Welcome to the Panda Book Awards / 欢迎参与熊猫图书奖

Welcome to the Panda Book Awards / 欢迎参与熊猫图书奖

Reading is a fundamental skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment.

Every day, the QAIS Library devotes itself to ensure that students are connected to the books and information that will nurture and inspire a love for reading.

The library will host celebrations and plan reading initiatives throughout the year.

We start with The Panda Book Awards.

So what are the Panda Book Awards?

The Panda Book Award initiative invites students and teachers from participating international schools in China and beyond to vote for their favorite book published in the previous two years.
There are four separate title lists according to age level:

  • Young Readers (4 to 6 years) – picture books – Elementary School
  • Middle Readers (7 to 10 years) – chapter books – Elementary School
  • Older Readers (11 to 14 years) – Middle School
  • Mature Readers (15 to 18 years) – High School

The panda was chosen as the program’s mascot as it holds a special place in the hearts of the Chinese people and it is a symbol of peace and a token of forging friendly ties.

The Panda Book Award reading program promises to take our students on an exciting reading adventure to:

  • READ some great books
  • SHARE your thoughts
  • NETWORK with students from participating schools
  • VOTE for your favorite book

Some panda books are already in the library and ready to be checked out!

“We look forward to a year full of good books, library lessons, and community building!”

~ Mike Leyland

(Mr. Mike is originally from New York, USA but also taught in South Carolina, USA and was the Head Librarian at an International School in Guangzhou for the past 5 years before joining the QAIS family. He is also the father or Lilly (4y.) and William “Wei-Wei” (2y).









  • 初级读者(4-6岁)——图书-小学
  • 中级读者(7-10岁)——章节故事书-小学
  • 年长读者(11-14岁)——中学
  • 成熟读者(15-18岁)——高中



  • 些好书
  • 分享你的感受
  • 与其他参与学校的学生交流
  •  为你最喜欢的图书投票



~ 图书馆老师,  Mike Leyland