NEW RELEASE! “Brandon Goes to Beijing (BĔIJĪNG北京)” by Eugenia Chu


**New Release and FREE ebook on September 3, 2019!**

Brandon Goes to Beijing (北京), a brand new chapter book by author Eugenia Chu, launches on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019! As a special bonus, the Kindle Ebook version will be FREE on Amazon that day, too!!! Please download this adorable book and if you like it, please leave a review to thank the author and her illustrator, Eliza Hsu Chen, for all their hard work!

About the story:

Brandon and his cousins are on a trip to visit their grandparents in Beijing, China. While bonding with family, practicing Chinese, touring historic sites and feasting on local dishes, Brandon thinks he sees a tiny panda. However, every time he gets close, the panda disappears! Is Brandon imagining this small creature, or is it real? Will Brandon find out before he has to fly back home?

Brandon Goes to Beijing (北京) is a multicultural, multi-generational chapter book. This book includes some Mandarin Chinese (Simplified) with Pinyin pronunciation, adding layers for those learning or interested in the Chinese language and culture.

Brandon Goes to Beijing (北京) follows Eugenia’s debut picture book, Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子)(a story about a boy and his grandma who bond while making Chinese dumplings, called jiǎo zi (餃子).

About the Author:

Eugenia Chu is an attorney, turned stay-at-home mom, turned writer. She lives on a magical beach in Miami with her husband and son, Brandon, who is the inspiration for her stories. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, yoga and drinking too much coffee. She has been a presenter at numerous schools, libraries and book festivals.


When Brandon was very little, the author couldn’t find children’s storybooks to read to him which touched upon Chinese culture and which included some Chinese (Mandarin) words to teach and/or reinforce his Chinese vocabulary, so she started writing her own. Brandon Goes to Beijing (北京) is her second “Brandon” story and first children’s chapter book. 

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LAST DAY! Spring Book Festival at Navigating IndieWorld

Today is your last day to get all the great book deals and enter to win the $150 giveaway in Navigating IndieWorld’s Spring Book Festival.

Tons of great authors of every genre, from children’s fiction to Christian crime to interracial and multicultural romance, are offering free and discounted books.

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Look for mine in the Children’s Fiction & NonFiction category! 🙂