Chinese and Lunar New Year - LunarNewYear

Many countries celebrate the Lunar New Year, including China, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, and Tibet. Lunar New Year celebrations also take place in the United States and around the world, held by people with heritage from these countries. LEE & LOW BOOKS offers an award-winning selection of books for celebrating the Chinese and Lunar New Year around the world. Collection includes stories about Lunar New Year celebrations as well as stories about the cultures and communities beyond the holiday. 

For more activities and resources, check out our Chinese and Lunar New Year Resource Guide for Teachers.

Chinese and Lunar New Year (46 Books): $583.50

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Themes

Sharing & Giving, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Multiethnic interest, Home, Holidays/Traditions, History, Grandparents, Friendship, Families, Cultural Diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Asian/Asian American Interest, Empathy/Compassion, Gratitude, Pride, Geography, Tolerance/Acceptance, China, Diversity

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Chinatown Adventure

By Williams

Photographed by Williams

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: F
Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: 1 - 2
Intervention: 10

DRA: 10

PB: $7.50
6PK: $37.50
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Every Month Is a New Year

By Singer

Illustrated by Roth

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 8

DRA: 44

HC: $20.95
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D is for Doufu

By Krach

Illustrated by Zhang

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 4 - 8

Lexile Level: IG1000L
DRA: 50

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Golden Dragon Parade

By Suen

Illustrated by Burris

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: B
Grade Level: PreK
Interest Level: PreK - K
Intervention: 2

DRA: 2

PB: $7.50
6PK: $37.50
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Sam and the Lucky Money

By Chinn

Illustrated by Wright / Hu

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 3

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD660L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 30

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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The Day the Dragon Danced

By Haugaard

Illustrated by Barritt

Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 4

Lexile Level: N/A

HC: $17.95
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The Monster in the Mudball

By Gates

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6

AR Level: 4.8 - 5.0
Lexile Level: 670L
SRC: 4.2
DRA: 50

HC: $16.95
EBOOK: $6.99
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The Wishing Tree

By Thong

Illustrated by McLennan

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 3

AR Level: 4.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 34

HC: $16.95
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Land of Morning Calm

By Stickler

Illustrated by Han

Guided Reading: Y
Grade Level: 6
Interest Level: 3 - 6

AR Level: 7.8 - 2.0
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 60

PB: $8.95
HC: $16.95
6PK: $53.70
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Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic

By Lo

Illustrated by Lo

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 4.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD960L
SRC: 6.5
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Be Water, My Friend

By Mochizuki

Illustrated by Lee

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 4.5 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 790L
SRC: 4.5
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Chinese History Stories Volume 1

By Ting

Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 4 - 8

Lexile Level: N/A

HC: $19.95
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Chinese History Stories Volume 2

By Ting

Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 4 - 8

Lexile Level: N/A

HC: $19.95
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Goldfish and Chrysanthemums

By Cheng

Photographed by Chang

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 3

AR Level: 3.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD610L
DRA: 38

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Grandfather Counts

By Cheng

Illustrated by Zheng

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: N
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 3

AR Level: 3.6 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD570L
DRA: 30

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Life of a Genius

By Demi

Illustrated by Demi

Interviews

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 8

AR Level: 6.7 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 1060L
SRC: 7.5
DRA: 44

PB: $13.95
6PK: $83.70
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Confucius

By Demi

Illustrated by Demi

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Y
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 8

Lexile Level: 1020L
DRA: 60

HC: $21.00
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The Magnolia Sword

By Thomas

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Y
Grade Level: 7
Interest Level: 7 - 12

DRA: 60

HC: $19.95
EBOOK: $9.99
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Mama and Papa Have a Store

By Carling

Illustrated by Carling

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 6

AR Level: 4.1 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 810L
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Only One Year

By Cheng

Illustrated by Wong

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 5

AR Level: 3.3 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 620L
SRC: 3.2
DRA: 38

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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The Perfect Gift

By Yoo

Illustrated by Ng-Benitez

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: I
Grade Level: K
Interest Level: K - 2

AR Level: 2.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 470L
DRA: 16

PB: $7.95
HC: $14.95
6PK: $47.70
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Shanghai Messenger

