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Chinese New Year Books for Kids

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with your kids by reading these Chinese New Year Books! Book lists for kids like this one are full of stories that will help your children to practice concepts of print, develop listening skills, and learn about the holiday. 


Chinese New Year Activity for Kids

Chinese New Year Books for Kids:

Using the illustrations is a great way for pre-readers to explore and “read” independently or with you. They can take a picture walk to predict what the story is going to be about, describe the parts of the story such as the characters or setting, and work on concepts of print. 


What Is A Picture Book?

A picture book is simply a book that has pictures. The illustrations help tell the story and describe the parts. The illustrations can be just as important or even more important than the words.


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Goldy Luck and the Three PandasDragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book (Puffin Lift-the-Flap)Bringing In the New YearLunar New Year (Celebrate the World)Peppa's Chinese New Year (Peppa Pig 8x8 #21)Ruby's Chinese New YearHolidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and LanternsHappy, Happy Chinese New Year!Chinese New Year For KidsChinese Zodiac AnimalsCurious George Dragon Dance (CGTV 8x8)The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year TaleHome for Chinese New Year: A Story Told in English and ChineseA New Year's Reunion: A Chinese StoryCelebrating the Chinese New Year (Chinese Festivals)Chelsea's Chinese New Year (Cloverleaf Books ™ — Holidays and Special Days)PoPo's Lucky Chinese New YearLanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story (Festival Time)Chinese New Year (Rookie Read-About Holidays) (Rookie Read-About Holidays (Paperback))Jet Celebrates the New Year (Bilingual Chinese-English Book for Babies - Dual Language Children)The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese ZodiacCelebrating Chinese New Year: Nick's New YearChinese New Year: A Mr. Men Little Miss Book (Mr. Men and Little Miss)Chinese New Year Wishes: Chinese Spring and Lantern Festival Celebration (Fun Festivals)


While You Are Reading:

While you are reading these books to kids, ask them questions such as:

  • What is the Chinese New Year?
  • How do people celebrate the Chinese New Year?
  • What are the Chinese Zodiac animals?
  • Who are the characters in the story?
  • Who is the author or illustrator? 
  • Can you find a letter, word, or punctuation on this page?


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Asking children questions before, during, and after they read will help them to practice concepts of print, comprehend what you are reading, and much more!


Celebrate the Chinese New Year and practice pre-reading and beginning reading skills by sharing one or two or all of these Chinese New Year Books with your kids!


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