HSK 1 Storybook – Simplified Chinese and Pinyin

HSK 1 Storybook Series

Embark on an enriching journey of language mastery with our comprehensive collection of HSK 1 Storybooks, encompassing three volumes designed meticulously to elevate your Mandarin reading proficiency. This collection is curated to introduce learners to a broad spectrum of vocabulary and sentence structures, aligning with the HSK 1 syllabus, and serving as a practical supplement to the Standard Course Book for HSK 1 by Jiang Liping. If you have learned all the HSK 1 Vocabulary and completed the Standard Course Book for HSK 1 by Jiang Liping, you would be able to read more than 90% of this book without learning any new words.

Here’s a glimpse into what each volume brings to your learning tableau:

Volume 1: Unveiling 15 captivating short stories, this volume is an invitation to dive into simplified Chinese characters and pinyin, offering a fertile ground to practice and enhance your reading skills. As you turn the pages, you’ll acquaint with extended sentence structures and longer articles, building a solid foundation for your Mandarin reading journey​.

Volume 2: Elevating the learning curve, this volume unfolds 12 unique short stories, extending the narrative in simplified Chinese, pinyin, and English translation. The tales are crafted to further nurture your reading skills, introduce you to more complex sentence structures, and longer articles. Completing this volume will not only reinforce your HSK 1 vocabulary but also unlock a deeper comprehension of the language​.

Volume 3: The final volume of this collection presents 10 distinct short stories, continuing the expedition in simplified Chinese and pinyin. It’s tailored to refine your reading skills, introduce you to more intricate sentence structures, and longer narratives. The volume stays true to the HSK 1 vocabulary, introducing limited new words only when necessary, ensuring a smooth learning transition. Moreover, enjoy the text-to-speech functionality in the e-book version and free downloadable audio files, fostering an immersive learning experience.

Collectively, these volumes are more than just books; they are your companions in achieving a commendable grasp over Mandarin reading and comprehension, ensuring a rewarding learning experience.

You may also download the following supplementary materials for FREE with the link and password provided on the last page of the book.

  • New audio files for the stories
  • HSK Vocabulary Practice Writing Sheet
  • HSK Vocabulary Audio

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5 Stars review on the 1st Edition in Amazon.com

“Perfect Beginning Reader for Novice Learners”

“Nice read, good for learning”

“Great book for HSK1 students!”

” Good book”

“Listen, read, understand.”

HSK 1 Sample Chapters

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HSK 1 Storybook Sample New Audio

Story 1-我很爱我的爸爸妈妈

Chinese Sentence Structure – HSK 1 Grammar Workbook

HSK Free Online Quiz and Tests

Join the Conversation


  1. The HSK 1 Storybook is an excellent resource for beginners. The stories are simple, making it easier to learn and retain new vocabulary. Highly recommend for anyone starting their HSK journey!

  2. This storybook has been incredibly helpful in my HSK 1 preparation. The stories are well-written and cover all the HSK 1 vocabulary. It’s a great way to reinforce what you’ve learned in a more enjoyable context. A valuable addition to my study materials.

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