Grade Level：Above G7
Publisher：CITIC PUBLISHING HOUSE
The author of One-way Street is German philosopher Walter Benjamin, known as “one of the greatest literary minds” in 20th century Europe. The book is composed of 60 short and concise essays, including impressions, maxims and philosophies. You can feel through his words the loneliness and exploration of a genius, and you can also experience some common things. When reading his descriptions, he becomes different, and the lonely heart becomes rich. This is the power brought by Benjamin’s thoughts.
Everyone’s heart has a “one-way street”, a place where the lonely and confused can find a haven. One-way Street is as mysterious as this passage: “There she sits, hands fruitlessly reaching for fruit out of reach, while in fact she flies on invisible wings. Nothing could be more real.”
The term “one-way street” itself has philosophical implications. As Benjamin describes, life is also a one-way street, where one cannot go backward but can only move forward.
Lexile measure: 660L
Book3《Love History! A Brief History of China for Children》
Author：Zhizhong Editorial Board
Publisher：CITIC PUBLISHING HOUSE
This set of books introduces children to Chinese historical stories from the age of mythology, through primitive society to the founding of New China using easy-to-understand language. Each volume has three sections: “Background of the Times”, “Food, Living, and Transportation” and “Historical Events”. The background of the establishment of each dynasty and its main characteristics is introduced, followed by a description of the daily life of the people in each dynasty. A selection of the more representative historical stories of each period is provided, with exquisite illustrations offered to help the reader visualize the historical scenes. There is also a timeline of “Memorabilia” from Chinese and foreign histories at the bottom of each article, putting Chinese history in a global perspective.
In addition to the historical main content, the book is also interspersed with many small columns of knowledge extension material, such as an ‘idiom lecture hall’, a ‘knowledge charging station’, interesting allusions, and literature and scientific achievements for specific historical stages. At the same time as learn about history, children also learn about related literature, technology, economies and other knowledge, so as to break through disciplinary barriers and improve their own understanding of the humanities. For students who love history, this set of books is a must!
Sometimes all kinds of emotions come together and make our minds feel like a mess. With My Mixed Emotions, we can learn how to sort out our emotions, accept our feelings, and make friends with ourselves. This book describes our four main emotions (happiness, fear, anger and sadness), what causes them, and the science behind each. It also helps us discover a lot of amazing things about our emotions, such as why we cry when we’re sad, why we sometimes feel nervous, and what happens inside our brains when we’re happy. From reading My Mixed Emotions, children can better understand themselves and discover their own uniqueness in this complex emotional world.