17 of the Best Books Promoting Chinese Culture for Kids
These picture books about China are a wonderful way to promote Chinese culture for kids. They bring the culture and traditions of China alive for your students.
Chinese Culture for Kids
China is a country full of history and wonderful traditions. Read these picture books about China as a wonderful way to promote Chinese culture for kids.
Before getting to the books I have found some websites that go into more detail about how China, its culture, traditions and daily life. There are also a few videos you can use with your students.
Chinese Culture for Kids: Online Resources
For your information, National Geographic Kids has 30 interesting facts about China from the ancient to the modern. If you want to learn a few words and phrases in Mandarin try Miss Panda Chinese YouTube channel. She presents fun and engaging songs, movement and stories to learn Mandarin.
Here a few more China related resources for your classroom.
- BBC: A typical school day in a primary school in China
- China 360 online: Academic resources K-5
- Learning to Give: Three Chinese Stories Lesson Plans
- Museum of Chinese in America: History of Chinese in America: An Interactive Timeline
- PBS Learning Media: Where in China is…?: Lesson Plan | The Story of China
- Royal Geographic Society: China – Snapshots in Time
- Scholastic: Exploring China Unit Plan
Chinese Culture for Kids: Videos
Picture Books About China
Giant: A Panda of the Enchanted Forest by Xuan Loc Xuan
Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart by Dion Leonard
Henry and the Kite Dragon by Bruce Edward Hall
My Mei Mei by Ed Young
The Pet Dragon by Christoph Niemann
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
Ruby's Wish by Shirin Yim
The Sheep Beauty: A story in English and Chinese by Jian Li
Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker
Do you use any other picture books or resources for promoting Chinese culture for kids and celebrating China and its culture and traditions? Add any recomended books, videos and activities in the comments below.
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.