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Celebrate Chinese New Year

Explore the symbols, foods, and traditions of Chinese New Year with your 4- to 7-year-old child.
 
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Lion Dancer
by Kate Waters Illustrated by Martha Cooper

Six-year-old Ernie Wan is about to perform his first Lion Dance in the Chinese New Year celebration in New York City. Along with his sister, Jenny, Ernie has been studying martial arts at his father’s kung fu school in Chinatown in order to prepare for this very special event.

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D is for Dragon Dance
by Ying Chang Compestine Illustrated by Yongsheng Xuan

A is for Acrobats.
B is for Balls.
C is for Calligraphy.
D is for Dragon Dance. 

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Bringing in the New Year
by Grace Lin

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.

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Chinese New Year
by David F. Marx
Learn about the traditions and festivities of Chinese New Year in this introduction to the Asian holiday.

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My First Chinese New Year
by Karen Katz

"Hooray! Hooray! Soon it will be Chinese New Year."

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Dragon Parade (Chin)
by Steven A. Chin Illustrated by Mou-sien Tseng

Norman Ah Sing is a successful, newly-arrived Chinese grocer in the San Francisco of the 1850s. He is thrilled to be in the Land of the Golden Mountain.

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D Is for Dancing Dragon
by Carol Crane Illustrated by Zong-Zhou Wang

Winding its way like a long dragon through 4,000 miles of mountains, desert, and grasslands, The Great Wall of China was built entirely by hand, taking hundreds of years and millions of workers to complete. That's just one of the myriad wonders of China children will discover in this far-reaching book.

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New Year Dragon Dilemma, The
by Ron Roy Illustrated by John Steven Gurney

A masked beauty queen, a dancing dragon, a fireworks explosion, and KABOOM — a puzzling mystery explodes in the middle of a crowded and colorful celebration.

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Dragon Parade
by Matthew Pittaluga
Learn about how people celebrate the Chinese New Year.
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Happy, Happy Chinese New Year!
by Demi
"In a book that is itself a celebration, Demi explains the rituals and ideas behind the Chinese New Year festival. The last 15 days of the old year are spent cleaning and preparing ('Wash your hair and get a new haircut. Pay the debts that you owe and collect what is owed to you!').
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Happy New Year! / Kung-Hsi Fa-Ts’ai!
by Demi

Firecrackers explode and the Dragon Dance begins during Chinese New Year. The activities and traditions that make up the Chinese New Year festivities are portrayed in beautiful, full-color detail.

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Bringing in the New Year
by Grace Lin

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.

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This Next New Year
by Janet S. Wong Illustrated by Yangsook Choi

A young boy looks forward to the Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, the day of the first new moon. It is a time of hope, and you don’t have to be Chinese to celebrate it!

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Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year
by Joan Holub Illustrated by Benrei Huang

It's Chinese New Year and there are so many fun things to do! Shopping at the outdoor market for fresh flowers, eating New Year's dinner with the whole family, receiving red envelopes from Grandma and Grandpa, and, best of all, watching the spectacular Chinese New Year's parade!

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Dragon New Year, The
by Dave Bouchard Illustrated by Zhong-Yang Huang
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