By Cheng

Illustrated by Young

Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 7

AR Level: 3.7 - 1.0
Lexile Level: NP
SRC: 5.2
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Shining Star

By Yoo

Illustrated by Wang

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: W
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 1 - 8

AR Level: 6.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 970L
SRC: 7.6
DRA: 60

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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The Story of Movie Star Anna May Wong

By Yoo

Illustrated by Wang

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 7

DRA: 50

PB: $8.95
6PK: $53.70
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Summoning the Phoenix

By Jiang

Illustrated by Chu

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 6

AR Level: 5.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 44

HC: $18.95
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The Best Thing

By Williams

Photographed by Williams

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: G
Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: K - 2
Intervention: 10

DRA: 12

PB: $7.50
6PK: $37.50
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The Dragon Lover

By Xuan

Illustrated by Xuan

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 2 - 5

AR Level: 5.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

PB: $7.95
6PK: $47.70
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The Great Voyages of Zheng He

By Demi

Illustrated by Demi

Guided Reading: X
Grade Level: 5
Interest Level: 2 - 8

Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 60

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The Magical Monkey King

By Jiang

Illustrated by Tang

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 2 - 6

AR Level: 4.6 - 2.0
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

PB: $12.95
6PK: $77.70
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Tofu Quilt

By Russell

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 6

AR Level: 5.0 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 970L
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
EBOOK: $9.99
6PK: $65.70
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The Turtle Ship

By Rhee

Illustrated by Kong-Savage

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 5

DRA: 34

HC: $17.95
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Bibim Bap for Dinner

By Williams

Photographed by Williams

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: J
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 2 - 2

DRA: 18

PB: $8.50
6PK: $42.50
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Cooper's Lesson

By Shin

Illustrated by Cogan

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: R
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 3.9 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth

By Schoettler

Illustrated by Lanan

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 3

AR Level: 4.0 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

HC: $17.95
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Juna's Jar

By Bahk

Illustrated by Hoshino

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: L
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 4

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD540L
DRA: 24

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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The Have a Good Day Cafe

By Park / Park

Illustrated by Potter

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 3.3 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD640L
SRC: 3.6
DRA: 34

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds

By Yoo

Illustrated by Lee

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 5.2 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD880L
SRC: 4.8
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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The Story of Olympic Diver Sammy Lee

By Yoo

Illustrated by Lee

Guided Reading: V
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 3 - 7

DRA: 50

PB: $9.95
6PK: $59.70
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Surprise Moon

By Hatton

Illustrated by Hoshino

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: I
Grade Level: 1
Interest Level: PreK - 2
Intervention: 15

DRA: 16

PB: $7.50
6PK: $37.50
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Journey Home

By McKay

Illustrated by Lee / Lee

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 3.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 710L
SRC: 3.5
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Going Home, Coming Home

By Tran

Illustrated by Phong

Guided Reading: Q
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 5

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 40

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Grandfather's Story Cloth

By Gerdner / Langford

Illustrated by Loughridge

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: S
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: 1 - 4

AR Level: 3.4 - 0.5
Lexile Level: 580L
SRC: 3.1
DRA: 40

PB: $9.95
HC: $16.95
6PK: $59.70
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Piecing Earth and Sky Together

By Day

Illustrated by Panzarella

Guided Reading: P
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: K - 4

AR Level: 2.8 - 0.5
Lexile Level: N/A
DRA: 38

HC: $17.95
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Tashi and the Tibetan Flower Cure

By Rose

Illustrated by Rose

Teacher's Guide | Interviews

Guided Reading: O
Grade Level: 2
Interest Level: 1 - 6

AR Level: 2.7 - 0.5
Lexile Level: AD590L
DRA: 34

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Vanishing Cultures: Himalaya

By Reynolds

Photographed by Reynolds

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: T
Grade Level: 3
Interest Level: K - 6

Lexile Level: 840L
SRC: 5.4
DRA: 44

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70
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Sacred Mountain

By Taylor-Butler

Teacher's Guide

Guided Reading: W
Grade Level: 4
Interest Level: 3 - 8

AR Level: 6.8 - 1.0
Lexile Level: 1020L
SRC: 8.6
DRA: 60

PB: $10.95
6PK: $65.70