QuincePrints provides a modern platform for:
Confidence knowing a language can build as we grow and ‘experience’ meaning, through illustrated stories. QuincePrints helps strengthen English and Chinese language learning with children’s books that have tangible, educational value. Read, listen, look, and gain confidence!
Find out how kids you love can explore thoughtful adventures, core values and cultural appreciation with QuincePrints bilingual Chinese/English childrens books.
|Series and titles||Age group||Defining characteristics|
|Sunshine Baby -Catwalk-Sunshine Baby||0-5||Large format picture books, dazzling illustrations, engage creative mind, warm, happy feelings.|
|Chinese New Years-Year of the Ox||5+||Celebrating the zodiac animals in Chinese history and folklore. Bold illustrations with modern educational interpretive text.|
|Dragon Chat & Friends-The Day DragonChat Lost Her Kite & Found New Friends||5-10||Picture book, understanding differences, confidence, friendship-building, storytelling through language use skills.|
|Eight Spirit Animals-Digging a Hole to China||6-12||Chapter book, stories, fantasy and appreciation of cultural legends, trust, friendship, reading skills.|
|Healthy Habit Heroes-The Healthy Habit Heroes||8-15||Picture pocketbook, chapters for engaging read, core values for youngsters, social understanding, mentally stimulating fantasy, models social/personal good behavior.|
Large format picture books and young teen chapter books will have both Chinese and English text. Accompanying online portals provide audio in both languages so readers can hear the words they see. Web links are provided for teaching resources: key words lists, themes and suggested reader engagement tips/ideas.
One morning Fan is awoken by a strange noise in her backyard, and soon finds, next to a pile of dirt surrounding a freshly-dug hole, a boy with long hair and a slab of greenstone hung around his neck.
Just before Fan screams for her Mom & Dad, an owl flutters onto the boy’s shoulder, tilts its head and stares at her with curious eyes.
Fan stares back, as if the owl is trying to tell her something. ‘Kia ora, my name is Tane!’ the boy says. Tane convinces the curious Fan to slide through the hole back to his home in New Zealand.
Their exciting adventure includes a visit to the Marae, where Nana feeds everyone in a traditional Maori setting. Nana and Fan say goodbye with aroha (love).
Baby wakes up to the morning sun and follows it around the house and garden throughout the day.
The sun illuminates the wonders of the world, its comfort and warmth, as well as connectivity to environment. This first in the series counts in rhyming format from 1 to 10.
One two, I see you.
Three four, on the floor
...Nine ten, a big fat hen!
Sunshine, will you be mine?
If you are interested in learning more about QuincePrints, please contact us here: Kiwiread2020@gmail.com
Currently due to copyright regulations we cannot provide our stories to view online. They are in the process of being placed for distribution. If you are keen to be advised regarding future access please let us know.