Top Chinese Movies, Baby Names, Books, and the Chinese Zodiac for Kids!!!

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Top Chinese Baby Names

  •             Ah-lam                  like an orchid
  •             An                          Peace
  •            Angua                     Peaceful Country
  •            Anmang                 Peaceful Clarity
  •           Mei- Lei                   Pretty, Beautiful
  •           Kai- Ying                 Exceptionally Bright
  •           Sarah                        Princess
  •           Ming                         Dynasty
  •           Ai- Shi                      lover of poetry
  •           Fabiana                    Bean recorder

Top Chinese Movies of All Time

  • ·        “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000).
  • ·        “The Forbidden Kingdom” (2008).
  • ·        “Fearless” (2006)
  •           “Kung Fu Hustle” (2004).
  • ·        “House of Flying Daggers” (2004).
  •          “Curse of the Golden Flower” (2006).
  • ·        “Farewell my Concubine” (1993).
  • ·        “Raise the Red Lantern” (1991).
  • ·        “To Live” (1994).
  • ·        “The Story of Qiu Ju” (1992).

Top Chinese Children’s Literature (ages 2-18)

  • The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Shang [chapter book, ages 9-12]
  • Historical Tales (A Story of Ancient China) series by Jessica Gunderson
  • Fa Mulan by Robert D. San Souci
  • Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee
  • The Magic Horse of Han Gan by Chen Jiang Hong
  • Beautiful Warrior:  The Legend of the Nun’s Kung Fu by Emily Arnold McCully
  •  In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
  • Coolies by Yin
  • The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

Chinese Zodiac

  • Year of the Rat
  • Year of the Ox
  • Year of the Tiger
  • Year of the Rabbit
  • Year of the Dragon
  • Year of the Snake
  • Year of the Horse
  • Year of the Sheep
  • Year of the Monkey
  • Year of the Rooster
  • Year of the Dog
  • Year of the Pig

The Chinese Zodiac is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. It is not dependent on months like the American astrology but attributed to animals and personality traits.

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