Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Allison Ai Xin Branscombe is the Sacramento Regional Coordinator for San Francisco Bay Area Families with Children from China, and edits the newsletter for its Northern California chapter. Branscombe is a board member of the Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation. Lin Wang attended the prestigious Guangzhou Academy of Fine arts in China to study oil painting and received her MFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has illustrated many books for children and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and children.
There is no shortage of books on China today. However, there are very few books for young readers. All About China is well written, beautifully illustrated and creatively captures what is important for all children to know about China. -World Journal All About China is educational, informative and extremely enjoyable. The illustrations are delightful and make this book a joy to explore from cover to cover! Allison Branscombe's book is an entertaining, well-researched jewel for both kids and adults. -Helen Yee, Former President, Chinese Culture Foundation, 2009-2010 The All About Asia series is the children's version of a folklore handbook, a user-friendly encyclopedia, a DIY manual for experiencing an Asian country's culture from a youth's point of view. -AsianFortuneNews.com The first thing I noticed about this book were the beautiful illustrations by Lin Wang. Sometimes soft and delicate, sometimes vibrant and full of energy, but always perfect for the topic at hand. The layout and production of this book is superb, making it easy to follow and understand at any age level...The surprise and delightful nature of this book are the many unique and unexpected topics that illustrate the fascinating culture of China and its people. -Adoption Today This books celebrates, with an impressive scope, the cultural riches of China and its epic history-with plenty of hands-on projects along the way. -Booklist This fine book gives a good overview of the country, the people, and the culture. [...] This comprehensive picture book is a real treasure for curious young people of elementary school age. -San Francisco Book Review All About China opens with engaging, easy-to-grasp sections on history, geography, government, and China's place in today's world, enlivened with folk stories, cultural insights, hands-on activities, and more. -The Journal of Families with Children from China All About China by Allison Branscombe is a nice book to be introduced to the huge culture that is China. [...] It is a good book for kids to read to know about a lot of different aspects of China. If you are trying to write a report about China for elementary school, or just want to learn a little bit about a lot of different aspects of China, this would be a good book. -San Diego Book Review