8 bilingual Chinese-English books on the topic of kindness, peace and unity. The picture books selected in this post teach children about kindness through a variety of approaches – such as stories, poems, use of metaphors, or profiling peacemakers.
Category Archives: Preschool-age readers
Bilingual books on Feelings and Emotions for Children
Great bilingual Chinese-English books on emotions and feelings, to read with children.
Books About Mid-Autumn Festival To Read With Your Kids
Mid Autumn Festival (中秋节 Zhōng qiū jié) is just around the corner, and it’s one of our favourite festivals of the year! Here’s a review of what’s on our bookshelf this month, including books across a range of reading abilities, for pre-schoolers to read by themselves, through to books which can be enjoyed by readingContinue reading “Books About Mid-Autumn Festival To Read With Your Kids”
Book Review: Full Moon 满月
A poignant picture book for children, touching on AIDS, adoption, death, and being grateful, especially at Mid-Autumn festival.
Book Review: Elephant and Piggie series in Chinese 开心小猪和大象哥哥
Elephant and Piggie is one hilarious book set! Suitable for nascent readers ages 4 to 8, with simple words, short sentences, lots of repetition, and clear illustrations with plenty of clues.
Originally written in English, and translated into Chinese.
Book Review: I Wonder (我想知道)
“I Wonder” (我想知道) authored by Singaporean Lynn Wong, sends a great message of support, written from the perspective of seeing a crisis (in this case, Covid) through the eyes of a child. There’s a message in there for all of us. Please support this amazing bilingual book charity effort.
Best Chinese Levelled Reading Books
A quick comparison of five series of Chinese readers for children, to help in your journey of finding books for beginning readers. Compares Le Le, Sage, Scroll, Si Wu Kuai Du, and Pan Asia.
Chinese books from favourite TV shows – Book Review: Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Magic Schoolbus, Octonauts
This post is sharing on books from our four favourite series from television, which we have in Simplified Chinese. I’ve reviewed them in order from easiest to hardest, from a Chinese fluency perspective. All of these series reviewed below are compatible with the Luka reading companion, for page-by-page audio and all are available to borrowContinue reading “Chinese books from favourite TV shows – Book Review: Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Magic Schoolbus, Octonauts”
Book Review: Tatsuya Miyanishi’s Tyrannosaurus Series
These books aren’t your typical dinosaur books for boys. Yes, they have bold illustrations and dramatic plot lines, but behind this are sentimental stories which touch on the ability to love, forgive, share friendship, and be one’s true self. Great for reading together – it’s Luka compatible for audio, and there’s Chinese and English version.
Sagebooks 500: Chinese Levelled Reader Review
Sagebooks taught my 2 & 4 year olds to read Chinese characters, and are either loved or hated by most. Here’s how we made a success of reading Sagebooks in our non-Chinese speaking family.