The Phoenibird Picturebook Series is tailored
for preschool children aged 3-6. Through listening to the audio, reading with
the pictures, and reading aloud the stories, children may immerse themselves in
the poetic language and beautiful scene, so that their sense of the Chinese language,
of the rhyme and rhythm, and their abilities in cognition, thinking and
expression will be developed.
Power to Be Oneself,
the eighth book of Level 3, focuses on teaching words related to the survival
skills of animals, and discusses topics such as the diversity of species and
the good and happiness in ordinary life.
Ms. Li Min obtained her Ph.D. in Applied
Linguistics from Central China Science and Technological University and
National University of Singapore. She has taught in Singapore Centre for
Chinese Language, Nanyang Technological University, before joining Ji’nan
University, Guangzhou. Apart from lecturing on courses on reading and writing,
she has been the principal investigator for several research projects focusing
on reading and readability as well as the development of an online reading
platform, and her major publications include “Flying Fish Graded Picture Books
Series (36 books)” with reading pens.
Dr. Fan Jinghua studied in
Beijing Normal University, Nanyang Technological University and National
University of Singapore, and worked in Southeast University (Nanjing) and
Indiana University (Bloomington), USA, and is currently working in Singapore
Centre for Chinese Language, NTU, Singapore. Dr. Fan has been PIs for several
national level projects, mainly on language teaching and learning difficulties.
Dr. Fan is also a bilingual poet and translator.
The Phoenibird Picturebook Series can be used as children’s
reading materials for children to read aloud with their parents or teacher, or
as textbooks supported by free resources such as word cards and pinyin.