Monday, November 1, 2021

Join MOCA for a virtual MOCAKIDS Author Meet & Greet





MOCAKIDS Author Meet & Greet with Bitty Bao


A grid of board books by Bitty Bao.


Join MOCA for a virtual MOCAKIDS Author Meet & Greet with Lulu Cheng, one of the creators of Bitty Bao—Lulu Cheng and Lacey Benard—two California educators inspired to create bilingual board books for their kids. Author Lulu Cheng will read one of Bitty Bao’s newest books—Foodie Detectives—a fun, interactive book of clues in Mandarin and English. Afterwards, you’ll create your own interactive guessing game with free Bitty Bao printouts.

What you’ll need: Foodie Detectives printouts (click here to download), scissors, optional: markers or crayons, extra blank sheets of paper.

Best for young children interested in learning a new language and their care partners; all are welcome. 

Live via Zoom Thursday, November 4th, at 4 P.M. EDT

Please note that this workshop will be recorded via Zoom and made available on Facebook Live.

**In observance of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, November storytimes will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.





More About Bitty Bao Bilingual Board Books


Bitty Bao board books are high-quality, engaging, and culturally relevant Chinese bilingual books for all families! All Bitty Bao books include engaging pictures for the youngest of readers, 拼音 (pīn yīn) for those learning to read Chinese, either traditional characters with 注音 (zhù yīn) or simplified characters for non-native Chinese speakers or those learning to read Chinese, and English.

Titles include: Foodie Detectives, It’s Hot Pot Time!, Boba Emotions, Counting With Dim Sum, Everyday Heroes, The Colors of Snow Ice, Celebrating Chinese New Year, Lucky Lunar Animals,and Dragon Boat Festival. Learn more at


Buy the Books!


Check out Foodie Detectives and other Bitty Bao books here! All Bitty Bao books are available for purchase on the Bitty Bao website. They make great gifts for bitty babes and budding Mandarin language learners.


About the Creators of Bitty Bao


Lulu Cheng smiling at the camera.


Lulu Cheng

Meet Lulu, a wife, mom of two bitty babes, with her newest title—Bitty Bao Boss. Since her bitty babes were born, Lulu has worked hard to embed Chinese language and culture into everything that they do. Lulu’s struggle to find cute bilingual Chinese books for her kids’ bedtime soon evolved into a #bigbittydream to make Chinese board books of her own for families just like hers. She looks forward to sharing her journey of parenting, homemade Chinese teaching resources, and some late night bookmaking with you.


Lacey Benard smiling at the camera.


 Lacey Benard

A firewife, mom of a wee bitty babe, and the other half of the dynamic Bitty Bao Duo—meet Lacey.  As an American-Born-Chinese woman, raised without the gift of Chinese as a second language, Lacey is hoping to now prioritize language acquisition for her bitty babe through bilingual books, cultural events, and their school district’s Mandarin dual immersion program.  Lacey can often be found in the middle of the night hand cutting tiny bits of paper into cute images for the Bitty Bao books and hopes that you enjoy seeing them come to life in the books as much as she does.



Resources and Support for Your Family


Image of 4 children's book authors of different races and ethnicities with the text "Official Trailer BOOKTUBE JR."


Join eight incredible authors as they read some of their amazing picture books in the new YouTube Originals series BookTube Jr. It’s the newest book club just for kids, and each episode features an exciting story that inspires kids to learn, play, create, and tell their own stories. Premieres Friday, September 24th. Watch the trailer here!




Click here to find more resources for families and caregivers.





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