Children’s Books Set in Asia

Whether you found this searching for the top Asian Children’s Books to prep for a geography lesson, or you’re joining us as part of the Read Around the World Children’s summer reading challenge, we hope you’ll find the perfect book suggestions for your needs.

Countries Included on This List

The continent of Asia is made up of 48 individual countries, including four out of the top five nations in population – China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan. We gathered a book list that highlights the many different regions and traditions of Asian countries. Some of the topics covered include city life in Tokyo and Singapore, island life in Indonesia and Borneo, and stories set on the mountains that span much of Asia, including Mount Everest in Nepal.

Recommended Age Ranges

This list of the best kids’ books set in Asia is divided into sections, including children’s picture books set in Asia, early chapter books for new readers, and middle-grade books with Asian characters for more advanced readers. You’ll find recommended age ranges for every book at the end of each book description.

The list includes 40+ books for various ages and topics covering the vast continent of Asia. From learning your ABCs for preschool to a novel set in present-day Hiroshima for middle school readers, there’s something for every kid.

If you want to read a book about Asia along with your child, check out our lists of Books Set in Northern Asia for Adults and Books Set in Sourthern Asia for Adults.

Asian Childen’s Books for Kids and Tweens

The Best Children's Picture Books Set in Asia

Early Readers and Beginner Chapter Books Set in Asia

Middle Grade Books Set in Asia


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