By: Ann M. Martin (author), Gale Galligan (adapter) , Raina Telgemeier (Adapter) , 周丽萍 (translator)
Originally Published In: United States
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 141-180
Lines per page: 5-15 conversation bubbles
Price per book: $9.88
We know how challenging it can be to find engaging age-appropriate books for older Mandarin learners whose English reading level has quickly outpaced their Chinese reading level. After hearing from countless American girls over the past year that the English edition The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Series was their absolute favorite, we were thrilled to find that these graphic novels were also published in Chinese!
With seemingly omnipresent English versions available at school and public libraries and "cool" full-color panel illustrations filling every page, this series is the perfect way to gradually introduce your school-age Mandarin learner and "BSC" fan to reading chapter books in Simplified Chinese!
Did you know the new Netflix Original Baby-Sitters Club series is available in Mandarin Audio with Simplified Chinese subtitles?! If you want to extend your young learner's exposure to Chinese on screen, you'll be glad to know that the books in this set align with episodes 1, 3, 4, and 6 in Season 1 of the series.
《保姆俱乐部: 克里斯蒂的妙计》The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea
《保姆俱乐部: 史黛丝的故事》The Baby-Sitters Club: The Truth about Stacey
《保姆俱乐部: 玛丽 安妮力挽狂澜》The Baby-Sitters Club:Mary Anne Saves the Day
《保姆俱乐部: 克劳迪娅和小气的简妮》The Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Ages 8+ will enjoy having these books read to them.
"Read by myself": Students ages 9+ who are already reading Chinese bridge books and who have already read this series in English will enjoy these books. Although there is no pinyin in this series, the graphic novel format allows students to pick up on context clues and continue reading even if they encounter a few unfamiliar characters per page.