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"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
Wong Chung encounters many obstacles as he and his father travel along the Silk Road
Ming is excited to know that the school is going to offer a Kung Fu class. His parents take him for a tour of the Shaolin Temple, which is famous for Kung Fu. Ming learns a lot about Kung Fu during the trip.
"Ming and his father take a trip to the Great Wall but end up getting separated from each other. During their time apart, Ming goes on a fascinating journey through the ages of China's Great Wall. Ming will encounter all aspects of the Great Wall's history including: its enemies storming the wall, huge markets for the public, and even a Chinese emperor. Join Ming on this exciting adventure and experience the remarkable history of China's Great Wall"-- Back cover
After finding out that Ming is learning the teachings of Confucius or Master Kong in school, his parents decide to take him on a special trip to Qufu where he is magically transported back to the past and meets the famous philosopher
"Ming gets lost in time in the Forbidden City and meets a young emperor. Together, they explore the wonders of the palace and ride on a bronze dragon that takes them high up in the sky. The past and the present come together in this beautifully illustrated book of another of Ming's adventures"--Page 4 of cover
Japanese is one of the most popular languages to learn in our multicultural society, and this book introduces it in a playful and gentle way. Organized in a familiar ABC structure, everyday words and expressions as well as words that have special significance in Japanese culture offer even very young children an enticing glimpse into Japanese daily life. This delightfully illustrated preschool book shows each word in Kanji and Hiragana as well as in Romanized form. Teachers and parents bilingual and English speaking only alike will appreciate the book's cultural and linguistic notes, while Kenji and his friends encourage young readers to join the fun!
"Ted and Betsy Lewin describe the landscapes, people, and activities they encounter during a trip to Mongolia for Naadam, the annual summer festival where child jockeys ride half-wild horses for miles across the Mongolian steppe"--Provided by publisher