Mid-Autumn Festival Booklist

Book List , Kids

A Big Mooncake for Little Star

Title: A Big Mooncake for Little Star
By: Grace Lin
Published: 2018

This recent title reimagines the phases of the moon as a mother bakes a Big Mooncake and, despite Mama's request to wait, Little Star begins nibbling at it every night.

Age range: 4-8

Call Number: JPicture Lin.G


The Moon Lady

Title: The Moon Lady
By: Amy Tan
Published: 1992

Nai-nai tells her granddaughters the story of her outing, as a seven-year-old girl in China, to see the Moon Lady and be granted a secret wish.

Age range: 6-9

Call Number: JPicture Tan.A


Mooncakes

Title: Mooncakes
By: Loretta Seto
Published: 2013

Mooncakes is the lyrical story of a young girl who shares the special celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival with her parents. As they eat mooncakes, drink tea and watch the night sky together, Mama and Baba tell ancient tales of a magical tree that can never be cut down, the Jade Rabbit who came to live on the moon and one brave woman's journey to eternal life.

Age range: 3-5

Call Number: JPicture Seto.L


Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes

Title: Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes
By: Nina Simonds and Leslie Swartz
Published: 2002

In this unique collection, readers are presented with background information, related tales, recipes and activities for celebrating five Chinese festivals--Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, Qing Ming, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Moon Festival.

Note: One reviewer pointed out that few families celebrating the holiday make their own mooncakes but prefer buying them. This is in response to the inclusion of a mooncake recipe.

Age range: 4-8

Call Number: x394.26951 Simon.N


The Shadow in the Moon: A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival

Title: The Shadow in the Moon: A Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival
By: Christina Matula
Published: 2018

Two young sisters celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, admire their mooncakes decorated with a picture of a lady in the moon, and listen to their Ah-ma tell the ancient tale of how the holiday began.

Age range: 5-8

Call Number: JPicture Matul.C


Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival

Title: Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival
By: Grace Lin
Published: 2010

Each member of a Chinese family contributes to the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Includes author's note explaining this festival's customs and traditions.

Age range: 3-7

Call Number: JPicture Lin.G


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