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Chinese Children’s Book Purchases

April 12, 2012

On a recent trip to China I picked up these books for the library at the Wangfujing Bookstore. None of the staff spoke English, but I grabbed a bilingual customer who assured me my choices were good ones and added the five Tutu books to my pile. Tutu’s a familiar cartoon and she says our […]

Nonfiction Picture Books: Chinese History, Culture & Folklore

March 12, 2012

In preparation for an upcoming trip, I’ve been enjoying many books about Chinese history, culture and folklore. This is just a sampling that fits in with the Non-Fiction Picture Book Challenge, but please leave suggestions for others in the comments! Mao and Me is a beautiful autobiography by Chen Liang Hong (author/illustrator of Little Eagle […]

Colours Storytime

April 30, 2011

This week, I had the chance to use two of my favourite newer books, Blue Chameleon and Pete the Cat! Opening rhyme: I Have Ten Little Fingers Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett: Great for both colours and shapes. The spotty ball transformation elicited the most giggles. The kids favourite transformation was the final one where […]