Intro to Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is celebrated across Asia, and is a national holiday in many countries including Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as in China. Lunar New Year begins on a slightly different date each year–depending on when the new moon near the end of January and the beginning of February occurs–and lasts for two weeks, culminating in the Lantern Festival, which is happening today!

Though the celebration is coming to a close, it marks the beginning of spring and time to get ready to work and grow for another year. There’s always time for kids (and adults) to learn more about this important International holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world. Below you’ll find a quick list of titles, some on our shelves and some online, to introduce you to Chinese New Year and the culture that originated it. Click on a book’s picture to download or reserve, or the book’s title to read a description. Have a lucky Year of the Tiger!

Books in Library

Chinese New Year (Easy Nonfiction)

by Rebecca Pettiford

“In Chinese New Year, early readers will learn about this Chinese holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Chinese New Year, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary.”

Chinese New Year (Easy Nonfiction)

by Rebecca Pettiford

“In Chinese New Year, early readers will learn about this Chinese holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram helps readers understand the symbols of Chinese New Year, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary.”