• 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: 奇先生妙小姐典藏版 Mr. Men Little Miss Collector’s Edition Set

    Book Review: 奇先生妙小姐典藏版 Mr. Men Little Miss Collector’s Edition Set

    Age: 6+ with parent or independent with Zhuyin. Purchase link: https://glorias-bookstore.com/products/mr-men-little-miss This set is so darling. Just the illustrations should give it away that it’s a CLASSIC translated from Roger Hargreaves. My original set looked like the little books in the images below but they recently made a collectors edition of super large sized, gold […]

  • 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: 樂讀456 系列 : 神奇柑仔店 1-8

    Book Review: 樂讀456 系列 : 神奇柑仔店 1-8

    Age: 8+ Purchase Link: 神奇柑仔店 1-4 神奇柑仔店 5-8 This is a very whimsical set for grades three and above in reading level in Chinese. It’s about a mysterious candy/snack shop opened by a supposedly old grandma who doesn’t have wrinkles. Her candies have magical powers and sometimes can give you magical powers. This candy shop […]

  • Book Review: 故事奇想樹 系列 Whimsical Trees Set

    Book Review: 故事奇想樹 系列 Whimsical Trees Set

    # Title Collection 325 不偷懶小學1: 不摸魚老師 不偷懶小學 328 不偷懶小學2: 不可能奇蹟 不偷懶小學 334 不偷懶小學3: 不好找寶藏 不偷懶小學 349 不偷懶小學4: 忍不住大師 不偷懶小學 308 再來仙島小學 仙島小學 331 仙島小學1: 桃花源大考驗 仙島小學 345 好品格童話1: 壞脾氣的星星 品格故事 346 好品格童話2: 孔雀先生的祕密 品格故事 347 好品格童話3: 偷影子的小精靈 品格故事 348 好品格童話4: 狐狸奶奶的魔法餅乾 品格故事 355 好品格童話5: 小威愛哭哭 品格故事 356 好品格童話6: 蝴蝶女王與糞金龜 品格故事 357 好品格童話7:小鱷魚別開門 品格故事 358 好品格童話8:大野狼咕嚕咕嚕 […]

  • Book Review: 小兵故事百匯 72本, 3套 (Little Soldier Stories Parfait 72 Books, 3 Sets)

    Book Review: 小兵故事百匯 72本, 3套 (Little Soldier Stories Parfait 72 Books, 3 Sets)

    Age: 6+ with parent, 7+ by self Purchase Links: 故事百匯 第一輯 故事百匯 第二輯 故事百匯 第三輯 I only say you should read with a parent if your six year old isn’t mature enough to understand some content but I find a very mature six year old would love to hear these stories. I have an almost […]

  • 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: 三采 西方經典童話 20 本 Suncolor Western Classics

    Book Review: 三采 西方經典童話 20 本 Suncolor Western Classics

    Age 8+ Purchase Link: 西方經典童話套書(1~20冊) I’ve been tracking down sets of classics for a while now. One that has detailed stories and close to the original zhuyin colorful illustrations excitingly written for the 3rd to 5th grade child comprehension questions in the back has 20,000 to 30,000 characters a book (Little Prince and Midsummer Night’s […]

  • 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: 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: 我最喜愛的中國神話 (My Favorite Chinese Fairy Tales)

    Age: 5+ with parent or independent 我最喜愛的中國神話  My Favorite Chinese Fairy Tales Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ I love this Chinese Fairy Tale book. It’s WELL WRITTEN!!!!! My kids love love love love love love love this book. It’s come to a point where I have to re-read stories to them. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 親子天下: 閲讀123 / Reading 123 Collection

    親子天下: 閲讀123 / Reading 123 Collection

    Age: 6+ independent *note the picture above also shows 樂讀456 which is a series for upper elementary so ignore those for now. I’ll review those later. I also have 5 more sets of those that need to fit together with the others! Yikes! #NoMoreShelfSpace This is an amazing set of books with all different authors, […]

  • 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: 姊弟倆 Big Sister Little Brother

    Age: 5+ independent Purchase Link: 姊弟倆 Big Sister Little Brother This book is part of a set of 40 that I purchased. Yesterday my little one took it out and cracked up big time to a point where I find it worthy to just feature the book by itself. This book talks about the daily […]

  • Book Review: 小兵快樂讀本系列 90 本 - Little Soldier Happy Reading 90 Books

    Book Review: 小兵快樂讀本系列 90 本 - Little Soldier Happy Reading 90 Books

    Age 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ 快樂讀本第一輯  Set 1 快樂讀本第二輯  Set 2 快樂讀本第三輯  Set 3 Needed more practice readers? Here you go! 90 Books, all different authors and illustrators. Great variety. There are roughly 3000 characters in each book and they are illustrated simply alternating between black/white and color pages. I like […]

