I love teaching New Year’s Eve and Day traditions to my students. It is always fun to reflect on the previous year while thinking ahead to the new year. Creating a Book List is a great way to engage your children!
These New Year’s books are the perfect way to talk about this special time and discuss different ways people celebrate. Here are my 12 favorite New Year’s books.
12 New Year’s Picks For Your Book List for Little Kids
This book list is one of my favorites to share for reading with your students. With so many fun ideas to go over with your students or your children about the past year and the new year ahead, this book list is perfect to begin with in your classroom!
The Night Before New Years by Natasha Wing
Natasha Wing’s “Night Before” series is a favorite with young readers. The Night Before New Years is a fun story about how a family celebrates this special evening.
Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin
This bright story follows a Chinese American family as they prepare for the Lunar New Year. A perfect introduction to this holiday for young readers.
Happy New Year, Spot! by Eric Hill
Ring in the new year with this festive board book featuring everyone’s favorite puppy! Spot isn’t old enough to stay up until midnight, but he finds a way to celebrate the New Year early with his family.
Squirrel’s New Year Resolution by Pat Miller
With the help of her friends, Squirrel learns about what it means to make a New Year’s resolution. An excellent read for the beginning of the calendar year or the beginning of the school year!
People around the world have different customs to welcome in the new year. Learn the history of New Year’s Day, and read about all of the different traditions that make it fun! This is definitely a must for your New Year’s book list if you are teaching students about traditions and customs!
It is New Year’s Day! This book is a simple tale that captures the wonderful things children can look forward to in the New Year.
Shante Keys and the New Years Peas by Gail Piernas-Davenport
In her quest to find some black-eyed peas, Shante discovers the different ways that her neighbors celebrate the New Year. A story of diversity and traditions that children will really enjoy.
The Stars Will Still Shine by Cynthia Rylant
A soothing book that is fantastic to read at the end of a tough day. Cynthia Rylant’s story let’s us know that everything will be ok. An encouraging read like this is always a must on any book list for children.
Happy New Year Everywhere! by Arlene Erlbach
Elementary children will love learning about New Year’s customs in twenty different countries. A great way to learn about world customs.
P. Bear’s New Year Party: A Counting Book by Paul Owen Lewis
This book counts down to New Year’s Eve, while teaching numbers, counting, and telling time! This book is popular with teachers, and students will enjoy the story and the simple illustrations.
Happy New Year by Amy Ackelsberg
Ring in the new year with Strawberry Shortcake and her friends! This book also comes with a sheet of stickers to play with.
Happy New Year Around the World by Sylvia Walker
Discover the holiday customs of nations around the world with 30 festive full-page illustrations that are ready for your children to color. This book is another great addition to any book list!
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Are you looking for more New Year’s ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so, don’t miss out on more great New Year’s lessons for your classroom! To see all book lists featured on A Dab of Glue Will Do, click on our book lists resources. Do you have any favorite New Year’s books that are not on the list? If so, please share in the comments below.
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