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Contemporary in style yet classic in tone, these tales invite kids of all ages to learn about themselves and others too!
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"Tales From the Chinese Zodiac is a series of 12 books about these iconic calendar denizens, starting with The Year of the Dog...each book targets four- to eight-year-olds and stars a baby animal coming of age and learning how to personify the year it represents."
- Kidscreen Magazine

The Year of the Dog

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Jeremiah Alcorn
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 1-59702-002-8, 10 x 10 inches

2006 is the Year of the Dog! Born on New Year's Day, the puppy Daniel explores the world with the girl Lin, and learns how to become "man's best friend." This is the first book in an annual book series highlighting the twelve charming animals of the Chinese New Year. Click here for more information.

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The Year of the Pig

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Jeremiah Alcorn
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 1-59702-007-9, 10 x 9.75 inches

2007 is the Year of the Pig! Born on New Year's Day, the piglet Patricia explores the farm with her parents and Farmer Wu. Being a sensible pig takes practice, but can Patty demonstrate her best qualities when others think they aren't? This is the second book in the annual Chinese New Year series. Click here for more information.

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The Year of the Rat

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Jeremiah Alcorn
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59702-011-7, 10 x 9.5 inches

2008 is the Year of the Rat! The rat Ralph befriends the boy Bing, but soon learns that some rodent habits are hard to shake. Can Ralph help his pal when Bing needs him most? Find out in this tale of a small hero with big dreams! Click here for more information.

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The Year of the Ox

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Jeremiah Alcorn
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59702-015-2, 10 x 9.5 inches

2009 is the Year of the Ox! The calf Olivia becomes a "soul sister" with the girl Mei. But pulling her weight is harder than it looks. Can Olivia overcome all the odds to rescue her friend when the chips are down? This is the little ox that could! Click here for more information.

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The Year of the Tiger

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Justin Roth
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59702-020-6, 10 x 9.5 inches

2010 is the Year of the Tiger! Teddy is the prince of the jungle, but when the King and Queen tell him to avoid contact with humans, he finds it hard to obey. But when he meets the girl Su, will both of them land in hot water? Click here for more information.

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The Year of the Rabbit

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Justin Roth
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59702-023-7, 10 x 9.5 inches

2011 is the Year of the Rabbit! The bunny Rosie has big ears and an equally large sense of adventure. But she meets the boy Jai when she gets caught in his grandmother's garden. Will Rosie live up to how others think rabbits behave? Or will she keep her ears to the ground when Jai needs her help the most? Click here for more information.

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The Year of the Dragon

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Jennifer Wood
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59702-028-2, 10 x 9.5 inches

2012 is the Year of the Dragon! Dominic's proud parents rule the sea and sky, advise the Emperor, and have high expectations for their son. But when they disapprove of Dom paddling a boat with his friends in the annual river race, what will Dom do? Click here for more information.

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The Year of the Snake

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Jennifer Wood
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59702-038-1, 10 x 9.5 inches

2013 is the Year of the Snake! Suzie is a young snake who wants to see the world. Though others may not take kindly to her kind, Suzie befriends the girl Lily and embarks on a great adventure. But what will they do when the wisest choice is to lie low? Click here for more information.

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The Year of the Horse

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Jennifer Wood
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59702-080-0, 10 x 9.5 inches

2014 is the Year of the Horse! Hannah is a young filly who becomes pals with the boy Tom and his art teacher Laoshi. But who can help deliver Laoshi painting to the capital faraway? Hannah may hear her calling!
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The Year of the Sheep

Author: Oliver Chin
Illustrator: Alina Chau
$15.95, Hardcover, 36 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59702-104-3, 10 x 9.5 inches

2015 is the Year of the Sheep! Sydney is a lamb who becomes pals with the shepherd girl Zhi. But when nature has a problem, can Sydney lead instead of follow? Click here for more information.

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Handy Dandy Chinese Calendar

If you're wondering what animal you are, you're in luck. Due to popular demand, we've added this table so you can find out. Now if your birthday is between January and February, that is a little trickier! We'll try to address that when we have some more time...

Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog Pig
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1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923
1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935
1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947
1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019







Chinese Translations


Do you want Chinese translations of these stories? Download the free Traditional or Simplified text as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.



Reviews




mama rabbit "These books are a great gift idea for friends and family"
- National Association of Asian American Professionals

"Your books are adorable and the kids love them."
- Peggy Scott, President, Families with Children from China, Northern California

"Chin finds unique characters to expose children to hints of Asian-American culture while creating engaging and readable stories.…These stories are cute and humorous while offering a lesson learning adventure. I can't express how much I recommend them as a classroom addition or for a home library...they would also be a great gift for expectant parents or loved ones who know their Chinese Zodiac sign."
- Teachers' Favorite Books for Students

"Excellently written and containing charming and playful illustrations, the book is an excellent introduction to the ancient tradition of Chinese New Year in a contemporary fashion."
- Nancy Keane's Booktalks

"[The Tales of the Chinese Zodiac's} computer-generated graphics feature bright colors, angular cartoon figures, and visually appealing textures."
- School Library Journal

"I love it when my children are able to learn about the beliefs and traditions of different cultures, and books from the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series are a great way for them to do so. I highly recommend starting your own collection."
- The Boutique Café



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