1000+ Chinese Picture Books compatible with Luka Reading Robot

Our 1000 favourite Chinese picture books to read with Luka Reading Robot or Luka Hero, split by age groups, along with tips on how to find great Chinese picture books for Luka.

Books to enjoy about Dragon Boat Festival

How can your family enjoy Dragon Boat Festival in Singapore this year, from the comfort of your home? Here’s a list of great reads and some activities to inspire.

Book Review: 16 Chinese Picture Books Celebrating Families Ties and Grandparents

16 Chinese picture books on the topic of families and celebrations. The picture books selected in this post teach children about family values and bonds, especially with grandparents.

The secret to find great Chinese picture books in the Singapore library with Luka

List of excellent authors of Chinese picture books, which can be found in the Singapore NLB, and which are all Luka compatible.

Book Review: Crow Bakery 乌鸦面包店 (Set of 5)

This endearing set of 5 books (translated from Japanese) centres around the humble beginnings of a mom-and-pop bakery business, opened by two crows in the Spring Forest. It’s an intriguing story following the progression of the bakery – and various other enterprises around the forest – and how the family go about their daily life, through ups and downs, innovating and being resilient. Click link to read my full review including photos.

Christmas Picture Books (and literary gifts) in Chinese for preschoolers

This post shares six Christmas-themed books to read in Chinese, and a five great bilingual literary toys too. What is a better gift to give than the gift of language? The gift of Christmas surely. But language is a pretty good gift too. Enjoy good literature with your child this Christmas!

Review: 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 kinds of phrases which will sound strange, if one doesn’t know the real context behind them.  In English,Continue 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 (Set of 17) 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.