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Reading Lists

  • Care for our Environment

     

    Introduction

    It is well worth our efforts to treasure the beauty of the nature. Here you will find some very interesting reading materials about environmental protection by giving the great ideas for things kids can do to help the environment. This booklist consists of two parts. The first part introduces books on different aspects of the nature, and on the action for environmental protection. The second part provides the kid-friendly web resources on environmental issues. Children may find interactive and inspiring stories and games on lots of ways to care for the environment.


  • Space Journey
  • Ideal Cities: Know More About Infrastructure

     

    Introduction

    To tie in with the Expo 2010 Shanghai China and Summer Reading Month 2010 this year, a booklist namely "Ideal Cities: Know More About Infrastructure" is introduced. The booklist will focus on introducing the library materials in related to the three vital infrastructures in city nowadays: "Energy", "Transportation" and "Communication". Are you ready now? It's time to explore and learn the knowledge of "Energy" , "Transportation" and "Communication" !


  • Selected Chinese Classics (in Chinese only)
  • Parent-Child Reading: Children Around the World

     

    Introduction

    Boys and girls, do you know children living around the world have their own stories? Enjoy reading their stories with your parents while learning different cultures.


  • Kids' Class on Using Money

     

    Introduction

    While your parents work to support family spending, how do you decide the use of your pocket money? Here you will find some interesting library materials about using money. Through parent-child reading, children would learn to establish good habits and attitude towards using money.


  • Eminent Figures in the Modern History of Chinese

     

    Introduction

    Xinhai Revolution clicked off a new page of the modern Chinese history. During this centenary, there are numerous famous people contributed with great enthusiasm to their motherland in political, economic, education, literature and arts aspects and built up their lovely country. To tie-in the centenary of Xinhai Revolution, a booklist of “Eminent Figures in the Modern History of China” is introduced for Summer Reading Month 2011. Let’s enjoy the summer reading journey and make friends with the celebrities in the modern history!


  • Eyes on Architecture in Ancient China

     

    Introduction

    The recommended readings of "Eyes on Architecture in Ancient China" bring you to the amazing structures of ancient China. Through the appreciation of architectural details in buildings, kids would enjoy the beauty of Chinese Culture.


  • The Golden Age of the Qing Dynasty: A Cultural Kaleidoscope

     

    Introduction

    The Qing Dynasty, the last dynasty of China, reached its peak during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1735-1796) with national tranquility and remarkable achievements in cultural and art development. Through the information recommended by "The Golden Age of the Qing Dynasty: A Cultural Kaleidoscope", kids may learn more about the history of this period and explore the prosperity of the Qing society under Emperor Qianlong, the stories of the emperor, the Imperial Palace, the precious collection as well as the life of the imperial court and common people.


  • Step into Ancient Mesoporamia

     

    Introduction

    The recommended readings of "Step into Ancient Mesopotamia" brings you pass through the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia and explores significant episodes of ancient Mesopotamian history from 3500 BC to 539 BC. Children can discover the culture and society, history and astrology, arts and literature, invention of writing, people and daily life of the ancient Mesopotamia. Let's find out more about the wonders of ancient Mesopotamia.


  • Insects Kingdom

     

    Introduction

    What kind of insects have you seen before? Butterflies, bees, dragonflies and beetles …… etc. The resources guide of “Insects Kingdom” gives information about insects by giving great ideas for children to discover the amazing insect world and their life circle.


  • A Journey of Love

     

    Introduction

    Life is full of happiness and challenges. From the first day of life, children learn everything from their family and society. With accumulation of knowledge and experience, children’s cognitive, social and emotional development will be strengthen. That is why life education is essential for everyone. It plays an important role to empower children to build a healthy and positive lifestyle and become responsible in future. The recommended booklist and multi-media resources guide of "A Journey of Love" introduces picture books, stories and awarded-winning readings for family. The selected titles help children getting insights the importance of understanding, managing personal feelings, communicating and interacting positively with others. It’s time to start the marvelous journey of love and find out more about how to build up positive values and attitudes towards life.


  • The Earth and I: Sustainable Development

     

    Introduction

    Development of modern civilization demands ever-increasing natural resources. Over-consumption of natural resources damages our environment. Can we offer our helping hands to keep the beauty of our nature? Children, it’s time for us to learn how to respect nature and protect the environment. Let’s save our planet together by going green! “The Earth and I: Sustainable Development” introduced library materials about environmental issues. Here you will also find some interesting reading materials about environmental crisis, lifestyle adjustment and environmental protection by giving the great ideas that kids can do to help the nature.


  • Marine Life

     

    Introduction

    When you look over the sea, do you recognize that thousands of creatures are living underneath? The Children’s Library of Hong Kong Central Library compiles the resources guide of "Marine Life" by introducing different library resources about marine animals. Children can make friends with funny sea creatures whenever you want. Are you ready to explore this fantastic underwater world?


  • Exploring the Han Dynasty

     

    Introduction

    Hi, we always heard that ‘Han’ people, ‘Han’ Chinese character and ‘Han’ ethnic group. Do you know what ‘Han’ refers to? The Han dynasty is one of the greatest and most symbolic reigns in Chinese history. The Dynasty also played an influential role in the development of politics, culture and literature. “Exploring the Han Dynasty” provides a list of library resources about the history, prominent figures, and stories of this period. Let’s begin to explore these stories with fun!


  • Sports Fun

     

    Introduction

    Which games do you participate in school sports day? Sport is not only beneficial to physical and mental health, but also brings a lot of fun as a hobby. Moreover, you would gain more in-depth knowledge and brand-new experience when you realize the origin, development, regulations and skills of different sports. “Sports Fun” aims to develop your understanding about sports and your sport habit by introducing diversified informative and interesting library resources about different sports, inspiring stories of worldwide athletes, and sport events.