Chinese New Year Winter 2018

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    Ruby's Chinese New Year Vickie Lee, Joey Chou
    9781250133380 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 4 - 8 On Sale Date: December 26, 2017 Print Run: 30000
    $23.50 CAD 8.9 x 11.35 x 0.4 in | 410 gr | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      In this picture book celebrating Chinese New Year, animals from the Chinese zodiac help a little girl deliver a gift to her grandmother.

      Ruby has a special card to give to her grandmother for Chinese New Year. But who will help her get to grandmother’s house to deliver it? Will it be clever Rat, strong Ox, or cautious Rabbit? Ruby meets each of the twelve zodiac animals on her journey. This picture book includes back matter with a focus on the animals of the Chinese zodiac.

      - GODWIN BOOKS -

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      Vickie Lee is an acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner. Vickie graduated from Columbia University with a dual degree in East Asian Studies and English Literature. She was inspired by her daughter, Ruby, and their shared love of animals and of Chinese culture to create this story. She lives with her daughter and her husband in Brooklyn, New York. Vickie is the author ofRuby's Chinese New Year.

      Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and moved to sunny California in his early teens. There he received his BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Joey works by day as a visual development artist on feature animated films, and by night as a picture book illustrator. His books includeHello My Name Is... andRuby's Chinese New Year.

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    Ruby's Wish Shirin Yim Bridges, Sophie Blackall
    9781452145693 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places On Sale Date: August 04, 2015 Print Run: 7500
    $11.99 CAD 8.58 x 10.37 x 0.15 in | 200 gr | 36 pages Carton Quantity: 70 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      Ruby is unlike most little girls in old China. Instead of aspiring to get married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family. Based upon the inspirational story of the author's grandmother and accompanied by richly detailed illustrations,Ruby's Wish is an engaging portrait of a young girl who's full of ambition and the family who rewards her hard work and courage.
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      Shirin Yim Bridges is the acclaimed author of several children's books as well as the publisher of Goosebottom Books. After living in many countries around the world, she now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

      Sophie Blackall has illustrated twenty picture books as well as the bestselling Ivy + Bean series, and has written a few, too. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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      REVIEWS: [star] 'This understated tale takes Ruby?s predicament seriously while still celebrating her love of learning and her joyful personality.' ?Publishers Weekly, starred review 'Well crafted, admirable, and engaging. . . . A lovely read-aloud with illustrations to linger over.' ?School Library Journal '[This] quietly feminist story is complemented by illustrations as graceful as calligraphy strokes.' ?The Horn Book 'Ruby?s determined character will capture the audience?s imagination.' ?The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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    Series: My First Holiday
    My First Chinese New Year First Edition Karen Katz, Karen Katz
    9781250018687 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 2 - 5 On Sale Date: December 11, 2012 Print Run: 20000
    $7.99 CAD 8.02 x 9.03 x 0.1 in | 110 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 130 Canadian Rights: Y Square Fish
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      Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings. Follow one little girl as she learns how to welcome the coming year and experience all the festivities surrounding it. Karen Katz's warm and lively introduction to a special holiday will make even the youngest child want to start a Chinese New Year tradition!

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      Karen Katz has been an illustrator and graphic designer for many years. She has a special interest in folk art from around the world and has written and illustrated more than ten books for children, includingOver the Moon,The Colors of Us,Counting Kisses, andMy First Kwanzaa. Ms. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.

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      “The tale radiates warmth and quietly builds up to the dramatic dragon dance and the traditional greeting of ‘Gung Hay Fat Choy!' The collage illustrations, cut from paper with colorful Asian designs, also include paint and other media to capture the joyful celebrants. This is a clear introduction to the holiday that young children will enjoy in one-on-one or group read-alouds.” —School Library Journal

      “This one's a winner.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “The simple text and colorful folkloric illustrations with vivid patterns make this a good book to share with young children.” —School Library Journal on My First Kwanzaa

      “An ebullient tribute for families whose members may have come from a faraway place.” —Publishers Weekly on Over the Moon

      “Katz's pencil-and-gouache pictures joyously convey the range of human pigmentation. Positive and useful.” —School Library Journal on The Colors of Us

      “Bold illustrations celebrate diversity with a child's open-hearted sensibility and a mother's love.” —Kirkus Reviews on The Colors of Us

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    Series: My First Holiday
    My First Chinese New Year First Edition Karen Katz, Karen Katz
    9780805070767 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 2 - 5 On Sale Date: December 23, 2004
    $18.99 CAD 8.33 x 9.19 x 0.37 in | 150 gr | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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      Hooray! Hooray!
      Soon it will be Chinese New Year.

      A fun and colorful way to introduce the
      Chinese New Year to young readers

      Chinese New Year is a time of new beginnings. Follow one little girl as she learns how to welcome the coming year and experience all the festivities surrounding it. This warm and lively introduction to a special holiday will make even the youngest child want to start a Chinese New Year tradition!

      Bio

      Karen Katz has written and illustrated many books for children, includingThe Colors of Us,Can You Say Peace,My First Ramadan,Counting Kisses andWhere is Baby's Belly Button. Long inspired by folk art from around the world, she was inspired to write her first book,Over the Moon, when she and her husband adopted their daughter from Guatemala, and she wanted to tell the story of welcoming Lena into their lives. Katz loves to paint and experiment with texture, color, collage and pattern. Besides an author and illustrator, she has been a costume designer, quilt maker, fabric artist and graphic designer. Katz and her family divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York.

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      “Throughout, holiday traditions and symbolism are clearly and simply explained... This one's a winner.” —Kirkus Reviews Â
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    Red Is a Dragon A Book of Colors Roseanne Thong, Grace Lin
    9780811864817 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts On Sale Date: June 01, 2008
    $11.99 CAD 8.96 x 9.04 x 0.15 in | 200 gr | 40 pages Carton Quantity: 92 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      Younger children will be engaged byRed Is a Dragon, as a young girl finds a rainbow of colors in her everyday life.
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      Roseanne Thong is an English teacher who divides her time between Southern California and Hong Kong.

      Grace Lin graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design.
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    Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities & Recipes First Edition Nina Simonds, Leslie Swartz, Meilo So
    9780152019839 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 4 - 7 On Sale Date: October 01, 2002 Print Run: 15000
    $30.00 CAD 8.5 x 11 x 0.48 in | 590 gr | 80 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y HMH Books for Young Readers
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      Filled with delectable recipes, hands-on family activities, and traditional tales to read aloud, this extraordinary collection will inspire families everywhere to re-create the magic of Chinese holidays in their own homes. They can feast on golden New Year's dumplings and tasty moon cakes, build a miniature boat for the Dragon Boat Festival and a kite at Qing Ming, or share the story of the greedy Kitchen God or the valiant warrior Hou Yi.
      This stunning compilation from bestselling cookbook author Nina Simonds and Leslie Swartz of the Children's Museum, Boston, is the perfect gift for families that have embraced Chinese holidays for generations--and for those just beginning new traditions.
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      Nina Simonds is America's preeminent authority on Chinese cooking. She is the author of A Spoonful of Ginger. MEILO SO is the illustrator of such beautiful, award-winning books such as Moonbeams, Dumplings, and Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities, and Recipes and The White Swan Express: A Story about Adoption. She lives in the Shetland Islands, UK.
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