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Chinese New Year (Kids)

The first day of the first month on the traditional Chinese calendar is Chinese New Year. Celebrate by reading these books.

Nian, the Chinese New Year dragon by Loh-Hagan, Virginia

An illustrated retelling for young readers of the Chinese folktale about a dragon that threatens a village each spring and Mei, the young girl who is destined to defeat him.

Baby's first Chinese New Year

Introduces the holiday through simple text and such illustrations as paper lanterns, fortune cookies, the twelve animals that represent different years, and a dancing dragon.

Chinese New Year colors by Lo, Rich

Introduces the English and Chinese words for colors, using items associated with Chinese New Year celebrations

Ruby's Chinese New Year by Lee, Vickie

As Ruby travels to her grandmother's house to bring her a gift for Chinese New Year, she is joined by all of the animals of the zodiac. Includes the legend of the Chinese horoscope and instructions for crafts.

Peppa's Chinese New Year by Archer, Mandy

Peppa and her friends celebrate Chinese New Year by making cards, dressing in red, and performing a dragon dance.

PoPo's lucky Chinese New Year by Loh-Hagan, Virginia

A Chinese-American girl learns how to properly celebrate Chinese New Year when her grandmother from China visits and shows her what to do and what not to do.

Home for Chinese New Year : a story told in English and Chinese by Wei, Jie (Children's author)

A father rushes home to celebrate the Chinese New Year with his young son, who anxiously waits for him.

Chinese New Year : a celebration for everyone by Lee, Jen Sookfong

Examines the origins of Chinese New Year and looks at how it is celebrated today.

Celebrate Chinese New Year by Otto, Carolyn

Introduces the Chinese New Year, including the Chinese calendar and the animals that symbolize each year, and describes how the holiday is celebrated, from wrapping money in red paper to attending the Lantern Festival and the Dragon Dance.

Happy Chinese New Year, Kai-lan! by Silverhardt, Lauryn

Kai-lan and her friends are excited that they get to carry the dragon in the Chinese New Year parade, but Rintoo is upset when he has to be the middle instead of the head

Paper crafts for Chinese New Year by McGee, Randel

"Explains the significance of Chinese New Year and how to make crafts out of paper"--Provided by publisher

My first Chinese New Year by Katz, Karen

A girl and her family prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year by Walsh, Kieran

Chinese New Year by Marx, David F

Summary: A simple introduction to the traditions and festivities of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year--a time for parades, family, and friends by Robinson, Fay

Describes the history and traditions surrounding the Chinese New Year while exploring the different ways it is celebrated in the United States

Celebrating Chinese New Year by Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane

Depicts a San Francisco boy and his family preparing for and enjoying their celebration of the Chinese New Year, their most important holiday

Lanterns and firecrackers : a Chinese new year story by Zucker, Jonny

A family celebrates Chinese New Year by eating traditional foods, setting off firecrackers, hanging up lanterns, and watching lion and dragon dances

Mulan's lunar new year by Yim, Natasha

Seven-year-old Mulan is finally old enough to help with the Lunar New Year preparations, but everything she does seems to go wrong.

Lunar new year by Eliot, Hannah

Introduces lunar new year, describing the food, decorations, and activities of the holiday.

Curious George dragon dance by Nuchi, Adah

George, Marco, and their new friend Lily get to dance in the dragon costume during the Chinese New Year parade

A year full of stories by McAllister, Angela

Collects fifty-two folktales and legends from around the world, including tales commemorating such holidays and events as Chinese New Year, Purim, World Oceans Day, World Food Day, and Kwanzaa.

China : land of the emperor's Great Wall by Osborne, Mary Pope

A companion book to "Day of the Dragon King" presents facts about the real dragon king, the construction of the Great Wall of China, and the traditions associated with Chinese New Year.

The New Year dragon dilemma by Roy, Ron

Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are enjoying a visit to San Francisco when Holden, their college-age tour guide, is accused of abducting Miss Chinatown from the Chinese New Year parade and stealing her valuable crown

The year of the dog : a novel by Lin, Grace

Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life

Sam and the lucky money by Chinn, Karen

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he's received for Chinese New Year
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