What is the Chinese Panda Book Award?

The Chinese Panda Book Award reading initiative promotes in students an enjoyment of and life long interest in Chinese language and literature. It encourages young learners of the Chinese language to appreciate the stylistic and aesthetic qualities of Chinese texts. The program started in 2015. Every year, we will provide a shortlist of book titles for the community and the voting usually takes place in April. The Chinese Panda books are carefully chosen by the Chinese Panda Books Award steering committee to represent a wide range of periods, styles and genres. Each school division has its unique list. 
Chinese teachers and parents are encouraged to distribute the reading lists to all students in order to promote reading Chinese books into their daily lives.



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!
Contact us for any inquiry relating to this reading initiative.

For general information, opinions and feedback, please email Grace Zeng at gzeng@isb.bj.edu.cn

Book recommendations and information for a specific age group, please email:

ES 小学 Ms. Li Yun at yli@isb.bj.edu.cn

MS 初中 Miss. Chuyu Cheng at CCheng01@isb.bj.edu.cn

MS 初中 Miss. Jessica Shan at JShan@isb.bj.edu.cn

HS 高中 Ms. Fiona Jia at fjia@isb.bj.edu.cn

HS 高中 Ms. Delinda Wu at dwu@isb.bj.edu.cn

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)


Older Winners (初中组)


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)


Middle Winners (高小组)



Older Winners (初中组)


Mature Winners

《当代中国微记录》 作者:李禄兴


Happy reading!

The Chinese Panda Book Awards Steering Committee 2015