Resources for English-speaking parents raising bilingual kids

As English-speaking parents attempting to raise bilingual and bi-cultural kids (let's face it: Chinese school dropouts hoping that Mandarin Immersion will make our kids more fluent than we are), we've been delighted to see many resources emerge in the past few years from creators like us!

We mentioned some of these in our parenting episode which you can listen to here or on your favorite podcast app:

Many of these books are self-published so consider buying directly from the authors or independent bookstores when you can. Be sure to enter our giveaway on Instagram or Facebook to win several of the items mentioned below!

Board Books

Bitty Bao series by Lacey Benard and Lulu Cheng available in Traditional Chinese or Simplified Chinese with Pinyin and English

Big Cities Little Foodies series by Cheryl Yau Chepusova, illustrated by Isabel Foo: Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo

Baby Snack Time by Judy Li, illustrated by Grace Kelly Zhang

Mina Learns Chinese series by Katrina Liu available in all Simplified or Traditional Chinese with Pinyin and English

I Love Boba by Katrina Liu available in English Only or Traditional Chinese with Pinyin and English

Interactive Media

La La Learn app for iPhone and iPad by Alice Han featuring children's songs with Chinese characters, Pinyin, and English translations and karaoke mode

Bao Bao Learns Chinese books with music players by Peipei Zhou, Molly Magnell, and Jason Rabinowitz (Amazon)

Mina Learns Chinese Instagram Reels featuring lists of shows and movies on Netflix and Disney+ with Chinese language audio tracks

Early Readers

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho (Indiebound | Target | Amazon)

sequel: Eyes That Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho (coming Winter 2022)

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang (Indiebound | Amazon)

also: Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon by Kat Zhang (Indiebound | Amazon)

Hey Taipei by Kathy Cheng (Mr. and Mrs. Books, a bookshop featuring many Chinese language books in LA)

More on Angela's Goodreads list: Asian children's books

Lunar New Year books

The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang (Bookshop)

Tastes of Lunar New Year by Cheryl Yau Chepusova, Isabel Foo, and Mori Chiang

More on Angela's Goodreads list: Lunar New Year kids books

Kids gifts

Avery & Me baby goods featuring Asian food puns, Chinese characters, and personalization!

A Jar of Pickles stationery, accessories, and clothing featuring Kirstie Wang's cute graphics. Kids' clothing sold out for the season, so follow her on social media or email to get notified of future drops!

Taipei Map poster and Bopomofo alphabet poster by Tai Pera in collaboration with Tricky Taipei (ships to the US from Taipei).