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5 Lunar New Year Books for Kids: Wishing You Luck

We are lucky to live in an area which is diverse, multicultural, and so very rich in traditions from around the world. As such, we are able to participate in various celebrations and enjoy the festive atmosphere all year round as different cultures celebrate their holidays festivals! Soon, it will be time for the Lunar New Year and I am already seeing decorations up in many local stores in the area. With that in mind, I bring you 5 Lunar New Year books for kids with a wish for luck and prosperity in all things this year.

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Luck and the Lunar New Year

Luck plays a central role in the festivities of the Lunar New Year, reflecting the deep-rooted belief in the power of positive energy and fortune. As families and communities come together for the festivities, there is a collective sense of optimism and hope for good luck in the coming year.

Symbolic lucky traditions include red decorations, dragon and lion dances, the exchange of red envelopes containing money, and of course, food!! Thus the concept of luck is woven into the very fabric of Lunar New Year celebrations. So let us use this time to reflect on the blessings of the past and welcome the future with open hearts, embracing the belief that luck will accompany us as we approach each day with joy, hope, and kindness!

Lucky Lunar New Year Books for Kids

Alex’s Good Fortune

Alex’s Good Fortune by Benson Shum (Multicultural Children’s Fiction | 4 – 7 years, and up)

Description: Chinese New Year is the most important holiday for Alex and her family, so it’s even more special when she gets to share her favorite traditions with her best friend, Ethan.

My One Word Review: Adorable!! 🥰🥰

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim and illustrated by Grace Zong (Children’s Asian/Holiday Fiction | 2 – 6 years, and up)

Description: In this funny and festive retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Natasha Yim and Grace Zong introduce a plucky heroine who takes responsibility for her actions and makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!), just in time for Chinese New Year.

My One Word Review: Charming!! 😇😇

The Lucky Red Envelope

The Lucky Red Envelope by Vicki Zhang (Children’s Asia Books | 3 – 7 years, and up)

Description: With non-fiction information about the significance of certain rituals, but told through the excited eyes of a child, this is a book to return to year after year in the run up to the biggest festival in the Chinese calendar.

(Netgalley/Edelweiss digital review copy)

My One Word Review: Innovative..🌟🌟

PoPo’s Lucky Chinese New Year

PoPo’s Lucky Chinese New Year by Virginia Loh-Hagan and illustrated by Renné Benoit (Multigenerational/Holiday Books | 6 – 9 years, and up)

Description: When her Chinese grandmother comes to visit, a young Chinese-American girl learns of and participates in the customs and beliefs celebrating an authentic Chinese New Year.

My One Word Review: Delightful!! 😊😊

Sam and the Lucky Money

Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn and illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa Hu (Multicultural Children’s Fiction | 4 – 7 years, and up)

Description: During Chinese New Year, a young boy encounters a homeless person and discovers that no gift is too small when it comes from the heart.

My One Word Review: Heartwarming ❤️❤️

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Dear reader, do share any other books you have read for the Lunar New Year or other regional celebrations. Which of these books have you read or will pick up first to read/get for yourself or loved ones? Do you have a good luck charm?

11 thoughts on “5 Lunar New Year Books for Kids: Wishing You Luck

  1. We haven’t read any of these books. They look amazing and look like it has a nice and fun story. I will check this out for the kids.

  2. I never understood Chinese New Year until I started working for a company that had a relationship with Chinese factories. I heard it’s a huge celebration for them and they shut down factories.

    These books are cute. I wish I had them for my son a few years ago.

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