Celebrating Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate renewal and fresh beginnings. In America, this holiday has become an important and exciting cultural tradition. Lively illustrations and informative text teach readers about the history and pastimes associated with the Chinese New Year, as well as what they can do to commemorate the day. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF026090, JNF026080, JNF026000|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|Features||Activities for further learning, Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||Enchanted Learning: Chinese New Year
- Gung Hay Fat Choy!
- New Year in a New Land
- When Is Chinese New Year?
- Why a Dragon?
- Preparing the Heart
- Preparing the Home
- The Family Comes Together
- Fifteen Days of Joy
- Animals of the Chinese Calendar
- Joining in the Spirit of Chinese New Year
- Making Nian Gao
- Making a Circle Snake
- Learn More
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Ann Heinrichs grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She began playing the piano at age three and thought she would grow up to be a pianist. Instead, she became a writer. She is the author of more than 200 books for children and young adults on Asian, African, and U.S. history and cultures, as well as grammar and natural history subjects. Ann has also written numerous newspaper, magazine, and encyclopedia articles. Ann has traveled to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, and now lives in Chicago, IL.
Illustrator: Benrei Huang
A noteworthy review of Celebrating Holidays from School Library Journal on November 1, 2021
This series captures the sights and sounds of holidays around the world. Young readers are introduced to new holidays and learn the histories of familiar celebrations. Each title reproduces the excitement with descriptive language and engaging illustrations. Modern-day practices are… View →