• Book Review: 漫畫昆蟲記──酷蟲學校甲蟲這一班:爆笑全集(共5冊) Bug School Science Comics Series

    Book Review: 漫畫昆蟲記──酷蟲學校甲蟲這一班:爆笑全集(共5冊) Bug School Science Comics Series

    Age: 8+ Independent Reader or with Parent (reading level grade 4+) Purchase Links: Series of 5: 漫畫昆蟲記──酷蟲學校甲蟲這一班:爆笑全集(共5冊) I rarely find a series where I find the pictures to be interesting, ugly and cute at the same time. This series looks cute, grotesque, interesting, and educational all at once. How genius. It’s for both boys and […]

  • 故事聊一聊: 王文華老師來說故事!

    故事聊一聊: 王文華老師來說故事!

    We were able to invite the famous author 王文華 to come tell stories to our kids here in the United States! Whoo hoo! He’s written hundreds and thousands of stories, haha. Enjoy the video! We were so lucky to have had him come here and grace us with his recommendations. I couldn’t be thankful enough! […]

  • Book Review: 汪喵偵探系列

    Book Review: 汪喵偵探系列

    Age: 6+ independent if they know Zhuyin Purchase link: 汪喵偵探 This is a cute set of books and it really mimics our beloved 屁屁偵探系列 because they’re detective stories, gives out puzzles and mazes and little exercises. I didn’t personally do a video because my little one wanted to read the first part for our little […]

  • 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: 艾利克與小怪獸系列 Agus and the Monsters

    Book Review: 艾利克與小怪獸系列 Agus and the Monsters

    Age: 8+ Purchase Links: 艾利克與小怪獸1:不聽故事會死的小書怪 艾利克與小怪獸2:拯救餐廳大作戰 艾利克與小怪獸3:公園保衛戰 I would leave this to kids who can read without zhuyin already and knows at least 1500 characters or more. There aren’t any hard idioms in here but there are references to classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tarzan, etc. so it’s for the older child for […]

  • 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: 棕色的熊、棕色的熊,你在看什麼, 從頭動到腳, 變色龍捉迷藏, Brown Bear, From Head to Toe, Chameleon, Eric Carle

    Age: 0-3 with parent Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase Link: 棕色的熊、棕色的熊,你在看什麼 從頭動到腳  變色龍捉迷藏  Everyone in the states has Eric Carle. Case closed. Ha ha… just listing a few that I found in my storage. We have the English versions too. The only thing I don’t love in these is the […]

  • Book Review: 蔬菜躲貓貓 Veggies Hide and Seek

    Age: 0-2 Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase Link: 蔬菜躲貓貓 Tupera Tupera is an author we’ve been attracted to. For babies, the books are direct and simple and great for babies. There’s humor and cuteness. This is a lift the flap book. The only thing I wished for is for the […]

  • Book Review: 誰吃掉了 Who Ate It?

    Age: 0-2 Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase Link: 誰吃掉了 This is by a really famous Japanese author and both my kids just loved this book because they loved finding the fruit or vegetable or food that each page introduces. The way they incorporated the look and find is super sweet […]

  • 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: 閲讀123 / Reading 123 嬉遊民間故事集 – Chinese Folk Tale Collection

    Book Review: 閲讀123 / Reading 123 嬉遊民間故事集 – Chinese Folk Tale Collection

    Age 6+ Purchase links: 奇幻蛇郎與紅花 – Snake Lord and the Red Flower 一個傻蛋賣香屁  – The Dummy Who Sold Farts 機智白賊闖通關 – The Smart Liar 黑洞裡的神祕烏金 – The Treasure in the Dark Hole This is a set from 閲讀123, Reading 123. Previous posts on other sets are: Book Review: 閱讀123 / Reading 123 換換書 Change Change Change! , Book Review: 閱讀123 / Reading […]

  • 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: 小小兵有絕招(一套12本+2CD) Little Soldiers’ Smart Tricks (12 Books, 2CD)

    Age: 3+ with parent, 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  You can purchase this at Books.com.tw: 小小兵有絕招 -Little Solders’ Smart Tricks This is a really neat set of books. There are 12 books and 2 CDs. The CDs follow the book verbatim! Yay! Each book is roughly 1000 characters and is […]

  • 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: 小熊貝魯和小蟲達達 系列 Little Bear and Little Caterpillar Collection

    Age: 4+ with parent , 6+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  小熊貝魯和小小蟲達達全集(五冊)  – Set of 5 Books for Little Bear and Little Caterpillar 外星來的神祕朋友  – Friend from Outer Space (6th book) This is an extremely cute set. I have no counted how many words but from the length of it, I’m guessing it’s […]

  • The Battle of the First Grade Chinese Textbooks: China vs. Taiwan vs. States

    Out of curiosity, I am going to compare textbooks: 康軒 from Taiwan Grade 1 上海世紀 語文 from Shanghai China Curriculum Grade 1 馬立平 Mǎ lì píng States Curriculum Pre Grade, Grade 1 (and Grade 2) There’s a huge difference in the curriculum of the three above. The general gist is we are slow in the […]

  • Book Review: 念故事給我們聽好嗎? Can You Read For Us?

