• Book Review: 怪傑佐羅力系列 (55 本)  Zorori Series (55 Books)

    Book Review: 怪傑佐羅力系列 (55 本) Zorori Series (55 Books)

    Purchase Link: 怪傑佐羅力 1-40 怪傑佐羅力 41-45 怪傑佐羅力 46-50 怪傑佐羅力 51-55 Age: 5+ with parent, 7+ independent This set of books was first published in the 1980’s and now has grown to a whopping 55 books. The style in there is a mixture of bridge, comics, and picture book format. Words are easy to read, not […]

  • Book Review: 中國經典童話 Chinese Folk Tales and Legend Set of 20 Books

    Book Review: 中國經典童話 Chinese Folk Tales and Legend Set of 20 Books

    Age: 5+ This set has CDs! You can put it in the car to listen, etc. I really love the titles in this set. Basically if you want your child to be aware of the Chinese folk tales, legends, and culture, this is a great set. The language isn’t too hard but hard enough to […]

  • Book Review: 皮克西隨身繪本 100本 Pixi Mini 100 Picture Books

    Book Review: 皮克西隨身繪本 100本 Pixi Mini 100 Picture Books

    Age 5-9 I really really really like this set of 100 little books. It’s out of print but I still felt the need to share it. It’s portable and it’s oh so cute… There are 100 little books from easy to hard. The first 50 books have zhuyin while starting book 60, there isn’t. The […]

  • Book Review: 名著大家讀 系列  Well Known Classics Picture Book Collection

    Book Review: 名著大家讀 系列 Well Known Classics Picture Book Collection

    Age: 3-6 with parent, 6+ independent Purchase links: Set 1: 伊索寓言、格林童話、安徒生童話和日本童話,共4冊 Set 2: 經典故事、偉人傳記、星座神話和知名故事,共4冊 Book Not in Above Sets: 動物趣味故事15篇 This set is full of classic stories from all over the world. It has stories from Greece, Japan, China, even Canada???  Each story is about 10-15 pages long and every single page has illustrations! These […]

  • Book Review: 我愛瑪婷 52 本, 26張 CD. I Love Martine Series Chinese Version

    Book Review: 我愛瑪婷 52 本, 26張 CD. I Love Martine Series Chinese Version

    Book Review: 我愛瑪婷 52 本, 26張 CD. I Love Martine Series Chinese Version Age 3-6 This is totally 1970’s style set of 52 picture books with 26 CDs. The CDs are read verbatim with the book! Those that don’t want to read with your children? Great! Have them listen to the CDs! LOL! The CDs […]

  • Book Review: 电话里的童话第2辑 注音版(套装全13册)Simplified 簡體版

    Book Review: 电话里的童话第2辑 注音版(套装全13册)Simplified 簡體版

    Age 3-6 Although the set calls itself a “bridge book” set, I find it better to call it a picture book set. It’s part of the Christian Andersen Awards series of books. Their awarded books are a hit and miss for me sometimes. Some stories are great. Others leave me with a question mark. However, […]

  • Book Review: 小老虎和小熊 系列 (簡體 Simplified)

    Book Review: 小老虎和小熊 系列 (簡體 Simplified)

    Age: 3-7 This is a set to read to your toddlers or have the early readers go at it themselves. It has pinyin and also has great warm stories about a bear and a tiger and their adventures together. The pages are thick and glossy. It was translated from a German set and I think […]

  • Book Review: 小小地球人 Little Earth 37-60 Book Set

    Book Review: 小小地球人 Little Earth 37-60 Book Set

    Age: 5+ Please visit our Facebook Page to learn more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ My beloved book set is BACK!!! Not back but MORE has been produced? I’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for them to complete this set to buy and FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY IT’S COMPLETE. I feel like Gollum rubbing the ring in my hands […]

  • Member Post: Non-Native Mom’s Second Year Chinese Journey (5.5 Yr Old Reads Beyond Native Level) by Melissa C.

