With Chinese New Year this week, I though it would be fitting to share another Read Around the World unit, this time it is focused on China! I have a special love for China because my Dad works over there on a regular basis and is always teaching me amazing things about the country and bringing us home treasures. My sister also lived there for a few years. Someday it will be my turn to visit & I cannot wait!
This read around the world China Unit includes a book list activities to do related to China, a recipe, an activity and coloring sheet, links to cultural activities, Chinese characters for the alphabet, and passport stamps for China.
Picture Books on China:
The Empty Pot by Demi (ages 4 and up)
Seven Chinese Brothers by Margaret Mahy (ages 4-8)
Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Suchet Bishop (ages 4-8)
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel (ages 4-8)
Liang and the Magic Paintbrush by Demi (ages 4-8)
Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats by Nina Simonds & Leslie Swartz (ages 4-7)
The Silk Route by John S. Major (ages 6-10)
The Magic Horse of Han Gabby Chen Jiang Hong (ages 4-8)
Ruby’s Wish by Shirin Yim Bridges (ages 4-8)
The Runaway Rice Cake by Ying Chang Compestine (ages 5-8)
A Single Pebble by Bonnie Christensen (ages 4-7)
Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu by Emily Arnold Mccully (ages 5-9)
Chapter Books on China:
Wicked Warriors Evil Emperors by Allison Lloyd (ages 8-10)
Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson (ages 8-12)
Recipe for Adventure- Hong Kong by Giada de Laurentis (ages 7-10)
Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan by Hildi Kang (ages 8-12)
The Perfect Time for Pandas by Mary Pope Osborne (ages 7-10)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (ages 8-12) & others by the same author!
The Terracotta Girl by Jessica Gunderson (ages 7-10)
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Want some fun activities to go along with this? Check out the Chinese Zodiac Matching Game
and learn how to create the Great Wall of China in rice krispies.
See the Previous Read Around the World Units: