Our Lunar New Year Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

Today, I have a children's book that takes readers on a an Asian journey to learn about Lunar New Year celebrations in different countries.  Last year, I shared my review of Our Moon Festival by Yobe Qiu as she explored various celebrations of the Moon Festival in Asian cultures. Today, check out Our Lunar New Year, read my thoughts on the book, learn about author Yobe Qiu and be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title:  Our Lunar New Year by Yobe Qiu
Category:  Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  36 pages
GenreChildren's Picture Book 
Publisher:  Yobe Qiu LLC
Format available for review:  print - hardback (USA), pdf
Tour dates: January 18 to February 7
Content Rating:  G.

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About the Book

It's almost Lunar New Year! Xiao Mi, Hang, Kwan, Malai and Charu all celebrate the New Year in their own special way. Experience how each one of the Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Indian children and their families honor Lunar New Year, from dragon dances in China to firecrackers


My Review

Our Lunar New Year Offers Readers Insights into Cultural Celebrations in Various Asian Countries. The author gives quick introductions to the Lunar New Year customs and celebrations practiced in China, Korea, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. With short "visits" to a fictional family in each country, she shares some of the highlights of traditional foods and activities essential to the holiday in each community. The sections are pretty quick without much detail and dialogue, but they create educational introductions to the Lunar New Year in each country. 

Our Lunar New Year is Perfect for Mult-Cultural Classrooms, Communities, and Families Seeking to Learn More. I always love books that help introduce culturally significant foods, holidays, customs, and activities that families can explore in their own homes. My daughter volunteers at our local library as a homework tutor and interacts with families from many countries worldwide. She loves using books like these to encourage her students to read and learn about classmates and peers in our community. Each of the families in this book could share many more details--but the book offers a starting point for children, families, and groups to learn more about each country's celebration.

Would I Recommend Our Lunar New Year by Yobe Qui? I enjoy finding and sharing books like this one with readers. The author helps readers discover new things from far-off places with fun illustrations and simple text. I would definitely recommend the book for use in multi-cultural classrooms, community centers, library storytimes, and families seeking to explore other cultures and holidays.


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Meet the Author
Yobe is an educator, entrepreneur and mom who lives in NYC. As an educator, she focused on teaching families to embrace love, diversity and different cultures. Through the years working in the classrooms and closely with other educators, she noticed the lack of multi-cultural resources that represented children of color. That is when Yobe decided to create multicultural children stories that feature Asian children, families and cultures! Yobe loves spending time with her daughter, reading to children and taking long walks during the day!

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