Lunar New Year

2023 is the Year of the RABBIT! Join us in celebrating the Lunar New Year by reading these books!

Happy Chinese New Year!: A Festive Counting Story By Jannie Ho Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780593562970
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - November 29th, 2022

Count to twelve with the zodiac animals as they get ready to celebrate Chinese New Year! Sweet, colorful illustrations introduce each of the zodiac animals as they bring special items to the celebration.

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! Happy Chinese New Year!


12 Lucky Animals: A Bilingual Baby Book By Vickie Lee, Joey Chou (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Vickie Lee, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250184245
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 31st, 2018

From the creative team of Ruby's Chinese New Year, Chinese medicine practitioner Vickie Lee and illustrator Joey Chou--the visual development artist of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse--present this bilingual baby picture book introducing Chinese characters through the animals of the Chinese zodiac.


It's Your Year, Baby Rabbit By Little Bee Books, Ariel Hsu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Little Bee Books, Ariel Hsu (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781499813425
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Published: little bee books - November 29th, 2022

Welcome the Year of the Rabbit (2023)! This fun board book starts a new series introducing toddlers to each zodiac sign through positive personality traits and adorable animal characters.

"Hsu's illustrations, filled with smiling faces, match the mood and incorporate welcome details to the Lunar New Year festivities. . . .


Friends Are Friends, Forever By Dane Liu, Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dane Liu, Lynn Scurfield (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250778185
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 4th, 2022

A picture book based on the author's own immigration story, the infinite impact of friendship, and passing on love and kindness around the world.


New Year (a Lunar New Year Book for Kids) By Mei Zihan, Qin Leng (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mei Zihan, Qin Leng (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771647311
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Published: Greystone Kids - November 21st, 2021

A moving picture book to read when we're missing family far away, set during Lunar New Year.


The Year of the Rabbit: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac By Oliver Chin, Justin Roth (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Oliver Chin, Justin Roth (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781597021593
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Published: Immedium - September 6th, 2022


Sato the Rabbit By Yuki Ainoya (Created by), Michael Blaskowsky (Translator) Cover Image
By Yuki Ainoya (Created by), Michael Blaskowsky (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592703180
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - February 23rd, 2021

In this surreal collection of short vignettes, we are transported to the world of Sato the Rabbit: a world very much like our own, yet one that is imbued with an added dimension of wonder and curiosity, in which ordinary objects and everyday routines become magical encounters.


How to Catch a Dragon By Adam Wallace, Andy Elkerton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adam Wallace, Andy Elkerton (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781492693697
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Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - November 5th, 2019

From the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling How to Catch series comes an all-new dragon story, a great Chinese New Year book for kids!


Dragon Noodle Party By Ying Chang Compestine, Paula Pang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ying Chang Compestine, Paula Pang (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823449507
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Published: Holiday House - December 13th, 2022

Join the animals of the zodiac as they make noodles for a party in this festive book from an award-winning author and food editor.

It’s almost time for the party! One-by-one all the animals of the zodiac go up the hill, each one carrying an ingredient. Horse trots up the hill with a big wok. Goat strolls up the hill with wild onions.
 


Dim Sum, Here We Come! By Maple Lam, Maple Lam (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maple Lam, Maple Lam (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062396983
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Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2023

From author-illustrator Maple Lam comes a new picture book about a Chinese American girl and her younger sister as they attend their weekly dim sum family gathering. A celebration of the traditional Chinese customs passed on from generation to generation: togetherness, love, family—and FOOD! 


Chloe’s Lunar New Year By Lily LaMotte, Michelle Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lily LaMotte, Michelle Lee (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063076518
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Published: HarperCollins - January 3rd, 2023

Lily LaMotte, brilliant author of the graphic novel Measuring Up, an ALA Top Ten, has written her debut picture book about a special Lunar New Year feast. Perfect for fans of Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin and I Am Golden by Eva Chen.

"Themes of love and family underlie the snappy text." —Kirkus


Tomorrow Is New Year's Day: Seollal, a Korean Celebration of the Lunar New Year By Aram Kim Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374389284
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - December 27th, 2022

From Korean American author-illustrator Aram Kim, Tomorrow is New Year's Day follows a little girl sharing the fun customs of Seollal—the Korean Lunar New Year—with her classmates.

Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year, is Mina’s favorite day of the year.


Home for Chinese New Year: A Story Told in English and Chinese By Jie Wei, Can Xu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jie Wei, Can Xu (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781602209992
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Published: Shanghai Press - October 10th, 2017

The Chinese New Year is a time for family reunions. This Chinese children's story tells a delightful trip with lots of cultural details along the way!


Jia Jun's Dad worked out of town all year around. Now it's time for him to come home. He took a train, bus, three-wheeled motorcycle, ferry-boat and even walked for many miles.


Maisy's Chinese New Year: A Maisy First Experiences Book By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536216783
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Published: Candlewick - January 18th, 2022

Join Maisy and friends in a joyful celebration of Chinese New Year.


Bringing In the New Year By Grace Lin Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375866050
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Published: Dragonfly Books - December 14th, 2010

This exuberant story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. Each member of the family lends a hand as they sweep out the dust of the old year, hang decorations, and make dumplings. Then it’s time to put on new clothes and celebrate with family and friends.


Ruby's Chinese New Year By Vickie Lee, Joey Chou (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Vickie Lee, Joey Chou (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250133380
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 26th, 2017

In this picture book by Vickie Lee celebrating Chinese New Year, animals from the Chinese zodiac help a little girl deliver a gift to her grandmother.


D is for Dragon Dance By Ying Chang Compestine, YongSheng Xuan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823440290
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Published: Holiday House - October 23rd, 2018

A bilingual introduction to the Chinese New Year in English and Chinese.

From the dazzling dragon dance to the scrumptious steamed dumplings to the firecrackers that frighten away evil spirits, this alphabet book celebrates the traditions of the lunar new year. First published in 2006, this new rendition presents the English text alongside the Chinese.


Chinese New Year: A Celebration for Everyone (Orca Origins #4) By Jen Sookfong Lee Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781459811263
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 3rd, 2017

From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver and weaves family stories into the history, traditions and evolution of Chinese New Year.


Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534440104
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Published: Aladdin - January 14th, 2020

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this second novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is getting ready to celebrate Lunar New Year!

Mindy is excited to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Even though it’s the first one without her mom, Mindy is determined to enjoy the day.