As the leading advocate for family literacy and reading aloud in Hong Kong, we are often asked by parents, “What are the best books to read to my children?” Over the past ten years, we have accumulated a comprehensive list of the best English and Chinese children’s books. In response to the growing demand for our recommendations, our book guide was created by our team of dedicated literacy specialists, librarians and consultants who have volunteered their time and expertise to research, tag and thoughtfully select from thousands of books for positive child development.
Welcome to the world’s first ever bilingual search engine for English and Chinese children’s books! Encompassing 100 topics – covering popular interests, life experiences, desired character traits and award winners – our team of passionate literacy specialists have done the ‘heavy lifting’ to help time-starved parents and educators find the best books for their children. Our hope and aim are for these thoughtfully selected books to be used as tools to open meaningful conversations with children on important topics, such as diversity and environmentalism as well as on critical developmental areas such as empathy, confidence, resilience, and special needs.