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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 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.
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.
As they sit under the night sky, a little girl listens to her Mama and Baba tell ancient tales of a magical tree that can never be cut down, the Jade Rabbit who came to live on the moon and one brave woman’s journey to eternal life. A perfect book for slightly older children who can understand the full scope of the Mid-Autumn Festival.