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ForeWord Magazine 2009 Book of the Year Finalist

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Congratulations to Chinese History Stories Volume 1: Stories from the Zhou Dynasty! It has been selected as a finalist for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in the juvenile non-fiction category. Here is the full list of finalists:

BOTYA 2009 Finalists in Juvenile Nonfiction Category


NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book 2010

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ncss_logo.jpgWow! What an honor! Both volumes of Chinese History Stories have been chosen for the Notable Social Studies Trade Books list for 2010. About the honor:

chinesehistoryset.jpgThe books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC). NCSS and CBC have cooperated on this annual bibliography since 1972.

Books selected for this bibliography are written primarily for children in grades K-8. The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text. Each book is read by several reviewers, and books are included on the list by committee assent.

Renee Ting, editor, is the President and Publisher of Shen’s Books. Born in New York to Chinese immigrants, she, like many first generation Chinese-Americans, attended many years of Saturday Chinese School, where she first heard many of these popular stories.

Shen’s Books is a publisher of multicultural children’s literature that emphasizes cultural diversity and tolerance, with a focus on introducing children to the cultures of Asia.

Through books, we can share a world a stories, building greater understanding and tolerance within our increasingly diverse communities as well as throughout our continuously shrinking globe.






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Chinese History Stories

Edited by Renee Ting
Translated by Qian Jifang
English Text
Ages 9-up

Volume 1: Stories from the Zhou Dynasty
$19.95, Hardcover, 128 pages
ISBN-10: 1885008376
ISBN-13: 9781885008374

Volume 2: Stories from the Imperial Era
$19.95, Hardcover, 112 pages
ISBN-10: 1885008384
ISBN-13: 9781885008381