The dragon beard noodle feels disheartened because it is not as popular as other types of noodle. It soon discovers this is not true. World Chinese Graded Readers is a 10-level series for learners of the Chinese language. Comprising hundreds of best-loved children’s readers, this series features fascinating content, beautiful illustrations, and authentic language usage. Graded with reference to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Reading, the books expose learners to a wide range of vocabulary and language forms to develop their reading skills at each level. Learners will engage with a variety of themes related to the world around them and acquire useful vocabulary and sentence structures for everyday communication, and life in a diverse world. Simple and enjoyable, this is a series you won’t want to put down! Each reader includes: • Pinyin annotations • Full English translation • A glossary of useful words • MP3 audio files at resource.cengageclt.com/worldchinese • A post-reading worksheet at resource.cengageclt.com/worldchinese. Information on levels: Level 1 (Novice Low), Level 2 (Novice Mid), Level 3 (Novice High), Level 4 (Intermediate Low), Level 5 (Intermediate Mid), Level 6 (Intermediate High), Level 7 (Advanced Low), Level 8 (Advanced Mid), Level 9 (Advanced High), Level 10 (Superior).