米小圈上学记一二三四年级 is a hilarious and addicting Chinese bridge book series. The diary of a young boy shows realistic details of life in China.
Charming and humorous 《青蛙和蟾蜍》 Frog and Toad Books are perfect early chapter books for budding readers. You can read them in simplified and traditional Chinese and listen to the narration on Ximalaya!
数学帮帮忙 Math story books teaches math in Chinese and English! The books show children that we can learn numbers at any time with friends and family!
The Little Bear books is a wonderful series in Chinese and English for beginner readers who are ready to advance from simple picture books but not ready for wordy chapter books.
Where to buy Chinese books for kids? Here is a list of popular online Chinese bookstores organized by language type (simplified versus traditional Chinese).
一片叶子落下来 (The Fall of Freddie the Leaf) is a beautiful, nature-inspired story about friendship and changing seasons in life and death. The simple-appearing picture book has a deeper meaning that children and adults of all ages can appreciate.
四五快读 is an excellent, low-cost curriculum that teaches 825 simplified Chinese characters through stories and exercises. My daughter was ready for Chinese bridge books after this series!
加油小米啦 (Jiāyóu! Xiǎo Mǐla / You Can Do It Little 米啦!) is a series of early chapter books with funny, relatable stories in simplified Chinese and Pinyin.