CRRL Kids: Stories from the Ancients: China

The Sons of the Dragon King
The Sons of the Dragon King A Chinese Legend By Young, Ed Book - 2004 398.0951 Yo Available in some locations

Annotation:Each and every one of the Dragon King's nine sons are deemed to be perfectly useless -- until the Dragon King wisely recognizes the unique potential of each of his children.

Lissy's Friends
Lissy's Friends By Lin, Grace Book - 2007 FICTION Lin Available in some locations

Annotation:Lissy might be a bit nervous about being new in school, but she makes her own new friends from origami and the origami "friends" help her make a few human ones. Origami instructions included.

The Seeing Stick
The Seeing Stick By Yolen, Jane Book - 2009 FICTION Yol Available in some locations

Annotation:The emperor's only daughter, Hwei Min, has been blind since birth. While luminaries of all sorts have tried to cure her, only a humble old man has success. Beautiful embossed illustrations help kids understand the story's meaning.

Lin Yi's Lantern
Lin Yi's Lantern A Moon Festival Tale By Williams, Brenda Book - 2009 FICTION Wil Available in some locations

Annotation:It's time for the Moon Festival, and Lin Yi's parents send him to the market to bargain for a list of necessary items. Will he be able to negotiate a deal that includes something a little extra?

Star of the Week
Star of the Week A Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies With Sprinkles By Friedman, Darlene Book - 2009 FICTION Fri Available in some locations

Annotation:Part of getting to be Star of the Week in Cassidy-Li’s classroom is showing photos of your family. When you've been adopted from China, this simple assignment can present a challenge.

The Runaway Wok
The Runaway Wok A Chinese New Year Tale By Compestine, Ying Chang Book - 2011 FICTION Com Available in some locations

Annotation:Ming parents send him to trade their last eggs for rice, but he comes home with a magical singing wok instead.

Brush of the Gods
Brush of the Gods By Look, Lenore Book - 2013 FICTION Loo Available in some locations

Annotation:A biography of Wu Daozi, the greatest painter of the T'ang Dynasty, who is credited with bringing Chinese art to life -- literally!

Crouching Tiger
Crouching Tiger By Compestine, Ying Chang Book - 2011 FICTION Com Available in some locations

Annotation:A Chinese-American boy learns to appreciate his Chinese grandfather, who is into old school tai chi and lion dancing.

Fu Finds the Way
Fu Finds the Way By Rocco, John Book - 2009 FICTION Roc Available in some locations

Annotation:Young Fu accidentally bombs a great warrior with mud. When the furious warrior challenges Fu to a duel, the surprises are just getting started...

The Emperor's Army
The Emperor's Army By Pilegard, Virginia Walton Book - 2010 FICTION Pil Available in some locations

Annotation:How does a kid solve a life-threatening mystery about Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Terracotta Army? With math, of course!

Rabbit's Gift
Rabbit's Gift A Fable From China By Shannon, George Book - 2007 FICTION Sha Available in some locations

Annotation:Who knew a leftover turnip could teach so much about sharing and caring for others?

The Seven Chinese Sisters
The Seven Chinese Sisters By Tucker, Kathy Book - 2003 FICTION Tuc Available in some locations

Annotation:A humorous and adventurous take on "Seven Chinese Brothers" that includes lots of girl power!

Chinese Fables
Chinese Fables "the Dragon Slayer" and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom By Nunes, Shiho S. Book - 2013 398.2 Nu All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Nineteen Chinese folktales, including "The Practical Bride" and "The Dragon Slayer," are presented in this humorously illustrated collection.

Lon Po Po
Lon Po Po A Red-Riding Hood Story From China By Young, Ed Book - 1996 398.0951 Yo Available in some locations

Annotation:These three Chinese sisters do a better job of outsmarting a wicked wolf than Little Red Riding Hood ever did!

The Magic Pillow
The Magic Pillow By Demi Book - 2008 FICTION Dem Available in some locations

Annotation:Ping borrows a magic pillow from a mysterious elderly magician and dreams grand dreams while sleeping on it. Perhaps the pillow's true magic lies in revealing the realistic, but not-so-grand results of Ping's grand dreams.

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Folktales from Ancient China for Elementary School children.

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