Newhard, Christina Portez, Jaypeepicture bookkidsEnglish & Ivatan
Gregory, the Terrible EaterSharmat, Mitchell Aruego, Jose picture bookkidsEnglish
Rom-Rom and LolaSimilar, Rowena del Rosario, Jhucel picture bookkidsEnglish & Tagalog
Donut Feed the Squirrels (Norma and Belly) seriesSong, Mika Song, Mika picture bookkidsEnglish
Maharlikan ChroniclesSoriano, Arthur Villanueva, Fayecomicmiddle gradeEnglish
The Luckiest Girl in the WorldTobias-Papa, May Roxas, Isabel picture bookkidsEnglish & Tagalog
Jack & AgyuVillaneuva, Justine Bontigao, Lynnorpicture bookkidsEnglish, Cebuano & Tagalog
Mama, Mama, Do You Know What I Like?Villaneuva, Justine Rodgers, Andrewpicture bookkidsEnglish, Cebuano & Tagalog
updated on 3/25/2021