Asian Fall 2017 Releases

Hey everyone! I tried to create a mini masterlist of children’s fiction books (Picture books, MG, YA) by Asian authors that are releasing this fall. By my definition, fall includes September, October, and November. I’ll post a winter list as we approach December, and this list will be updated should I come across more books. If the list contains errors or titles have been omitted, please let me know in the comments or reach out to me on twitter @airyreads so that I can fix mistakes.

Disclaimer: This list was curated by myself largely using the Publisher’s Weekly Fall Children’s Announcements, and thus will be lacking in indie/self-pub titles. Anthologies included will have at least one Asian contributor.

♥ = picture book/children’s
♦ = MG
♣ = YA


  • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman ♣
  • The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh ♦
  • You Bring the Distant Near  by Mitali Perkins ♣
  • The Dam Keeper by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi ♦
  • Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak ♥
  • Welcome Home by Eric Smith ♣
  • Warcross by Marie Lu ♣
  • My Grandpa’s Chair by Jiyeon Pak ♥
  • The Fold by An Na ♦
  • Wait for Me by An Na ♦
  • Lines by Suzy Lee ♥
  • Papillon Goes to the Vet by A.N. Kang ♥
  • Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant by Songju Ma Daemicke ♥
  • The Disappearance by Gillian Chen
  • Quests for Glory by Soman Chainani ♦
  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake ♣
  • No Kimchi for Me! by Aram Kim ♥
  • Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story by Sonia Patel ♣
  • Don’t Be Sorry, Dad! by Nari Hong
  • Suee and the Shadow by Ginger Ly, illust. by Molly Park ♥
  • The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi ♥
  • Still Stuck by Shinsuke Yoshitake ♥


  • Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh ♣
  • Ahmisa by Supriya Kelkar ♦
  • The Kids Who Knew Too Little by Gitty Daneshvari ♦
  • Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani ♣
  • Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang ♦
  • Ninja Claus! by Arree Chung ♥
  • Pizza Day: A Picture Book by Melissa Iwai ♥
  • Draw the Line by Kathryn Otoshi ♥
  • Little Santa by Yoko Maruyama ♥
  • Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Travels by Kazue Takahashi ♥
  • A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo ♣
  • Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao ♣
  • Where’s Halmoni? by Julie Kim ♥
  • The Bronze Dog: Stories of the Chinese Zodiac, A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian ♥
  • Home for Chinese New Year: A Story Told in English and Chinese by Wei Jie, illus. by Xu Can ♥
  • I Have a Little Lantern by Gan Dayong ♥
  • What What What by Arata Tendō, illust. by Ryōji Arai ♥
  • Not Your Villain by C.B. Lee ♣
  • Somebody to Love by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Accident! by Andrea Tsurumi ♥
  • Captain Monty Takes the Plunge by Jennifer Mook Sang ♥
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom and Kai Yun Ching, illust. by Wai-Yant Li ♥
  • Seize Today by Pintip Dunn ♣


  • Happy Birthday! by Mamoru Suzuki ♥
  • Polar Bear Postman by Seigo Kijima ♥
  • Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi ♦
  • Chainbreaker by Tara Sim ♣
  • Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga ♣
  • The November Girl by Lydia Kang ♣
  • Rosemarked by Livia Blackthorne ♣
  • The Speaker by Traci Chee ♣


I hope you were able to find some new titles to add to your TBR and happy reading to everyone!