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Celebrate Chinese New Year

Explore the symbols, foods, and traditions of Chinese New Year with your 6- to 7-year-old child.
 
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Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year
by Kate Waters , Madeline Slovenz-Low 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 , Yongsheng Yuan

From firecrackers to noodles, from red envelopes to the zodiac, young readers are introduced to the exciting traditions of the Chinese New Year in this accessible and visually stunning homage to the holiday.

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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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