Monday, January 27, 2014

Book Recommendations for Chinese New Year

Today is a Multicultural Book Day!

Today is the first multicultural book day organized by Jump Into a Book and Pragmatic Mom. Their goal for this event is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries. You can learn more about this event and how you get involved by clicking on the image above or selecting this link.

Chinese New Year Book Recommendations

Valerie and Mia chose a great time to celebrate multicultural children’s books. We are celebrating Black History Month in US and Canada, and millions of people around the world are gearing up to bring in the Year of the Horse on January 31, 2014. Our After School Link Up participants came out in mass to share printables, activities, and, of course, books about Chinese New Year. Let me feature some of my favorites:
1. My co-host Erica from What Do We Do All Day wrote one of her wonderful book lists entirely devoted to Chinese Folk Tales
Chinese Folk Tales From What Do We Do All Day
2. Gift of Curiosity has a round up of Chinese New Year picture books
Picture Books About Chinese New Year from Gift of Curiosity
3. Pragmatic Mom has a specific book recommendation for The Year of the Horse, and she also shares many great resources from her archives on how to teach kids more about Chinese culture.
ChineseNewYear from Pragmatic Mom
4. Miss Panda Chinese is a blog dedicated to teaching children Mandarin Chinese. She is also sharing book suggestions to introduce children to Chinese New Year and Chinese culture.
5. Pre-K Pages pulled books and activities for kids age preK-1st grade into a terrific post on Celebrating Chinese New Year.
chinese-new-year-books from Pre-K Pages

More Chinese New Year Ideas from After School Link Up

  1. 1. My co-host The Little Wonders’ Days shares her ways to celebrate Chinese New Year with kids through cooking and books.
  2. 2. You can find great coloring pages, including Chinese phrases, on Miss Panda Chinese
  3. 3. Royal Baloo and Learn and Grow Designs have free printables for preK-1st grade students.
  4. 4. Pink Stripey Socks has New Year dragon paper crafts.
  5. 5. KC Edventures has a variety of ideas – crafts, books, and online games.

2014 After School Link Up Hosts

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  • Coffee Cups and Crayons
  • Little Wonders' Days
  • Mama Smiles
  • Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
  • The Measured Mom
  • This Reading Mama
  • What Do We Do All Day
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    Kim Vij said...

    Thanks for sharing these book ideas for the Chinese New Year. Loved how many were shared on the After school Party. Hopefully we're able to find a few in the library.

    Ticia said...

    You found a bunch of fun ideas for Chinese New Year and great books. I think I'm gonna pull some out on Friday, I'd forgotten the exact date, so you posted a timely reminder.

    Kara Carrero said...

    Wow - that's a great collection of books on the Chinese New Year. Thanks for this post!

    Jump into A Book said...

    What a wonderful collection of books to celebrate Chinese New Year. Thank you so much for celebrating Multicultural Children's Book Day with us. Happy Reading.

    maryanne @ mama smiles said...

    Chinese New Year is so much more fun in California! Johnny's class is celebrating on Wednesday, and I'm looking forward to that. Love this collection of resources you have pulled together!

    Mum of One said...

    Thanks for sharing with the Monday Pin It Party

    Becky said...

    I love your round-up of book lists. It's amazing how many quality books there are about the Chinese New Year. I honestly had no idea!

    Cool Mom said...

    Wow, what a great resource for Chinese New Year! I'm still working my way through the MCCBD linky. :) Have a fantastic week ahead.
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