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Itís the Year of the Ox
The Lunar New Year is celebrated in China, Japan, India, Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, and, with close to 30,000 Asians in the area, in St. Louis too. Celebrate the Lunar New Year with these
great books.

Young people can discover basic Chinese characters with The Pet Dragon by Christopher Neimann. Count in western and eastern script in 1, 2, 3 Go! by Huy Lee.

Learn about Chinese arts and food in Dim Sum For Everyone and Kite Flying, both by Grace Lin.

Babies will enjoy board books like Yum Yum Dim Sum by Amy W. Sanger or rock them to sleep with the music CD Chinese Lullabies.

A brother and sister demonstrate the traditional tile game in Mahjong All Day Long by Ginnie Lo.

Discover holiday traditions in Grace Linís Bringing in the New Year.

Meet Alvin Ho, Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look. Alvin is a smart, energetic second grader who finds himself clamming up at school.

In Japanese culture, Wabi Sabi means finding beauty and harmony in the simple, imperfect, natural, modest, and mysterious. Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein is also the story of a brown cat.

What teenage girl would turn away the chance to become more beautiful? Joyce asks herself that in The Fold by An Na.

Follow a Chinese-American basketball player as he tours the country with other teens in Dragon Road, The Gold Mountain Chronicles: 1939 by Laurence Yep.

For those who read Chinese, the childrenís sections at Carpenter and Schlafly offer original and translated Chinese-language books.

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