Betty Lunar New Year books / Chinese books for kids
Me (Betty) with books from our Lunar New Year Lesson Plan

Welcome to our Chinese home library!  Learning to read Chinese with my children has been extremely challenging, but it’s also been wonderfully rewarding!  I’m excited to share our favorite Chinese books for kids with your families and schools.

Chinese books for children

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To make it easier to find Chinese books for your children, the book recommendations are organized by:

  • Level (picture versus chapter book)
  • Language (simplified versus traditional +/- Pinyin)
  • And other frequently asked categories!

Please click on the category name to explore relevant Chinese children’s books.

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Chinese books for kids by type

Per request, I have added suggested age ranges for reference. However, every child is different, and some may enjoy picture books at older ages. In fact, I still love picture books as an adult! Other children may be early readers and diving into chapter books at a young age.

Chinese books for kids by language

Other popular Chinese book categories

*Note: some Chinese books for children fall in multiple categories.

Chinese books on Amazon

For those who prefer to shop at Amazon, check out these popular Chinese books.

CHALK Academy Amazon Storefront - Chinese books for children

I hope that you can find many wonderful Chinese books for your kids and students!!!

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Happy reading, friends!