Ring In The New Year With These Children’s Books!


Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!

Title: Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela!
By: Alexandra Alessandri
Published: 2020

Ava Gabriela is excited to celebrate the New Year with her extended family in Colombia, but being around her loud relatives in an unfamiliar place makes her shy and quiet.

Ages 4 - 8.
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Curse Of The Night Witch: Emblem Island

Title: Curse Of The Night Witch: Emblem Island
By: Alex Aster
Published: 2020

Twelve-year-old Tor Luna was born with a leadership emblem, just like his mother. But he hates his mark and is determined to choose a different path for himself. So, on the annual New Year's Eve celebration, where Emblemites throw their wishes into a bonfire in the hopes of having them granted, Tor wishes for a different power. The next morning Tor wakes up to discover a new marking on his skin...the symbol of a curse that has shortened his lifeline, giving him only a week before an untimely death. There is only one way to break the curse, and it requires a trip to the notorious Night Witch.

Ages 8 -14.
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Annie's Adventures (Sisters Eight #1)

Title: Annie's Adventures (Sisters Eight #1)
By: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Published: 2008

On New Year's Eve, the octuplets Huit--Annie, Durinda, Georgia, Jackie, Marcia, Petal, Rebecca, and Zinnia--discover that their parents are missing, and then uncover a mysterious note instructing them that each must find her power and her gift if they want to know what happened to their parents.

Ages 6 - 9.
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Frog and Friends : Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve

Title: Frog and Friends : Celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve
By: Eve Bunting
Published: 2015

A beginning reader book containing three stories in which Frog shares a Thanksgiving feast with his woodland friends, celebrates his first Christmas, and rings in the New Year with a twist on tradition.

Ages 6 - 7.
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Freedom Soup

Title: Freedom Soup
By: Tami Charles
Published: 2019

Every year, Haitians all over the world ring in the New Year by eating Freedom Soup, a tradition dating back to the Haitian Revolution. This year, Ti Gran is teaching Belle how to make the soup, just as she was taught when she was a little girl. Together, they dance and clap as they prepare the holiday feast.

Ages 5 - 9.
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Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference

Title: Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference
By: Chelsea Clinton
Published: 2018

Discusses the many ways children can make a positive change in the world, including planting more trees to reduce global warming, protecting endangered animals and their habitats, fighting food waste, and standing up to bullies.

Ages 7 - 10.
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Dream Big!: How to Reach for Your Stars

Title: Dream Big!: How to Reach for Your Stars
By: Abigail Harrison
Published: 2021

With examples from Abby's own life, interactive activities to get readers going, and plenty of fun illustrations along the way, this is the perfect guide for anyone--of any age--with big dreams and plenty of determination. It's time to reach for the stars!

Ages 10 - 12.
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Angelina Ice Skates

Title: Angelina Ice Skates
By: Katharine Holabird
Published: 1993

When two boys keep teasing the ballerinas who are rehearsing for the New Year's Eve Ice Dance, Angelina finds a way to ensure the success of the show.

Ages 3 - up.
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The Girl and The Bicycle

Title: The Girl and The Bicycle
By: Mark Pett
Published: 2014

A wordless picture book in which a girl sees a bicycle she wants to buy, works hard for a kindly neighbor to earn the money for it, then gets a pleasant surprise.

Ages 0 - up.
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Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas

Title: Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas
By: Gail Piernas-Davenport
Published: 2007

When Shanté is sent to find black-eyed peas for her family's New Year's celebration, she learns about each of her neighbor's New Year's traditions in their home countries.

Ages 4 - 8.
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The Peace Bell

Title: The Peace Bell
By: Margi Preus
Published: 2008

Yoko's grandmother tells about how the bell in their town that would ring on New Year's Eve is given up during the war for scrap metal, finds its way back to their village, and becomes known as the Peace Bell.

Ages 5 - 8.
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Every Month Is a New Year: Celebrations around the World

Title: Every Month Is a New Year: Celebrations around the World
By: Marilyn Singer
Published: 2018

A collection of original poems about New Year celebrations throughout the year and around the world.

Ages 7 - 10.
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Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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