A stunningly illustrated and imaginative book set about houses which are 100 stories tall…. very similar concept to 13-Storey Tree House in English.
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.
Children’s picture books by Singaporean authors on topics which make our Singapore unique – from coolies and Samsui women, to traditional food and festivals.
A locally produced series of 3 books, called 大家来过节 “Let’s Celebrate – Singaporean Festivals and Customs”, details traditional festivals and customs celebrated by the ethnic groups in Singapore. With Hari Raya Haji coming up this week, we read the book on Malay Customs, and learnt a lot along the way.
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”
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.
Dogman and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are books that I half-wish my 7 year-old had never discovered. I say half-wish, because whilst I’m not a fan of these English series, the upside has been finding a similar equivalent in Chinese. Her discovery of Mi Xiao Quan 米小圈 has catapulted her love of reading in Chinese.
The series 100 Thousand Whys 十万个为什么 is a pretty good parallel to The Young Scientists series in English,
The eTutor pen can read popular children’s Chinese magazines and fortnightly publications which many Singaporean primary schools subscribe to, such as 好朋友 (Hao Peng You), 知识报 (Zhi Shi Bao), 知识画报 (Zhi Shi Hua Bao), 新朋友 (New Friends), 新天地 (New World) and 新列车 (New Express), etc. For us, this was the main reason we bought the pen.