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Lunar New Year is around the corner. Many Asian families celebrate this holiday. Do you want to take this opportunity to celebrate and explore Lunar New Year culture with us? If yes, let me share with you some of my favorite books, which my children and I read every year.
by Catherine Gower and He Zhihong
This story is about how Long-Long celebrates Chinese New Year.
This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong
The author introduces Chinese New Year customs from a child’s viewpoint. It helps children better understand those customs.
Runaway Rice Cake by Ying Chang Compestine
Rice cake is a traditional dessert for Chinese New Year, just like gingerbread for Christmas. It is interesting to describe a rice cake like The Gingerbread Man.
Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn
Everyone loves lucky money. What would you do with it? Sam was excited about going shopping with his lucky money, but at the end he decided to help a homeless man instead.
By Tricia Morrissey
This book is unique because it introduces Chinese New Year customs and Chinese Brush painting to readers at the same time.
There are many more books, like The Chinese New Year and Exploring Chinatown, talking about Lunar New Year in San José Public Library. You are welcome to visit our libraries as often as you want. Happy Lunar New Year!