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.
阿波林的小世界 is an adorable set of picture books that teaches simple Chinese language about everyday life. This is a wonderful set for young Chinese-speaking kids!
Where to buy Chinese books for kids? Here is a list of popular online Chinese bookstores organized by language type (simplified versus traditional Chinese).
Max Lucado books have relatable stories for kids about God's love, forgiveness, and grace. Languages include simplified Chinese with Pinyin, traditional Chinese with Zhuyin, and English!
Books are a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas Countdown, and my family is enjoying classic as well as new stories in Chinese and English! Here are the Christmas picture books in our home library!
一个不能没有礼物的日子 is a touching Chinese Christmas story about a bear family that finds joy in discovering gifts of familiar items. The book comes with a CD and has a wonderful message for children.
Chinese Graded Readers of the Chinese Library Series is an excellent set of books for beginner Chinese learners. Pinyin & English translations accompany the simplified Chinese text.
Relatable and funny set of 3 Chinese picture books, original translated from Japanese. Both of my kids (ages 2-5) love the stories about getting haircuts, tooth falling out, and getting sick!
Beautiful collection of Chinese Festivals Stories in simplified and traditional Chinese! These books give an authentic overview of Chinese holidays.
Rhythm and Tones: Chants and Songs for Learning Chinese is a fantastic book and CD for families starting the Mandarin Chinese learning journey!
A few lovely picture books about Thanksgiving in Chinese & English! These books have realistic illustrations and focus on gratitude.
The Giving Tree is a timeless, poetic story about a generous tree and a growing boy with changing needs and interests. Reading video and learning activity included with this book review.
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.
Beautiful tree and autumn books for kids in Chinese and English! Each of these Montessori friendly books are have realistic, detailed illustrations.
Both of my kids adore these Chinese children's books about dogs! Great stories paired with sweet illustrations!
满月 is a moving story about a Chinese adoptee that meets her new parents when the moon is full around the time of Mid-Autumn Festival. This beautiful book will be meaningful to kids and parents.