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Great Chinese Reads

We are very excited to announce the release of the Great Chinese Reads Recommended Chinese Picture Book List for K-6 Mandarin Students with Leveling Guidance.


A snap short of the research can be found here about our research methodology and preliminary results, which were part the presentation that Great Chinese Reads research team made at the 2017 National Chinese Language Conference co-hosted by the College Board and the Asia Society, in April 2017, Houston.

Great Chinese Reads provides an expert-selected Recommended Chinese Reading List of Chinese picture books with leveling guidance dedicated to Kindergarten to Grade 6 students learning Chinese. 

Enrich children’s Chinese reading with great books and nurture lifelong readers with bilingual literacy

Our Team

Great Chinese Reads is a network of scholars from Stanford University, Beijing Normal University, Peking University, and Chinese teachers at over 20 public schools and independent schools across the U.S.. The research team has collaborated to conduct reading research and evaluated more than 2,000 titles to compile the book selection. 

Our advisory board has extensive experiences in teaching (Chinese as second language), language education research, early childhood development, family education, publishing, library management, user experience design, statistics and data analytics.

Watch how teachers use Great Chinese Reads recommended books in class!
What the Experts Say about Us...

Ms. Cindy Liu, Nomination Committee Chair of Astrid Lidgren Memorial Book Award (USBBY)

“Interest in Chinese language education and Chinese children’s books has been growing rapidly in the US, but there is a lag in high quality materials appropriate for American children.

The Great Chinese Reads Recommended Chinese Picture Book List is a valuable resource for parents, teachers and students.”

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