Global Story Box Book Synopses

China Global Story Box Synopsis

C is for China. So, Sungwan (2006). Photographs. NY: Frances Lincoln. ISBN: 9781845073183.
A photographic alphabet that depicts and describes various elements of Chinese culture, such as foods,

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes. Wu, Faye-Lyn (2010). Illustrated by Dutcher, Kieren. North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle. ISBN: 9780804840941.
A collection of nursery rhymes in English and Chinese, some originating from each tradition, interspersed with facts about Chinese culture and traditions. Includes a CD.

Good Morning China. Yi, Hu Yong (2007). New Milford, CT.: Roaring Brook Press. ISBN: 9781596432406.
Illustration and easy-to-read text portray the activities and routines of Chinese people on a typical morning in the park.

Kindergarten Day China and USA. Marx, Trish & Senisi, Ellen (2010). Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. ISBN: 9781580892193.
Contains two stories that depict a day in an American and in a Chinese kindergarten classroom to explore the similarities and differences between how classes are run in the two countries.

Maggies Chopsticks. Woo, Alan (2012). Illustrated by Malenfant, Isabelle. Tonawanda, NY: Kids Can Press. ISBN: 9781554536191.
Maggie has new chopsticks, but her family tells her that she is holding them all wrong, until Father comes along to tell her that she is unique and can do it her own way.

My Little Book of Chinese Words. Louis, Catherine (2008). Calligraphy by Shi Bo. NY: North South. ISBN: 9780735821743.
Gem-like linocuts combine with graceful calligraphy in an introduction to Chinese writing. Illustrations and Chinese characters provide English to Chinese translations of over one hundred words.

A New Year’s Reunion. Li-Qiong, Yu (2007). Illustrated by Cheng-Liang, Zhu. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. ISBN: 9780763658816.
Little Maomao, whose father is a migrant worker, barely recognizes him when he comes home from his faraway job for his annual visit for Chinese New Year. She quickly warms to him amidst the excitement of the holiday..

Panda Kindergarten. Ryder, Joanne (2009). Photos by Feng, Katherine. NY: Collins.
ISBN: 9780060578503.
Little Maomao, whose father is a migrant worker, barely recognizes him when he comes home from his faraway job for his annual visit for Chinese New Year. She quickly warms to him amidst the excitement of the holiday.

The Pet Dragon. Niemann, Christoph (2008). NY: Greenwillow. ISBN: 9780061577765.
Introduces Chinese characters through a story about a little girl who goes in search of her missing pet dragon.

01Yen29Shen15Yeh Shen: A Cinderella Story from China. Louie, Ai-Ling (1982). Illustrated by Young, Ed. NY: Putnam. ISBN: 9780399209000.
A young Chinese girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother through kindness to a magic fish who grants her wishes when an emperor comes in search of a bride.

Artifacts: Stuffed panda bear, chopsticks, index cards & black markers, plastic toy dragon

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