    Member Post: Non-Native Mom’s Second Year Chinese Journey (5.5 Yr Old Reads Beyond Native Level) by Melissa C.

    This is a follow up post.  As you may recall, I started teaching my daughter characters in July 2017, when she was four.  Almost 1.5 years later, she and I are reading bridge books together.  We are reading 1st grade level books, and our comprehension level is roughly that of a slightly behind Kindergartner.  I […]

  • Book Review: 迪士尼系列 , 三采文化 Disney Collections by Suncolor

    Book Review: 迪士尼系列 , 三采文化 Disney Collections by Suncolor

    Ages: 2 to Adult Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ I’m going to review a large selection of Disney picture books from Suncolor, 三采文化. Disney Princess Collection Disney Movies Collection Disney Stories Collection Disney Social Emotional Collection Disney Language Collection They are, in my opinion, the best at translated picture books and […]

  • Game:成語接龍 撲克牌 (10 盒) Idioms Playing Cards (10 Boxes)

    Game:成語接龍 撲克牌 (10 盒) Idioms Playing Cards (10 Boxes)

    Reading levels in Chinese is hugely dependent on how well you know idioms. The harder the books, the more idioms there are. Why? Well, it’s using four characters to describe something or a situation or feeling that could take a whole paragraph to explain! This is why the Chinese language is so beautiful. Every feeling […]

  • Book Review: 格林童話貼紙書 , 安徒生童話貼紙, Grimm Tales and Andersen Tales Sticker Books

    Age: 2+ Purchase links: 格林童話貼紙書:三隻小豬(1套6冊)  格林童話貼紙書:小紅帽(1套6冊)  安徒生童話貼紙:醜小鴨(1套6冊)  安徒生童話貼紙:賣火柴的小女孩(1套6冊)  http://www.MotherlyNotes.com Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ This is a cute set of sticker books that are open ended. You can use it for your 2 year old to play with stickers or you can use it all the way up to lower elementary […]

  • Book Review: 魔法校車套書 Magic School Bus Set 22 Books

    Book Review: 魔法校車套書 Magic School Bus Set 22 Books

    Age: 6+ independent or with parent Purchase Links: 魔法校車第一輯  Magic School Bus First Set 12 Books 魔法校車第二輯  Magic School Bus Second Set 10 Books Please visit our Facebook group for more information! We’re having a sale! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ This is a set of books about science topics everything from water to electricity and nature. The story is all […]

  • Onyx Boox Reader Review – Tool for Teaching Reading, Writing, Etc.

    Onyx Boox Reader Review – Tool for Teaching Reading, Writing, Etc.

    Last year I had my children read from Kindle for their English books and then uploaded my own Chinese books but the problem with Kindle is the screen is so small, it’s not really Chinese compatible and Amazon doesn’t have any Chinese books that my children can read so trying to load Chinese on Kindle […]

  • Book Review: 「查理和蘿拉」系列 Charlie and Lola Collection

    Book Review: 「查理和蘿拉」系列 Charlie and Lola Collection

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent with zhuyin Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase Links: 我絕對絕對不吃番茄  照顧我們的地球  我太小,我不要上學  我那顆在搖的牙齒絕對絕對不能掉  我不睏,我不要睡覺  但我們到底在哪裡?  For a Set of Three This is a very popular set of books! It’s translated, has DVDs and there are a ton in this collection although I was only able […]

  • Book Review: 國語日報 孩子的第一套節日讀本!(Chinese Holidays Bridge Set – 8 Books)

    Book Review: 國語日報 孩子的第一套節日讀本!(Chinese Holidays Bridge Set – 8 Books)

    Age: 3+ with parent 5+ independent (with zhuyin) Visit our Facebook Group to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase link: 國語日報 孩子的第一套節日讀本!(Chinese Holidays Bridge Set – 8 Books) I really love this set of books for the holidays coming up including New Years. I was never attracted to the book covers on this set but I bought […]

