South Korea: 

Take an adventure to the amazing country of South Korea. From ancient cities to the bustling modern metropolis. There is something for everyone, whether you are a history buff or a K-pop fan!

Here are a few books that we recommend for South Korea that would work well with the 193 Little Adventures South Korea pack.

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"Tomorrow is New Year's Day" by Aram Kim, a Korean American author-illustrator. She joyfully depicts Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year. Mina, the protagonist, eagerly shares Seollal traditions with her classmates, showcasing her colourful hanbok, teaching sebae, and making tteokguk. The book, perfect for the New Year season, includes a glossary of Korean terms.

"Korean Celebrations" provides an immersive experience into Korean culture for children through engaging activities. From crafting sweet Songpyeon for Chuseok to playing Yut-Nori during Seollal, it explores traditions like Parent's Day and Hangul Day. The book also delves into unique festivals such as Dano, Children's Day, Daeboreum, and special birthdays, offering a rich cultural journey.

"Korean Children's Favorite Stories" offers a vibrant collection of Korean folktales, echoing universal themes of wit and human nature. These captivating tales, some uniquely Korean and others universal, bring to life talking ants, clever rabbits, trees birthing children, and toads saving villages. Each story, including "The Grateful Tiger" and "The Disowned Student," carries timeless messages of empathy and intrigue.

In "Bee-Bim Bop!" by Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park, a Korean American girl joyfully narrates the process of preparing the special dish bee-bim bop with her family. The bouncy rhymes capture the excitement as they shop, cook, set the table, and finally savour the delicious meal, beautifully illustrated with whimsical details blending Korean heritage and modern family life.

Introducing the Korean Picture Dictionary Coloring Book, a revolutionary approach to learning Korean. With over 50 beautiful illustrations, each featuring up to 20 items, you can learn while coloring almost 1,000 images. The book covers diverse categories, pronunciation guides, quizzes, and a comprehensive basic Korean guide, making language learning enjoyable and effective.

"Cousins Forever" beautifully captures the bond between cousins as they navigate the challenges of living abroad. Through video chats, the two girls share their experiences, creating a unique "Word Swap" painting game to bridge the distance. This heartwarming tribute celebrates the enduring friendship of cousins, emphasizing the significance of close relationships in every child's life.

Embark on a captivating journey with a young Korean girl and boy searching for their missing grandmother in a world inspired by Korean folklore. Encounter mischievous goblins, a greedy tiger, a clever rabbit, and a wily fox. This beautifully illustrated graphic picture book by Julie Kim weaves a tale of curiosity, adventure, and cultural heritage, with Easter eggs for readers of all ages to discover. Translations to Korean text and insights into folktale-inspired characters enrich the story's end.

Delve into the vibrant world of K-Pop and K-Drama with "The K-Pop Dictionary." Tailored for enthusiasts at all levels, this unique guide not only defines terms but provides cultural context, origins, and real-life examples. Whether a novice or seasoned fan, this resource enhances your understanding of Korean pop culture, making it an essential companion for exploring the dynamic realm of K-Pop and K-Drama.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery with "I LOVE PINK." Jiho adores the color pink, but not everyone shares his enthusiasm. When Grandpa from South Korea imparts a little secret, Jiho learns valuable lessons about embracing individuality. This heartwarming tale captures the challenges and joys of staying true to oneself, navigating small conflicts with a lot of love.

Discover the diverse world of kimchi in this rhythmic tale that cleverly teaches the days of the week. Authored and illustrated by Erica Kim, a Korean-American artist, the book showcases the pride of Korean culture through her intricate cut paper art using Hanji paper. Immerse in the joy of cultural diversity and inspire children to cherish their own cultural foods.

Join the excitement as a class discovers gonggi, a traditional Korean game, leading to an unexpected tournament. Eunji, reluctant at first, finds an unlikely mentor in Jingu. Will she embrace the game, build skills, and triumph in the tournament? Dive into the vibrant pages of "Let's Play Gonggi" to unravel the captivating journey.

Gonggi Set

Explore the world of Gonggi, a beloved Korean cultural game played with small pebbles. With various levels of complexity, players toss and catch the pebbles in a rhythmic sequence. Experience the joy and skill of this traditional game that brings people together in playful competition.

Learn how to play Gonggi

Bookshelf Must-Haves

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no matter where in the world you are currently studying

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