Children's Literature 

Bae, Hyun-Joo. New Clothes For New Year’s Day. La Jolla, California: Kane Miller Book Publishers, 2007. 
This beautifully-illustrated book tells the story of a young Korean girl as she excitedly tries on her new clothes to celebrate the Lunar New Year. 

Gilmore, Rachna. Lights for Gita. Gardiner, Maine: Tilbury House Publishers, 2000.
Recent Indian immigrants Gita and her family celebrate Divali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, for the first time in their new home in America.   

Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane. Celebrating Chinese New Year. New York: Holiday House, 1998. 
This non-fiction text follows Ryan Leong and his family through San Francisco’s Chinatown as they prepare for and celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Kimmelman, Leslie. Sound the Shofar: A Story for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. New York: Harper Collins, 1998. 
The story of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is told through the eyes of one family.

Miller, Pat. Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution. New York: Albert Whitman, 2010.
Squirrel learns about New Year’s resolutions and learns that actions speak louder than words.

Piernas-Davenport, Gail. Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas. Morton Grove, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company, 2007. 
When her grandmother runs out of black-eyed peas, Shanté looks to borrow some, but she discovers that her neighbors have different food traditions to celebrate the New Year. 

Shea, Pegi Deitz. Ten Mice For Tet. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003. 
A village of mice prepares to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year in this simple, yet informative counting book.

Waters, Kate.  Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year. New York: Scholastic, 1990.  
Ernie and his Chinese-American family prepare to celebrate the Chinese New Year, culminating in Ernie’s first experience dancing the Lion Dance in the parade.