  • Book Review: 過年立體書 New Years 3D / Pop Up Books

    Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Ages: 2-Adult Having Chinese New Years being known to my kids is something I will start working hard on because in the last few years, we haven’t done enough or nearly as much as I had experienced growing up. Therefore, I have purchased books about Chinese […]

  • Journey Step 2: Teaching Chinese Beyond First Few Hundred Characters- Learning Curriculum Before Second Grade

    Journey Step 2: Teaching Chinese Beyond First Few Hundred Characters- Learning Curriculum Before Second Grade

    If you haven’t already, you should read my first post on My Journey in Teaching My Children Chinese (Teaching Children Chinese From Age 0-5) In that article, I really stopped around age three and didn’t really go into detail of what my three year old read in the last year and what my five year […]

  • Book Review: 爱之阅读桥梁书 Love Reading Bridge Books Simplified Set 简体书

    Book Review: 爱之阅读桥梁书 Love Reading Bridge Books Simplified Set 简体书

    Age: 5+ (with a few hundred characters and with parent) Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Titles: 鸭妈妈的蛋 箱子 最好最好的朋友 皮普要去美食国 蕾妮病了 对不起,乖乖 信 乖乖和乐乐去海边 泰尔,明天见 罗萨想当女巫 卖哥哥 弗兰克老师是兔子 这是个秘密 广场上来了马戏团 妈妈要去旅行 绿眼睛 给梅特的礼物 在院子里露营 我想写信 儒尔迷路了 This is a really nice set of picture book like bridge books! There are a […]

  • Book Review: 企鹅机动队套书 – Marching Penguins (简体书) Simplified Chinese

    Book Review: 企鹅机动队套书 – Marching Penguins (简体书) Simplified Chinese

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent (with a couple hundred character recognition) Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ This is a set of 11 books that are so…. darn… cute. It has a box and comes with five cute little bookmarks. It’s the story of 50 little penguins marching out doing different […]

  • Book Review: 還要睡幾個晚上才到聖誕節? How Many Sleeps Till Christmas?

    Book Review: 還要睡幾個晚上才到聖誕節? How Many Sleeps Till Christmas?

    Age: 2+ with parent, 5+ independent http://www.MotherlyNotes.com Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Puchase Link: 還要睡幾個晚上才到聖誕節? – How Many Sleeps Till Christmas This is a story about a little bear who can’t wait til Christmas and wakes up Papa bear every morning for the four nights before Christmas. Every day they have […]

  • Book Review: 寫信給耶誕老公公 : My Penpal, Santa

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent http://www.MotherlyNotes.com Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase Link: 寫信給耶誕老公公 – My Penpal, Santa  This isn’t a book about adventures of Santa but a book about a little girl who writes to Santa monthly. You’ll get a feel for holidays that occur in the year and […]

  • Book Review: 好忙好忙的耶誕老公公 – The Very Busy Santa

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent http://www.MotherlyNotes.com Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase Link: 好忙好忙的耶誕老公公  The Very Busy Santa This is a cute book about what Santa Claus does on a monthly basis. Children can learn the months of the year, how it correlates to weather, some holidays and the most interesting […]

  • Book Review: 瑪德琳系列 Madeline Series

    Age: 2+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase links: 瑪德琳、瑪德琳的親愛小狗、瑪德琳的耶誕節 – Madeline series of 3 books 瑪德琳+大象巴巴 Madeline and Barbar the Elephant Who doesn’t love Madeline? I don’t think I need to convince any Madeline lovers that these books are true classics. I struggled a bit to […]

  • C-Pen 2.0 Flash Cards 識字卡

    Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ C-Pen is actively making curriculum and teaching aids for kids who are learning Chinese. This is their first take at flashcards and as always, this company is a bit nerdy and geeky just the way I like it. Just from looking at their pen, you already […]

  • Book Review: 國語周刊 (基礎版, 小學版), 國語月刊 (成長版), Chinese Weekly Newspaper for Kids (MWM)

    Age: Varies depending on level. In this article, ages 4+, 6-8, 9-12 I have been really loving magazines and newspapers lately because when school started, we’re always on the run somewhere and sometimes do not have the concentration to just sit there and read a whole bridge book or get into the depths of a […]

