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New Year: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about New Year?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to New Year. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about New Year.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about New Year, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas to popular sellers like Angelina Ice Skates.

We hope this list of kids books about New Year can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Angelina Ice Skates
Written by Helen Craig & illustrated by Katharine Holabird
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Angelina is planning a New Year’s Eve ice dance for everyone in Mouseland. All of her friends are taking part—even little cousin Henry. But two big boys from school keep interrupting their rehearsals. When a giant snowball fight breaks out, Angelina is sure the dance will be ruined. Will she find a way to make the show a success?

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Mindy Kim and the Lunar New Year Parade
Written by Lyla Lee & illustrated by Dung Ho
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9
Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this second novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is getting ready to celebrate Lunar New Year!
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Junction
Written & illustrated by Nathan Jurevicius
picture book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

For generations the Face Changers have made the clay tokens that change the winds and faces of their kin. This month the youngest is tasked to take the ten thousand footsteps to the top of the mountain and engulf the town in the winds of change.

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Shanté Keys and the New Year's Peas
Written by Gail Piernas-Davenport & illustrated by Marion Eldridge
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When Shante´ 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.

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Chinese New Year Colors
Written & illustrated by Richard Lo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

This bilingual color concept book celebrates a rainbow of traditional objects seen during the Chinese New Year. Hóng is the color of explosive firecrackers! Jīn is the hue of lucky coins. Zŏng is the shade of sweet peanut puffs. Welcome to the festivities of the Chinese New Year, where symbolic gifts, foods, and objects come together in a celebration of beautiful colors. This vibrant, simple, and highly graphic bilingual book is the perfect introduction to Chinese and English words for colors as it honors one of the biggest holidays around the world. Includes informative back matter.

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  • The Night Before New Year's - The newest title in Natasha Wing’s bestselling Night Before series! It?s the night before New Year’s, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone’s stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy. . . Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?

  • Happy New Year, Everywhere! - Kids can join in new year celebrations from around the world! Patterned after the author’s and artist’s successful Happy Birthday, Everywhere!, this is a cross-cultural look at new year celebrations from 20 countries. Instructions for a craft or game or recipe from each country are included to inspire young readers.

  • Squirrel's New Year's Resolution - Squirrel knows that New Year’s Day is a great day for making resolutions! But what does it mean to make a resolution, anyway? As she makes visits around the forest she learns about New Year’s resolutions and helps her friends get started on theirs. If only she can think of a resolution of her very own.

  • Happy New Year, Spot! - Ring in the new year with this festive board book featuring everyone’s favorite puppy! Spot isn’t old enough to stay up until midnight, but he finds a way to celebrate the New Year early with his family. Bring your party hats and noisemakers as you join Spot in celebrating the new year!

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