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316999
Alone like me by Evans, Rebecca 

BTSB Prebound(Anne Schwartz Books, 2022)

BTSB #: 316999 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
Lexile: 560 AD

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Loneliness - Fiction Friendship - Fiction City and town life - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: When Liling moves from her home in the mountains of China to the big city, her parents cannot afford to send her to school, and she spends her days with her mother, wishing she had a friend--until she sees a girl in a yellow coat, who lives in the next building, comes from a different mountain, and is happy to be Liling's friend.


22.58 *

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477824
Apothecary diaries 1 [Apothecary Diaries (Manga) Volume: v. 1]by Hyuga, Natsu 

Paperback(Square Enix Manga, 2020)

BTSB #: 477824 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 13-16   


Subjects: Herbalists - Fiction Eunuchs - Fiction Courts and courtiers - Fiction Food adulteration and inspection - Fiction Graphic novels China - Fiction


Summary: Maomao, a young woman trained in the art of herbal medicine, is forced to work as a lowly servant in the inner palace. Though she yearns for life outside its perfumed halls, she isn't long for a life of drudgery! Using her wits to break a "curse" afflicting the imperial heirs, Maomao attracts the attentions of the handsome eunuch Jinshi and is promoted to attendant food taster. In manga graphic novel format.


10.65 *

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477926
Apothecary diaries 2 [Apothecary Diaries (Manga) Volume: v. 2]by Hyuga, Natsu 

Paperback(Square Enix Manga, 2021)

BTSB #: 477926 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 13-16   


Subjects: Herbalists - Fiction Eunuchs - Fiction Courts and courtiers - Fiction Food adulteration and inspection - Fiction Graphic novels China - Fiction


Summary: Dismissed from the rear palace, Maomao returns to service in the outer court as the personal serving woman to none other than Jinshi! A mysterious warehouse fire, an official with a very bad case of food poisoning, and the mysterious last will and testament of a deceased craftsman all demand her attention. But are these cases really separate, or do they share a troubling connection? Then there's the somewhat twisted, mysterious military man who continually visits Jinshi and he seems to be interested in Maomao. In manga graphic novel format.


10.65 *

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477978
Apothecary diaries 3 [Apothecary Diaries (Manga) Volume: v. 3]by Hyuga, Natsu 

Paperback(Square Enix Manga, 2021)

BTSB #: 477978 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 13-16   


Subjects: Herbalists - Fiction Eunuchs - Fiction Courts and courtiers - Fiction Food adulteration and inspection - Fiction Graphic novels China - Fiction


Summary: After explaining to Jinshi the circumstances behind the poisoned cup at the garden party, Maomao returns home to the pleasure district for the first time in ten months, thanks to the ornate hairpin she received at the party. But there, she gets swept up in yet another mystery?! In manga graphic novel format.


10.65 *

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478004
Apothecary diaries 4 [Apothecary Diaries (Manga) Volume: v. 4]by Hyuga, Natsu 

Paperback(Square Enix Manga, 2021)

BTSB #: 478004 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 13-16   


Subjects: Herbalists - Fiction Eunuchs - Fiction Courts and courtiers - Fiction Food adulteration and inspection - Fiction Graphic novels China - Fiction


Summary: Though Maomao has left the palace behind and returned to her home in the pleasure district, it seems the Inner Court can't do without her! Jinshi comes to the erstwhile food taster with a request involving the attempted poisoning of the Virtuous Consort during the garden banquet and the identity of the mastermind behind it! In manga graphic novel format.


9.01 *

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478016
Apothecary diaries 5 [Apothecary Diaries (Manga) Volume: v. 5]by Hyuga, Natsu 

Paperback(Square Enix Manga, 2022)

BTSB #: 478016 Available

Dewey: 741.5/NAges: 13-16   


Subjects: Herbalists - Fiction Eunuchs - Fiction Courts and courtiers - Fiction Food adulteration and inspection - Fiction Graphic novels China - Fiction


Summary: Forced to the leave the Inner Palace, Maomao finds herself in the employ of none other than Jinshi, the seemingly ever-present thorn in her side! Immune to his charms, Maomao sets about learning the ways of life in the Outer Palace, where government officials and military officers go about the daily business of running the country. In manga graphic novel format.


