Celebrating Chinese New Year: 5 Kids' Books for Festive Spirit!

By MacKID East Tucson January 2, 2024

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, why not add a touch of cultural flair to your kiddos' reading routine? We've rounded up five fantastic children's books that will transport your little ones straight into the heart of this vibrant and festive celebration. Grab a cup of tea (or hot cocoa) and cozy up with your munchkins for a fun literary journey into the world of Chinese New Year!

Bringing In the New Year" by Grace Lin

Join a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year! From cleaning the house to making delicious dumplings, this book captures the essence of the holiday with beautiful illustrations and a heartwarming story that your kids will adore.

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas" by Natasha Yim

Get ready for a giggle-inducing twist on the classic Goldilocks tale! Goldy Luck stumbles into the Lee family's home during Chinese New Year, and your little ones will love following her adventures as she tries to make things right in this culturally rich and humorous story.

Sam and the Lucky Money" by Karen Chinn

Meet Sam, who receives lucky money for Chinese New Year and sets off on an unforgettable journey in Chinatown. This heartwarming story teaches valuable lessons about generosity and the true spirit of the holiday while delighting young readers with its charming narrative.

D is for Dragon Dance" by Ying Chang Compestine

Take an alphabetical adventure through the wonders of Chinese New Year with this beautifully illustrated book. From the animal zodiac to the energetic dragon dance, your kiddos will explore the traditions of the holiday in a delightful and educational way.

The Nian Monster" by Andrea Wang

Join Xingling in a captivating tale of bravery as she outsmarts the fearsome Nian monster threatening her village during Chinese New Year. This book combines cultural elements with a touch of magic, turning a potentially scary story into an empowering and festive adventure for young readers.

Grab these books, dive into the world of Chinese New Year, and let the festivities begin. Happy reading and Gong Xi Fa Cai! 🎊📖

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