Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the Tiger! This holiday is also known as the Lunar New Year, and this year it happens on February 1st. Check out some of these great books to celebrate the new year!
Join Maisy the mouse as she celebrates Chinese New Year by tidying the house, buying a new red outfit, and visiting with friends! This is a great introduction to the holiday for young kids.
Amy lives in the U.S.A. and her aunts and uncles are unable to make a visit for the Chinese New Year, so they send her a gift all the way from China!
Three brothers and their family get ready for the new year, but the rice cake they made together gets up and runs away! When they catch up to it, they meet an old woman and one young brother gives her the rice cake. The family's generosity is rewarded when their neighbors come together to share what they have too!
This book goes through the alphabet, explaining different traditions and symbols of the holiday, from the acrobats who perform, to the zodiac, where each year corresponds to a different animal.
Mulan loves the New Year celebrations, but is concerned about bringing bad luck to her family. She helps them out with the preparations, but accidentally spills some ink and tangles herself with kite string! She learns over the course of the day that what matters the most is spending the day with her family.
The Jade emperor decides that there needs to be a way to measure time. He declares there will be a race, and the first 12 animals will each be honored with a year. The animals show their personality traits as the results come in. This book shows the legend behind the holiday and why each year has a different animal. It also explains why the rat and the cat are no longer friends.
This non-fiction book introduces young children to the holiday, including its traditions and symbols!
There are more books like these at this branch and other branches. Why don't you check them out?
Enjoy the new year! Xin Nian Kuai Le! Kung Hei Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!)