Sagebooks is an excellent curriculum that uses spaced repetition and short stories to teach kids how to read 500 Chinese characters and basic sentences. Simplified and traditional Chinese versions are available.
Shapes Chinese Books 形状万花筒 is an excellent series of books for the budding reader. Large Chinese characters are on separate pages from the cute and clever illustrations that kids will love! Each story concludes with a positive message as well as full English translation and pinyin reference.
Looking for Chinese children's books with Pinyin and English? Katrina Liu's "Mina Learns Chinese" series is wonderful because it's inspired by her child.
My kids can independently enjoy Chinese Nursery Rhymes with this musical sound book! Video demonstration and detailed review in this post!
A geode kit is a fun way to learn learn about rocks! Kids will love to watch geodes crack open and explore the inside with great books about rocks!
Beautiful and thought-provoking Chinese picture books in simplified Chinese with Pinyin support and English translations!
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!
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.
Rhythm and Tones: Chants and Songs for Learning Chinese is a fantastic book and CD for families starting the Mandarin Chinese learning journey!
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.
National Geographic Insects is a fantastic set of Chinese science books. Realistic illustrations and simple text make this series perfect for kids.
Taoshu books are based on a popular Singaporean cartoon. The series has large font Chinese characters and nice audio narration - great for beginner readers!
When should children learn Hanyu Pinyin? Overview of the pros and cons and why I am waiting to teach the Chinese phonetic system to my children.
长大我最棒儿童健康心理与完美人格 Learning to Get Along Series by Cheri J. Meiners is a set of 15 books. The series teaches children about manners and social skills. The illustrations are realistic and the simplified Chinese text is accompanied by pinyin.
When choosing books for babies and toddlers, the question we should ask is "What do babies want to see?" This post has evidence-based tips for realistic images plus examples of Montessori-friendly Chinese books.
iSuper Science books are favorite Chinese science books for my kids. This must-have series features beautiful photographs and large Chinese characters.