Book List in Order: 44 titles

  • A beautiful companion to Demi's classic The Empty Pot. In this new Chinese fable, Ping returns and deals with the selfish and greedy Tan Tan,who owns a beautiful house and a beautiful shady tree, but who does not share. Ping turns Tan Tan's greed ...


  • Eating bamboo shoots with chopsticks three feet long? Impossible, you say. Not if you are a playful panda and learn to share and work together with your friends! In her beautifully illustrated new book, award-winning author, Demi, presents ten classi...


  • Imagine looking out to sea and watching over three hundred gargantuan ships, their flaming red sails caught in the wind, approaching your shore. What wonders of the world would be found on those ships? Over 600 hundred years ago, Emperor Zhu Di of C...


  • One day a young girl named Feng Huang finds a phoenix feather that has fallen from the sky. When she tries to draw the magical bird and share her inspiration, no one is able to tell what it is. Luckily for Feng Huang, the Queen Phoenix sees her troub...


  • Many people say Marco Polo was the greatest explorer that ever lived, traveling 33, miles by land and sea from Venice, Italy, to modern-day Beijing, China. His famous book, The Travels of Marco Polo, indicates that he was a man of extraordinary brave...


  • Based on a famous Chinese folktale, The Magic Pillow tells the story of a poor boy named Ping who is given a magic pillow by a mysterious magician. Ping sees what a lifetime of wealth and power would be like, and discovers that the riches of family a...


  • Smoke, fire, dragons, wisdom, fear, and bravery...All of these elements are brought to life by award-winning author and artist Demi in a story of valor in the face of overwhelming fear. With splashes of color and dramatic detail, a boy named Ping d...


  • Once upon a time in Turkey there lived a funny, little wise man named Nasrettin Hoca. He wore a huge, white turban and a worn-out coat made of patches upon patches. Riding about on his little gray donkey, he liked to help whomever he could. A friend...


  • Emperor Ping, the boy emperor known for his love of harmony, sets a challenge to the children of his kingdom: show him the greatest power in the world. "To know the greatest power in the world is to know the greatest peace," Emperor Ping announces. "...






  • “In a book that is itself a celebration, Demi explains the rituals and ideas behind the Chinese New Year festival. The last 15 days of the old year are spent cleaning and preparing (‘Wash your hair and get a new haircut. Pay the debts that you ow...


  • From his very first day of life, when he rises from his bath to pray to God, it is clear that Nicholas is a miraculous child with a spiritual destiny. As he grows he is deeply saddened by the sickness, suffering, and death that he witnesses every day...


  • King Midas is a proud and foolish king who loves gold above all else. In return for helping him one day, a satyr grants the king his dearest wish -- all that he touches will turn to gold. For a time, the king enjoys his gift. But then the food he put...


  • Two men are on their way to market when one man's donkey knocks over the other man's jar of precious oil. Confused and upset, neither man knows who to blame for the mishap. They decide to ask their wise and just king for help. He suggests holding a t...


  • With the signature style and extraordinary artistry that have won her a loyal following, Demi tells the story of how kites came to be.  Long ago in China, holy painters would paint the townspeople's wishes on paper to be left in temples for the god...


  • With the signature style and extraordinary artistry that have won her a loyal following, Demi tells the story of how kites came to be.  Long ago in China, holy painters would paint the townspeople's wishes on paper to be left in temples for the god...



  • Pop! Pop! Pop! Set off firecrakers! Enjoy the feasts and join in the Dragon Dances!Chinese New Year has arrived and these are just a few of the customs included in Demi's newest book, Happy New Year! Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts'ai!. The activities and traditions ...


  • A rajah who believes himself to be wise and fair uses his hungry people's rice for himself year after year, until a village girl named Rani devises a clever plan using the surprising power of doubling to win a billion grains of rice from the rajah. T...


  • A golden goose demonstrates the wealth of kindness.A rabbit learns not to believe everything he hears.Throughout the ages, moral tales have been passed down from one generation to the next. Centuries ago in China, hundreds of parables were told by th...


  • A clever fox shows how small creatures must live by their wits.A boastful boar learns the hard way that pride invites calamity.A wise dragon teaches that the more you know, the more you know there is to know.Each of the fables in this collection abou...



  • A lavish retelling of a popular Russian folktale, grandly pictured with gilded illustrations, follows the adventures of Dmitri, who finds a feather from the Firebird and presents it to the greedy Czar....


  • A collection of twelve delightfully illustrated books feature the different inhabitants of Santa's North Pole, including reindeer, polar bears, and even Santa himself, all telling stories about themselves....


  • The classic Chinese fairy tale, in which a poor widow's youngest son is the only one brave enough to reclaim her stolen tapestry, is illuminated with full-color, Chinese-inspired paintings accented with gold ink....



  • Mixed-media collage illustrations depict the dragons of Chinese folklore, from the powerful Mountain Dragon to the sinewy Creative Dragon, each accompanied by a witty rhyme explaining the creature's reputed virtues....












  • An artist working for the emperor becomes envious of the emperor's architect and plots his death, telling his king that a good architect is requested in Heaven, but the architect recognizes the trap and plots his revenge...




  • The Empty Pot is Demi's beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom.The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he g...




  • When a poor boy in China receives a magical paintbrush, everything he paints turns to life. But the wicked emperor wants to capture the boy when he hears the news. The story will excite readers as the ruler gets his just reward when the boy creates a...


  • PreS Up It is surely no accident that every culture possesses fables, since they fulfill a basic human need for guidance while providing entertainment. Demi has adapted 13 fables and proverbs from the Chinese tradition and illustrated them with breat...