Chinese Books

favorite books june 2019 Favorite Books June 2019 - Top Shelf The Itch Book This book was illustrated by grandpa Joe. The Itch Book is no longer in print but you can find a used copy on Amazon. Middle Shelf The Ultimate Book of Vehicles This is an interactive book for serious vehicle lovers. It has been a favorite of my son’s for 3 years now! Find this on Amazon 好臟的哈利 (Harry the Dirty Dog) by Gene Zion This is an classic from 1959 that my daughter and I… Continue Reading
Mollie Used Bookstore Mollie Used Books - Mollie Used Books NTU store has the largest selection of used books for children. The staff can check their inventory for any books and are very helpful. Keep in mind the books are pre-owned, so what they carry is based on what people have sold to them. I bought several books for 40 NT ($1.27 USD)! You really have to search for the deals though so allow yourself at least an hour to peruse. Photo below of the children’s section… Continue Reading
Free Chinese Textbooks From the OCAC Free Books From OCAC - The Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) in Taipei offers free Chinese learning workbooks to overseas Taiwanese. Each non-Taiwanese passport presented allows you to select 10 books. Remember to bring a passport for each child you are getting books for. Also bring a separate ID for yourself as you will need to leave it at the security desk. The Overseas Community Affairs Council is located at 100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Xuzhou Road, 5號. Their hours are 9am-12pm and 1.30-5.00pm… Continue Reading
Get Free Chinese Books This Summer - Summer has begun and so has the summer reading program at the public library. Almost all (95%) of the public libraries in the U.S. participate in this program. To encourage children to read through the summer, they offer free books and a contest to win prizes. Our local library even has a great selection of free Chinese books in both Traditional and Simplified. Stop by your local library to see what books are available. Some libraries may have more information… Continue Reading
lego batman with text in white box Superheroes in Chinese - We are learning about Marvel’s superheroes in Chinese because my son’s classmates are really interested in this topic. They bring their action figures to school, pretend play, and discuss movies and cartoons they’ve watched. Lately my son has been talking about “Octopus Prime” and “Bumble Bee Ninja”. He means Optimus prime! Ha Ha Ha! We don’t have a television and limit screen time so he’s never seen the movies or cartoons and has no idea who these superheroes are. He… Continue Reading
Antonia Workbook Page Stroke Order Exercise Book - While I was in Taiwan this spring, I purchased a Chinese stroke order exercise book. We probably won’t use it for a couple years but it reminded me of the wood tracing boards that are so popular right now. When we returned home to California, I put the book in a box with some other items to be organized, then completely forgot about it. This morning I got to sleep in until 8:30. Woohoo! My kids spent the time coloring… Continue Reading
Father's Day Books Father’s Day Books - We are reading a few silly and heartwarming stories to celebrate dad. Here are our selections for Father’s Day books this year. We borrowed a two of these books from our local library! The public library is such a valuable resource. Borrowing books saves money and trees! It also helps to reduce clutter in your home. Borrowing books allows you to preview them before buying so you can build a library of books your kids want to read again and… Continue Reading
Sagebooks Sage Formula Sagebooks Intro: Sagebooks are Magic! - I did it. I finally gave in and purchased Sagebooks. With the high price tag it took a lot of consideration. How can Sagebooks charge so much for these books?! The answer is: Sagebooks are magic, sorcery even! Why are these books magic? Because they got my uninterested 4 year old interested in learning Chinese again! Our Chinese Learning Background Ours is a familiar story. I’m a second generation Taiwanese now learning Chinese along with my newly 5 year old son… Continue Reading
Taipei Public Library Card Taipei Public Library Card - Today I applied for a Taipei Public Library card. There Taipei Public Library has 58 branches in Taipei City, with multiple branches in each district! Did you know that you can apply for a temporary library card while visiting Taipei? It is valid for one month, or until the last day of your extended visa. You can even sign up for a library card online and have access to the Taipei Public Library's electronic resources. All you need is your… Continue Reading