Celebrate Lunar New Year @ the Library
The Wishing Tree in our library has already been placed in the Children's area. Come make a wish and join our Lunar New Year program on Feb. 2nd @ 4:00 pm.
We hope to see all of our friends at the program, but if you can not make it I have included several books that you could read together as a family. You may also write your wish in the comment space of this blog.
Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story by Jonny Zucker
A family enjoys all of the traditions of Chinese New Year.
Red is a Dragon: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Thong
A Chinese American girl provides rhyming descriptions of the great variety of colors she sees around her, from the red of a dragon, firecrackers, and lychees to the brown of her teddy bear
Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
A Chinese American family prepares for and celebrates the Lunar New Year. End notes discuss the customs and traditions.
My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz
A family celebrates Chinese New Year.
This Next Year by Janet S Wong
A family prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year and looks forward to the good luck they hope it will bring.
Ten Mice for Tet by Pegi Deitz Shea
A village of mice prepares for Tet, or Vietnamese New Year%2, as different numbers of mice give gifts, cook food, and celebrate in other traditional ways. Includes an afterword with facts about the holiday.
New Clothes for New Year's Day by Hyun-Joo Bae
A young Korean girl describes the new clothes that she will be wearing to celebrate the new year.
Books for Readers
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless mountain and freshness to Jade River.