Archive for the Miss Panda’s Reading Playground & Recommended Books Category

Reading Time: The Mid-Autumn Festival – Moon Festival

Reading Time: The Mid-Autumn Festival - Moon Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! = 中秋節快樂 (traditional characters)  = 中秋节快乐 (simplified characters), this greeting is read as  Zhōng qiū jié kuài lè.  The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar and it falls on September 16 this year (2016).  The dates for the Mid-Autumn festival in the next a few years are as below. October 4, 2017 September 24, 2018 September 13, 2019 October 1, 2020 September 21, 2021 September […]

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12 Chinese New Year and Culture Books

12 Chinese New Year and Culture Books

Chinese New Year is based on the lunar calendar and in Chinese it is called the Lunar New Year 農曆年 or Spring Festival 春節.  This year Chinese New Year begins on February 8th and we are celebrating the year of the Monkey!  I am planning a Chinese New Year cultural presentation for children.  The neighborhood library has asked me for a list of my favorite books about Chinese New Year and culture I would like to share […]

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Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World – Read Around the World Summer Series

Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World - Read Around the World Summer Series

I am delighted to join the Read Around the World Summer Series 2015.  My recommendation is going to be enjoyed by children in the elementary school (age. 6 – 12) and their parents as well.  “Adventures of the Treasure Fleet:  China Discovers the World” is written by Children’s book author, Ann Martin Bowler.  Ann loves culture and travel and she has written 14 books and many of them focus on world culture. Adventures of the Treasure Fleet […]

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Meet Ann Martin Bowler, Author of All About Korea

Meet Ann Martin Bowler, Author of All About Korea

      Watch the global education conversation with Ann Martin Bowler, author of All About Korea: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More.  Ann is a children’s book author of 15 books, an educator and a traveler.  Her books often have multicultural themes.  she shares with us how her book, All About Korea, was created and what kind of help she received from her two youngest during the process.  Ann also touches on another book of hers, Adventures […]

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Growing Up Hapa: Meet Cathy Erway, Author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN

Growing Up Hapa: Meet Cathy Erway, Author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN

  Join this delicious Taiwanese cuisine discovery and heritage culture conversation with Cathy Erway, the author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN: Recipes from the Beautiful Island.  Cathy is also the author of The Art of Eating In, the blog Not Eating Out In New York and the host of “Eat Your Words” on Heritage Radio Network.  I am delighted to share with you Cathy’s new book, The Food of Taiwan, which is among the very first to […]

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Raising Young World Citizen: Meet Allison Branscombe, Author of All About China

Raising Young World Citizen: Meet Allison Branscombe, Author of All About China

Watch the global education conversation with Allison Branscombe, author of All About China – Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids.  I am excited to share Allison’s resourceful and engaging book with you on the 2nd day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in the interview.  Learn about behind the scene stories about this fabulous book, the importance of world culture awareness for children, and the cultural journey with Allison and her two daughters adopted from China.  […]

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Book Review: All About China

Multicultural Children's Book Day Book Review: All About China

January 27 is the Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  Mia from PragmaticMom and Valarie from JumpIntoABook are on a mission to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries.  Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also a way to expose […]

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Meet Mingmei Yip, Author & Illustrator of Grandma Panda’s China Storybook

Meet Mingmei Yip, Author & Illustrator of Grandma Panda's China Storybook

  Come and join the conversation with Mingmei Yip, Author and Illustrator of Grandma Panda’s China Storybook!  I (Miss Panda) am excited to share this wonderful book with you.  Find out where Grandma Panda lives and how she introduces Chinese culture and traditions to children. Google Hangout On Air Event Link – Click here to watch the interview! You can also watch the interview on the screen below. Win a copy of “Grandma Panda’s China Storybook – […]

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Read Around The World Summer Series: Mei Ling’s Hiccups

Read Around The World Summer Series: Mei Ling's Hiccups

  No matter where you are you can join Read Around The World Summer Series on Multicultural Kids Blogs.  Here is Miss Panda’s recommendation.  What do you do when you have hiccups?  Read Mei Ling’s Hiccups by David Mills and find out what Mei Ling did. Discover all the great books in this series on Read Around the World Summer Reading Pinterest Board. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor […]

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10 Great Children’s Books in Chinese

10 Great Children's Books in Chinese

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” ~ Emilie Buchwald  I still remember the days when my son was only a few months old and I was reading “The Good Night Moon” to him in Mandarin Chinese.  He would be on my lap listening and then from time to time he would grab the book and chew on it.  What an adorable scene!   Yes, he was teething at the time! Reading familiar books […]

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