If you would like to practice your reading, there is a great series of graded reader books called Mandarin Companion. There are different levels of vocabulary, Level 1 contains 300 different words and adds some more while you are reading. Level 2 contains 450 different characters. The great advantage of Mandarin Companion books over ‘Chinese Breeze’ (similar concept) is that you can download them on your kindle reader and translate words online as you read.
The Secret Garden: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers Level 1 (Chinese Edition)
This story is an adaptation of British writer Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel 1911 ‘The Secret Garden’.
The Prince and the Pauper: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers Level 1, Simplified Character Edition (Chinese Edition)
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Curly Haired Company: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers Level 1 (Chinese Edition)
Journey to the Center of the Earth: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers Level 2
Great Expectations: Part 1: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers Level 2 (Chinese Edition)
Chinese Breeze is very similar to Mandarin Companion, but they don’t offer the Kindle Reader possibility. The advantage is though, there are more available levels (up to 4500 word level)
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong! (Chinese Breeze Graded Reader Series, Level 1)
An Old Painting (Chinese Breeze Graded Reader Series Level 2)