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If you are an FCC member who would like to borrow a book or DVD from the FCC Library collection, please email Abby Turner. Include in the email your address and phone number.

Abby’s Contact Information
Phone: 512.751.7125
7806 Monona Ave.
Round Rock, TX 78717

Abby will mail you the item or bring it to you. Please borrow one item at a time and return the item within one month of borrowing it. There will be an envelope and label to return the item by mail. You will be responsible for return postage.

We are in need of more book, DVD, and video donations.

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Chinese History & Culture
  • Atlas of China, National Geographic
  • China: A Cultural Resource Guide, by Linda Scher (grades 1–4)
  • China: Exploring a Culture through Art, Crafts, Cooking, Games, and Historical Aids
  • Chinese Paper Folding for Beginners, by Maying Soong
  • Easy Chinese Phrasebook & Dictionary, by Wendy Tung
  • The Gate of Heavenly Peace, by Johnathan Spence: The Chinese Revolution through firsthand writings and observations
  • The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, by Hannah Pakula
  • Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic, by Bette Bao Lord
  • Lucky Girl, by Mei-Ling Hopgood
  • Middle Heart, by Bette Bao Lord
  • Mulberry Child, by Jian Ping
  • No-No Boy, by John Okada (Japanese American)
  • On Gold Mountain, by Lisa See
  • The Private Life of Chairman Mao, by Dr. Li Zhigui
  • The Rape of Nanking, by Iris Chang: Very painful story of Nanking’s occupation by the Japanese in World War II
  • Reflections of Seattle’s Chinese Americans: First 100 Years, by Ron Chew (Editor)
  • Rivertown: Two Years on the Yangtze, by Peter Hessler
  • Sky Burial, by Xinran (Tibet)
  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, by Jung Chang
  • 1421: The Year China Discovered America, by Gavin Menzies
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Novels About China or Chinese Americans
  • Accidental Asian, by Eric Liu
  • American Knees, by Shawn Wong
  • Bone, by Fae Ng (San Francisco Chinatown)
  • Chinese Women Writers, short stories from the ’20s and ’30s
  • Disappearing Moon Cafe, by Sky Lee (Chinese Canadian)
  • Dream of the Walled City, by Lisa Huang Fleischman
  • Katherine, by Anchee Min
  • Little Too Much Is Enough, by Kathleen Tygu (Hawaiian Chinese)
  • One Hundred Girls’ Mother, by Lenore Carroll
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See
  • Sons of Heaven, by Terrence Cheng (Tiananmen Square)
  • Thirteen Orphans, by Jane Lindskold (Fantasy)
  • 1000 Pieces of Gold, by Ruthann Lum McCunn (Chinese American, 1880s)
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Children’s Novels
  • Bird Boy, by Elizabeth Starr Hill
  • Cockroach Cooties, by Laurence Yep
  • Dragonwings, by Laurence Yep
  • Finding My Voice, by Marie Lee (high school)
  • Lady of Ch’iao Kuo: Warrior of the South, by Laurence Yep (China, AD 531)
  • Little Leap Forward, by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow (China, 1966)
  • The Magic Boat and Other Chinese Folk Stories, by M. A. Jagendorf and Virginia Weng: This volume contains Chinese tales divided by ethnicity. Virginia Weng has written an educational introduction as well. There are a few illustrations and the text is appropriate for middle schoolers and up, but the stories could be read to children of all ages.
  • Tiger’s Apprentice, by Laurence Yep (Chinese fantasy)
  • Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis
  • Youn Hee & Me, by C.S. Adler (Korean adoptee)
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Children’s Picture Books
  • Cat and Rat, by Ed Young (zodiac)
  • Chinese Classical Children’s Songs
  • Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes
  • Christmas Is Coming, board book with Chinese child
  • Cleversticks, by Bernard Ashley (Chinese child in daycare)
  • Count your Way through China, by Jim Haskins
  • Dragon Parade, by Steven Chin (Chinese New Year)
  • Dancing Dragon, by Marcia Vaughan (Chinese New Year)
  • Dim Sum for Everyone, by Grace Lin
  • Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like, by Jay Williams
  • A Family for Jamie, by Suzanne Bloom (adoption)
  • Forever Fingerprints, by Sherry Eldridge (adoption)
  • The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac, by Dawn Casey
  • The Greedy Man in the Moon, by Rick Rossiter (fairy tale)
  • Happy Dragon, by Heatherly Bucher
  • Happy New Year, Minnie: An Adventure in China, Disney
  • In the Snow, by Huy Voun Lee (learn Chinese words)
  • Kai-lan’s Super Happy Heart Book, board book
  • The Last Dragon, by Susan Miho Nunes (Chinese New Year)
  • Lin Yi’s Lantern: A Moon Festival Tale, by Brenda Williams
  • The Magic Wings: A Tale from China, by Diane Wolkstein (fairy tale)
  • Ma Lien and the Magic Brush, by Hisako Kimishima (fairy tale)
  • The Man Who Tricked a Ghost, by Laurence Yep (fairy tale)
  • Mommy, Why Do We Look Different?: A China Adoption Story, by Frances M. Koh
  • Moon Festival, by Ching Yeung Russell
  • The Moon Lady, by Amy Tan
  • Motherbridge of Love, by Xinran Xinran
  • A Mother for Choco, by Keiko Kaska (adoption)
  • Mulan, Disney
  • The Mysterious Misadventures of Foy Rin Jin: A Decidedly Dysfunctional Dragon, by Jim Friedman
  • New Years Clean Up, by George Daughtery (a Sagwa story)
  • Over the Moon, by Karen Katz (Moon Festival)
  • Red Is a Dragon, by Roseanne Thong
