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4 Must-Read Children’s Books for Black History Month

Feb 01, 2023 by The Editors of Fabled Films Press
Black History Month is celebrated every February to honor the history and achievements of generations of African Americans. Uplift and appreciate Black voices by spending this month (and beyond!) with children's books by Black authors. We've picked out some of our favorites to get you started.

Happy Korean American Day! Read New Middle-Grade Books from Korean American Voices

Happy Korean American Day! Read New Middle-Grade Books from Korean American Voices
Jan 10, 2023 by The Editors of Fabled Films Press
Korean American Day is celebrated every year on January 13. It commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903 and celebrates the many contributions of Korean Americans. Today, we’d like to recognize Korean American authors (including our very own Erin Yun) by highlighting their new and upcoming middle-grade releases. These reads will surely delight middle-grade readers—not just today, but all year round!
 

Encourage Students to Explore AAPI Experiences with our Pippa Park Raises Her Game Discussion Guide & Anti-Racism Resource

Encourage Students to Explore AAPI Experiences with our Pippa Park Raises Her Game Discussion Guide & Anti-Racism Resource
Nov 01, 2022 by Erin Siu

The AAPI community is vibrant, diverse, and full of stories to be told. With the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, it’s never been more important to be educated on issues Asian Americans face every day and exposed to different cultures.

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. It’s an opportunity to learn about the history and experiences of the AAPI community and recognize the contribution Asian Americans have made to our culture. One way for students to explore the history, traditions, and experiences of the AAPI community is to read books that feature Asian American characters. 

Must-Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month

Must-Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep 23, 2022 by The Editors of Fabled Films Press

Pippa Park Crush at First Sight is On Sale Now!

Pippa Park Crush at First Sight is On Sale Now!
Sep 23, 2022 by The Editors of Fabled Films Press

Gamify Summer Reading with the Pippa Park Escape Room Activity!

Gamify Summer Reading with the Pippa Park Escape Room Activity!
Jul 14, 2022 by The Editors of Fabled Films Press

Celebrate Pride Month with a Great LGBTQ+ Children’s Book!

Celebrate Pride Month with a Great LGBTQ+ Children’s Book!
Jun 16, 2022 by The Editors of Fabled Films Press

5 Activities to Rock Your Tween’s Spring Break

5 Activities to Rock Your Tween’s Spring Break
Mar 17, 2022 by Erin Yun
Whether you’re staying home or traveling this spring break, banish boredom from your vacation with these 5 fun activities! 

3 Unexpected Women’s History Month Reads for Your Tween

3 Unexpected Women’s History Month Reads for Your Tween
Mar 08, 2022 by Erin Yun
Looking for something new to share with your child during Women’s History Month? Check out these unique female role models who were groundbreakers in art, sports, and politics. 

10 Fun Facts About Charles Dickens

10 Fun Facts About Charles Dickens
Feb 07, 2022 by Erin Yun
February 7th is Charles Dickens’ birthday! This year he'd be 210 years old. His classic book Great Expectations is the inspiration behind Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun.

10 Tween Holiday Activities with Friends

10 Tween Holiday Activities with Friends
Dec 14, 2021 by Erin Yun
Author Erin Yun shares 10 fun holiday activities for tweens and friends—just like Pippa Park!

Why Being Kind as a Middle Schooler was Important for Pippa Park

Why Being Kind as a Middle Schooler was Important for Pippa Park
Sep 30, 2021 by Erin Yun

Whenever I'm having a particularly gloomy day, I find myself gravitating toward middle grade novels. Even though middle school can be a vicious time in real life, middle-school-aged characters in these books often show such compassion and capacity for growth that I always finish each novel with a little hope in my heart.

My 3 Favorite Meals for Chuseok

My 3 Favorite Meals for Chuseok
Sep 20, 2021 by Erin Yun
Crispy jeon, delicious japchae, and sweet Asian pears are just the tip of the iceberg of mouth-watering foods served on one of Korea’s most important holidays, Chuseok. So, in honor of the holiday, I’ll give y’all the rundown on some of the foods both Pippa and I eat on Chuseok...

Writing a Korean American Story for Kids

Writing a Korean American Story for Kids
May 18, 2021 by Erin Yun

As a kid, I was a voracious reader. Fantasy, realistic fiction, thrillers, mysteries, I read them all. Each week, I would beg my parents to take me to the local library, and each time I would leave with a stack of books almost as tall as me. Despite this, it wasn’t until college that I found books with Korean protagonists. I had moved into a wider pool of novels, adding translations and adult literature to the mix. When I was younger, I just didn’t see that many middle-grade or young adult books with Korean leads.

Different Passions, Same Drive: Basketball in Pippa Park

Different Passions, Same Drive: Basketball in Pippa Park
May 13, 2021 by Erin Yun
Today is the first day of the WNBA season! In my debut book, Pippa Park Raises Her Game, twelve-year-old Pippa Park is obsessed with basketball. Because of this, people often ask me if I played basketball in middle school, too. The answer is yes.... but I wasn’t nearly as good as Pippa is! Nowadays, the only sport I can handle is typing really fast. In honor of past times, I wanted to share my own experience on the court as well as explain why I chose basketball for Pippa’s passion.  
 

Book Review: King and the Dragonflies

Book Review: King and the Dragonflies
Feb 18, 2021 by Erin Yun

I haven’t read many books this winter. Maybe it’s because I’ve been busy writing or spending time with family. Maybe it’s because winter is hibernation season for me. Whatever the reason, as soon as I started reading Kacen Callender’s King and the Dragonflies, all my excuses flew out the window. I finished the book in one sitting.

Book Review: Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

Book Review: Stand Up, Yumi Chung!
Sep 10, 2020 by Erin Yun

Are you obsessed with Netflix comedy specials? Do you salivate at the mere thought of Korean barbecue? Are you, or have you ever been, a middle schooler? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do me a favor and grab a copy of Jessica Kim’s Stand Up, Yumi Chung!—a delightfully warm, deliciously funny middle-grade novel that is sure to get you smiling.  

Kimchi-Jjigae: A classic Korean stew recipe

Kimchi-Jjigae: A classic Korean stew recipe
Sep 02, 2020 by Erin Yun
Here is my take on a classic Korean stew from my childhood—kimchi-jjigae!

Take Your Book Club Outside!

Take Your Book Club Outside!
Jul 20, 2020 by Erin Yun

Enjoy a book club with your friends outside for a socially distant summer activity!

Learn How To Create Your Own Retelling!

Learn How To Create Your Own Retelling!
Jul 09, 2020 by Erin Yun
The Summer 2020 Reading Theme is  ”Imagine Your Story”, which celebrates mythology, fairy tales, and folktales and encourages young readers to create their own stories.