Help little ones to get excited about the change to the new year. Engage them with these books about New Years for preschoolers.
New Years is a fun holiday where we all gather to celebrate! While people may have a different way (or time) to ring in the new year, the intention is always the same. New Years is a time to reflect on all of the events of the past year and make goals and wishes for the upcoming year. Give preschoolers a better understanding of this special holiday by sharing books about New Years with them.
New Years books provide a perfect opportunity to begin talking about this momentous time of year with children. Read them during circle time or as a preparation for the holiday. Whenever you decide to share stories about New Years, the fact of the matter is, preschoolers will love them.
So, why wait? Take a look at this incredible New Years book list!
Preschool Books About New Years
Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution by Pat Miller
Learn about resolutions with Squirrel in this sweet story. Children will adore the fun animal characters and relatable storyline.
Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas by Gail Piernas-Davenport
Discover how Shante’s neighbors ring in the New Year with this exciting story. The rhyming words and informative text make this a wonderful read-aloud for preschoolers.
The Night Before New Year’s by Natasha Wing
Try staying up until midnight with this fun family. Each page has cute illustrations with poetic verse that is sure to delight little learners.
Chinese New Year Wishes by Jillian Lin
Meet a boy named Hong and celebrate New Years with him. This entertaining and educational book will captivate young students.
P. Bear’s New Year’s Party by Paul Owen Lewis
Ring in the New Year with a polar bear in this clever counting book for kids. The simple drawings help little ones learn numbers with ease.
The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear
Go on a journey to find a magical wishing tree. While this incredible book isn’t specifically about New Years, it provides a wonderful segue to introducing the concept of resolutions and hopes for the upcoming year.
Happy New Year, Spot! by Eric Hill
Join Spot as he celebrates the New Year. This simple and fun story is perfect for preschool.
Felíz New Year, Ava Gabriela! by Alexandra Alessandri
Head to Columbia for New Year festivities. The illustrations are bright and beautiful and will capture the attention of even the smallest of children.
The Lucky Grapes: A New Year’s Eve Story by Tracey Kyle
Celebrate the New Year in Spain with this exciting read. Little ones will learn about Spain’s traditions in a way that they can understand.
Happy New Year by Dee Smith
Find out why the New Year’s holiday is so special in this great book. The short story is easy-to-understand for young readers.
New Year’s Books for Homeschool
Ring in the new year with this collection of New Year’s books. These stories are both engaging and educational for little ones. They also provide a way to prompt discussions about different holiday traditions and festivities! Any (or all) of these reads will make a perfect addition to your homeschooling preschool library.
Which of these New Years books would you like to add to your preschool classroom?