"An alphabetic pinyin to english (only) dictionary. If you know or can guess a character pronunciation (which comes with experience) this is by far the fastest way to look up words. Over 70,000 entries"
"Finding 'doable' texts is a real problem for beginners. Texts that are too difficult are immensely fustrating. This book contains short stories using only HSK A characters. An mp3 reading is included."