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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 Virginia Loh-Hagan

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 Rich Lo

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

Ruby's Chinese New Year by Vickie Lee

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 Mandy Archer

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 Virginia Loh-Hagan

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 Jie (Children's author) Wei

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 Jen Sookfong Lee

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

Celebrate Chinese New Year by Carolyn Otto

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 Lauryn Silverhardt

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 Randel McGee

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

My first Chinese New Year by Karen Katz

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

Chinese New Year by Kieran Walsh

Describes and illustrates the Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated by Chinese living in the United States.

Chinese New Year by David F Marx

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

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

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 Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

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

Mulan's lunar new year by Natasha Yim

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 Hannah Eliot

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

Curious George dragon dance by Adah Nuchi

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 Angela McAllister

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 Mary Pope Osborne

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 Ron Roy

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

Sam and the lucky money by Karen Chinn

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