As the leading advocate for family literacy and reading aloud in Hong Kong, Bring Me A Book™ is often asked by parents, “What are the best books to read to my children? We are pleased to share with you our Chinese and English bookguides to help parents and teachers select the best books for their children – ones that will pique a child’s interest and nurture a life-long love of reading. Both guides are the result of a labour of love by dedicated educational and literacy specialists, parents and librarians who have volunteered their time expertise to compile these valuable resources.
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“The Read Aloud Collection, Vol. 2” (June 2019) is the second edition since 2015 and is a compilation of the best children’s books in English for reading aloud, from birth to teenage years. Reading together is an activity to be enjoyed as soon as children are born, and certainly should not end when they become independent readers. The collection is divided into three main age groups. In “The First 100 Books”, we have selected quality read-aloud books for babies and toddlers that can be enjoyed over and over. If your child has a particular area of interest, or you have life lessons you wish to impart, then look no further than our thematic guide, “Picture Books to Share”. For older children, we suggest “Chapter Books to Share”, and provide the ISBN for large-format, illustrated, read-aloud versions of these classic and contemporary stories.
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A heartfelt thanks to our English book selection committee members for their valuable time and invaluable insights:
|1.||Michelle Bang, Chair of BMABHK’s Book Selection Committee, Board Member of BMABHK, and Strategic Consultant|
|2.||Pia Wong, Vice Chair of BMABHK’s Book Selection Committee, Executive Director of BMABHK and Author|
|3||Amy Robinson, Teacher Librarian of Upper Primary, Hong Kong International School|
|4.||Annie Ho, Honorary Patron and Former Board Chair of BMABHK|
|5.||Beth McNeilly, School Librarian of Shrewsbury International School|
|6.||Christina Matula-Häkli, Co-chair of BMABHK’s School Committee, Board Member of BMABHK, and Author|
|7.||Christy Bicknell, Teacher Librarian for Elementary School at International Christian School|
|8.||Diane Frankenstein, Strategic Literacy Consultant and Author|
|9.||Eileen Wolfe, Former Trainer of BMABHK, and Co-Founder of Self-Directed Child|
|10.||Elliot Wolfe, Former Trainer of BMABHK, and Co-Founder of Self-Directed Child|
|11.||Gweneth Rehnborg, Former BMABHK board member and SCMP contributor|
|12.||Jeffrey Comer, Primary Teacher Librarian of Chinese International School|
|13.||Julie Fowlkes, Literacy Specialist and Lead Trainer, BMABHK|
|14.||Kayla Armstrong, Literacy Specialist of Elementary School at International Christian School|
|15.||Keisha Siriboe, PhD. Founder, Dr. Keisha Cares|
|16.||Kristina Kyle, Literacy Coach of Lower Primary, Hong Kong International School|
|17||Laura Chesebro, Teacher Librarian of Lower Primary, Hong Kong International School|
|18.||Leonard Marcus, Renowned Children’s Book Historian and Author|
|19.||Liz Mills Campbell, Director of Libraries of Harrow International School|
|20.||MaryAnn Sayaz, Literacy Coach of Upper Primary, Hong Kong International School|
|21.||Rachel Ip, Co-chair of BMABHK’s School Committee, Board Member of BMABHK, and Author|
|22.||Rebecca Rigden Green, Teacher Librarian of The Peak School|
|23.||Su Hwei Lee Chen, BMABHK Founder and Former Board Member of BMABHK|
|24.||Tanja Galetti, Primary Teacher Librarian of Hong Kong Academy|
A Guide to the Best Chinese Books for Children 2019 is the fifth edition since 2008. The bookguide is categorized by theme and age to match the child’s interest, language ability and developmental needs. Books that have been honored with the internationally recognized Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award (started by the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation and Bring Me a Book™ Hong Kong in 2009) are also highlighted in the guide.
A heartfelt thanks to our Chinese book selection committee members for their valuable time and invaluable insights: