Kimchi, Kimchi Every Day

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Whether round and crunchy like a kimchi pancake or pinched and plump like a kimchi dumpling, there are so many ways to enjoy this Korean traditional dish.

Explore the different ways to eat kimchi in this fun, rhyming tale that also teaches the days of the week. Korean-American author-illustrator Erica Kim shares her pride in her delicious cultural food through her cut paper art technique. The Hanji paper that is used to illustrate the book comes from a paper mulberry tree native to Korea.

This beautiful reflection of culture will inspire children to take pride in their cultural foods, too.

A Bookstagang Best Read Aloud Book of 2022!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diverse Books: #OwnVoices, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Soaring Kite Books
Imprint Soaring Kite Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-10-04
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV050000, JUV011020, JUV009070
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 9 x 9
Lexile 310
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, and eSource

Author, Illustrator: Erica Kim

Erica Kim is an author, illustrator, and teacher. She enjoys working with cut paper and incorporates it into her illustrations. Erica grew up in Connecticut, but also spent several formative years living in Seoul, Korea.


  • ALSC Summer Reading List, Winner, 2023
  • School Library Journal Best Book of 2022, Winner, 2022


Publishers Weekly

“…[T]he layered illustrations—created using colored paper, hanji, and digital art—are eye-popping, dimensional, and delectable.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Bright and joyful; just like kimchi, this tale has a delectable kick.”—Kirkus Revews

School Library Journal

“A delicious read-aloud and perfect recommendation for every child, any day of the week.—starred, School Library Journal