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©2019 by Mina Learns Chinese.

Bilingual Chinese English kids books for non-native speakers

Welcome to Mina Learns Chinese! A full-color picture book series by Katrina Liu, an ABC mom, and non-native speaker. Committed to giving her daughter, Mina, the opportunity to become bilingual, she created these books geared toward English speakers that focus on simple everyday dialog with beautiful illustrations to introduce the Chinese language to kids in a fun and easy way. Books are available in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese and include an audio reading in Mandarin.



Our full-color picture books suitable for ages 1-6 years old. They are available in hardcover format and as Kindle ebook on Amazon.


Our little Mina, the inspiration behind it all! It was important for me to give my daughter the opportunity to become bilingual. With very limited Chinese speaking skills, I knew that it would be a challenging endeavor. I searched for well illustrated Chinese and English children's books and found very little out there, especially ones with Pinyin. So I decided to create my own and share it with like-minded parents who are in the same boat. This is a passion project of mine and completely self-funded. I appreciate your support in dual language learning and independent authors.



Do you have the books already? Follow along with a free audio reading in Mandarin.

Love the story, illustration and how you have English, Chinese and Pinyin all together. I wish there were more books that would do that!

FrancisĀ (Mom of Felix, 2 and Avery, 5)

I'm an ABC mom too and this book has been so useful! I'm so excited to read this to my son. The illustrations are adorable and I love how there's an audio reading too!

Jessica (Mom of Conner, age 6)

San Francisco, CA, USA