10.65 *

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827234
Descent [Peak Marcello adventure Volume: 4]by Smith, Roland 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020)

BTSB #: 827234 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5 MG+

Genres: Adventure Fiction


Subjects: Mountaineering - Fiction Survival skills - Fiction Adventure fiction Father-son relationship - Fiction Tibet Autonomous Region (China) - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: Peak Marcello, mountain-climbing extraordinaire and prodigy, faces his toughest challenge yet as he descends into Tibet and goes head-to-head with an old enemy.


22.58 *

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720012
Grain of rice by Pittman, Helena Clare 

BTSB Prebound(Delacorte Press, 2018)

BTSB #: 720012 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-10   
Lexile: 780 F&P: P

Genres: Folk Tales, Fables, Mythology


Subjects: Rice - Fiction Princesses - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: The story of a clever farmer who outwits the snobbish Emperor of China and becomes the wealthiest man in the world-all starting with one grain of rice.


20.48 *

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928432
Grandma's roof garden by Wei, Tang 

BTSB Prebound(Levine Querido, 2024)

BTSB #: 928432 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   


Genres: Humorous Fiction


Subjects: Grandmothers - Fiction Gardens - Fiction Community life - Fiction Chinese - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: Granny may be old, but she's certainly not feeble - or idle. She's built a splendid vegetable garden from scratch on the rooftop terrace of her apartment building in Southwest China. She collects thrown-away produce and either feeds it to her chicks and geese or composts it for the garden. She teaches the neighborhood children to care for the garden like she does - with love, devotion, patience, and pride. And come harvest time, Granny gathers her fresh produce and gives them away to friends.


23.28 *

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591814
Heiress apparently [Daughters of the Dynasty]by Ma, Diana 

Paperback(Amulet Books, 2021)

BTSB #: 591814 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-16   


Genres: Family Life Multicultural


Subjects: Actresses - Fiction Motion pictures - Production and direction - Fiction Secrets - Fiction Chinese Americans - Fiction Beijing (China) - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: When budding actress Gemma Huang flies to Beijing to star in a film of M. Butterfly, she is mistaken for a notorious socialite, kicking off a series of revelations her parents had carefully concealed from her.


8.19 *

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P02463
Homesick : my own story by Fritz, Jean 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2013)

BTSB #: P02463 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Multicultural


Subjects: Fritz, Jean - Childhood and youth - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: The author's fictionalized version, though all the events are true, of her childhood in China in the 1920s.


47.49 *

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980139
Iron widow [Iron Widow Volume: 1]by Zhao, Xiran Jay 

Paperback(Tundra, 2023)

BTSB #: 980139 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
Lexile: 830 HL

Genres: Science Fiction


Subjects: Extraterrestrial beings - Fiction Imaginary wars and battles - Fiction Robots - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But when she gets her vengeance, it becomes clear that she is an Iron Widow, a rare kind of female pilot who can sacrifice males to power up Chrysalises instead. To tame her frightening yet valuable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest male pilot in Huaxia.


9.83 *

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573818
Mulan : before the sword by Lin, Grace 

Publisher Edition - Large Print Hardcover(Thorndike Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 573818 Temp OS

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   


Genres: Fantasy Fiction Family Life


Subjects: Healers - Fiction Bites and stings - Fiction Sisters - Fiction Horses - Fiction Large print books China - Fiction


Summary: Family is important to Hua Mulan--even if her parents don't understand why she would rather ride her horse, Black Wind, than weave, or how her notorious clumsiness is different from the graceful demeanor of her younger sister, Xiu. But despite their differences, Mulan has a deep love for her family, especially Xiu. So when her sister is bitten by a poisonous spider, Mulan does everything she can to help, including seeking out a renowned healer. Large print hardcover format.


