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.
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.
孩子的彩色启蒙全书 (Usborne Big Book of Colors) is a fun, interactive book that teaches basic colors. Toddlers can enjoy a variety of color learning activities along with the book!
小小的我 and 最亲爱的奶奶 are touching stories that my kids love. 小小的我 is about the challenges of a child who can't do many things yet. 最亲爱的奶奶 explores a relationship between a child and her grandmother who passes away.
Story stones are a fun way to bring the Very Hungry Caterpillar book to life! Kids learn matching, sequencing, healthy versus unhealthy food, and more!
第一次自己睡觉 (The First Time I Slept By Myself) is a sweet story about a girl who tells her mom that she is ready to sleep alone. Inspired by this book, my daughter made a schedule for the stuffed animals that she wants to sleep with!
最美的科普幼儿版 (Nature in Four Seasons) is a set of 6 stunning books about seasonal changes with nature and animals. Although my 4-year-old daughter 老大 was fascinated by the gorgeously detailed illustrations, she also enjoyed learning about science. … Read more >>
多多和他的超级妈妈 (DuoDuo & His Super Mom) and 多多和他的超级爸爸 (DuoDuo & His Super Dad) are adorable and relatable books for children learning Chinese. Written by a Chinese author, each story explores common events that children experience with their parents and encourages family bonding.
Both of my children love 筒井赖子 and 林明子 Chinese picture books! The stories are relatable, and the illustrations are beautiful and realistic.