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Year of the Goat in 2015

Written by · Published Feb 13, 2015

Goat

Junior non-fiction

We love Chinese New Year by Katie Dicker

We love Chinese New Year by Katie Dicker

Includes details of the Chinese calendar and shows ways to stage a lion dance at school.

Chinese New Year by Nancy Dickman

Chinese New Year by Nancy Dickman

Very basic text for young children plus full colour photos of Chinese New Year customs.

Lanterns and Firecrackers by Jonny Zucker

Lanterns and Firecrackers by Jonny Zucker

A simple story about a Chinese family celebrating New Year.

We love Chinese New Year by Saviour Pirotta

That’s not my goat by Fiona Watt

A title from the Did You Know series, with lots of interesting facts. Did you know that no-one washes their hands at Chinese New Year so they don’t wash their luck away?

Picture books about Chinese New Year

The great race: the story of the Chinese zodiac by Dawn Casey

The great race: the story of the Chinese zodiac by Dawn Casey

Beautiful picture book portraying the animals’ race that led to the Chinese Zodiac.

Long-Long’s New Year: a story about the Chinese Spring Festival by Catherine Gower

Long-Long's New Year: a story about the Chinese Spring Festival by Catherine Gower

Long-Long goes to market with his grandfather, buying things for the New Year celebrations.

A New Year’s reunion by Yu Li-Qiong

A New Year's reunion by Yu Li-Qiong

Maomao’s father gets back home in time to celebrate New Year with her by making lucky rice balls and watching fire crackers.

Picture books about goats

The Goggle-eyed goats by Stephen Davies

The Goggle-eyed goats by Stephen Davies

A joyful picture book about an old man from Timbuktu, who sets off to market to sell his naughty goats. His children can’t bear to see them go. Guess who wins?

Goat and Donkey in strawberry sunglasses by Simon Puttock & Russell Julian

Goat and Donkey in strawberry sunglasses by Simon Puttock & Russell Julian

A sweet picture book about two friends. Goat buys lots of surprises for Donkey.

That’s not my goat by Fiona Watt

That’s not my goat by Fiona Watt

A tactile board book featuring very cute goats. Perfect for the very young.

Three Billy Goats Gruff by Irene Yates

Three Billy Goats Gruff by Irene Yates

A simple retelling of the traditional tale.

Beatrice and Vanessa by John Yeoman

Beatrice and Vanessa by John Yeoman

A goat and a donkey grow bored with their life in the field, and set off on holiday together with something most unusual packed for the journey.

A Chinese story

The Empty Pot by Charlotte Guillain

The Empty Pot by Charlotte Guillain

A traditional folk tale from China about a little boy who learnt it is best to tell the truth.

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