Graded readers are very useful for practising extensive reading. Extensive reading has several benefits, for example, getting a lot of comprehensible input.

I have found several series of graded readers that use simplified Chinese characters, such as Chinese Breeze and the series by the Foreign Languages Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP). However, I have not found any graded readers that use traditional Chinese characters. (I have found basal readers for Chinese/Taiwanese schoolchildren, but that is not the same thing.)

Can anybody suggest graded readers written in traditional Chinese characters?

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As it turns out, the graded readers from Mandarin Companion have been converted to traditional characters.

Another set of graded readers is the Happy Reader's Series published by Pan Asia Publishing. It contains titles such as 猴小子穿鞋子 / Shoes for Monkey Young, 美麗的圖畫 / A Beautiful Picture and 我們看見恐龍了 / We Have Seen a Dinosaur! The books contain traditional Chinese characters, an English translation and pinyin Unfortunately, these books are aimed at children, not adults.


Try this series of book. You'd love them. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DB1P4VW

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    Hi. Could you please recheck the link? It does not seem to work. In addition, a good answer does not simply provide a link but describes the most important information. I this case, you should at least at the name of the publisher and the most important characteristics of the graded readers, especially their reading level.
    – Tsundoku
    Aug 23, 2021 at 10:52

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