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A Nest in Springtime
Counting is a great way to convey early Chinese language concepts. In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang’s bilingual book of numbers celebrates the natural world with simple concepts and beautiful, bold illustrations.
A New Year’s Reunion
This book captures the spirit of family reunion at the heart of Chinese New Year. Maomao’s father works far away and comes home only at Chinese New Year. When her father arrives, Maomao hardly recognizes him. But before long, the family is making sticky rice balls, hearing firecrackers outside and watching the dragon dance in the street.
Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic
Taiwanese parents who went to college in the U.S. raise their daughters and create an annual soybean picnic for Chicago’s Chinese American community. A heartwarming story about immigrant families adapting their culture in a new country.
Big Jimmy’s Kum Kau Chinese Take Out
This book is a surprisingly realistic depiction of life at a New York Chinese takeout restaurant, told through the eyes of little boy. Follow along as deliverymen arrive, cooks chop and slice ingredients and customers visit all day long to place their orders.
Bringing In The New Year
This book follows a contemporary, suburban Chinese American family as they prepare for Chinese New Year. Amidst dragons, dumplings and lanterns, Grace Lin builds a sense of holiday excitement that will feel especially familiar to your toddler if you’ve just finished a round of Christmas books prior to Chinese New Year.
In this fun intergenerational story, a young boy and his grandmother walk the streets of Chinatown visiting shops, markets and restaurants before Chinese New Year. The scenes are timeless — roasted ducks hanging in a restaurant window, an open-air fishmonger and colorful banners in a parade.
Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes
This lovely multicultural book for kids pairs classic English-language nursery rhymes, stories and songs with their counterparts from China, organized into themes like Inside, Outside, Party and Play.
Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories
Beautifully illustrated and well-translated, these are charming traditional folk tales that have been passed down for generations in China. Positioned for an international audience, the stories aren't overly stylized or mystical. These are simply great stories told well.
Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom
For thousands of years, Chinese storytellers have told stories about the value of virtues like honesty, respect, courage and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of these wonderful tales, some of them dating back to the third century, and retells them in contemporary English for a modern audience.
This charming board book from Newbery Medal winning author Neil Gaiman is about a panda named Chu who learns that even young children are capable of big things. Bundle this book up with other bedtime favorites like Goodnight Moon and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? for a great multicultural gift.
Chu’s First Day of School
This installment of the Chu series finds our favorite panda heading to his first day of school. It's a universal story with a Chinese protagonist that any kid can relate to.
The 1860s construction of the Transcontinental Railroad told through the eyes of two brothers who leave their village in Canton seeking a better future in America. This story reveals the harsh truth about life for the Chinese railroad workers, while celebrating their perseverance and bravery.
Dim Sum for Everyone!
Using beautiful illustrations and an economy of words, this book shares the spirit and energy of a dim sum meal. On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their favorite little dishes from the steaming trolleys filled with dumplings, cakes, buns and tarts.
Gai See: What You See in Chinatown
This fun introductory picture book takes you on a journey through a Chinatown wet market (or gai see in Cantonese). A little boy discovers produce, noodles and live seafood while shopping with his family in a lively market where vendors sell their goods from open air stalls, pushcarts and stores.
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas
In this clever retelling of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” a careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend just in time for Chinese New Year. Totally adorable.
This book is about overcoming family language barriers when grandfather speaks Chinese and his multicultural American grandchildren do not. A charming story that gently teaches the lesson that our differences matter much less than what we share.
Gung Ho! A Dragon Boat Story
A uniquely Chinese American take on the holiday that follows the adventures of a team competing in the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival as they prepare for the race, take a fantastic flight through the city and arrive back to the finish line just in time to win.
Hannah is My Name
A family arrives in San Francisco in 1967 from Taiwan following the loosening of United States immigration laws in 1965. A young girl named Hannah takes a new name, begins a new school, learns a new language and starts to adjust to a new life in America.
Kai’s Journey to Gold Mountain
A young boy leaves his small fishing village in China to join his father in San Francisco in 1934, passing through Angel Island enroute. Pair this book with the many books on Ellis Island to share the immigrant struggle to find a home in America.
Kite Flying celebrates the Chinese tradition of kite making and kite flying and lovingly depicts a Chinese American family bonded by this ancient and modern pleasure.