Graded Reader Review: Disney I Will Read by Myself series 迪士尼我会自己读第

The Disney “I Will Read By Myself” Learning series 迪士尼我会自己读第 are excellent levelled readers and certainly tick all the boxes of what to look out for in a good Chinese reading set. They engage children using stories and Disney characters which they will be familiar with, and are written in Simplified Chinese, with no pinyin or English translations. The book range covers a good mix of a Disney classics – with less emphasis on Disney Princesses, which makes them good for both boys and girls.

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”

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.

Luka Compatible Books

List of books which are compatible with Luka Reading Companion, split by age groups.

Review: Luka Reading Robot for Chinese

Help your child read Chinese with this Chinese reading robot. Luka Luka and Luka Hero can read thousands of picture book aloud in Chinese. Click to read more.