Most countries do observe the January 1st celebration, but they also have their own cultural observances of a new year. So whether you're looking forward to New Years Day in January, Hindu Diwali (celebrated in the Fall), Chinese New Year (celebrated in February), Iranian Nawrūz (celebrated in March), Jewish Rosh Hashanah (celebrated in September) or Vietnamese T̂ét (celebrated in February)...the Alkek Library's Juvenile Collection has some fun books to share with your child:Gershon's monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year / Eric A. Kimmel.
Happy New Year, Everywhere! / Arlene Erlbach.
Happy New Year! : Kung-hsi fa-ts'ai! / Demi.
Celebrating Chinese New Year / Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith.
Chinatown / William Low.
Chinese New Year / by Tricia Brown.
The Dancing Dragon / Marcia Vaughan.
Dragon Feet / Marjorie Jackson.
Sam and the Lucky Money / Karen Chinn.
The Bravest Flute: A Story of Courage in the Mayan Tradition / Ann Grifalconi.
Têt: The New Year / Kim-Lan Tran.
Happy New Year, Beni / Jane Breskin Zalben.
Dumpling Soup / Jama Kim Rattigan.
Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan's Chinese New Year / Kate Waters.
A Happy New Year's Day / Roch Carrier.
Gung Hay Fat Choy = Happy New Year / by June Behrens.