Hedgepig and Little Bird (小树猪和小鸟)

Two curious creatures set off on a perilous journey to reunite a little bird with his mother. Along the way, the two new friends cross paths with animals of many shapes and sizes. Some of these animals are helpful. Others are hungry! This wonderful little story for beginning Chinese students is written with a vocabulary of just 260 Chinese words. Each page of Simplified Chinese also includes pinyin (phonetic spelling) and English. A complete glossary…

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Mulan, Woman Warrior, Full Color Version (木兰女战士)

The story of Mulan, the young girl who joins the army to save her family and her country, is at least 1500 years old. Over the centuries, it has inspired dozens of poems, plays, novels, songs, and more recently, graphic novels, TV shows and films. The details of the story vary, but the core is always the same: a young girl living with her family in a small Chinese village learns that the army requires…

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Twenty Three Cats (二十三隻貓) (in Traditional Chinese)

A young boy shares a little house in Beijing with 23 cats.  His friend comes to visit, but the two of them can’t sit down, can’t study, and can’t even eat dinner together because of all the cats.  What to do?  The answer, which involves a very large dog, will surprise and delight you. This wonderful little tale is for beginning Chinese students of all ages.  Its tiny vocabulary of just 101 words is taken…

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Twenty Three Cats (二十三只猫)

A young boy shares a little house in Beijing with 23 cats.  His friend comes to visit, but the two of them can’t sit down, can’t study, and can’t even eat dinner together because of all the cats.  What to do?  The answer, which involves a very large dog, will surprise and delight you. This wonderful little tale is for beginning Chinese students of all ages.  Its tiny vocabulary of just 101 words is taken…

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Dragon Island (龙岛)

Dragon Island is a wonderful book for English-speaking children who are learning to read Chinese. It tells the story of Amy, a young girl who travels with her cat to Dragon Island, meeting three magical dragons and helping them solve a problem. The story is told in pictures, with accompanying text in simplified Chinese characters, pinyin, and English. There is a complete glossary in the back of the book.

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Mulan, Woman Warrior (木蘭女戰士) (in Traditional Chinese)

The story of Mulan, the young girl who joins the army to save her family and her country, is at least 1500 years old. Over the centuries, it has inspired dozens of poems, plays, novels, songs, and more recently, graphic novels, TV shows and films. The details of the story vary, but the core is always the same: a young girl living with her family in a small Chinese village learns that the army requires…

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Mulan, Woman Warrior (木兰女战士)

The story of Mulan, the young girl who joins the army to save her family and her country, is at least 1500 years old. Over the centuries, it has inspired dozens of poems, plays, novels, songs, and more recently, graphic novels, TV shows and films. The details of the story vary, but the core is always the same: a young girl living with her family in a small Chinese village learns that the army requires…

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