Books by the Author

Everyone’s favorite curious little monkey celebrates Chinese New Year with his friend Mei and her family as they prepare for this special holiday! From hanging decorations and enjoying a family feast to fireworks and a dragon dance, Curious George and readers will enjoy learning about many Chinese New Year traditions.

With rhyming text, colorful illustrations, and tabbed pages, this playful board book makes a great read for all Curious George fans — those who celebrate Chinese New Year and those who are learning about it for the first time.   

Available at major retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, and independent bookstores.

Barb McNally at Sleeping Bear Press has acquired world rights to My Name is Ai Lin by Maria Wen Adcock and illustrated by Yu Ting. It is a picture book that speaks to how the correct pronunciation of a person’s name can show respect and inclusivity of one’s identity and heritage.

The book was inspired by the real-life Chinese names of the author’s two children. In many Chinese households, elders help suggest meaningful names for the newest generation. My Name is Ai Lin shows how we can honor our culture through the significance of our names.

Lynnette Novak of the Seymour Agency represents the author, and Tina Doffing at Astound US represents the illustrator.

Expected Release Date: June 2025