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24 Hours, 24 Professions, One Day
by Echo Zhang
This nonfiction picture book illustrates what happens in 24 hours for 24 people with different professions. It helps children understand more about how society works and inspires them to think about what to do when they grow up. (Ages 7-10.)
Everafter Books Publishing House

The Beauty of the Solar Terms
by Zhu Aichao
The 24 solar terms originated in China thousands of years ago. This book presents the wisdom of the ancient Chinese people and their unique understanding of time and space. It also contains the history of Chinese characters, the Song of Solar Terms, and different customs across the country. (Ages 7 & up.)
Thinkingdom Children's Books

Cats Living in a Tree
by Xiao-shi
A heartwarming story about kindness, trust, happiness, and goodwill, this picture book explores the relationship between humans and all living creatures, including stray cats. (Ages 3-6.)
Beijing Dandelion Children's Book House

Dodo and Auntie Magic series
by Zhang Hong
Imagine what your life would be like if you had an aunt with magical powers? Let Dodo tell you through these stories filled with imagination, creativity, and lots of fun! (4 titles; ages 5-8.)
Everafter Books Publishing House

Food for Children series
by Sun Yue
This series, based on the taste of food and the author's childhood memories, is about going through the growing & up process with courage and a positive attitude. (6 titles; ages 3-8.)
Anhui Children's Publishing House

Granny Xiu and Peach-Blossom Fish
by Peng Xuejun
In a small village in a big mountain, there runs a little river filled with many peach-blossom fish (that make for a delicious dish) and there lives a witch who fascinates the village children. (Ages 3-6.)
Beijing Dandelion Children's Book House

Granny Yulan's Grass Hat
by Jiu Er
This story shows that spending time with the elderly and helping them to realize the dreams they once had are perhaps the best expressions of love for them. (Ages 3-10.)
Beijing Dandelion Children's Book House

Happy Milly, Molly and Lily series, The
by Jill Pitta and Gao Hongbo
Readers are introduced to the main characters Milly and Molly in the first 60 titles of this series; Lily, a Chinese girl, joins the cast in the last 10. Each story provides young readers with important tips on character building and developing a positive attitude. (70 titles; ages 5-8.)
China Children's Press & Publication Group

Hidden Shoes
by Huang Muhua
Set in the 1980s, this warm picture book is about a sensitive girl searching for her own identity in a completely unfamiliar environment while her father tries awkwardly to shelter and take care of her. (Ages 4-6.)
Jieli Publishing House

I Want Strawberry
by Liu Hangyu
This is a fairy tale about a brave and determined little snail who learns about a strawberry patch on the opposite side of the forest and is focused on getting there and eating one of the sweet berries. (Ages 3-5.)
Jieli Publishing House

Last War Elephant, The
by Shen Shixi and Marius Zavadskis
Illustrated by Marius Zavadskis, this book tells a story about an old war elephant named Gasuo, whose life will end very soon. This is a moving story about heroism and loyalty. (Ages 3 & up.)
Kids Media

Little Frogman's Travel series
by Yang Hongying
From one of China's bestselling children's authors comes a whole new world under the sea, with fantastical adventures that convey messages of courage, love, and wisdom. (5 titles; ages 7-12.)
Anhui Children's Publishing House

Little Rabbit's Questions
by Gan Dayong
This warm and sweet story follows Little Rabbit, who is curious about many things and asks a lot of questions. But no matter how many questions he has or how weird the questions are, Mommy Rabbit remains patient in providing the answers. (Ages 3 & up.)
China Welfare institute Publishing House

Lonely Major
by Xue Tao
When the gaming center in a small town is destroyed, a group of children is rudely cast out of their virtual world into the real world. The group splits in two and creates their own new game that gets several newcomers involved. (Ages 9-12.)
Jieli Publishing House

Mouse Is on the Candleholder Again, The
by Yuan Xiaofeng
Based on a popular folk rhyme, this picture book is about a mouse climbing up onto the candleholder. It is soon followed by another mouse, and yet another... and then a cat, another cat... Then there is a dog! Squeaks, meows, and barks fill the pages. (Ages 3-6.)
China Children's Press & Publication Group

Ms. Snail and the Kindergartners
by Lv Shasha
The author skillfully creates twists and turns using the characteristic traits of a snail and wittily integrates cognitive content into these stories, which are very creative and appealing to young readers. (Ages 2-5.)
Everafter Books Publishing House

Nature Notes on the 24 Solar Terms
by Zhu Aichao
Zhu Aichao, a famous primary school principal and Chinese language teacher, leads her students on an excursion and records their observations of nature. Combining 24 solar terms related to knowledge and a child's perspective on the beauty of nature, the book also presents the methods of note-taking outside the classroom. (Ages 7 & up.)
Thinkingdom Children's Books

Ninjago series
Rewritten by Kids Media
The awesome story in this Ninjago comic book series will ignite children's reading interest! Experience wonderful animation content and appreciate the cool comic style, Ninja Go! (10 titles; ages 6 & up.)
Kids Media

Only You and Me at That Time
by Xi Jiu
This exquisitely illustrated picture book is full of imagination. Divided into eight parts, it covers dialogues between a girl and trees, clouds, gardens, stars, rain, rivers, and more. In a poetic narration, the girl grows up, knows the world, and understands herself. (Ages 10 & up.)
Thinkingdom Children's Books

Rainbow Bird Minorities Children Literature series
by Zuo Hong and Wang Yongying
This series, based on real-life stories about China's minority children and youths, provides a glimpse of the less-known inner worlds of different indigenous groups, their attitudes toward life, and their aspirations. (3 titles; ages 9-12.)
Jieli Publishing House

Red Kangaroo's the Thousand Whys of Physics series
by Chris Ferry
This picture book series features Q-A sessions between a professor and a red kangaroo, during which physics—including classical mechanics, optics, and quantum physics—is explained through simple terms. Parents would also benefit from learning that physics is not that scary. (20 titles; ages 3-6.)
China Children's Press & Publication Group

by Liu Xun
The author explores the depth of affection and the emotional bond between a granddaughter and her grandmother through plain but vivid riddles—about smoke, cauliflower, an earthworm, bamboo, a snail, and sunshine, for instance—accompanied by beautifully illustrated pastoral scenes. (Ages 5 & up.)
China Welfare institute Publishing House

Training Camp for the Talented
by Shi Xiaolin
A group of teenagers from across China with different family backgrounds attends a bizarre training camp led by a mysterious robot. They need to hand over all electronic and communication devices to enter a game. Which one of them will become the most talented? (Ages 10 & up.)
Thinkingdom Children's Books

Within Pictures and Beyond Texts
by Leonard Marcus et al.
The very first professional research journal on picture books in China, this quarterly publication will explore a key theme of picture books in each volume and aims to aid those who wish to gain a better understanding of picture books. Experts from China, France, and the U.S. will contribute to this journal.
Everafter Books Publishing House

Xi Jinping Tells Stories (for Teenagers)
Edited by the People's Daily
A collection of 47 insightful stories based on the newspaper column of the same name, this book is about helping teenagers to build confidence and self-esteem and cultivate the right moral values and perspectives on the world. (Ages 10-16.)
China Children's Press & Publication Group

Zhu Dake's Chinese Myth series
by Zhuge Xinger
Based on Chinese culinary culture, history, and philosophy, these books bring to life the magical world of taste and food in ancient lands and the rise of Jiangrong, the son of a god. (5 titles; ages 6-14.)
Beijing Dandelion Children's Book House