DEAR JUNO by Soyung Pak, illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung (Viking, 1999)

Juno can’t wait to read the letter from his Korean grandmother, but he doesn’t know how to translate the Korean words. From little clues tucked inside the letter, Juno knows some of Grandmother’s news anyway. When it’s time to write her back, he must figure out how to communicate — even though she doesn’t read English. This is the first picture book for both the author and the illustrator. Ages 4-up.