Chinese Breeze is an innovative graded Chinese reader series that is planning to offer over 60 titles of graded Chinese readers at eight language levels. Chinese Breeze is designed for all learners of Chinese from beginner to advanced levels. Chinese Breeze offers students a great opportunity to read for pleasure and develop fluency, improve their confidence in Chinese. Chinese Breeze is published by the Peking University Press, a Chinese publishing house who specialise in materials for learners of Chinese.
The text in the Chinese Breeze series has been carefully selected so that it contains the most useful words for actual communication in Chinese. All books in Chinese Breeze are carefully tailored to the targetted readers as they have been written with help of special Chinese as a foreign language teachers.
The stories in Chinese Breeze are mostly original stories and cover a large variety of genres including adventure, romance, fantasy, social issues and many others.
Each book in the Chinese Breeze series comes with a mini CD with recordings of the text. This mini CD can be played in a normal CD player and has the text in both a normal speed and a slower speed as well. Updated versions of all the Chinese Breeze series have been recently published which may have different covers.
There have also been several level 4 books published. There are plans for a lot more Chinese Breeze books.
Books in Chinese Breeze:
Level 1 (approx 300 word level)
Can I Dance With You?
Left and Right: The Conjoined Brothers
I Really Want to Find Her
Two Children Seeking the Joy Bridge
Whom Do You Like More?
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!
Level 2 (approx 500 word level)
Secrets of a Computer Company
Mother and Son
After the Accident
Our Geese Have Gone
If I Didn’t Have You
An Old Painting
Level 3 (approx 750 word level)
Shanbo Liang and Yingtai Zhu
The Painted Skin
The Moon Sculpture Left Behind
The Third Eye
Level 4 (approx 1100 word level)
Two Red Shirts
Beauty and Grace
A Word Once Given
Vick the Good Dog