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Dear Friend,


Families are gathering decorations and planning meals of thanksgiving for Moon Festival, just weeks away. The celebration wouldn't be complete without authentic moon cakes and shimmering lanterns, so order yours soon! Because the end of summer also means the start of school, ChinaSprout is featuring fantastic new clothes and supplies to send kids back to school in style. We've rounded up great new titles for their bookshelves, as well as Chinese culture and language books you'll want to check out for yourself.

Special Promotions

Back to School

We'd extend summer if we could, but since that's impossible ... ChinaSprout can add fun Asian flair to your child's back-to-school supplies. Take a look at our cloisonne pens, Pucca totebags, calligraphy T-shirts, Panda hairclips, rice paper notebooks, brocade pencil cases, Chinese kite bookmarks, assorted books and flash cards, and more. As an extra-special treat, let your child choose!

Celebrate Moon Festival

Not only are moon cakes scrumptious, they are wonderfully symbolic. Their round shape signifies family unity and the cycle of life, and a stack of 13 symbolizes a year's worth of happiness. Every year, ChinaSprout supplies authentic, FRESHLY BAKED moon cakes from a premium bakery in New York's Chinatown. And every year, they go fast. Often enjoyed under the full harvest moon, moon cakes make memorable gifts for friends and family. Try several flavors to find your favorite. Order yours now!

FCC Calendar Pre-Order

PRE-ORDER the 2008 "From China With Love" calendar now and it will be shipped in mid-September. Featuring adorable photos of girls and boys adopted from China, this consistently best-selling calendar will bring smiles all year long! Enjoy a discount when you order two copies and an even greater price break when you order a box of 25.

FREE Notebook

As a back-to-school bonus, ChinaSprout offers you a FREE Chinese Character Rice Paper Notebook when your order totals more than $25. To apply the coupon, please add the Notebook to the Shopping Cart first, then enter the coupon code 1187450929 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'll see the message: "Coupon Applied." Offer good while supplies last.  

New Products

Blossom Mandarin Shirts

Full Moon Fairy

Chinese for Children

Chinese Arts and Crafts

Back-to-School Bin

Spice up the back-to-school routine with tempting new clothes, books and supplies. While they may not inspire your kids to race for the early-morning bus, the selections on ChinaSprout's Back to School page are sure to make the return to class more appealing. Girls will look adorable in our reversible cotton jacket. And really, what kid could resist a talking panda keychain?

Moon Festival Fun

It's no wonder Moon Festival is a favorite Chinese holiday. It was originally a time to celebrate a bountiful harvest, and families still gather to feast, give thanks and gaze at the year's brightest full moon. We're offering items to round out your own celebration, including a festival cookbook, lanterns, cards and music. Kids can help decorate by painting their own paper lanterns! Find more ideas on ChinaSprout's Moon Festival page.

Books for Children

Create a reader-friendly home by scattering good books around the house--in baskets, on bookshelves and at bedsides. Below are enticing books (some with CDs) that will keep kids coming back for more. You'll find a great assortment in English, Chinese and both languages combined. There are new DK books for toddlers and older kids, and little ones will adore six Mick Inkpen board books in Simplified Chinese characters.

Books for Adults

"Read ten thousand books and walk ten thousand miles," the Chinese proverb tells us. These books will save you a few steps by transporting you to China and beyond. From your sofa, discover the history and rules of mahjong, explore markets and temples in Hong Kong, or learn about Chinese art and folk customs. A trio of books will even teach you to write Chinese characters. Happy travels!

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.


Sunburn, Dandruff, and Psoriasis

Your hair is like an antenna. You can’t pick up Mars, but it is a protein-based fiber that is bathed in blood and body fluids, nourished by food and extends from inside the scalp to flow down your neck and shoulders.

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. 


Bringing Home Baby - "Long Journey Home"

A couple adopt a 9-month-old girl from China, but the baby has a hard time adapting to her new environment. (2006) Monday August 20, 2007 3:30pm-4:00pm on TLC - The Learning Channel - China Adoption


Click here for more listings

China News

Let the Reporting Begin

NPR - August 10, 2007 - Opening ceremonies for the 2008 Olympics will commence on August 8, 2008, in China. Jocelyn Ford, with the Foreign Correspondents Club of China, discusses whether the country is ready to receive the world’s sporting press.
Listen to the full article click here


Wisdom of the Week

"Worries will soon appear if one gives no thought to a long-term plan." Wise Men Talking Series


As the slower pace of summer comes to an end, it's time for many of us to evaluate our long-range plans for the school year and beyond. Enjoy this important season by setting goals that will add meaning and contentment to your life.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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