Did you know that today is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival?

This holiday falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar. It is a time to celebrate the end of the harvesting season, gather to watch the moon with family and friends, eat mooncakes—and read Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a lovely new picture book by Newbery Honoree Grace Lin.

I thought this would be a perfect time to direct you to Lin's blog, gracenotes, if you're not aware of it already. In the past week alone, the author/illustrator has posted moon poetry, a recipe for Chinese Tea Eggs and instructions on how to make a bunny lantern. This is a great resource for parents and teachers.

Are you celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival? Also, do you (or your children/grandchildren/students) have a favorite book by Lin?

Also in BookPage: Read an interview with Lin about Year of the Dog; read a review of early reader Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!

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