Luka Hero versus Luka Reading Robot Review for Chinese book reading

Review of Luka Hero and comparison with the original Luka Reading robot. Luka Hero can read Chinese children’s books, and recognise any written Chinese characters, including handwriting. Click to learn more!

Chinese books from favourite TV shows – Book Review: Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Magic Schoolbus, Octonauts

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”

Book Review: Tatsuya Miyanishi’s Tyrannosaurus Series

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.

Book review: 米小圈上学记 Mi Xiao Quan’s School Diary

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.

Le Le Chinese Review 樂樂文化 : Chinese Reading Pen and Character Learning System

Le Le Chinese is a series of highly-engaging children’ books which taught my child to read 1300+ characters in a fun way! It comes with a pen which can read the individual chinese characters.

Reading Pens and Robots for Chinese Learning

My daughter is learning mandarin as her mother tongue, despite no parent or grandparent speaking it. So here’s sharing a few interesting “robots” that are helping us out.