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A Big Mooncake for Little Star

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

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A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
Pat, pat, pat...
Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.

Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet What happens when she can't resist a nibble?

In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.

Author: Grace Lin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 08/28/2018
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.04lbs
Size: 8.40h x 11.20w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780316404488
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.2
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 195918 / Big Mooncake for Little Star

Award: Caldecott Medal - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 05/01/2018 pg. 82
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2018 pg. 102
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2018 - Book Of Special Distinction
Publishers Weekly 06/11/2018
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2018 pg. 93
School Library Journal 07/01/2018 pg. 45
Shelf Awareness 11/26/2018
BookPage 09/01/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Grace Lin is the award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator of Starry River of the Sky, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, The Year of the Dog, The Year of the Rat, Dumpling Days, and Ling & Ting, as well as pictures books such as The Ugly Vegetables and Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Grace lives with her husband and daughter in Western MA, where they get plenty of winter snow. Her website is

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