Even though I’m off of school on break right now, I’m always looking for books that tie in with holidays we’re celebrating. With New Year’s Eve coming up, I wanted to find a few books that I could read to my 4 year old son – as well as read to students when we get back to school in January.
Although there aren’t many New Years kids books published, I found a handful of fun ones to help usher in the new year, and even a few that help teach kids about different new years traditions around the globe.
Check out my list!
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New Years Kids Books for Young Children
The Night Before New Year’s by Natasha Wing
This is a cute spin-off from “The Night Before Christmas” poem which features a family getting ready for midnight with streamers, cupcakes, and games. The text is rhyming and the illustrations are fun and colourful.
Perfect for 3 to 5 year olds.
New Year’s Day (Celebrations in My World) by Lynn Peppas
Perfect for grades 1 to 3.
Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller
Perfect for KG to grade 2.
The first in a new beginning reader series by beloved kids’ author Eve Bunting. A trio of humourous holiday tales about Frog and his animal friends, and how they celebrate the winter holidays.
Perfect for grades 1 to 2.
Happy New Year Around the World (Dover Holiday Coloring Book) by Sylvia Walker
Learn about the customs of 30 different countries from around the world by colouring in these festive pages! Each page is accompanied by the name of the country and a brief description of the tradition.
Perfect for kids that like to colour!
New Years Kids Books for Older Students
Happy New Year, Everywhere by Arlene Earlbach
Perfect for grades 2 to 5.
Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas by Gail Pearnas-Davenport
This wonderful rhyming story begins when Shante realizes she has no lucky black-eyed peas for her New Year’s dinner. As she travels her neighbourhood asking for peas, she learns all about how different families and cultures celebrate the new year.
Perfect for grades KG to grade 4.
Calendar Mysteries #13: New Year’s Eve Thieves by Ronald Roy
Perfect for grades 1 to 4, early chapter book readers.
Happy New Year, Mallory! by Laurie B. Friedman
Perfect for grade 2 to 5.
Who Stole New Year’s Eve? (Chickadee Court Mystery) by Martha Freeman
Perfect for grades 4 to 6, those who like mysteries.
Slappy New Year! (Goosebumps HorrorLand No. 18) by R. L. Stine
Awesomely creepy fun for fans of the Goosebumps series. When Ray brings home a wooden puppet from the gift shop at Horrorland amusement park and strange things start happening, Ray’s New Year’s party gets put in jeopardy!
Perfect for lovers of suspense, grades 3-7
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Looking for games and activities for a family New Year’s party with an “Around the World” twist? You might also like my Family New Year’s Party Games and Foods post over at One Time Through.
Do you have a favourite book to read to your students after the Christmas holidays?
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