Happy Year of the Sheep!


It’s the first day of the new year! 新年快乐!万事如意!

And it’s the Year of the Sheep (or Goat or Ram)!
The Sheep (Goat) is a Yin energy, a symbol of Peace, Harmonious co-existence and Tranquility.

Since this is a book blog, here are some great books to kick off your Year of the Sheep! (links are to Goodreads). These are great for every Lunar New Year:


Bringing in the New Year – Grace Lin
A New Year’s Reunion: A Chinese Story – Yu Li-Qiong, Zhu Cheng-Liang (Illustrator)
Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book – Joan Holub , Benrei Huang (Illustrator), Holub Regan (Illustrator)
Lion Dancer: Ernie Wan’s Chinese New Year – Kate Waters, Martha Cooper (Illustrations)
Sam and the Lucky Money – Karen Chinn, Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator), Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator)
This Next New Year – Janet S. Wong, Yangsook Choi (Illustrations)
The Year of the Sheep – Oliver Chin, Alina Chau (Illustrations)


And some sheep books for the kids:


Russell the Sheep (Russell the Sheep) – Rob Scotton
Sheep on a Ship (Sheep) – Nancy E. Shaw, Margot Apple (Illustrator)
Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! (Cat the Cat) – Mo Willems


And some books for the non-kids. (ok so I just looked up ‘sheep’ and ‘goat’ titles, still I’m sure they’re worth reading!)



Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet – Catherine Friend
Three Bags Full (Sheep Detective Story #1) – Leonie Swann, Anthea Bell (Translator)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner #1) – Philip K. Dick
A Wild Sheep Chase – Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum (Translator)
The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargas Llosa, Edith Grossman (Translator )
Black Sheep – Georgette Heyer
The Sheep Look Up – John Brunner
Baa Baa Black Sheep – Gregory Boyington
The Black Sheep (La Comédie Humaine) – Honoré de Balzac, Donald Adamson (Translator)

Have a bookish Year of the Sheep! May it bring wonderful reads!


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