COMING IN 2021: MANATEE'S BEST FRIEND A middle grade novel from Scholastic, Spring 2021
A MORNING WITH GRANDPA illustrated by Christina Forshay (Lee & Low Books 2016)
My picture book, A MORNING WITH GRANDPA, illustrated by Christina Forshay (Lee & Low Books 2016), was the 2013 New Voices Award winner. A girl (Mei Mei) and her grandpa (Gong Gong) spend the morning in the garden. Gong Gong teaches her tai chi moves, while she teaches him yoga. Can they keep up with each other?
Kirkus Reviews: "Debut author Liu scores with a sweet story of intergenerational relationships." Publisher's Weekly review: " . . .the book’s sweetness stems from the thoughtful gentleness with which Gong Gong guides Mei Mei, never restraining her natural exuberance. "
A poem in THANKU: POEMS OF GRATITUDE edited by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Marlena Myles (Lerner/Millbrook Sept. 2019)
THANKU: POEMS OF GRATITUDE is an anthology of poems by a diverse group of poets focusing on the theme of gratitude. Each poem takes a different form, from a sonnet to a haiku to a concrete poem, and more.
Booklist: "Many of the verses highlight nature ("Dear Sky," by Naomi Shihab Nye, and "Constellation," by Ed DeCaria); others celebrate diverse cultures ("The Race of Friends," by Jane Yolen, and "Stories for Dinner," by Cynthia Leitich Smith); while still others, such as Sylvia Liu's "Thanks in Advance (for Not Squishing Me)," will elicit laughter."
Kirkus: "Lovely lyric lessons in appreciating the ordinary"
Publisher's Weekly: "a thoughtful resource for poetry students and teachers"