Family Fun Day Sunday
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library!
The Year of the Horse begins on Jan. 31, and we will be celebrating during our Family Fun Day Sunday on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Learn and celebrate by joining us for stories, music, and a craft!
In the meantime, check out some of these wonderful books about Chinese New Year and enjoy celebrating!
Bringing in the New Year
A Chinese American family prepares for and celebrates the Lunar New Year. End notes discuss the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year.
The Runaway Wok
On Chinese New Year's Eve, a poor man who works for the richest businessman in Beijing sends his son to market to trade their last few eggs for a bag of rice, but instead he brings home an empty -- but magic -- wok that changes their fortunes forever.
My First Chinese New Year
A young girl and her family prepare for Chinese New Year.
|Celebrating Chinese New Year |
by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith;
photographs by Lawrence Migdale
This photo-essay depicts a San Francisco boy, 10-year-old Ryan Leongand, and his family preparing for and enjoying their celebration of the Chinese New Year, their most important holiday.
This Next New Year
A family prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year and looks forward to the good luck they hope it will bring.
Although we are welcoming the Year of the Horse, older readers will enjoy Grace Lin’s amazing works:
Year of the Dog
Frustrated at her seeming lack of talent for anything, a young Taiwanese American girl sets out to apply the lessons of the Chinese Year of the Dog, those of making best friends and finding oneself, to her own life.
|Year of the Rat |
by Grace Lin
In the Chinese Year of the Rat, a young Taiwanese American girl faces many challenges: her best friend moves to California and a new boy comes to her school, she must find the courage to forge ahead with her dream of becoming a writer and illustrator, and she must learn to find the beauty in change.