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394.261 – Chinese New Year

January 15, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

A list of choices for replacing old books about Chinese New Year in the library children’s/YA collection.
pink numbers = Horn Book Guide rating / red numbers= Follett grade level / green numbers=Lexile
text level correlation chart
compares several different leveling systems

Recommended by at Least One Source (most of these have multiple recommendations)

Kindergarten-Grade 4
Nonfiction
D is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine (Holiday House, 2005) 3 / 2.6 /
Celebrating Chinese New Year by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Holiday House, 1998) 3 / 6.5 / 940
Celebrate Chinese New Year by Carolyn Otto (Holidays Around the World – National Geographic, 2009) 3 / 2.1 /
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats by Nina Simonds (Harcourt, 2002) 3 / 5.8 / starred in Booklist
Picture Books
A Gift by Yong Chen (Boyds Mills, 2009) 2.2 /
Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn (Lee & Low, 1995) 3 / 3.5 / 660
The Runaway Rice Cake by Ying Chang Compestine (Simon & Schuster, 2001) 4 / 2.9 / 300
My First Chinese New Year by Karen Katz (Holt, 2004) 4 / 2.6 / P-K
Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin (Knopf, 2008) 4 / 1.6 / 250 /
Chinatown by William Low (Henry Holt, 1997) 3 /
The Wishing Tree by Roseanne Thong (Shen’s Books, 2004) 5.5 /
This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong (Frances Foster, 2000) 2 / 3.0 /

Grades 5-8
Nonfiction (the only nonfiction title about this topic that does not target K-4)
Celebrate Chinese New Year by Elaine A. Kule (Celebrate Holidays – Enslow, 2006) 3 / 8.0 /
Fiction
The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin (Little, Brown, 2006) 2 / 4.8 / 690 / G3-5
The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin (Little, Brown 2007) 2 / 5.5 / 730 / G3-5
When the Circus Came to Town by Laurence Yep (HarperCollins, 2001) 4 / 4.0 / 530 / G3-6

Holiday Craft & Cooking Books (745.594)
Chinese New Year Crafts by Karen E. Bledsoe (Fun Holiday Crafts Kids Can Do – Enslow, 2005) 5 / 6.0 / K-5
Fun With Chinese Cooking by Frances Lee (Let’s Get Cooking! – PowerKids, 2009) 5.2 /
Paper Crafts for Chinese New Year by Randel McGee (Paper Craft Fun for Holidays – Enslow, 2008) 4 / 4.7 /

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Available in the Service Center Collections

Kindergarten-Grade 4
Nonfiction

D is for Dragon Dance by Ying Chang Compestine (Holiday House, 2005) 3 / 2.6 /
Celebrating Chinese New Year by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Holiday House, 1998) 3 / 6.5 / 940 /
Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats by Nina Simonds (Harcourt, 2002) 3 / 5.8 /
Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year by Kate Waters (Scholastic, 1990) 2 / 2.9 / 540 /
Picture Books
The Runaway Rice Cake by Ying Chang Compestine (Simon & Schuster, 2001) 4 / 2.9 / 300 /
Chinatown by William Low (Henry Holt, 1997) 3 /
This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong (Frances Foster, 2000) 2 / 3.0 /

Grades 5-8
Fiction

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin (Little, Brown, 2006) 2 / 4.8 / 690 / G3-5
The Year of the Rat by Grace Lin (Little, Brown 2007) 2 / 5.5 / 730 / G3-5
When the Circus Came to Town by Laurence Yep (HarperCollins, 2001) 4 / 4.0 / 530 / G3-6

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Last updated January 15, 2010

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