Books about Lunar or Chinese New Year

I Love Chinese New Year

Lunar New Year is now celebrated across the world, beginning in China 3,000 years ago. Here is a selection of books for young readers that reflect how much fun this festival is.

  • Busy Chinese New Year

    Author: Campbell Books Illustrator: Ilaria Falorsi
    Publisher: Campbell Books
    Interest age: 2-3

    A fun interactive board book about Chinese New Year – perfect for little hands.

  • Maisy’s Chinese New Year

    Author: Lucy Cousins
    Publisher: Walker Books
    Interest age: 2-3

    Maisy celebrates Chinese New Year with her friends.

  • I Love Chinese New Year

    Author: Eva Wong Nava Illustrator: Xin Li
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Interest age: 4-5

    Mai-Anne can’t wait to take part in her family traditions at Chinese New Year.

  • Lunar New Year Around the World

    Author: Amanda Li Illustrator: Angel Chang
    Publisher: Studio Press
    Interest age: 4-5

    A delightful introduction to all the similar and different ways that the Lunar New Year festival is celebrated across the world.

  • A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals

    Author: Claire Grace Illustrator: Christopher Corr
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
    Interest age: 8-11
    Reading age: 8+

    This richly illustrated non-fiction book showcases an entire year of festivals from across the globe, with each of the four sections focusing on a different season. A fascinating selection are featured, from ancient customs to modern-day festivities.

  • Lunar New Year

    Author: Natasha Yim Illustrator: Jingting Wang
    Publisher: words and pictures
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 6+

    Join Ling and her family as they celebrate Lunar New Year. This is a charming, beautifully illustrated read that includes details about the traditions of this festival, and suggests fun activities at the back.  

  • All About Lunar New Year (Things to Make and Do)

    Author: Kevin Tsang Illustrator: Linh Nguyen
    Publisher: Scholastic
    Interest age: 6-8
    Reading age: 7+

    With beautiful illustrations and lots of information about Lunar New Year, this activity book is the perfect gift for any creative child.

  • Little Glow

    Author: Katie Sahota Illustrator: Harry Woodgate
    Publisher: Owlet Press
    Interest age: 3-5

    This glimmering, gorgeous book is a gentle story that showcases the amazing celebrations of light across different communities, including Lunar New Year, Diwali, Hanukkah and Ramadan.