Ring in the new year with these books for kids. I can’t think of a better way to start a new year than reading with children. Enjoy these New Year’s Books for Kids.
New Year’s Books
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Freedom Soup by Tami Charles is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces us to a Haitian custom that takes place on New Year’s. This tradition dates all the way back to the Haitian Revolution. And, there is a recipe in the back of the book to try.
Freedom Soup is our Family Dinner Book Club pick for January.
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Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! by Alexandra Alessandri teaches us some Spanish words and many Colombian customs to celebrate the New Year from eating 12 grapes at midnight to enjoying fireworks lighting up the sky.
P. Bear’s New Year’s Party by Paul Owen Lewis is a fun telling time book using the arrival of the guests to the New Year’s party arrive.
Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas by Gail Piernas-Davenport is a neat book to pick up and have ready when the students return from break. Shante is on a trip around the neighborhood to find some blacked eye peas her family needs for their New Year’s meal. Along the way, she learns about the traditional eats that her neighbors enjoy in the new year from the grocery store owner from Scotland who eats haggis and cheese to Chef Ortiz who enjoys grapes. As Shante talks to each person, she invites them all over to try black-eyed peas at her house.
Get inspired to make your resolutions for the new year with Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller.
Natasha Wing has a whole series of The Night Before… books including The Night Before New Year’s that takes a look at the traditions and symbols of the holiday.
Different cultures celebrate the new year at different times of the year. Explore some of those through poems in Every Month Is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World by Marilyn Singer.
Printable Book List of New Year’s Books
Grab a printable list of the books above along with conversation starters.
More New Year’s Resources
For more New Year’s literacy ideas, check out our New Year’s With Kids Ideas.
And, get ready for the Chinese New Year’s Books.
And, start the year with a reading challenge. We’ve got monthly reading challenges for the entire year.