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Tag Archives: Childrens Book Simplified Chinese
Book Review: 朱尔多日记 Zhu Er’s Diary
This review is of a bridging book set 朱尔多日记 (Zhū ěr’s Diary), which is ideal for middle-to-upper primary school readers. My daughter borrowed it recently from the library. Until that point, I really thought we’d heard of most of the better known early chapter booksets from mainland China, especially those written in diary format, but apparentlyContinue reading “Book Review: 朱尔多日记 Zhu Er’s Diary”
Book Review: The Power of the Earth
The Power of the Earth 地球的力量科学绘本 is a book set for children who are nature lovers, geographers and mathematicians. See what it’s all about!
Book Review: Zorori series in Simplified Chinese
Zorori 怪杰佐罗力) stories are a, great blend of comedy and mystery. A superb Simplified Chinese reading book for a P3 or P4 child.
Chinese Graded Novels: Books for not-quite-beginners
Easy-to-read graded novels in Simplified Chinese. Which ones are great and why?
Book Review: Magic Tree House in Simplified Chinese 神奇树屋
A good book set for a child who knows at least 1500 characters, and is ready to read novels. Historical adventure fiction., making is an appealing genre.
Little Sheep Goes up the Mountain 小羊上山 Review – Chinese Levelled Reader
Exciting new series of graded readers released in 2020 & 2021, by the same authors as Disney I Will Read, but SO much better! This book set is an excellent choice for any child who is starting learning to read, and it won’t break the budget either.
Simplified Chinese Comic Books & Graphic Novels for Kids
Review of six great sets of Simplified Chinese graphic novels for children which contain touching stories and Asian-themed graphics. Great for language learners of multiple abilities, with lots of cultural relevance too.
Chinese Home Library: Best Books of 2020 & 2021
Our family’s favourite Chinese book recommendations for each age group from toddler to tween. 3 to 9. As selected by my kids.
Building a Chinese book library at home for children
This post outlines how you can go about creating your own children’s Chinese book collection at home, and what to think about as you do it. It includes the types of books we have by age, genre and author, and also where they came from. Lots of geeky charts and graphs.