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Children’s Author Chris Lin to Sign and Read in Los Angeles Area Bookstores, May 24th – June 7th

05-20-2008 05:33 PM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

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Ann Arbor, MI/May 20, 2008 – Chris Lin, award-winning author of the acclaimed children’s book series Mandy and Pandy that teaches children Chinese, will be holding book signings and readings in seven Los Angeles area bookstores. In addition to the listed book signings, Lin will be appearing at five area preschools and unveiling his two new books, to be released in July, at BookExpo America held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 30th – June 1st. The new books to be released are Mandy and Pandy “Visit China” and Mandy and Pandy “Play Sports.” Lin’s schedule is:

Saturday, May 24, 2008
Barnes & Noble Booksellers; 11:00am – 1:00pm
13400 Maxella, Marina Del Rey, CA; 310-306-3213

Sunday, May 25, 2008
Barnes & Noble Booksellers; 1:00pm
10850 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 310-475-3138

Sunday, June 1, 2008
Borders; 3:00pm
100 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA; 818-241-8099

Monday, June 2, 2008
Blue Chair Books; 10:30am
177 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA; 626-335-8630

Thursday, June 5, 2008
Once Upon A Story Books; 10:00am
3740 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA; 562-433-6856

Saturday, June 7, 2008
Chevalier’s Books; 11:00am – 12:30pm SIGNING ONLY
126 N Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 323-465-1334

Saturday, June 7, 2008
Barnes & Noble Booksellers; 1:00pm
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Suite 1340, Woodland Hills, CA; 818-704-3850

Mandy and Pandy is an exciting series of twelve educational children’s books, teaching parents and their children to speak Chinese starting with Mandy and Pandy Say “Ni Hao Ma?” and Mandy and Pandy Play “Let’s Count.” These two wonderful books not only include an accompanying CD, they also display Chinese characters as well as pin yin phonetics, which help the reader pronounce the Chinese characters.

“Mandy and Pandy quickly became a part of my family’s household as well as many of my friends, family and neighbors’,” said Melissa Golden, Regional Market Leader of Mandy and Pandy. “I believe in these books and their purpose so strongly that I wanted to be a part of Mandy and Pandy so that others could experience the joy and education in their homes as Mandy and Pandy has brought into mine.”

Author and creator Chris Lin says he sees the importance of learning Chinese as a good foundation for the future so that now more than ever we all have a reason to learn even a little bit of Chinese. After their debut at BookExpo America, books 3 and 4 are due to be released in July to coincide with the Beijing Olympics. These are Mandy and Pandy “Visit China” and Mandy and Pandy “Play Sports.”

“Mandy and Pandy look forward to helping teach Chinese to children and those who are young in their hearts,” said Lin. “Our year is full of appearances across the country and we are excited to be in the Los Angeles area as we continue on our journey.”

Mandy and Pandy has already been recognized as outstanding product by iParenting Media in the category of educational books for children as well as being nominated for several upcoming book awards. The iParenting Media award is considered one of the most prestigious awards for products for families.

Additional information on Mandy and Pandy may be obtained at


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