23.24 *

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693309
Perfect time for pandas [Magic tree house. Merlin missions Volume: #20]by Osborne, Mary Pope 

Paperback(Random House, 2014)

BTSB #: 693309 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-12   
AR: 3.8 LG RC: 3.2 3-5 Lexile: 540 F&P: M

Genres: Chapter Books Adventure Fiction Science Fiction


Subjects: Magic - Fiction Giant pandas - Fiction Siblings. - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: Transported to southwest China for the final object to break the spell on the wizard Merlin's penguin, Jack & Annie visit the world's largest giant panda reserve.


4.91 *

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693356
Perfect time for pandas. #20 [Magic tree house. Merlin missions Volume: #20]by Osborne, Mary Pope 

BTSB Prebound(Random House, 2014)

BTSB #: 693356 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-12   
AR: 3.8 LG RC: 3.2 3-5 Lexile: 540 F&P: M

Genres: Science Fiction Animals


Subjects: Magic - Fiction Giant pandas - Fiction Siblings. - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: Transported to southwest China for the final object to break the spell on the wizard Merlin's penguin, Jack & Annie visit the world's largest giant panda reserve.


14.99 *

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720161
Place for Mulan by Chow, Marie 

BTSB Prebound(Disney Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 720161 Available

Dewey: EAges: 6-8   


Genres: Folk Tales, Fables, Mythology Family Life


Subjects: Hua, Mulan - (Legendary character) - Childhood and youth - Fiction Family life - Fiction Identity (Psychology) - Fiction Individuality - Fiction Folklore - China China - Fiction


Summary: Mulan is not quite as graceful as the other girls in her village. Instead of having an interest in weaving like her sister or in the calligraphy her dad tries to teach her, all she can think about is riding her horse. But soon enough her father teaches her that it's okay to be different and find her own place in the world.


21.88 *

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P05944
Running on the roof of the world by Butterworth, Jess 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC ;, 2018)

BTSB #: P05944 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   


Genres: Adventure Fiction


Subjects: Freedom of religion - Fiction Resistance to government - Fiction Voyages and travels - Fiction Survival skills - Fiction Adventure fiction Refugees - Fiction Tibet Autonomous Region (China) - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: After her parents are arrested by Chinese soldiers because of their religious beliefs, twelve-year-old Tash and her best friend Sam travel from their home in Tibet across the Himalayas to India in order to seek the help of the Dalai Lama.


56.99 *

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667248
Ties that bind, ties that break by Namioka, Lensey 

Paperback(Dell Laurel-Leaf, 2000)

BTSB #: 667248 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.5 MG

Subjects: Footbinding - Fiction Gender role - Fiction Individuality - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: Ailin's life takes a different turn when she defies the traditions of upper class Chinese society by refusing to have her feet bound.


5.73 *

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536766
Vine basket by La Valley, Josanne 

BTSB Prebound(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)

BTSB #: 536766 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 5 MG RC: 4.5 6-8 Lexile: 740 F&P: Z

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Basket making - Fiction Father-daughter relationship - Fiction Farm life - China - Fiction Ethnic relations - Fiction Uighur (Turkic people) - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: Life has been hard for fourteen-year-old Mehrigul, a member of the Uyghur tribal group scorned by the Chinese communist regime, so when an American offers to buy all the baskets she can make in three weeks, Mehrigul strives for a better future for herself and her family despite her father's opposition.


6.50 *

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570216
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman 

BTSB Prebound(Square Fish/Holt, 2008)

BTSB #: 570216 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 6.4 MG RC: 6.7 6-8 Lexile: 890 F&P: W

Subjects: City and town life - Fiction China - Fiction


Summary: In the 1920's, a Chinese youth from the country comes to Chungking with his mother where the bustling city offers adventure and his apprenticeship to a coppersmith brings good fortune.


16.34 *

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