Chinese Panda Reading Initiative

Mission
The Chinese Panda Reading Initiative started in 2015. Our mission is promoting in students an enjoyment of and lifelong interest in Chinese language and literature. This reading initiative encourages young learners of the Chinese language to appreciate the stylistic and aesthetic qualities of Chinese texts. We envision a future that all learners of Chinese language enjoy reading Chinese books of their own choice, and the passion of reading will become a good auxiliary for their language learning.

Projects
l Panda Book Awards. The Chinese Panda Reading Initiative Steering Committee provides a shortlist of book titles for the community every year. The booklist is to present a wide range of periods, styles and genres. Students are encouraged to read and participate in the voting in March. The finalists will be announced on World Book and Copyright Day.
l Visiting Authors and Guest Speakers. The committee will invite writers, experts, and literacy specialists to the school to interact with our students, in the forms of forums, seminars, reading and writing workshops, etc.
l Publications of students’ work. The committee will provide various opportunities for student to publish and share their works via different media platforms, e.g. radio broadcast, magazine articles, journals, etc.
l Language Events. The committee will organize and encourage students to participate in a variety of language events.

² “Panda Cup” Books on Wheels Challenge

On May 12, 2018, the first “Panda Cup” Books on Wheels Reading Challenge will be held in International School of Beijing (ISB). This event is co-hosted by ISB, Dulwich College Beijing (DCB)
and The British School of Beijing (BSB). More than 200 students from ten international schools in Beijing will gather at ISB and share their passion for Chinese reading with each other.

This event aims to facilitate interschool communication and promote Chinese reading in international schools. It provides an opportunity and a platform for literary exchange among Chinese learners. The focus is to foster enjoyment in reading and nurture life-long Chinese readers. The participants are expected to read one to five books from the Chinese Panda Booklist, based on their reading level and interest, before the contest. In addition, to support the Books on Wheels Drive, each participant is encouraged to donate his/her favorite book to the “left-behind children”. We hope this philanthropic act will empower these disadvantaged children to share the joy of reading together with us.

For more details, please refer to the attachment.


Contact: Fiona Yu-Jia (fjia@isb.bj.edu.cn);Jane Li (jli01@isb.bj.edu.cn



悦读熊猫”中文读书计划

“悦读熊猫”读书计划始于2015年,此计划旨在培养学生对中文阅读的兴趣和文学鉴赏能力,并且能够从阅读中获得愉悦。该阅读计划的书单由“悦读熊猫”计划筹委会的中文老师们推荐后精选产生。我们由衷希望不同年龄段的中文学习者都能广泛阅读不同时期、地域以及不同文体的作品,并从中体味中文之美。


自2015年12月正式启动以来,此阅读计划每年产生一份新的推荐书单,学生可以为自己最喜欢的中文书投票。投票时间通常为每年的三月份,获奖书单将会在每年的世界图书与版权日公布。在今后的日子里,我们也会邀请作家及嘉宾来校内参与活动,与学生近距离互动,为学生们举办座谈、写作坊、诵读工作坊,以及其他语言相关活动,希望有兴趣的学生能够有更多的机会接触中文,运用中文,以多种形式、在不同平台上发表自己的作品,并得到专业人士的反馈。


希望老师和家长们鼓励学生积极参与“悦读熊猫”读书计划。阅读滋养心灵,书香引领成长。开卷有益!


“悦读熊猫”相关活动:
² 首届“熊猫杯”书行万里国际学校读书挑战赛
由北京顺义国际学校、北京德威英国国际学校和北京英国学校联合举办的首届国际学校阅读挑战赛将于2018年5月12日(星期六)在北京顺义国际学校举行。届时将有包括北京京西学校、北京乐城、加拿大国际学校、哈罗国际学校、北京德国使馆学校、北京法国学校、北京三e国际等在内的10所学校参加此次活动。我们期待200多名来自不同学校的中小学生齐聚北京顺义国际学校共襄盛举。

此次活动旨在加强校际合作,推动国际学校中小学生的中文阅读,享受阅读体验,提高阅读兴趣;同时促进团队合作,引导学生关注弱势群体同龄人。参赛学生除了在三个月内完成各组别推荐的阅读书册外(书目主要来自本年度“熊猫悦读书单”),我们还鼓励参赛学生参与“书行万里”书籍赠送活动——捐赠一本最喜欢的书籍给同龄的留守儿童,让书本传递知识的力量和关爱的温暖。

活动详情请看附件
联系人:Fiona Yu-Jia (fjia@isb.bj.edu.cn);Jane Li (jli01@isb.bj.edu.cn


Contact us for any inquiry relating to this reading initiative.

Chinese Panda Reading Initiative Steering Committee “悦读熊猫”计划筹委会

Chair
Grace Zeng
曾老师
gzeng@isb.bj.edu.cn
Co-Chair
Jessica Shan
单老师
jshan@isb.bj.edu.cn
Events and Conference
Coordinator
Fiona Jia
俞老师
fjia@isb.bj.edu.cn
Jane Li
李老师
jli01@isb.bj.edu.cn
Book List and Awards
Coordinator
Delinda Wu
伍老师
dwu@isb.bj.edu.cn
Vicky Yang
杨老师
vyang@isb.bj.edu.cn
Elementary School Liaison
Yun Li
李老师
yli@isb.bj.edu.cn

Felicia Liu
刘老师
fliu@isb.bj.edu.cn

Chinese Panda Shortlists 2017-2018



Chinese Panda Shortlists 2016-2017


Special Thanks goes to Miss Annie He who has participated in creating the Chinese Panda Book Shortlist publications. We appreciated her input and unique perspective!

Chinese Panda Shortlists 2015-2016



Special Thanks goes to our parent artist Ms. Chen Ying who has worked tirelessly to create the Chinese Panda Logo and the Award Certificates for this Reading Initiative Project! We admire her talent and the spirit of service tremendously!

2016-2017 Chinese Panda Book Awards Winners


Younger Winners (低龄组)

《不一样的卡梅拉:我想去看海》作者:(法)约里波瓦 艾利施绘

Middle Winners (高小组)

《亲爱的笨笨猪》作者:杨红樱

Older Winners (初中组)

《时间线》作者:(比)比得.胡斯

Mature Winners

《孤独深处:北京折叠》 作者:郝景芳

Happy reading!

The Chinese Panda Book Awards Steering Committee 2016

2015-2016 Chinese Panda Winners


Thank you for your participation in the first time ever Chinese Panda Book Awards. The committee decided to select two winners from each category this year, one for CSL readers and one for near native and native readers. Based on the votes we collected from K-12 students, our first year winners are determined as follows:

Younger Winners (低龄组)

《灶王爷》作者:熊亮

Middle Winners (高小组)

《中文小书架》作者:陈琦

《马小跳系列》作者:杨红樱

Older Winners (初中组)

《草房子》作者:曹文轩

Mature Winners

《当代中国微记录》 作者:李禄兴

《喜福会》作者:谭恩美

Happy reading!

The Chinese Panda Book Awards Steering Committee 2015