    Age: 6+ Independent Join our Facebook Group for more recommendations! This is a first grade book and very sweet. Not very long at 80 pages with almost a 1-1 ratio of words to pictures. The language is very sweet and straightforward so it’s a pretty easy read for children by themselves. The story starts off […]

  • Book Review: 小兵童話精選 Little Soldiers Fairy Tales Series (6 Books)

    Age 4+ (with parent) 6+ (independent reading) Please visit our Facebook Group for more information! I’m rating this set to be at a higher age for independent reading because it is a lengthier book than regular picture books and has 3000 characters each book. This is a 6 book set. You can try out one […]

  • Book Review: 閱讀123 / Reading 123 小東西系列 Little Things Series

    Age: 6+ This is one of the really cute series. It talks about the little things we have in life like cups and spoons, etc. and what their lives and viewpoints are. Whimsical stories about the lives of little things. I show pages of the stories inside. It’s divided by one chapter per item. The […]

  • Book Review: 閱讀123 / Reading 123 我家有系列 Our House Has Series

    Visit our Facebook Page for more information! Age 6+ This is a really educational series where they embed all sorts of science like knowledge in cute stories and in forms that’s easy to understand. The series consists of a Turtles, Plants, Backyard Discoveries, and Building Homes. In each book, there’s a topic that they cover. […]

  • Book Review: 故事摩天輪系列 Ferris Wheel Bridge Book Series

    Age: 6-9 (Grade 1-Grade 3) This set of books is really wonderful. Although it doesn’t sort out from easy to hard for you, each box has a variety of easy to harder books. It has a variety of books in each box and each box contains 10 books. I really really love the stories inside. […]

  • Book Review: 笨狼的故事 (簡體,简体书): Silly Wolf Series – Simplified

    Age: 5+ Independent , Grades 1-3 (Lower Elementary) This is a simplified bridge book set of 10 books. This is a very easy read, cute pictures and the stories are very cute. I’ve only read through the first story but as a sample, it’s about a silly wolf (really he’s kind of dumb) and he […]

  • Book Review: 紅色小電車系列 Little Red Electric Train Series

    Age: 3+ assisted This series is really simple and uber cute!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, I’ll admit, I bought it because I loved the pictures when I saw it. Was it too easy to read for my 5 year old? Probably but I love it and so do they. I don’t think anyone would say having beautiful pictures […]

  • Book Review: 莉莉尋貓記+小偵探莉莉 LILY CHERCHE SON CHAT &Lily mène l’enquête

    Join me on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ 莉莉尋貓記+小偵探莉莉(2書一套) LILY CHERCHE SON CHAT &Lily mène l’enquête Age: 3+ Adapted from a French book, this is a cute picture book that’s full of beautiful pictures! It’s a search and find book. Size of the book is big so beware of that. I love this set for […]

  • Book Review: 水果奶奶好故事 Grandma Fruit’s Stories Collection

    Join me on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ 水果奶奶好故事1:什麼時候可以吃冰淇淋? 水果奶奶好故事2:奶奶不會收玩具 水果奶奶好故事3:琳琳的生氣帽 水果奶奶好故事4:淇淇會讀詩 Age: 3 with parent, 5+ by themselves The pictures are not cute at all. I actually find them repulsive. LOL! I love beautiful things and I love art so to see illustrations that look like this just aches my heart. HOWEVER, I have […]

  • Book Review: 世界經典橋樑書系列 World Classics Bridge Sets 1, 2, 3

    Where to buy them: 世界經典橋梁書:低中年級(小學生閱讀小火車)  – Lower Grades (K-2nd) 世界經典橋梁書:中高年級(小學生閱讀小火車)  – Middle Elementary (2nd-4th) 世界經典橋梁書:高年級(小學生閱讀小火車) – Upper Elementary (4th-6th) Here are 3 sets of “bridge books.” When most people think of bridge books they get scared and think it’s usually too hard for their kids or think that picture books are easier. That’s not the case. […]