If someone asks, “Why do people need to read?” I believe that there will be a variety of answers, but back to the root, in a word: reading is for learning. However, this kind of learning is not the same as learning in the classroom. Reading is an active, entertaining and it’s not a direct way of education, which enables children to unconsciously accept the knowledge or ideas in books while reading, so as to broaden their horizons and complete the growth of thoughts unconsciously. Therefore, we recommend some books that they are both entertaining and educational, hoping that children can enjoy reading them.
Author: Yan Wenjing
Publisher: Beijing University of Technology Press
Shelf Number: 1F-0731
Suitable Grade: Grade 1-4
Tang Xiaoxi is a “play not enough” primary school student, always leave his homework at “next time” to do, result the time villain get angry and ran away, again in gray mouse instigate under enter “next time sail” harbor. This harbor is a world without time, where everything stands still. Here, the good little doll is bullied by the bad man. Tang Xiaoxi as if to rescue the doll, but because the ship had to wait for the “next time” to leave, unable to escape. Thus, he finally realized the importance of time.
Shelf Number: 1F-1431
Suitable Grade: Above Grade 3
Ten illustrators explore ten iconic cities, traveling the globe to find a fresh perspective. This super-sized book delves into the cultural, social, and historical identities of ten world-famous cities, from London to Sydney and New York to Tokyo. Readers can lift the gate-folded pages on every spread to find out more about each city!
Author: 【Qing Dynasty】Li Ruzhen
Publisher: Huacheng Publishing House
Shelf Number: 1F-0236
Suitable Grade: Above Grade 5
It tells the story of Tang Ao and his crew traveling overseas by boat, visiting different countries and experiencing various adventures on their journey. These countries are all reflections of various phenomena in reality, such as the female country with reversed status of men and women, the rich and unkind country, the deceitful two-faced country and so on. The author presents all kinds of social problems in his own time, the values he advocates, and the good and evil in human nature in symbolic and exaggerated ways, which makes people feel fresh, interesting and thoughtful. Therefore, someone has compared the book to “Gulliver’s Travels of the East”.
Author: 【Qing Dynasty】Yuan Mei (Notes – Wang YingZhi)
Publisher: Changjiang Literature and Art Publishing House
Suitable Grade：Above Grade 6
This is a collection of strange stories written by Yuan Mei, a Qing Dynasty writer. <Zi bu yu>, also known as <Xin qi xie>, originated from the Analects of Confucius. There are 24 volumes in the book, which mainly describes strange news, strange people and ghosts, expressing dissatisfaction with Cheng Zhu Neo Confucianism and feudal ethics.
Author: Li Zehou
Publisher: Changjiang Literature and Art Press
Shelf Number: 1F-582
Suitable Grade: Above Grade 10
Everyone has the love of beauty, but what is beauty? What is aesthetics? This book starts from the origin of the concept of “beauty” and tells us some of the author’s own views and understanding of “beauty” and “aesthetics”. From ancient to modern times, from east to west, it discusses many propositions in the field of aesthetics. Comments on the aesthetic thoughts of various different philosophers, and lead readers to stroll through the glorious aesthetic corridor.
These books can be found in our library.This autumn, let’s enjoy reading!