  • Book Review: 魔數小子 – Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Collection – Math Set (25 Books)

    Book Review: 魔數小子 – Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Collection – Math Set (25 Books)

    Age: 4+ with parent or independent if they know zhuyin, 5+ independent Where to Puchase: 魔數小子 – Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Collection This is a set of math picture books great for smaller kids to an introduction of “concept” of different topics in math. There’s everything from counting, addition, subtraction, to multiplication, division, measuring, time, […]

  • Chinese Teaching Systems: 樂樂文化 聽讀套書 Le Le Chinese 300 Books, 1000 Characters (Traditional & Simplified)

    Introduction Video This is a set of 300 little books ranging from 8 to 12 pages. There are three levels with 100 books a level. You can do them in any order you wish when you’re within the level and pick up characters from each book. Each level introduces a few hundred new characters as […]

  • Book Review:刷牙小小兵勇闖蛀牙王國 & 把飯吃光光好棒!Tooth Kingdom Invasion, Finish Your Food!

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Although there isn’t a whole bunch of technical terms, the message is very strong and clear through the crazy pictures. You should brush your teeth. This book is full of cuteness and at the same time presents disgusting facts about cavities. The illustration is to die for though. My […]

  • Book Review: 宮崎駿系列 Ghibli Series – 20 Books

    Age: 4+ with parent, 6+ independent http://www.MotherlyNotes.com Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ ****Limited Time group discount price!!! Please join in our facebook group above to get the link and coupon code!****** Buy links below: 龍貓  崖上的波妞  天空之城  魔女宅急便  神隱少女  貓的報恩  借物少女艾莉緹  霍爾的移動城堡  來自紅花阪  螢火蟲之墓  歡喜碰碰狸  風起  風之谷(上) 風之谷(下) 輝耀姬物語  回憶中瑪妮  魔法公主(上) […]

  • Book Review: 喬治系列 Curious George Collection

    Age: 3+ with parent, 6+ independent (with zhuyin) For more information, please visit our facebook group: MotherlyNotes 好奇猴喬治 – Curious George  好奇猴喬治上醫院 Curious George Goes to the Hospital 好奇猴喬治放風箏 – Curious George Flies a Kite  好奇猴喬治得獎牌 – Curious George Gets a Medal  好奇猴喬治騎腳踏車 – Curious George Rides a Bike  好奇猴喬治去工作 – Curious George Takes a […]

  • “懂了” 識字卡! (简体 + 繁體)Dongle Flashcards Simplified and Traditional – 2,346 Cards

    I’m super excited to introduce this set of flashcards. You can purchase through Taobao or through their own company. Their website has a lot more items you may be interested in purchasing… Dongle 懂了: http://www.idongle.cn/ This is a set of 2,346 flash cards with both traditional and simplified fonts! Simplified in the front and traditional […]

  • Book Review: 低年級雜誌,幼兒雜誌介紹:未來兒童,康軒Top945,巧連智,小行星,星期八,小小牛頓。Magazine Preview from Kindergarten Level to Lower Elementary in Traditional Chinese

    For more information and group discussion on this topic, join our Motherly Notes Facebook Group by clicking on this link.  I wanted to do a piece about the different types of magazines that are out there. I have a couple and I only bought the popular ones out there and honestly, it’s enough for my […]

  • Book Review: 直映认字教材 Picture Guided 1500 Character Learning Set (Simplified,简体)

    Age: 2+ Join our Facebook Group to learn more from other crazy parents! This is a very very affordable set and teaches a lot of characters. It has 6 books with 11-13 lessons in there and for each lesson there are “black” characters and “red” characters. Red characters are for the kids to learn and […]

  • Book Review: 小小地球人 Little Earth 36 Book Set

    Age: 5-10 Please join our Facebook Group for more information!!! I want to mention that I said this is for age five and up because I feel that children can still benefit from looking at the photos and absorb a lot of science related information from this set. However, the information in this set of […]

