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China

Young Readers

Celebrating Chinese Festivals: A Collection of Holiday Tales, Poems, and Activities
by Sanmu Tang
j394.26951 T164 2012
Readers will experience many Chinese festivals with little Mei and her family. 
China
by Christine Juarez
j951 J91 2014
Simple text and full-color photographs illustrate the land, animals, and people of China. 
Chinese New Year (Holidays and Festivals Series)
by Nancy Dickmann
j394.261 D553
Simple, repetitive text introduces Chinese New Year. 
D Is for Dragon Dance
by Ying Chang Compestine
j394.261 qC737 2006
An alphabetical celebration of Chinese New Year. 
Good Morning China
by Hu Yong Yi
Easy
Pictures and easy-to-read text portray the activities and routines of Chinese people on a typical morning in the park. 
One Is a Drummer: A Book of Numbers
by Roseanne Thong
Easy
A young girl looks for things to count in Chinese-themed scenes. 
Panda Kisses
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Easy Reader
A young panda looks for the kind of kiss that is right for him. 
Red Is a Dragon
by Roseanne Thong
Easy book
A Chinese-American girl describes the colors she sees around her. 
Round Is A Mooncake: A Book of Shapes
by Roseanne Thong
As a little girl discovers things round, square, and rectangular in her urban neighborhood, she is reminded of her Chinese American culture. 
Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
by Grace Lin
Easy
Each member of a Chinese family contributes to the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. 

Middle Readers

Beyond the Great Moutains: A Visual Poem about China
by Ed Young
Easy
The sparse prose, as lovely as a rice-paper painting, describes in measured detail beautiful and mystical China. 
Brush of the Gods
by Lenore Look
Easy
During the Tang dynasty, master painter Wu Daozi creates an extraordinary mural for the emperor. 
Chelsea's Chinese New Year
by Lisa Bullard
j394.261 qB935 2012
Join the fun with Chelsea's family as they celebrate Chinese New Year! Chelsea gets to stay up late, see the fireworks and parade, have a big feast and more! 
China (Explore the Countries Series)
by Julie Murray
j951.06 M981 2014
A first exploration of China. 
Cultural Traditions in China
by Lynn Peppas
j394.26951 qP424 2012
Holidays, festivals, social life and customs in China. 
Foods of China
by Therese Shea
j641.5951 s539 2012
Cooking, food habits, and customs in China. 
In the Park
by Huy Voun Lee
Easy
On the first day of spring, a mother and her son go to the park where they draw Chinese characters that represent words relating to the season. 
Lin Yi's Lantern: A Moon Festival Tale
by Brenda Williams
Easy
When his mother sends him to the market to buy necessities for the upcoming festival, Lin Yi is certain his bargaining skills will get him the best prices and he will have money left over for his coveted red rabbit lantern. 
Mooncakes
by Loretta Seto
Easy
A young girl shares the special celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival with her parents, who tell her ancient tales about Chang-E, the woman who lives on the moon. 
The Race for the Chinese Zodiac
by Wang Gabrielle
j398.20951 qW2461 2013
Thirteen animals are racing for only twelve places in the zodiac. Who will be honest, and who devious? Who will help friends? Who will miss out? 
Super Simple Chinese Art: Fun and Easy Art from around the World
by Alex Kuskowski
j745.5 K971
Learn about China through art! 

Older Readers

In the Forbidden City
by Chiu Kwong-chui
j9513.156 qZ63jEe 2014
Accompanied by a mischievous cat, readers will tour this colossal architectural structure, discovering the secrets within the palace walls. 
The Minority Peoples of China
by Margaret Rau
j305.800951 R239 1982
Describes the lives and customs of some of the 56 minority groups of China, most of whom occupy mountain regions or live along the borders. 
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats
by Leslie Simonds
j394.26951 qS597 2002
This is a treasury of Chinese holiday tales, activities and recipes. 
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
by Alicia Potter
j599.789 qP866 2012
Young Mrs. Harkness inherits an expedition from her husband: the hunt for a panda. 
We Visit China
by Joanne Mattern
j951 M435 2014
Travel to the other side of the world and discover this country's magical traditions, splendid palaces, and changing society. 
This is just a sample of some of the great books in our collection. Ask a librarian for more suggestions!
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