Name: Little Brother Mouse Series Sets 1 and 2 可爱的鼠小弟Author: Yoshio NakaeNumber of books in set: 22~ Number of pages: around 30 (varies between titles, but only half the pages have text)~ Number of lines per page: 0 – 4~ Total length of the book: ~300 characters per story~ Characters required by child to readContinue reading “Little Brother Mouse Series: Chinese Book Review 可爱的鼠小弟”
Category Archives: Primary school-age readers
Chinese bridging books for children: What to read after your child knows 1000 characters
This post summarises Simplified Chinese bridging books, arranged by length and character complexity. These are the ideal early chapter books to move onto AFTER your child has finished up graded reader sets like Sage, Le Le, Odonata or 四五快读. Get reading to read, read read!
Is reaching Chinese fluency a realistic goal for non-native children?
This post compares the different schooling approaches to learning Chinese in Singapore (local school vs bilingual immersion), and how this translates into learning outcomes from a native-speaking perspective. It also lists good bridging books to encourage bilingualism and biliteracy.
Bilingual Chinese Books that teach Kindness and Peace to Inspire Children
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.
Review: Luka Idioms Smart Flashcards 哆学成语智慧卡
If you have a Luka Reading Robot, you shouuld consider getting the Luka Idioms Smart Flashcards 哆学成语智慧卡. Chinese idioms, or 成语 (chéng yǔ), are short (generally) four-character Chinese phrases which offer gems of wisdom – usually accompanied by fascinating origin stories. They are really meaningful for children to learn, especially as can be common kindsContinue reading “Review: Luka Idioms Smart Flashcards 哆学成语智慧卡”
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: House of 100 Storeys 100层的房子 (3 book set)
A stunningly illustrated and imaginative book set about houses which are 100 stories tall…. very similar concept to 13-Storey Tree House in English.
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.
Singaporean Children’s Picture Books about Singapore!
Children’s picture books by Singaporean authors on topics which make our Singapore unique – from coolies and Samsui women, to traditional food and festivals.