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Picture Books to Celebrate
Lunar New Year

by Liz Lesnick

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When my daughter was in preschool, one of the highlights of the calendar was the Lunar New Year celebration. Some of the children would perform the Lion Dance, others demonstrated a Korean bowing ceremony, and everyone got a chance to eat noodles, dim sum, and other Chinese treats. This Lunar New Year, which includes Chinese New Year, begins on February 12th. To celebrate the Year of the Ox, here are a variety of books to share with your little ones. Gōngxǐ fācái ! (Health and prosperity!)

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2016 and updated in 2021.