"DID YOU KNOW that a scientist from ancient China was the first person in history who discovered that the world was round? Two thousand years ago, a little boy called Zhang Heng loved to gaze up at the stars and the night sky. As he grew up, he devoted his life to studying them and making interesting discoveries. Zhang was a brilliant inventor as well as a great painter, poet, and mathematician. In The Dreamer Of Stars, find out why people believe Zhang was the cleverest man in the history of China." -- publisher
"DID YOU KNOW that China was named after its first emperor—the brilliant, all-powerful emperor who built The Great Wall?
In this book, read about his interesting life and how he became one of the most important men in Chinese history.
Emperor Qin Shihuang may have lived more than two thousand years ago, his memory still lives on. Each year, thousands of people visit the Great Wall, as well as the army of Terracotta Warriors hidden in the emperor’s secret tomb. And did you know that China was named after him?
In The Emperor Who Built The Great Wall, discover why Qin built the Wall, how he made China the biggest country on earth, and what he hid in his secret tomb." -- publisher
"DID YOU KNOW that in the long history of China, there has only been one emperor who was female? Wu Zetian started out as one of the many wives of the emperor and worked her way up until she sat on the throne herself. Although she could be cruel, Wu was a strong leader who did a lot of good for China. While she ruled, its population nearly doubled. In The Girl Who Became Emperor, find out all about Wu’s fascinating life. Discover how she managed to become the emperor’s wife number one, take his place, and rule China for more than 50 years." -- publisher
"DID YOU KNOW that China used to have the biggest fleet of ships in the world? The leader of the fleet was Admiral Zheng He, who undertook seven voyages to more than thirty countries to trade Chinese treasure like teas, silks, and porcelains. He reached as far as the Middle East and Africa, and possibly even farther. In this book, read about Zheng He’s adventurous life, from when he was a little boy dreaming about faraway lands, to the time he sailed across the seas and became ‘The Greatest Explorer In The World’." -- publisher
"DID YOU KNOW that Confucius was a teacher who opened the first public school in the world? Read all about his life and his brilliant ideas, which people still study today – 2,500 years later. In The King Without A Throne, discover how Confucius became one of the greatest teachers in the history of China. Together with his following of students he traveled from kingdom to kingdom to give advice to kings. Even so, he wasn’t happy. Read the book to find out why, at the end of his life, Confucius thought he was a failure." -- publisher
"DID YOU KNOW that a doctor who lived in China almost 2,000 years ago is still helping people get better today? Hua Tuo was the first person in the world to invent a drink that puts people to sleep when they are having surgery. He also came up with health exercises based on the movements of animals, which people use up to this day. In this book, learn all about his life and how he earned the nickname ‘The Miracle Doctor’." -- publisher
"DID YOU KNOW that music as we know it today, originates from a prince in ancient China? From a young age, Prince Zaiyu was a genius in mathematics, poetry, astronomy, and of course, music. He discovered that you only need twelve musical tones to make the most beautiful music. In The Mountain Man of Music, learn more about the life of this Chinese prince, from the time he was a crying baby to the last days of his life. Without Zaiyu, we probably would not be listening to the music of Mozart, Michael Jackson, and Eminem today!" -- publisher
"DID YOU KNOW that in parts of Asia people pray to a pirate who lived in China hundreds of years ago? Koxinga was an army leader who had followed in his father’s footsteps to become a pirate. Unlike his dad, however, he used the money he stole to protect China when the Manchu people attacked the country. In The Pirate King, find out how brave Koxinga was in fighting the Manchus, how he became the king of an island, and why the Chinese and the Japanese see him as a hero – even a god." -- publisher
"It is Hong's favorite time of the year. His whole family celebrates. It is the Chinese New Year. In this beautifully illustrated book, children aged 2 to 6 will follow Hong as he and his family prepare for and celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. They will also enjoy reading the story behind the most important celebration in Chinese culture. More interesting facts and questions for discussion are included at the back of the book. Written in English and Chinese, Chinese New Year Wishes is perfect as an early reader or to read aloud." -- back cover
"The moon is big and round tonight. Today is a special day for Mei and her family. It is the Chinese Moon Festival. In this beautifully illustrated book, children aged 2 to 6 will follow Mei as she and her family prepare for and celebrate the Moon or the Mid-autumn Festival. They will also enjoy reading the story behind one of the most important Chinese celebrations. Written in English and Chinese, Moon Festival Wishes is perfect as an early reader or to read aloud." --Back cover