  • Book Review: 新小小牛頓 高幼版 + 南門書局寄到美國 unboxing of Nanmen Bookstore Package

    Age: 5+ So I finally got my magazines!!!! These are one step harder than 小幼 version of the magazines and they are all science related!!! YES!!! I have a lot that includes stories coupled in with science but these are all about science topics and they have workbooks along with game items with each magazine. […]

  • Book Review: 翻一翻‧懂更多 系列套書 Lift the Flap Usborne Series (Rain, Flowers, Babies)

      Age: 3+ with parent, 4+ independent (if you can read zhuyin) Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  翻一翻‧懂更多 系列套書 Usborne Lift-The-Flap Series in Chinese   (all 3) 天空為什麼會下雨?:翻一翻‧懂更多 Usborne Why Does It Rain?  植物為什麼要開花?:翻一翻 懂更多 Usborne Why Do Flowers Grow?  寶寶從哪裡來?:翻一翻‧懂更多 – Usborne Where Do Babies Come From?  This is a series from Usborne […]

  • Book Review: 屁屁偵探繪本(1-5冊) Butt Detective Picture Book Series (6th one: 屁屁偵探 噗噗!有兩個屁屁偵探?!)

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  屁屁偵探繪本(1-5冊)  – Butt Detective Picture Books 1-5 屁屁偵探 噗噗!有兩個屁屁偵探?!  – 6th book (NEW) – 2 Butt Detectives?   Who doesn’t like butt face? Come on! It’s a butt as a face! He’s a detective who solves cases and always farts in the bad […]

  • Little Fox Chinese – Reading System For Native AND Non-Native Chinese Learners (Simplified Chinese)

    Please join our Facebook Group for more details, information, and recommendations! I rarely rarely rarely recommend web apps, tv programs or online learning… until now. This site was brought to our group’s attention by Vincent B. so I really really have to thank him for finding this terrific website. Vincent B. is a dad who […]

  • Book Review: 二十一世紀人格養成繪本系列 – 21st Century Personality Development Series

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent This is a set of 12 books with CDs in each book. It’s goal is to develop a better personality and gives topics on how to make the right choices, how to be happy, how to respect others, and all the way to where Christmas came from (weird to […]

  • Book Review: 我和別人不一樣也很棒! It’s Okay to be Different!

    Age 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  我和別人不一樣也很棒! It’s Okay to be Different!  This is a book on self imagery. The boy starts by wondering if he had grown antlers, what would he do? What if there’s something different with you? How do you deal with it? Will […]

  • Book Review: 花園裡有一隻老虎 There’s a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  花園裡有一隻老虎 There’s a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart  There’s an Amazon English Version: There’s a Tiger in the Garden  This is a book about a girl’s imagination. Starts off with her being bored at grandma’s and then grandma suggests […]

  • Book Review: 不一樣的卡梅拉 系列 簡體書(Simplified Books – La Petite Poules Series by Christian Jolibois)

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent http://www.MotherlyNotes.com Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  You can buy off Amazon!!! Yay!!! 不一樣的卡梅拉  La Petite Poules Series by Christian Jolibois This set has 12 books and it’s a really cute series! It has about 1500-2000 characters in each book but is an easy read for children who […]

  • Book Review: 這是蘋果嗎?也許是喔,爺爺的天堂筆記本, 做一個機器人,假裝是我, Apple, Heaven, Robot

    Part 1: Part 2: Age: 5+ Independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  這是蘋果嗎?也許是喔  – Is this An Apple? Maybe! 爺爺的天堂筆記本  Grandpa’s Heaven Diary 做一個機器人,假裝是我  – Robot Be Me This has to be one of the favorite authors in the group. This author is known to be great with knowing what goes on in the head […]

  • Book Review: 14隻老鼠系列套書 — 14 Mice (12 books)

      Age: 3+ with parent or independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  14隻老鼠系列套書  14 Mice Book Set I love this set of picture books. The words are simple and I am intrigued every time I flip through it since there’s always a new detail that I’ve missed before. It’s a set of picture […]

