Babies and Toddlers:
My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz
Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings. Follow one little girl as she learns how to welcome the coming year and experience all the festivities surrounding it. This warm and lively introduction to a special holiday will make even the youngest child want to start a Chinese New Year tradition!
Toddlers and Preschoolers:
Happy Chinese New Year, Kai-lan! Edited by Lauryn Silverhardt
Join beloved television character, Kai-lan, for a Chinese New Year celebraion! Kai-lan and her friends get to carry the dragon costume in the big parade – but can they work together to make the dragon dance?
Chelsea's Chinese New Year by Lisa Bullard
Chelsea''s family is celebrating Chinese New Year! Chelsea gets to stay up late. She watches fireworks and a parade with a dragon! She and her family have a big feast. Find out the different ways people celebrate this special day!
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they''ll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family''s house with a skippity-hoppity-ho! and returns from the rich man''s home with a feast in tow!
Preschoolers and School-Age Children:
A New Year's Reunion: A Chinese Story by Yu Li-qiong (beautiful award-winning illustrations by Zhu Cheng-liang)
Little Maomao''s father works in faraway places and comes home just once a year, for Chinese New Year. At first Maomao barely recognizes him, but before long the family is happily making sticky rice balls, listening to firecrackers, and watching the dragon dance in the streets below.
The Year of the Horse: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac by Oliver Chin (2014 is the Year of the Horse)
Hannah is a foal who befriends the boy Tom. Together can they bring his art teacher's important painting to the capital faraway? Ninth in the popular annual series, this tale features the Chinese lunar calendar''s twelve animals and shows how an unbridled spirit can blaze its own trail. (There are books for all the signs in the Chinese Zodiac).
Have some more Chinese New Year fun with the kids! Find out what sign your child is (check this Chinese Zodiac chart) and make a craft about that animal- like a horse, sheep, pig, dog, snake, rabbit, tiger or dragon!