Happy New Year 2011

I hope that everyone is enjoying your New Year's celebrations.  My black-eyed peas are already cooking and I am looking forward to spending time with my family and friends. If you would like to learn more about this holiday checkout the books listed below. 

Each year, at the Atascocita Branch Library, we celebrate the Lunar New Year with children and their families.  Therefore, I will be highlighting some of my favorite Asian New Year books in future blogs. 

New Year  Michele Spirn

Describes how countries around the world traditionally celebrate the New Year, including rowdy parties, special feasts, and spiritual ceremonies and covering such countries as Brazil, China, and England.

Squirrel cannot think of a New Year’sresolution until she realizes that by helping her friends, she has made one after all.


When Shanté is sent to find black-eyed peas for her family's New Year’s celebration, she learns about each of her neighbor's New Year’s traditions in their home countries.

Happy New Year Everywhere! Arelene Erlbach

Describes New Years greetings and customs from twenty countries and includes games, recipes, and craft projects.