Maisy’s Chinese New Year

Maisy is celebrating one of the world’s biggest festivals: Chinese New Year! From hanging up lanterns to receiving lucky red packets and joining in the dragon dance at the parade, this bright and colourful storybook is a perfect introduction to the many joys of Chinese New Year. Maisy’s friend Tiger is coming home especially for […]

We Love Festivals: Chinese New Year

we love chinese new year

An ideal introduction to the celebration of Chinese New Year for children aged 4-7 in Foundation Stage and KS1 classes. This book describes how Chinese people prepare for New Year by cleaning their house and having their hair cut. It shows how people around the world scare the monster Nian away with fireworks and watch […]

Lunar New Year Around the World

lunar new year around the world

Find out all about Lunar New Year and how it is celebrated in different communities across the world! This stunning picture book is the perfect introduction for little ones to Lunar New Year celebrations. The most colourful time of the year is celebrated in communities around the world and you can now discover how it’s […]

I Love Chinese New Year

I Love Chinese New Year

A beautifully illustrated introduction to the true meaning of Chinese New Year and family traditions for little ones. Chinese New Year is right around the corner and Mai-Anne is so excited! As her family start decorating the house, there’s a knock on the door… her grandmother, Nai Nai, has arrived! They start their celebrations with […]

Winnie and Wilbur at Chinese New Year

winnie and wilbur at chinese new year

When Winnie and Wilbur decide to celebrate Chinese New Year, the party is going with a swing. Family? Check! Friends? Check! Food? Check! Fun? Check! But just when Winnie waves her wand to make parade costumes for everyone, Wilbur goes missing. Oh no! Will Winnie find him before the first firework lights up the sky? […]

Chinese New Year

chinese new year

Chinese New Year is a time for new beginnings. Some people clean their homes from top to bottom or share meals with friends. Others pray, light fireworks or give each other gifts. Readers will discover how a shared holiday can have multiple traditions and be celebrated in all sorts of ways.

The Great Race

The Great Race

Which animal will win the race and get the first year of the Chinese calendar named after them? Race along with Rat, Monkey, Dragon, and their companions while discovering the origin of the Chinese Zodiac. This bright and colourful book includes intriguing notes about the Chinese calendar, the festivals, and the animal that rules each […]

Chinese New Year

Best Chinese New Year Books for Children Whether you are joining the celebrations or exploring the customs and traditions of the Lunar New Year festival, we’ve got the best books to help. From firecrackers and fortune cookies to stories of the great animal race, browse our list of recommended children’s books about Chinese New Year […]

The Runaway Wok

When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they’ll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family’s house with a skippity-hoppity-ho! and returns from the rich man’s home with a feast in tow! With spirited text […]

Lanterns and Firecrackers: A Chinese New Year Story

It’s Chinese New Year! Join in the celebrations and follow a family as they let off firecrackers, watch the amazing dragon dances and light their beautiful lanterns to celebrate the start of their New Year. This delightful picture book is a simple introduction to the Chinese New Year festival for the very young. Part of […]

The Magic Paintbrush

With her magic paintbrush, Shen can paint steaming pots full of fish and oysters to feed the hungry people in her village, but when the evil emperor hears of her gift he commands Shen to paint gold for him instead. She is determined to keep her promise to paint only for the poor, but how […]

The Kite Rider

Haoyou knows that his father’s spirit lives among the clouds above Ancient China. He also knows that to save his mother from being forced into a new marriage he must now follow in his father’s footsteps and take to the skies, riding a kite through the clouds and the spirits of the dead. Then the […]

The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac

Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn how every animal earned its place in the Chinese zodiac by taking part in the Great Race! Discover who will come first to win the ultimate prize, and find out why Cat will never forgive his friend Rat in this ancient folk tale that has been passed from generation […]