  • Book Review: 神奇樹屋系列 52本 +小百科套書 20本 - Magic Tree House and Fact Tracker Set

    Age 6+ Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase Links: 神奇樹屋 1-52 :Magic Tree House Set 1-52 神奇樹屋小百科套書(全套20冊) :Magic Tree House Fact Tracker This is a really popular set. It’s used in the states in schools as readers. It has 52 books and grows in lexile level book after book almost. The […]

  • Book Review: 樂讀123 系列 44本 Happy Reading 123 - 44 Books

    Age 4+ with parent or independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ Purchase Link: 樂讀123 系列  – Happy Reading 123 Series This was a set much loved by our Facebook group members! Each book is roughly 3000 characters and if you wanted practice reading, this is a good set to begin after the […]

  • Book Review: 羅北兒故事集 Arnold Lobel Book Collection

    Age: 3+ with parent 6+ Independent Where to purchase or for more information: 羅北兒故事集 – Arnold Lobel Collection Whole Set 1. 大巨人約翰 – The Big Giant 2. 明鑼移山 Ming Lo Moves the Mountain 3. 露西兒- Lucille 4. 小豬離家記 – Small Pig 5. 老鼠爸爸說故事 Mouse Tales 6. 貓頭鷹在家 Owl At Home 7. 老鼠湯 – Mouse Soup 8. 蚱蜢旅遊記  Grasshopper on […]

  • 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: 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: 愛挖耳朵的國王 Ear Picking King

    Age: 4+ with parent, 6+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  愛挖耳朵的國王 The Ear Picking King This book is part of the Ferris Wheel Collection Book Review: 故事摩天輪系列 Ferris Wheel Bridge Book Series. It belongs in the lower elementary reading bracket with about roughly 3000-5000 characters. Characters are large and easy to read […]

  • Book Review: 啊!睡覺的時候最幸福 Oh! The Joy of Sleeping

    Age: 5+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  Purchase link: 啊!睡覺的時候最幸福  Oh the Joy of Sleeping! Although the book is labeled for lower elementary, I think an avid kindergartner can read this just fine. It has very very few words on a page and the words repeat! It’s about a sloth who “sleeps” […]

  • Book Review: 南瓜弟弟忘東西,南瓜弟弟去遠足 Pumpkin Forgets His Stuff, Pumpkin Goes Hiking

    Age: 6+ Independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  南瓜弟弟去遠足  Pumpkin Goes Hiking 南瓜弟弟忘東西  Pumpkin Forgets His Stuff This is a set for lower elementary students to read. It’s very much a first grader type of book. The book I read in the video is about how pumpkin forgets to bring his stuff to school […]

  • Book Review: 冰箱放暑假 Refrigerator Takes a Summer Vacation

    Age: 6+ Independent Join our Facebook Group for more information and worksheets on this book! You can buy on 博客來: 冰箱放暑假 Refrigerator Takes a Summer Vacation  This is a book about a refrigerator who decided not to be cold because it’s summer and it wants to take a vacation. The family was surprised to see […]

  • 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: 屁屁偵探讀本 (1-3) Butt Detective Bridge Book Series

    Age: 6+ Independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  屁屁偵探讀本 (1-2)  – Butt Detective Books 1-2 黑影竊盜團入侵  – Butt Detective Book 3 This is a set of bridge books for lower elementary grades in Taiwan. It has some harder terms but coupled by really really really colorful photos and makes reading fun for the kids. […]

  • Book Review: 螢火蟲 美德易開罐 – Firefly Book Set: Morals

    Age: 8+ For more information, please visit our Facebook Group. This is a set of bridge books that I think is relevant for second grade and up not because the words are hard (because they’re not) but because of the concepts that are taught. This who set is about being a good person with good […]

  • Book Review: 螢火蟲 無奇不有的魔法學校 – Firefly Book Set: Magic School

    Age: 7+ independent For more information, please visit our Facebook Group This is a set of bridge books for first graders. It’s a set of 12 books based on funny stories. The stories are all written by well known authors and the words are big. Books are typically about 3000 characters? That’s my rough estimate. […]

  • Book Review: YES!也算是小超人 Yes, Supergirl!

      Age: 6+ independent This is such an interesting bridge book. They got me right on the first page. It’s another monster’s book. There are monsters at the school and in this city. The cute monster looks cute but then spit out a huge bubble to trap the teacher and the girl’s dad! They are […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]