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: 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.

Le Le Chinese Review 樂樂文化 : Chinese Reading Pen and Character Learning System

Le Le Chinese is a series of highly-engaging children’ books which taught my child to read 1300+ characters in a fun way! It comes with a pen which can read the individual chinese characters.