  • Book Review: 天才認字王套書, 成語書苑 Genius Chinese Character Reading Pen Learning Set , Idioms Set

      Age: 3+ independent or with parent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  【智點】 基礎語文認知套組(含新型點讀筆) 天才認字王套書 Genius Chinese Character Reading Pen Learning Set 【智點】成語書苑點讀學習套書 – Idioms Set There’s a slight correction for the stuff said on video. There are 1200 characters in this set, not 1600. This is a character learning system. It won’t help […]

  • Book Review: 幼幼小百科- 動物,食物,常識,健康 – Children’s Encyclopedia of Why (Animals, Common Food, Knowledge, Health)

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  動物-幼幼小百科 – Animals 食物-幼幼小百科  – Food 常識-幼幼小百科  – Common Knowledge 健康-幼幼小百科  – Health I like this set of books that ask “why” questions. There are 47 questions in each book all science related so they called this set “encyclopedic knowledge” but it’s really random facts […]

  • Book Review: 漢字說故事Ⅰ自然篇, 漢字說故事Ⅱ物象篇,漢字說故事Ⅲ人事篇 – Stories Of Chinese Characters Learning Set

    Age 2+ with parent, 6+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  漢字說故事Ⅰ自然篇 – Nature 漢字說故事Ⅱ物象篇 – Objects 漢字說故事Ⅲ人事篇 – People I was hesitant to put the topics of each book on there because truthfully, the words are all from differing categories that “somewhat” fits in those descriptions. Nonetheless, that’s what the books say on the […]

  • Book Review: 便便大冒險, 遊樂園大冒險, Poop Adventure, Amusement Park Adventure (Science Books)

      Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent (or with parent due to no phonetic assistance) Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  探索人體消化排泄與食物分解循環:便便大冒險 – Poop Adventures 探索人體感官與神經傳導:遊樂園大冒險 – Amusement Park Adventures This is a set of lift the flap books that is EXTREMELY EDUCATIONAL as well as funny. I am kind of in love with this […]

  • ***Chinese Bridge Books Sale (Buy Out of Print Books From Taiwan***

    3/26/2018 The following books are for sale. Prices are listed in TWD and will be converted by the exchange rate the day the books are purchased from the seller from our contact in Taiwan. Most of these are lower elementary level. The ones that are mid elementary I have marked. To buy, you must join […]

  • Book Review: 阿黛兒與西蒙美國旅遊記 – Adele and Simon in America , 阿黛兒與西蒙東方歷險記 (China), 阿黛兒與西蒙巴黎放學記 (Paris)

    Age: 3+ with parent 6+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  阿黛兒與西蒙美國旅遊記  Adele and Simon in America 阿黛兒與西蒙東方歷險記  Adele and Simon in China (no zhuyin) 阿黛兒與西蒙巴黎放學  Adele and Simon in Paris I love love love this set of books. It’s the most beautifully drawn classic book I have seen (ok, maybe not MOST but really […]

  • Book Review: 大人不知道的小秘密 Secrets Adults Do Not Know Series (简体书,Simplified)

    Age: 5+ independent I’ve finally found an easy reader set in simplified and where the stories are not dead boring. You can read this after you know about 200+ words. Sentence structure is easy and only a few lines on a page. There are 12 books in the series and they all look somewhat similar. […]

  • Book Review: 外公的大衣 My Grandfather’s Coat

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  外公的大衣  My Grandfather’s Coat This book has a no fail crying spell on me every time I read it so I apologize for the bad read in the in end. It’s yet again another book I was afraid to review for you […]

  • Book Review: 阿摩的聰明藥 Gorilla’s Smart Pill

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  阿摩的聰明藥 Gorilla’s Smart Pill Yet another booger book! This is the story of the Gorilla who secretly ate a booger which he likes to do but the owl saw it. Scared that the owl would find out he ate his own booger, […]

  • Book Review: 小秋與小根 Kon and Aki

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  小秋與小根  Kon and Aki This is the story of a cute her and her stuffed doll. The stuffed doll fox has always been with her even before birth. As she grew older, the doll grew older as well until his arm is […]

  • Book Review: 黑貓與花貓,吱吱,喵嗚!Black Cat and Bengal Cat, Squeak Squeak , Meow!

