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Monday 8 February 2016

Book List: Books about China for Children

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Monkey.

To acknowledge the festivities underway for Chinese New Year, we've compiled a list of picture books, junior and middle fiction novels, and junior non-fiction books that celebrate China and Chinese culture.

The Race for the Chinese Zodiac by Gabrielle Wang, Sally Rippin and Regine Abos, Walker Books, $24.99 RRP, 9781742031231

Riley and the Sleeping Dragon by Tania McCartney and Mo Qovaizi, Tania McCartney, $16.95 RRP, 9780980475005

Riley and the Dancing Lion by Tania McCartney and Kieron Pratt, Tania McCartney, $16.95 RRP, 9780980475029

New Year Surprise! by Christopher Cheng and Di Wu, NLA Publishing, $24.99 RRP,  9780642278838

Sparrow Girl by Sara Pennypacker and Yoko Tanaka, Hyperion, $24.99 RRP, 9781423111870

The Tale of a Dark Horse by Sarah Brennan and Harry Harrison, Auspicious Times, $14.99, 9789881609830 (Part of The Chinese Calendar Tales series)

The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin and Anne Spudvilas, Penguin, $24.99, 9780670070541

Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth, Scholastic US, 9780439339117

Peeking Ducks by Krista Bell and Sally Rippin, Windy Hollow Books, $24.95 RRP, 9781921136450

Beautiful Warrior: The Legend of Nun's Kung Fu by Emily Arnold McCully, Scholastic, 0590374877

The Red Piano by Andre Leblanc and Barroux, Wilkins Farago, $27.99 RRP, 9780980607017

Grandfather Tang's Story: A Tale Told with Tangrams by An  Tompert and Robert Andrew Parker, $16.99, 9780517885581

Warriors by Krista Bell, Windy Hollow Books, $27.99, 9781922081032

Chook Chook: Mei's Secret Pets by Wai Chim, UQP, $14.95 RRP, 9780702249464

The Garden of Empress Cassia by Gabrielle Wang, Penguin, $17.95 RRP, 9780143300274

Lulu Bell and the Moon Dragon by Belinda Murrell, Random House, $9.99 RRP, 9781742758817

Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson, Black Dog Books, $19.95, 9780330441087

Shaolin Tiger (Samurai Kids #3) by Sandy Fussell, Walker Books, $15.95 RRP, 9781921150906

A Ghost in My Suitcase by Gabrielle Wang, Penguin, $16.95 RRP, 9780143303794

Wicked Warriors and Evil Emperors: The True Story of the Fight for Ancient China by Alison Lloyd and Terry Denton, Penguin, 9780143304340

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang (graphic novel), Roaring Brook Press, 9781596433595

Saints by Gene Luen Yang (graphic novel), Roaring Brook Press, 9781596436893

China Land of Dragons and Emperors by Adeline Yen Mah, Allen & Unwin, $15.95, 9781741754674