National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Chinese

3 Chinese Comics to Get You Started

How often do you read in your mother tongue? Source: If you can’t remember the last time you did that, you’re not alone. Many of us find it intimidating to read in our vernacular language. But we’ve found that a fun (and definitely easier) way to dive into the scary world of mother tongue […]

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Mother Tongue Romance Novels

There’s nothing like a good romance novel, or three! Our mother tongue librarians have come together to recommend a few books to us in the name of love 😜. Pick one up, or recommend one to a friend! அபரஞ்சி (Abaranji) by பூம்பாவை Source: First up, we have Abaranji, a story about a girl who […]

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Tales to Read to Your Kids this Chinese New Year

It’s Chinese New Year and excitement is in the air, but how much do you and your kids know about Chinese culture? Learn all about Chinese myths and festivities with these three entertaining books — perfect for story time or bedtime reading with the kids! As a bonus, they’re all available as eBooks on the […]

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Chinese Fantasy Titles You Should Read

It can be hard to get into Mother Tongue books if you are not an avid reader. But with these books, you’ll be surprised at how accessible the stories can be. This month, we’ve consulted with our very own librarians to recommend some Chinese fantasy titles that are worth reading. Here’s the selection! 勉传 (The […]

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Short, Inspirational Chinese Novels by You Jin

If you studied Mandarin in Singapore, it’s likely that you’ve come across at least one of 尤今 (You Jin’s) novels, short stories, travelogues or essays. She is an important and influential local writer, having published over 150 Chinese books internationally. Source: Her writing is well-loved as it often consists of short, beautiful reflections of […]

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