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Weekend Links: Exploring Chinese New Year with #Kidlit Booklists

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The Chinese New Year is coming soon and the online world is buzzing with great facts, books and activities families can do surrounding this wonderful holiday and traditions. Let’s dig into Exploring Chinese New Year with #Kidlit Booklists with a few of my top picks this week:

Time to create your own Year of the Monkey Bookmark Craft thanks to Mia at @PragmaticMom

Chinese New Year Crafts

I love this Chinese New Year Crafts – Paper Plate Dragon from Fun Craft Kids

Chinese New Year

In honor of The Year of the Money-here are 25 Mischievous Monkey Crafts for Kids from Southern Girl Ramblings25 Monkey Crafts and Activities for Kids

Good Reads and Booklists

Picture books celebrating the Chinese New Year from Youth Literature Reviews

Chinese New Year

Learn about China with these books about China and Chinese New Year from No Time for Flashcards

Chinese New Year Books

12 Books to Explore CHINA for Chinese New Year


Past JIAB Reviews and Extension Activities

19 Books Celebrating China with Author Demi

Demi booklist

Family Book Festival: Beth Cheng and The Monkey King

Chinese New Year Paper Crafts

Cooking with Books:  Lucky Birthday Noodles {Guest Post by Jodie from Growing Book by Book}

books for Chinese New Year

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Grace Lin

Grandfather Tang’s Story: Storytelling with Tangrams


Little Leap Forward-A Boy in Bejing by Guy Yue & Clare Farrow