  • Round Is a Mooncake, by Roseanne Thong
  • Sagwa: The Chinese Siamese Cat, by Amy Tan
  • Sam and the Lucky Money, by Karen Chinn (Chinese New Year)
  • Seven Brothers, by Margaret Mahy (fairy tale)
  • Special Korean Birthday, by Jae Hyun Hahn
  • The Story about Ping, by Marjorie Flack
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo, by Arlene Mosel (fairy tale)
  • We’re Riding on a Caravan: An Adventure on the Silk Road, by Laurie Krebs
  • 1, 2, 3 Go, by Huy Vous Lee (learn Chinese words)
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Children’s Nonfiction
  • All About Giant Pandas, World Wildlife Fund
  • Children of China, by Song Nan Zhang
  • China: The Culture (Lands, People, and Cultures), by Bobbie Kalman
  • China: The People (Lands, People, and Cultures), by Bobbie Kalman
  • China’s Son, by Da Chen: Middle-school level personal narrative about growing up in the Cultural Revolution
  • Chinese Texans, Institute of Texan Cultures
  • Culture Kit: China (Grades 1–4), by Linda Scher and Mary Oates Johnson
  • First Words in English and Chinese, board book
  • Forever Family, by Roslyn Banish (adoption)
  • Gung Hay Fat Choy, by June Behrens (Chinese New Year)
  • Happy New Year, by Demi
  • Kids Like Me in China, by Ying Ying Fry (adoption)
  • Kites: Magic Wishes in the Sky, by Demi
  • The Minority Peoples of China, by Margaret Rau: middle school level book about the 56 minorities of China
  • MoonRattles Chinese Heritage Holiday Kits for Families, (Chinese New Year, 2007)
  • NiHao Little Friends: Learn Chinese with Chinasprout, by Sunny Zeng
  • Pinyin Writing Practice Book
  • Red Eggs and Dragon Boats, by Carol Stepanchuk (Chinese festivals)
  • Stick Up for Yourself, by Gershon Kaufman
  • Treasure Mountain: Folktales from Southern China, by Catherine Sadler
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Parenting and/or Adoption
  • Adopted Teens Only, by Danea Gorbett: A guide for adopted teens written from the author’s own experiences as an adopted teen in addition to her background in psychology and education.
  • Are Those Kids Yours?: American Families with Children Adopted from Other Countries, by Cheri Register
  • Being Adopted—The Lifelong Search for Self, by David M. Brodzinsky, Marshall D. Schecter, and Robin Marantz Henig
  • Brothers and Sisters in Adoption, by Arleta James: Helping children navigate relationships when new kids join the family (help for siblings)
  • The Connected Child, by Karen Purvis
  • The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence, by Gavin de Becker
  • Hybrid Tiger, by Quanyu Huang
  • Lucky Girl, by Mei-Ling Hopgood
  • Parenting the Hurt Child, by Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky: Helping adoptive families heal and grow
  • Parents at Last, by Cynthia Peck: Pictures and vignettes about adoption
  • The Pocket Parent, by Gail Reichen: Help for common problems with three- to five-year-olds (tantrums, biting, bad words, potty training, etc.)
  • The Pumpkin Patch: A Single Woman’s International Adoption [Russian] Journey, by Margaret L. Schwartz
  • Raising Adopted Children, by Lois Melina: Basic reference for adoptive parents
  • Siblings without Rivalry, by Adele Faber: Excellent guide to sibling rivalry
  • Touchpoints, by T. Berry Brazelton: The essential guide to your child’s emotional and behavioral development
  • The Waiting Child, by Cindy Champnella
  • Wanting a Daughter, Needing a Son: Abandonment, Adoption, and Orphanage Care in China, by Kay Ann Johnson and Amy Klatzkin
  • 20 Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed, by Sherrie Eldridge
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Travel Guides
  • Nanjing, Suzhou & Wuxi, by Caroline Courtauld
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Chinese CDs
  • Children Learn Pinyin, (six CDs)
  • Speak and Sing Chinese with Mei Mei, (36 minutes)
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DVDs by Dr. Changfu Chang
  • Daughters’ Return
  • Embracing World Cultures
  • Long Wait for Home
  • Love without Boundaries
  • My Unforgotten Daughter
  • Peer in the Distance
  • Ricki’s Promise
  • Sofia’s Journey
  • The Willow Trees
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Other DVDs
  • China Revealed, by Cassian Harrison
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, by Ang Lee
  • Dance and Learn Chinese with Mei Mei, 50 minutes
  • Facilitating Behavioral Change, by The Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University
  • Include Adoption: A Program for Educators, 15 minutes
  • Follow Jade! Learn Chinese: Let’s Go to Market in China, 30 minutes
  • Ni Hao Kai-lan: Super Special Days, 98 minutes
  • The River Dragon King: A Journey to the East, a Chinese Language Learning Adventure for 3 and up, 40 minutes
  • Somewhere Between, a documentary by Linda Goldstein Knowlton, 88 minutes
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VHS Tapes
  • Big Bird in China, 75 minute musical adventure
  • Chinese Jump Rope, 28 minute instructional film
  • Chinese New Year, part of the Holidays for Children series 25 min., grades K to 4th
  • My Family from China, Part of Families Around the World series. 15 minutes, ages 3 to 8
  • Ni Hao Little Friends, Learn Chinese with ChinaSprout, 30 minutes, ages 3 to 8
  • Not One Less, Story of poverty in rural China and a teacher trapped in a difficult job. Mandarin with subtitles.
  • Play and Learn Chinese with Mei Mei