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Salina Yoon


Salina Yoon

Salina Yoon is the author/illustrator/designer and format engineer of nearly 200 novelty and board books for young children. She strives to make each book entertaining, educational and uniquely interactive.

Her awards include the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, Best Book Award, for both TOYS and ROCK & ROLL COLORS (Scholastic). OPPOSNAKES (S&S) was a 2009 finalist for the CBC's Children's Choice Book Awards for K-2nd Best Book of the Year.

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She lives with her husband and two boys in San Diego, CA.

Salina Yoon

Books by Salina Yoon

by Salina Yoon - Animals , Children's 5-8, Family Life

The third Duck, Duck, Porcupine book has a new trio of stories featuring loud and in-charge Big Duck, quiet and clever Little Duck and friendly and gentle Porcupine. They use books in a whole new way, decide to throw a talent show and play doctor. No matter what problems they get themselves into, Little Duck always finds a way to save the day!

by Salina Yoon - Animals , Children's, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Friendship, Picture

Big Duck likes to boss around her younger brother, Little Duck, and she fancies herself the leader of their trio --- when joined by their gentle friend Porcupine. Little Duck doesn't speak yet, but through his expressions and his actions, he shows that he has a better grasp on any situation than his older sister. Told entirely through dialogue and visual storytelling with subtle humor throughout, Little Duck ends up getting the trio out of whatever jam they are in.


by Salina Yoon - Children's, Children's 3-6, Fiction, Friendship, Youth Fiction
Penguin can't wait to celebrate Christmas with his family and friends. But when things don't go exactly as planned, Penguin learns to find holiday magic in the most unexpected places. Countless readers and reviewers have already come to love the adorable Penguin and Salina Yoon continues this still-growing series with a timeless story of holiday magic and the importance of family and friends. Readers will delight in seeing all of their favorite characters reunited again.
by Salina Yoon - Animals , Children's 3-5, Friendship

It's Bear's very first day of school! He wants to be grown up, so he leaves his stuffed bunny Floppy at home along with all his familiar things. But being away from his best friend is hard --- and the first day doesn't turn out quite how like Bear wanted it to.

by Salina Yoon - Children's 3-6, Friendship

Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree...But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship- --- and how special he truly is! At its core, this book is a heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt "different."