I don't speak fluently. At this stage in the game, I have only completed the first year of Chinese language college classes and it's hard to use Chinese with the kids often when in the chaos of everyday life. So, I started looking for books my kids could read or ones I could read to them. Guess what? It is really difficult to find Chinese language books for kids. There are a ton of books, videos, and games that promise to teach your family Chinese (usually the basics like numbers, colors, and fruits), but it is actually very time consuming (and not very productive) searching for Chinese language picture books in the United States.
So what's a parent to do? Well, I've decided to order books straight from the source. A friend has sent me the links to some bookstores in Asia and I'm going to pick out the books I want! One problem, the websites are in Chinese! So below is a quick (and incomplete) list of vocabulary you will run into if you want to buy books online through a Chinese website.