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  黑貓與花貓  Black Cat and Bengal Cat 吱吱  Squeak Squeak 喵嗚  Meow! This is a set of three cat books. This set doesn’t have zhuyin or pinyin. Words are not super hard and is good to practice those characters they’ve learned! The first one is […]

  • Book Review: 鼻屎大冒險 Adventures of Booger 鼻屎大冒險2:鼻屎總動員 Adventures of Booger 2

    Age 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  鼻屎大冒險 Adventures of Boogers 鼻屎大冒險2:鼻屎總動員 This is the story about a booger who has never left the nostril until one day, he met with the booger from the other nostril that told him the outside world is wonderful. Then they think of […]

  • Book Review: 子兒吐吐 (中英雙語書+CD) Spit Out The Seeds!

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  子兒吐吐 (中英雙語書+CD) Spit Out The Seeds!  This is a very creative book. It’s about a big faced pig who loved to eat and one day, he ate all the papaya and even the seeds. All the other little pigs whispered and […]

  • Book Review: 永遠愛你 Love You Forever

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  永遠愛你 Love You Forever I had waited a while before I was brave enough to read and recommend this book. We’ve had this book for years and I’m always too scared to take it out because I end up tearing in the […]

  • Book Review: Guji Guji

    Age 3+ with parent, 6+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  Guji Guji This book does not have phonetic guide (zhuyin) and will need a parent to read with the child unless if the child knows how to read a few hundred characters already. The story is about an egg that rolled […]

  • Book Review: 阿迪和朱莉 Lion and the Rabbit

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  阿迪和朱莉  This is an extremely cute book on a little lion and little rabbit. The little lion was taught to catch rabbits for food and taught how to be ferocious and roar loudly. The rabbit was taught how to jump fast […]

  • Book Review: 老鼠郵差來了! , 老鼠郵差去度假 The Mouse Postman is Here!, The Mouse Postman Goes on Vacation

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  老鼠郵差來了!  The Mouse Postman Is Here! 老鼠郵差去度假  The Mouse Postman Goes on Vacation This is an insanely cute set of books and the size of it is huge. It’s about a foot tall and maybe 7-8 inches across but that’s because it has […]

  • Book Review: 小小孩最愛問百科書套書 Larousse Why Book and How Things Work

    Age: 3+ with parent This is a book to be read wit parents who can read Chinese without zhuyin or pinyin assistance. The book is beautiful with lots of illustrations and it’s two books that asks “Why” questions and how stuff works. This set comes with 2 books with glossy card like texture on each […]

  • Book Review: 工藤紀子 系列2 工藤紀子 Series 2 小修與沃特, 海盜船 , 冬天是什麼樣子? , 叢林之王

    Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  This is the same author as the Little Chicken, Penguin, and Wild Cat Series. These are their comic books and one new book with little bear and one with the life of the Cicada. The comic books have no zhuyin but are great practice for kids who […]

  • Book Review: 紅豆綠豆碰 系列 Red Bean Green Bean Series

    Age: 5+ independent I’m so excited to find this series of comics with zhuyin! It teaches good behavior and whatever your child has come across at school, it’ll probably have a story that goes with it. It has topics on how to make friends, why studying is great, things about the earth, school, EQ, etc. […]

  • Book Review: 賴馬系列 Author 賴馬 Lai Ma Series

    My video got cut off so here’s the second video: Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Age: 3+ with adult, 5+ independent I love this author because his books are full of fun and information and a ton of things to see on the illustrations. The stories are usually whimsical and fun. […]

