Gung Hei Fat Choy! – Xin Nian Kuai Le! – Happy New Year!

yearoftherat.jpgWelcome, Year of the Rat!

To help you celebrate, here are a couple of new books we can recommend…

Grace Lin has a sequel just out to her delightful Year of the Dog – called, appropriately enough, Year of the Rat. We’ll have our own review of it soon, in the meantime, you can read what Grace herself says about it here.

You can read here about another new book by Grace, this time a picture-book called Bringing in the New Year. At the end of that post, Wild Rose Reader gives some good “Lunar New Year” links too.

And here are some more Chinese New Year picture books reviewed by PaperTigers:
The Year of the Rat: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac by Oliver Chin, illustrated by Miah Alcorn,;
The Great Race / The Story of the Chinese Zodiac by Dawn Casey, illustrated by Anne Wilson;
The Day the Dragon Danced by Kay Haugaard, illustrated by Carolyn Reed Barritt.

Do you have any special favorites you’d like to share with us?

…And a PS – do have a look at Grace Lin’s blog to read about her trip to China last month – there are some great photos too.


3 Responses to “Gung Hei Fat Choy! – Xin Nian Kuai Le! – Happy New Year!”

  1. Brita Says:

    The January book list from Born to Read, an early literacy program in Maine, had a New Year’s theme and included some of our favorite Chinese New Year picture books… I wish Grace Lin’s new book had been out already!

  2. Marjorie Says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us, Brita. I look forward to exploring the rest of the website too.

  3. Corinne Says:

    Long-Long’s New Year by Catherine Gower and illustrated by He Zhihong is a wonderful story about a boy and his grandfather preparing for the Chinese New Year and Spring Festival. The illustrations are amazing!