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Kick off a brand new year with this wonderful collection of preschool New Years books. These picture books will help little ones learn more about the holiday.
It’s surprisingly difficult to find books about New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Many books focus on Chinese New Year, but few celebrate our traditional New Year.
This collection of New Year’s books for kids will teach children about the holiday and its traditions. Whether your little ones are going to try to stay up all night or you’re looking for a new bedtime story to read on New Year’s Eve, you can start with one or more of the books below.
Preschool New Years Books
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool New Years books for kids. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them on Amazon by clicking the images below.
New Year’s Day – Discusses the history, customs, and celebrations of New Year’s Day.
New Year’s Day – A basic introduction to how and why New Year’s Day is celebrated as a holiday.
Happy New Year Around the World – Celebrations range from spectacular parades in China and candles in the sand on Brazilian beaches to fireworks over Sydney Harbor and the countdown in New York’s Times Square.
New Year’s Day for Cats – It is a brand New Year. A young cat invites readers to come to “Meow Square” to celebrate. Cat tells readers why this New Year is something to cherish as he journeys through the cityscape of “Meow Square.”
Happy New Year – Ring in the New Year with Strawberry Shortcake and all her friends in this New Year’s Eve story.
Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas – Shanté Keys loves New Year’s Day! But while Grandma fixed chitlins, baked ham, greens, and cornbread, she forgot the black-eyed peas! Oh no—it’ll be bad luck without them! So Shanté sets out to borrow some from the neighbors.
The Night Before New Year’s – It’s the night before New Year’s, and the whole family is determined to stay up until midnight! Everyone’s stocked up on sparkly streamers and festive party hats, but after a night filled with card games and too many cupcakes, the little ones are getting sleepy. . . Can they make it until the clock strikes twelve?
Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution – “Do you know how to make a resolution?” Squirrel asked Bear. “Is it like making a snack?” Bear laughed. “Resolutions are more important than snacks.” “More important than snacks?” said Squirrel. “What is a resolution?” Squirrel knows that New Year’s Day is a great day for making resolutions! But what does it mean to make a resolution, anyway? As she makes visits around the forest she learns about New Year’s resolutions and helps her friends get started on theirs. If only she can think of a resolution of her very own…
Happy New Year, Spot! – Spot isn’t old enough to stay up until midnight, but he finds a way to celebrate the New Year early with his family. Bring your party hats and noisemakers as you join Spot in celebrating the new year!
Have you read any of these? Do you have another favorite New Years Eve book for kids? If so, leave me a comment and let me know so I can check it out.