I read Tangsan Tigers by Dan Lee. It's a series of short novels for children ages around 7-9.
It's a great series. About an academy of martial arts fighters in China. The characters are from all over the world. The main one from England.
They are great stories and the characters - especially the martial arts master - are excellent. Try them. You won't be disappointed.
(And - by the way - I am not just saying this because they're published by Puffin.)