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    A bibliography


The list is divided into 3 groups:

    Preschool-lower elementary (grades 2 and below)

    Upper elementary-grade 6

    Middle school and up

    These levels are suggestions only. Many books are appropriate at more than one level.

    Additional information about the books is available at: or

Preschool-lower elementary

    Alexander, Lloyd. Dream-of-Jade: The Emperor’s Cat. Cricket Books, 2005. Ashley, Bernard. Cleversticks. Picture Lions, 2002.

    Chin. China’s Bravest Girl: The Legend of Hua Mu Lan. Children’s Press, 1997.

    Chinn, Karen. Sam and the Lucky Money. Lee & Low Books, 1997.

    Demi. The Dragon’s Tale: and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac. Henry Holt,


    Demi. The Emperor’s New Clothes: A Tale Set in China. Margaret K. McElderry, 2000. Demi. The Empty Pot. Henry Holt, 1996.

    Demi. The Greatest Power. Margaret McElderry, 2004.

    Demi. Happy, Happy Chinese New Year! Crown Books for Young Readers, 2003.

    Demi. Happy New Year! Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts’ai! Dragonfly Books, 1999.

    Demi. Kites: Magic Wishes That Fly Up to the Sky. Dragonfly Books, 2000. Demi. The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching. Margaret McElderry, 2007. Demi. Liang and the Magic Paintbrush. Henry Holt and Co., 1988.

    Fisher, Leonard Everett. The Great

     Wall of China. Aladdin, 1995.

    Flack, Marjorie. The Story About Ping. Grosset & Dunlap, 2000.

    Gower, Catherine. Long-Long's New Year: A Story About The Chinese Spring

     Festival. Tuttle Publishing, 2005.

    Hall, Bruce Edward. Henry and the Kite Dragon. Philomel, 2004.

    Heyer, Marilee. The Weaving of a Dream. Puffin, 1989.

    Katz, Karen. My First Chinese New Year. Henry Holt and Co., 2004.

    Kimmel, Eric. The Rooster’s Antlers: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac. Holiday House,


    Lee, Jeanne. Legend of the Milky Way. Henry Holt, 1990.

    Lee, Jeanne. Song of Mu Lan. Hand Print, 1991.

    Lee, Milly. Landed. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

    Lin, Grace. Dim Sum for Everyone. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2001.

Look, Lenore. Henry’s First-Moon Birthday. Atheneum, 2001. Lin, Grace. Fortune Cookie Fortunes. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2004.

    Look, Lenore. Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding. Atheneum, 2006. Lin, Grace. Kite Flying. Dragonfly Books, 2004.

    Louie, Ai-Ling. Yeh-Shen. Putnam Juvenile, 1996. Lin, Grace. The Ugly Vegetables. Charlesbridge Publishing, 2001.

    Mahy, Margaret. The Seven Chinese Brothers. Scholastic Paperbacks, 1992.

    Minnis, Ivan. You Are in Ancient China. Raintree, 2004.

    Mosel, Arlene. Tikki Tikki Tembo. Square Fish. 2007.

    Provensen, Alice. The Master Swordsman and the Magic Doorway: Two Legends

     from Ancient China. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2001. Reddix, Valerie. Dragon Kite of the Autumn Moon. Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1992.

    San Souci, Robert D. FA Mulan: The Story of a Woman Warrior. Hyperion, 2000. Seow, David. The Littlest Emperor. Tuttle Publishing, 2004.

    Sing, Rachel. Chinese New Year’s Dragon. Aladdin, 1994.

    Tucker, Kathy. The Seven Chinese Sisters. Albert Whitman & Co., 2003.

    Vaughan, Marcia K. The Dancing Dragon. Mondo Publishing, 1996.

    Waterlow, Julia. The Yangtze. World Almanac Library, 2003.

    Waters, Kate. Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year. Scholastic Press, 1991. Wei, Jiang, Legend of Mu Lan: A Heroine of Ancient China. Victory Press, 1997. Werner, Teresa Orem. A Quilt of Wishes. Lifevest Publishing, 2005.

    Wilson, Barbara Ker. Wishbones: A Folk Tale from China. Frances Lincoln, 2000. Wong, Janet. S. This Next New Year. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.

    Yep, Laurence. The Dragon Prince: A Chinese Beauty & the Beast Tale. HarperTrophy,


    Yip, Mingmei. Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories. Tuttle Publishing, 2004.

    Yolen, Jane. The Emperor and the Kite. Putnam Juvenile, 1998.

    Young, Ed. Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac. Henry Holt and Co., 1998. Young, Ed. Lon Po Po. Putnam Juvenile, 1996.

