Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by.
We're The Bund Books. Our mission is to create fun, whimsical Chinese books for children.
We recognize that parents who are raising Chinese learners outside of China don't have a lot of Chinese book options. Many of them need a little help on reading or brushing up on Chinese themselves. We're therefore committed to making all of our materials accessible to non-native parents and caregivers.
That being said - we also want to create moments that fully immerse children in Chinese, so our books are not bilingual. They will be fully Chinese (Simplified), with Pinyin to assist children, parents and caregivers. We will post translations separately on our website as a reference, along with other helpful resources like vocabulary lists.
What are our books about?
Our first series is called 小花园 (Little Garden) and features several adorable fruits and vegetables. Our first book, 小番茄 (Little Tomato) is now available in and we are so excited for little readers to meet him (err...her? It?). But we're hoping to write about a lot of other things!
What else do we do?
We're mainly really into books. But we also love corny Chinese jokes, arts and crafts, flashcards, posters, and anything else that makes learning Chinese fun while effective. So we make some of those too (some are free...subscribe below to hear more about those!).
What's our story?
The Bund Books was founded by a mom with a simple wish, when she became a mom to an adorable little boy. Her simple wish was to read to her son in Chinese. She quickly found that this was a weirdly difficult wish to fulfill in the U.S. The menu of options seemed limited. She also knew she was probably going to be the person reading the books to her son about 500 different times and wanted books that were fun, and books that would help her on Chinese characters she'd forgotten over the years. Well, the rest was history, as they say.
Where can you learn more about us?
Please subscribe to our mailing list below! It's the best way we can stay in touch with you and let you know about new books and freebies. We're also on instagram @thebundbooks, and you can write to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.