  • Book Review: 漢聲精選 Han Sheng Collection

    This 70 book collection is a BEAST. I was super excited to skim through everything and provide a quick overview. My favorite ones are the Human Body collection that I listed below because my kids are into stuff like looking at blood and eyes and veins. However, what I’ve found is that this company only […]

  • Doing Arts with Watercolor Pencils & Book Review: 十二生肖的故事 Story of the 12 Zodiac Animals

    I’m working on a project with my little one for her school and it took forever to do only because we wanted it to look pretty. We modeled all the animals after 賴馬’s book: 十二生肖的故事: This book tells the story of how the 12 Zodiac animals came about and how the Jade Emperor planned a […]

  • Book Review: 未來領袖 CEO 菁英計劃 : Leaders of Tomorrow Book Set

    Age: 5+ independent This is a set of 47 picture books and 47 CDs and one parent manual. There’s one CD for each book. The CDs do not follow the book verbatim but I find it easy to listen to for long car rides! You could let three year olds listen and tell the story […]

  • Book Review: 王文華的品德故事屋 Developing Good Character Collection

    Age: 3 (read to), 5+ 王文華的品德故事屋 1 – Set 1 Good Character Collection 王文華的品德故事屋 2 – Set 2 Good Character Collection This set is not really there for it’s “pictures” but they are picture books. What I love about this set is the author. He never gives out a complete flop in books. I would say the […]

  • Book Review: 愛智繪本系列 Love Wisdom Picture Book Collection

    Age: 3+, 5 independent This is a series of picture books (I have 44 of them) that teach some love and wisdom in each one. The words are simple and they have CDs with each book of audio reading and also a VIDEO!!! The video is slow and follows the pictures on the books, has […]

  • Book Review: 奇奇系列 – Ricky Rabbit Book Series by Guido van Genechten

    Age: 3+ assisted, 5+ independent This is the collection by Guido van Genechten. It’s a series of cute books that was translated. I found five and I’m not sure if there are more. I showed the five books in the video. Stories are cute and healthy and always something that the rabbit Ricky overcomes. First […]

  • Book Review: 寶寶第一套科學繪本 Baby’s First Science Picture Books

    Age: 3+ assisted, 5+ independent reading This is a simple set of science books that teaches kids about why you fart, where water goes after you flush, where do babies come from, etc. You can buy them as a set through the link here: 寶寶第一套科學繪本(全套六冊+6片故事CD) I bought it because I saw the “fart” book. That’s […]

  • Book Review: 四五快读: 4,5 Quick Read (简体书, Simplified)

    I have no clue how to translate that so it didn’t sound stupid. Whether it was quick reading, quickly read, read quickly, … it was driving me crazy so here it is. 4,5, Quick Read. We got this set because I am preparing the girls to learn both traditional and simplified characters. I like teaching […]

  • Book Review: 幼童創意橋樑系列 Creative Kinder Bridge Books Collection

    Join my Facebook group for more information and free materials: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ I want to start by saying how much I love this set for educational purposes in teaching Chinese. It has the right amount of words for my 3 almost 4 year old and she reads by herself. It’s easy to understand and has just […]

  • Book Review: 短耳兔系列 – Short Eared Rabbit

    Suitable Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ by themselves This series is composed of 3 books, all hardcover. Each story again gives a lesson. 短耳兔系列 – 全3冊 – Entire Series and Collection (link shows where to buy) By Individual Titles and where to buy them: 短耳兔 Short Eared Rabbit 短耳兔與小象莎莎 Short Eared Rabbit and Her Friend Elephant 短耳兔考0分 Short Eared […]

  • Book Review: 小蠶豆系列 – Fava Bean Collection

    Age: 3-5 with parents, 5+ read by themselves This set contains 5 books. You can find them in the following links: 小蠶豆和好長好長的豆子– Fava and the Long Bean  小蠶豆的床 – Fava’s Bed 小蠶豆的一天 – Fava’s Day 小蠶豆的新床 – Fava’s New Bed 小蠶豆與小(魚將)魚 – Fava and the Lost Fish This is a collection that will be an all time favorite in […]

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