    Young, Ed. The Lost Horse: A Chinese Folktale. Voyager Books, 2004.

Upper elementary-grade 6

    Alexander, Lloyd. The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen. Yearling, 1993. Anderson, Dale. Ancient China. Raintree, 2005.

    Bailey, Linda. Adventures in Ancient China. Kids Can Press, Ltd., 2003.

    Beshore, George. Science in Ancient China. Franklin Watts, 1998.

    Bortolotti, Dan. Panda Rescue: Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife.

     Firefly, 2003.

    Carpenter, Frances. Tales of a Chinese Grandmother. Tuttle Publishing, 2001. Cheng, Andrea. Shanghai Messenger. Lee & Low, 2005.

    Cheng-An, Chiang. Empress of China,Wu Ze Tian. Victory Press, 1998. Cotterell, Arthur. Ancient China (Eyewitness Books). DK Children, 2005. Cummings, Mary. Three Names of Me. Albert Whitman & Co., 2006. Currier, Katrina Saltonstall. Kai’s Journey to Gold Mountain. Angel Island Association,


DeJong, Meindert. The House of Sixty Fathers. HarperTrophy, 1987.

    Demi. Su Dongpo: Chinese Genius. Lee & Low, 2006.

    Donovan, Sandra. Madame Chiang Kai-shek: Face of Modern China. Compass Point Books,

     2006. Dean, Arlan. Terra-Cotta Soldiers: Army of Stone. Children’s Press, 2005. Dramer, Kim. People’s Republic of China. Children’s Press, 2006. Englar, Mary and I. M. Pei. I.M. Pei. Raintree, 2005.

    Fang, Linda. The Ch’i-lin Purse: A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories. Farrar, Straus

     and Giroux, 1997.

    Fisher, Leonard Everett. The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient China. Holiday House, 2003. Freedman, Russell. Confucius: The Golden Rule. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2002.

    Fritz, Jean. China’s Long March. Putnam Juvenile, 1988.

Fritz, Jean. Homesick. Puffin, 2007.

    George, Charles. The Clay Soldiers of China. KidHaven Press, 2003.

    Greenberger, Robert. The Technology of Ancient China. Rosen Central, 2006. Krasno, Rena. Cloud Weavers. Pacific View PR, 2002.

    Landau, Elaine. Exploring Ancient China with Elaine Landau. Enslow Elementary, 2005. Lynette, Rachel. Great Structures in History-The Great Wall of China. KidHaven Press,


    Mann, Elizabeth. The Great Wall. Mikaya Press, 1997.

    Pittman, Helena Clare. A Grain of Rice. Yearling, 1995.

    Shepard, Aaron. Monkey: A Superhero Tale of China, Retold from The Journey to the

     West. Skyhook Press, 2005.

    Stout, Glenn. On the Court with…Yao Ming. Little, Brown Young Readers, 2004.

    Thong, Roseanne. The Wishing Tree. Shen’s Books, 2003. Treffinger, Carolyn. Li Lun, Lad of Courage. Walker Books for Young Readers, 1995.

    Williams, Brian. Ancient China. Viking Juvenile, 1996.

    Williams, Suzanne. Made in China: Ideas and Inventions from Ancient China. Pacific View,


    Yep, Laurence. Lady of Ch’iao Kuo: Warrior of the South, Southern China, A.D. 531.

     Scholastic, 2001.

    Yep, Laurence. The Rainbow People. American Girl, 2002.

    Yep, Laurence. Tongues of Jade. HarperCollins Childrens Books, 1991.

    Young, Ed. The Sons of the Dragon King: A Chinese Legend. Atheneum, 2004. Zhang, Ange. Red Land Yellow River: A Story from the Cultural Revolution. Groundwood

     Books, 2004.

Middle school and up

    Fritz, Jean. China Homecoming. Putnam Juvenile, 1985.

    Hatt, Christine. Mao Zedong. Evan Brothers, 2001.

    Lazo, Caroline. The Terra Cotta Army of Emperor Qin. New Discovery Books, 1993. McCaughrean, Geraldine. The Kite Rider. Oxford University Press, 2006.

    Napoli, Donna. Bound. Simon Pulse, 2006.

    O’Connor, Jane. The Emperor’s Silent Army: Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China.

     Viking Juvenile, 2002.

    Stewart, Whitney. Deng Xiaoping: Leader in a Changing China. Lerner Publications, 2001.

Stewart, Whitney. Mao Zedong. Twenty-First Century Books, 2005.

Zheng, Zhensun. A Young Painter. The Life and Paintings of Wang Yani—China’s

Extraordinary Young Artist. Scholastic, 1991.

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