Chinese New Year

From the Series On My Own Holidays

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Chinese New Year begins each January or February on the first day of the new year in China’s traditional calendar. This 15-day celebration is the most important holiday in Chinese communities all over the world. The celebration includes fireworks, costumes, dancers, parades, gifts of “lucky money”, family gatherings and feasting, and the Festival of Lanterns. It is a time to remember loved ones that have died, celebrate the past year, and look towards the new year to bring good fortune.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-763-7
$7.99 $7.99
978-1-57505-901-3
$38.65 $28.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Holidays, Social Studies
Copyright 2005
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2005-01-01
BISACS JNF026000
Dewey 394.261
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 590
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 86039
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Maps, Note to adults, Recipes, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

Awards

  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Winner, 2005

Reviews

Book Links

“This illustrated introduction from the On My Own Holidays series presents the history and customs of the holiday in a chatty, first-person narrative.” —Book Links

Booklist

“On nearly every page, illustrations depict people of all ages preparing for and celebrating Chinese New Year.” —Booklist

The Horn Book Guide

“the short sentences in these thorough offerings are just right for beginning readers.” —The Horn Book Guide

Illustrator: Jason Chin

Author: Judith Jango-Cohen

Judith Jango-Cohen's career began in the classroom, where she created lessons to excite her students' interest in science. Eleven years later, after the birth of her two children, she turned to writing full time. Her adventures as a naturalist and photographer have inspired her forty-two books, which cover an assortment of subjects from Bionics to Ben Franklin and from ladybugs to librarians. Besides researching and writing books, Judith also writes science news stories for Scholastic classroom magazines.As a former teacher, Judith loves visiting classrooms and libraries to share her stories as a writer/photographer and to help children learn to express themselves through poetry and prose. She also enjoys meeting teachers and librarians when she presents programs at conferences.Judith's titles have been selected for the Children's Choices Reading List by the IRA/CBC, recommended by the National Science Teacher’s Association, chosen for the Children's Literature Choice List, named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book by the NCSS/CBC, and selected as Best Children's Books of the Year by the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College.

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On My Own Holidays

Encourage understanding of diverse cultures. Featuring full-page illustrations, these beautiful editions look at the history and customs associated with various holidays and present early readers with high-interest offerings. View available downloads →