Children love learning about holidays around the world and Chinese New Year is no exception. The colorful traditions, festivities, and history are so much fun for young learners. A great place to start is by sharing a beautifully illustrated book for kids, all about the holiday. One of the these great Chinese New Year books for kids would be perfect!
Chinese New Year Books for Kids
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Chinese New Year Picture Books
Very young children can learn all about Chinese New Year through the simple story and colorful illustrations in the board book Bringing in the New Year from Grace Lin.
Karen Katz introduces young children to the holiday with the beautifully illustrated My First Chinese New Year.
Young children will love learning about holiday by discovering what is behind each flap in Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book from Joan Holub.
The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac from Christopher Corr tells the story of how each animal earned its place in the Chinese zodiac.
Animals that are part of the Chinese zodiac help a young girl deliver a gift to her grandmother in My First Chinese New Year from Vickie Lee.
Peppa Pig learns all about the holiday in Peppa’s Chinese New Year.
Chinese New Year Non-Fiction Books
The Rookie Read-About Holidays book Chinese New Year from David F. Marx is a simple introduction to the festivals associated with the holiday.
Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns from Carolyn Otto teaches young readers all about the holiday with colorful images and simple, educational text. This book is part of National Geographic’s Holidays Around the World series.
Young readers can learn about the holiday all on their own in Chinese New Year for Kids from Baby Professor.
My First Chinese New Year from Lisa Bullard introduces young readers to the holiday using kid-friendly text and illustrations.
Sanmu Tang explains the traits associated with each animal sign in Chinese Zodiac Animals.