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.
Beautiful collection of Chinese Festivals Stories in simplified and traditional Chinese! These books give an authentic overview of Chinese holidays.
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.
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!
Stream of Praise 讚美之泉 Children Music Board Books are a fun way to enjoy Chinese Christian songs. My kids enjoy singing and dancing along to the music!
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.
A collection of meaningful picture books written in simplified and traditional Chinese. The bilingual CD is in Mandarin and English with pleasant classical music in the background.
可爱的鼠小弟 Little Mouse Series is an adorable and funny Chinese picture book for children. The black-and-while pencil illustrations are understated yet cleverly express the thoughts behind the action of each animal.
画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) is a beautiful picture book by Eric Carle. We read this book and then applied what we learned! Both kids had a blast dot painting, and I helped my daughter draw & cut the stars. Every star turned out to be beautiful and unique!
National Geographic has two fantastic Solar System books for children in Chinese! 太空百科 is a perfect introduction to Outer Space while 13颗行星 would be a great resource for upper elementary students!
The Greenfield 我自己会读 I Can Read series has 96 short, humorous children's stories that are illustrated beautifully and build reading confidence. The CDs give exposure to native Mandarin or Cantonese. In addition, workbooks and flashcards are included.