Category Archives: Books

Listing of recommended books that are fun for young children and provide an introduction to Chinese language and culture. These books are easy for non-native Chinese speakers to read to their children.

Suggested Book – “Cat and Rat” by Ed Young

My kids love to hear about the twelve animals associated with the Chinese Zodiac. They will inquire about which animal they are, I am, and all their relatives and friends. By the way, I am a monkey. Most recently, my … Continue reading

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Suggested book – “Bringing in the New Year” by Grace Lin

As the Chinese New Year approaches (February 3, 2011), I will be reading a favorite children’s book by Grace Lin titled Bringing in the New Year. The story is about how a family celebrates the week long Chinese holiday, also … Continue reading

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Suggested Book – “Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes” by Nina Simonds, et. al.

What to do? What to do? One of my favorite resources for craft ideas and activities related to Chinese culture learning is this post’s suggested book, Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes. This book has traditional … Continue reading

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Suggestion: “Sagwa – The Chinese Siamese Cat” PBS web site based upon the Amy Tan children’s folk story book

If you haven’t already, check out the PBS Kids Web Site for the show “Saga-The Chinese Siamese Cat” for interactive games that are geared toward preschoolers and early elementary aged children. The site is not geared to teach Mandarin language, … Continue reading

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Suggested Book – “In the Snow” by Huy Voun Lee for introduction to Chinese character writing

In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee Ages 4- 8 years Copyright 1995 Publisher Henry Holt and Company ISBN-10: 0805065792 ISBN-13:978-0805065794 I recently read In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee to my daughter. The book is about a boy who … Continue reading

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