Reading to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Posted by Free Library of Philadelphia on February 8, 2022

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with events all around Philadelphia, or by reading one of these books about the holiday for young children, or a book by an author of Chinese descent.

Books about Lunar New Year:
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
The Animals of Chinese New Year by Jen Sookfong Lee
Chinese New Year Colors by Rich Lo
Nian, the Chinese New Year Dragon by Virginia Loh-Hagan
The Nian Monster by Andrea Wang
Grandma and the Rooster by Yimei Wang
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim

Children’s Books by Chinese American Authors:
Danny Chung Sums It Up by Maisie Chan
The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier by Ying Chang Compestine
Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barbra Higuera
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Alvin Ho series by Lenore Look
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee
The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh

Teen Books by Chinese American Authors:
American Panda by Gloria Chao
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Warcross by Marie Lu
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Parachutes by Kelly Yang
The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee

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