30 Best Chinese New Year Books for Kids

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By In The Playroom

Looking for some engaging and enjoyable Chinese New Year books for kids? Whether you’re a Chinese family in the West, a teacher looking for resources for the class, or just want to broaden your child’s knowledge of the world, we have put together some suggestions that we hope you’re going to love.

Our list of 30 books for kids to read during the Spring Festival, includes the Nian Monster, Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, Playing with Lanterns and more. We’ve put together a list of beautiful and vibrant books that celebrate Chinese culture and Chinese New Year traditions. 

best chinese new year books for kids

These books are perfect for kids of any age to learn about Chinese culture, language, and traditions. We have selected some of the most beautiful, clever, and imaginative Chinese New Year stories written especially for kids, including some great classics and brand-new titles. Each one offers a fun look at the Chinese New Year.

Here are some titles that may inspire kids to get into the spirit of the holiday, which falls on January 22nd this year.

30 Lunar New Year Books for Kids

Here are some suggestions for engaging and beautiful books to share with kids of all ages in the run up to Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year.

The list includes stories, and non fiction books - picture books, board books, lift the flap books. It has classic books, newly published books, books from award winning Chinese authors and illustrators, and books featuring popular kids cartoon characters. So you're sure to find the right books for your child!

This book list for Chinese New Year contains affiliate links.

Let’s get kids excited about celebrating Chinese New Year with a great book about the festival.

We hope you enjoy these Lunar New Year books this Chinese New Year! Reading books together is a great way to learn about cultural traditions, whether it’s something your own family celebrates or not.

The links above take you to buy the books on Amazon, but you can also check out your local library and see which of these books they have available – maybe discover something more too.

Chinese New Year Activities

You might also like these chinese new year activities and crafts, so many fun things to do with the kids

Make your own paper lanterns

Make your own lucky red envelopes

Color in chinese new year greetings

Chinese New Year Color by Number

Make your own Chinese new year shaker

Make some Chinese food for Chinese new year


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30 great books about chinese new year for kids

Happy Chinese New Year!

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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