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Dear Friend,


Many of you graciously tell us your kids love ChinaSprout's own picture book, One Year in Beijing. Now the Chinese American Librarians Association has agreed, with an Honorary Mention Best Book Award! Share the fun with a copy autographed by illustrator Grace Lin. Then browse our Father's Day Page and Teacher's Page  for last-minute gifts. New items include games, rubber stamps, stationery, bookmarks, and more great books for all ages.

Special Promotions

Fathers and Teachers Gift Ideas

Don't you love that feeling when you find just the right gift for somebody special? As Father's Day rapidly approaches and school ends, let us help. Visit ChinaSprout's Father's Day Page  for everything from cards to keychains. And our Teacher's Page features great summer reads, stationery, teacups and much more.

One Year in Beijing

ChinaSprout's One Year in Beijing won the Chinese American Librarians Association 2006/2007 Honorary Mention Best Book Award.  Illustrated by Grace Lin and written by Xiaohong Wang, this picture book is the first of its kind to introduce children to life in a big city in modern China. One Year in Beijing invites readers to journey to this ancient city and learn about Chinese culture through the eyes of a modern day, eight-year-old girl. To celebrate this award, Grace has signed copies for ChinaSprout customers. Limit one autographed copy per order.

FREE Fragrant Chinese Potpourri 

 As a special treat for Father's Day and male teachers, you can get a FREE Fragrant Chinese Potpourri Decorations when your order totals more than $25. To apply the coupon to your order, please add the Fragrant Chinese Potpourri in the Shopping Cart first, then enter the coupon code 1181528738 in the coupon box on the Shopping Cart page and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you will see the message: "Coupon Applied." Offer good while supplies last.

New Products

Double Happiness
Treasure Box

Cherry Blossoms
Note Card Portfolio

Mandy and Pandy Say

Baby China 

Gifts for Dad and Teachers

Attention, procrastinators! You still have time to get meaningful gifts for dads and teachers. Order by noon on Wednesday, June 13th, and still get Dad's gifts on time. For teachers, consider our new stationery box, journals, bookmarks and the popular silver pendant. You'll get FREE wrapping paper if your order is more than $25.


Take time to capture summer's best moments! Use our Asian-design rubber stamps to spice up that half-finished scrapbook, then record new memories while they're as fresh as our cherry blossom journals and note cards. Encourage summer reading with appealing bookmarks for the whole family.

Books for Adults

Explore China from your hammock this summer by dipping into our tantalizing new stack of books. Become the resident expert on Chinese knotting, cooking or tea. Or learn the language and enhance your next "real" trip to China -- or even to Chinatown.

Books for Children

Jump-start your child's Chinese language skills with our enticing new mix of magnets, games and interactive books. We know each child learns differently, so we work hard to offer something for everyone - even bilingual pop-up storybooks. Dorling Kindersley's Get Talking Chinese includes a CD for perfecting tones and pronunciation.

Letha's Health Secrets

The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “Letha Hadady, one of the nation’s leading experts on natural Chinese remedies, is leading a quiet lady-like revolution to bring herbal medicines from the Far East and elsewhere into everyday use in American homes.” Read the latest on her blog Letha's Health Secrets.


Damp Weather Asthma and Aches

When the weather feels heavy, polluted, and damp our digestion, elimination and breathing suffer.

Read the full story here

China TV

The China Related TV list is compiled weekly by Kirby Bartlett-Sloan. Kirby, an adoptive parent of three Chinese girls, has one of the most comprehensive TV listings of programs on China and from China that are in the English language. 


Buff Brides: The Bridal Challenge - Linxiu & Melanie

Bride-to-be Linxiu wants to shape up her figure for not just one, but two wedding dresses-a traditional Chinese gown, and a Western gown. Melanie Selwyn also wants to go from flab to fab and lose the weight she put on in college before her big day! Friday June 22, 2007 10:00pm-11:00pm on FITTV - Series/Home/Garden


Click here for more listings

China News

An Outsider’s Camera Provides a Ticket Into a Secret World

NYTimes, June 10, 2007. I CAN still perfectly recall those moments, a handful of times late in my first year here in Shanghai, when the late afternoon light was at its limpid best and the very special beauty of this city seemed distilled for me in all its clarity.

Read the full article click here


Wisdom of the Week
100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom

"One generation plants the trees under whose shade another generation rests." - 100 Pearls of Chinese Wisdom 


Father's Day is the perfect time to appreciate the myriad ways our hardworking fathers and grandfathers cast comforting shade on our lives. May we do the same for those who follow us.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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