Parents ask us how to find good Mandarin Chinese books for children so we turned the question over to the experts at Great Chinese Reads. Here are their recommended Mandarin books for children, in a searchable list. Enjoy!
This Caldecott award-winning book speaks simply and elegantly of the many pleasures a tree provides.
A small ship journeys to a big port to deliver an important letter. The last page opens to an exciting ending - - a letter is hidden at the end of the book. A great resource to discuss journeys and the ups and downs of life. Also a good reference to teach children about writing letters in Chinese.
The Kitchen God is based on a Chinese folktale and Chinese New Year traditions. This modern illustrated book creats a new character for the Kitchen God who stares at the children and the family with his big eyes. Is he watching you all the time? Is your every move under scrutiny? What if you do something wrong without getting caught by the Kitchen God? A fun book to discuss self discipline and motivation.... Read more
Great Chinese Reads (GCR) is a nonprofit initiative focused on Chinese picture book recommendation and reading research for K-6 children in the U.S. (heritage and non-heritage language learners). GCR was founded by a group of researchers, teachers and parents in Silicon Valley in 2014. Learn more about GreatChineseReads.