Stories and Books For The New Year

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Dec 29, 2014 8:53:05 AM

Books For The New Year

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Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these informational, narrative, pictorial and humorous texts. There are even texts in multiple languages. Sharing these books is an excellent way to get students excited about the new year. These books offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s vocabulary and content knowledge. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts at

thumb-1New Year's Day

by Lynn Peppas (author) © 2010
ISBN: 9780778791119 AR: / /

From New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day, people around the world have different customs to welcome in the new year. Learn the history of New Year’s Day, and read about the fireworks, resolutions, and parades that make it so much fun!


thumb-2Chinese New Year

by Carrie Gleason (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778789796 AR: / /

Kung hay fat Choy means may you prosper and is a greeting heard often during Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year, sometimes called Lunar New Year, is celebrated in Chinese communities throughout the world. Children will love this colorful and easy-to-understand introduction to this famous holiday.


thumb-3Live it: Initiative

by Robert Walker (author) © 2011
ISBN: 9780778792451 AR: / /

Initiative is what gets things done. It’s what leads to new inventions. It can also lead to great success! You can show initiative by acting first, by putting in extra effort, or by coming up with a new way to do things. In this graphic nonfiction book, you’ll see how having initiative helped some amazing individuals reach their goals. You’ll also have a chance to think about how showing initiative can help you reach yours!


thumb-4A Year in Our Lives

by Dawson J. Hunt
ISBN: 9781433304255

Get to know two pen pals who live in different parts of the world. It is fun for them to write back and forth. They do different things at different times of the day and year. They tell each other about the events and traditions that take place during each month of the year. Do you know anyone who lives far away? What do you think they are doing right now? 32pp.


thumb-5My Calendar: Months of the Year

by Luana K. Mitten © 2009
ISBN: 9781615906048

The months of the year are taught through engaging text and photos that symbolize each month.


Mi Calendario: Los meses del ano (My Calender: Months of the Year)

thumb-6by Luana K. Mitten
ISBN: 9781604724929

The months of the year are taught through engaging text and photos that symbolize each month.

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