Lunar New Year Books for Babies and Toddlers

 Lunar New Year Books for Babies and Toddlers

Last week, I shared some of our favorite Lunar New Year children’s books. I found several lunar new year books for the younger crowd to0. These Lunar New Year books for babies and toddlers are perfect for introducing the Chinese New Year to your little ones.

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My Lucky Little Dragon by Joyce Wan

When author Joyce Wan reached out to me about reviewing her newest book My Lucky Little Dragon, I was captivated by her artwork. A quick look at Wan’s website revealed that we already had her book You Are My Cupcake on our bookshelf. My sister gave it to Jaxson last year. My Lucky Little Dragon has the same fun, whimsical illustrations for each animal of the Chinese zodiac. Wan even created a chart to discover what your animal is.

My first chinese New year by Karen Katz

Karen Katz is another talented writer and illustrator who has written numerous multicultural books for babies and toddlers. My First Chinese New Year  shows a little girl’s wonder as she and her sister prepares for the upcoming new year. You’ll learn about lunar new year traditions and why we wear the color red on this holiday.

Lucky New Year by Mary Man-Kong

When my kids were little, they loved books with pop-ups and flaps to flip open. Actually, they still like those types of books. Lucky New Year! by Mary Man-Kong will keep little hands busy with all the interactive flaps and exciting pop-up illustrations.

Red is a Dragon by Grace Lin

We enjoy Grace Lin’s books so much, I’m surprise we don’t own more of them. Thank goodness for the library! Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors will teach your kids about color by showing them different items from the Chinese culture including dragon dances and firecrackers, iconic images for the Lunar New Year.

Dragon Dance by Joan Holub

With flaps and rhymes, Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book by Joan Holub shows how families prepare for the Chinese New Year. Visit the outdoor market to lucky red envelopes, little readers can “help” prepare by lifting the flaps.

I’m glad to have found Lunar New Year books for babies and toddlers. It’s never too late to learn about new cultures and holidays!

This post contains affiliate links. I received a copy of My Lucky Little Dragon for review.  Winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. I’m Not the Nanny is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected packages.


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