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Chinese New Year 2021

A selection of books in celebration of Chinese New Year.  2021 is a year of the Ox.

The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac Cover Image
By Dawn Casey, Anne Wilson (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781846862021
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Published: Barefoot Books - September 1st, 2008

And they're off! Thirteen creatures in China have come to the river to join in the Emperor's race. Who will win the ultimate honor of naming the first year of the new calendar? And what will happen to the thirteenth animal? Join Rat, Monkey, Dragon and al


Maisy's Chinese New Year: A Maisy First Experiences Book Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781536215649
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Published: Candlewick - December 8th, 2020

Join Maisy and friends in a joyful celebration of Chinese New Year.


Chinese New Year Colors Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443710
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Published: Holiday House - November 19th, 2019

This bilingual color concept book celebrates a rainbow of traditional objects seen during the Chinese New Year.


Chinese New Year Colors Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823447510
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Published: Holiday House - December 24th, 2019

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a rainbow of traditions in this bilingual board book!

     Hóng is the color of 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.


Chinese Children's Favorite Stories: Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales Cover Image
By Mingmei Yip, Mingmei Yip (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780804850179
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - September 11th, 2018

Watch a mischievous monkey learn his lesson, float along with a colorful butterfly, and visit a village with a mouse mayor.

Chinese Children's Favorite Stories is a collection of thirteen timeless Chinese folktales told and charmingly illustrated by Yip--whose inspiration for retelling them came from her father's nightly storytelling when she was a child.


Chinese Myths and Legends: The Monkey King and Other Adventures Cover Image
By Shelley Fu, Patrick Yee (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780804850278
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - June 5th, 2018

This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Chinese fairy tales and other folk stories--providing insight into a vibrant literary culture.


The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781786030658
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 4th, 2018

Celebrate Chinese New Year and learn how every animal earned its place in the Chinese zodiac by taking part in the Great Race! Discover who will come first to win the ultimate prize, and find out why Cat will never forgive his friend Rat in this ancient folk tale that has been passed from generation to generation. 

Praise for Deep in the Woods, the previous t


New Year Cover Image
By Rich Lo
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510707238
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Published: Sky Pony - November 15th, 2016

After his family moves from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, a boy begins school in America. He has a difficult time adjusting with limited knowledge of the English language and American culture. His translator is embarrassed to have to speak her native language at school in front of her friends.


Alex's Good Fortune Cover Image
By Benson Shum, Benson Shum (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593222935
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 29th, 2020

Celebrate Chinese New Year with this sweet story of friendship and family!

In this story designed to engage early readers, charming characters combine with simple text, lively illustrations, and laugh-out-loud humor to help boost kids' confidence and create lifelong readers!


D is for Dragon Dance Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780823447466
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Published: Holiday House - December 8th, 2020

From dazzling dragon dances to scrumptious steamed dumplings, celebrate the Chinese New Year with this bilingual alphabet book in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Lunar New Year is here! It's time for Acrobats to perform, Grandma and Grandpa to make cut paper decorations, friends to share Oranges with one another, and so much more!


$14.99
SKU: 9780794547691

Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more in this captivating collection of Chinese stories, specially retold for readers today. The book features stunning traditional-style brush and ink illustrations by Chinese artist Li Weiding, and includes links to websites to find out more about Chinese folk tales and art.

192 pages; 6" x 7.5"


The Complete Book of Chinese Knotting: A Compendium of Techniques and Variations Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780804850384
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - May 15th, 2018

Bring the ancient beauty of Chinese knots into any craft practice, and learn the many uses this intricate art form can have in your own home and style.


Paper Quilling Adorable Animals Chinese Style Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781602206090
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Published: Shanghai Press - May 19th, 2020

Learn to wrap and loop paper to make adorable animals--from galloping horses to mighty dragons.

Paper quilling is an ancient art form which uses the elasticity and flexibility of paper strips to create seemingly complex designs. By forming basic coils, you can create your own lively menagerie.


Quilt Art Chinese Style: Decorate Your Home with Creative Patchwork Designs Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781602200401
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Published: Shanghai Press - September 24th, 2019

With its combination of modern techniques and traditional patterns, Quilt Art Chinese Style will be an exciting new challenge for any crafter

This book highlights the popular craft of quilt art, which includes both trendy and timeless quilting techniques to create art objects with a special Asian flair for your home.


China Through Time: A 2,500-Year Journey Along the World's Greatest Canal Cover Image
By DK
$17.99
ISBN: 9781465481740
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Published: DK Children - January 7th, 2020

Embark on an unforgettable time-travelling journey through Chinese history.

This beautifully illustrated children's history book spans 2,500 years and more than a thousand miles along China's Grand Canal. With stunning, panoramic illustrations and lively, engaging text, China Through Time brings key periods and turning points in the canal's history to life.