Topic Guides: Children's Books in Chinese

book covers from Children's Books in Chinese list

To find children's books written in Chinese, go to the library catalog and do a Subject search for Chinese language books -- Juvenile fiction. Unless otherwise noted, books can be found on the second floor of the library in the Youth Collection.

 

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bilingual book icon  Bilingual Books

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes: Share and Sing in Two Languages by Faye-Lynn Wu --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.W8 Chi 2010
A collection of nursery rhymes in English and Chinese, some originating from each tradition, interspersed with facts about Chinese culture and traditions.

Da Zhi Zhu = A Big Spider by Laurette Zhang --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.Z33 Da 2012
Xiaolong is scared of spiders.

Huo T'ui Chia Lü Tan [Green Eggs and Ham] by Dr. Seuss --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.S48 Gre 1992
In verse, Sam-I-am tells of the virtues of green eggs and ham.

Hurry Home, Hedgehog! A Bilingual Book of Sounds by Belle Yang --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.A53 Hur 2015
Wet weather is coming - whoosh! Hedgehog hurries along - pitter patter. What other sounds does he hear along the way?

Lan Se Qi Qiu = The Blue Balloon by Bao Jiahui Xie --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.C54 Lan 2014
A boy loses his balloon.

Ming's Adventure with Confucius in Qufu: A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.L4 Min 2015
After finding out that Ming is learning the teachings of Confucius or Master Kong in school, his parents decide to take him on a special trip to Qufu where he is magically transported back to the past and meets the famous philosopher.

Mulan: A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.L4 Mul 2014
There was once an extraordinary girl who was as beautiful as she was brave. She knew how to read and write and sew. She loved to ride horses and shoot her bow and arrows. But it was the love for her family and her father that made her into a great soldier.

My Little Book of Chinese Words by Catherine Louis --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.L68 My 2008
Each spread shows a picture of the object, the ancient Chinese character, the modern calligraphy, and the word in English including pronunciation of the Chinese word.

A Nest in Springtime: A Bilingual Book of Numbers = Chun Tian de Niao Chao by Belle Yang --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.A53 Nes 2012
With the arrival of spring, wild geese nest and hatch eggs for the reader to count in this bilingual story that introduces Chinese numbers and other common words.

The Sheep Beauty: A Story in English and Chinese by Li Jian --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.L4 Sh 2014
A physician rescues an injured sheep, and his kindness is repaid in a surprising way.

Squirrel Round and Round: A Bilingual Book of Seasons by Belle Yang --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.A53 Squ 2015
Squirrel is busy all year long, from one season into the next and back again. Birds feed their babies in spring, fireflies wink on a summer night, yellow leaves flutter in fall, and squirrel makes fresh tracks in winter's snow.

The Water Dragon: A Chinese Legend by Li Jian --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.L4 Wat 2012
A little boy, Ah Bao sets off in search of the Water Dragon, to save his village from a mysterious drought.

Who Do You See in the Moon? = Shui Zài Yuèliang Li by Tuzi Williams --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82 .W55 Who 2014
People and animals look up at the same moon, but what do they see?

Xīn Nián Dào = This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.W663 Xin 2014
A family prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year and looks forward to the good luck they hope it will bring.

Zheng He, the Great Chinese Explorer: A Bilingual Story of Adventure and Discovery by Li Jian --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.L4 Zh 2015
Follow the adventures of the great Chinese explorer Zheng He (1371-1433) during the renowned Ming Dynasty in this illustrated bilingual book. The young Zheng He dreamed of foreign lands, his imagination awakened by a porcelain vase his grandfather and father brought home from overseas. It became his goal to find this stunning cobalt colour but the road to fulfilling this dream was not a straight one.


picture book icon  Picture Books

Zai Jian, Lao Peng: Tan Jiu Xin [Goodbye Mr. Peng] by Lei Lü, Lang Mou, and Wei Mou --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.L8 Zai 2002
A young horse finds the confidence to leave home and go on an adventure to fulfill his dreams.

Bie Rang Ge Zi Kai Ba Shi! [Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!] by Mo Williams --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.W65535 Bie 2012
No matter how hard he pleads and begs, the pigeon is not supposed to drive the bus while the driver is away, but pigeon tries every persuasive trick a young child knows to get you to say, "Yes."

Hao e De Mao Mao Chong [The Very Hungry Caterpillar] by Eric Carle --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.C21476 Hao 2008
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep.

Huang Yu Fen Hong [Yellow and Pink] by William Steig --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.S8177 Yel 2002
Two painted wooden figures argue about where they came from, whether they just happened by accident or were created by some other being.

Rang Lu Gei Xiao Ya Zi [Make Way for Ducklings] by Robert McCloskey --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.M1336 Ran 2009
Mr. and Mrs. Mallard proudly return to their home in the Boston Public Garden with their eight offspring.

Xiao Pang = Little Chubby by Victor Siye Bao --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82 .B36 Xia 2009
A chubby boy just wants to eat.

Yue Liang Dan Gao: Yue Liang, Sheng Ri Kuai Le [Happy Birthday, Moon] by Frank Asch --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.A778 Yue 2014
When a bear discovers that the moon shares his birthday, he buys the moon a beautiful hat as a present.

Zai Jian, Gu'Nashi Xiao Tu: Yi Wai de Zhuan Xiang [Knuffle Bunny Free] by Mo Willems --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.W65535 Zai 2012
While traveling with her family to Holland to visit her grandparents, Trixie once again loses her beloved Knuffle Bunny.


advanced book icon  Advanced Chapter Books

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Chinese Edition) [Alice in Wonderland] by Lewis Carroll --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.D684 Ali 2014
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.

Hali Bote Yu Mo Fa Shi [Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone] by J.K. Rowling --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.R7968 Ha 2000
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Mo Fa Hui Gu Niang = Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.E8965 Mo 2011
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

Mo Shu Shi De Xiao Xiang [The Magician's Elephant] by Kate DiCamillo --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.D5455 MO 2010
When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her.

Mu Guang Zhi Cheng. Mu Se [Twilight] by Stephenie Meyer --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.M5717515 Twi 2008
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Na Yi Nian Zai Nai Nai Jia = A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.P338 Yea 2001
In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice, initially apprehensive about leaving Chicago to spend a year with her fearsome, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois, gradually begins to better understand and admire her grandmother's unusual qualities.

Neng Yan Ma Yu Nan Hai = The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.L58474 Nen 2005
A boy and a talking horse share an adventurous and dangerous journey to Narnia to warn of invading barbarians.

Poxi Jiekesen: Shen Huo Zhi Zei [The Lightning Thief] by Rick Riordan --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.R56 Lig 2009
After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

Xialuo de Wang = Charlotte's Web by E.B. White --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.W51 Cha 2004
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.

Xiao Wang Zi [The Little Prince] by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.S14 Pet 2010
An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little man from a small planet who describes his adventures in the universe seeking the secret of what is really important in life.

Wo Men Jiao Ta Fen Ling Dou [Frindle] by Andrew Clements --- LANGUAGE PZ10.82.C59118 Wo 2013
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

Last Updated: August 2017

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