The New Year is a wonderful time for children. Think about it from their perspective: everyone around them is filled with happiness and joy and the air seems a bit lighter even. For an evening and a day there are late nights and fireworks and special drinks all around. It’s truly magical when you see it like that. Because we’re a family of readers, I also love to incorporate big events like the New Year into our story time.

I’m also shamelessly an Amazon Prime Mom.

In the spirit of my love of 2-day prime shipping and the New Year, here are my favorite books for kids that really celebrate the spirit of the New Year. And of course, they’re all available on Amazon Prime.

New Year’s Books for Kids

The Best New Year's Books for Kids

Sylvester and the New Year

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The Wonderful Things You Will Be - The Best New Year's Books for Kids

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

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Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas

Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas

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Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book

Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book

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Squirrel's New Year's Resolution

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution

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The Best New Year's Books for Kids

Happy New Year, Spot!The Night Before New Year’s

New Year’s Day for Cats: Rhyming Picture Book for Kids

The most beautiful thing about the New Year is that it doesn’t have to be celebrated in just a day. These New Year’s books for kids are ideal for not only introducing the concept of the New Year to your kids, but they are great for revisiting your resolutions throughout the year.

Whenever you’re feeling burned out or need motivation, try sitting down together reading one of these New Year’s books for kids.

Published by Tiffany Barry

Tiffany Barry is a single mom of 4 who never really planned it out that way. Her writing about motherhood, family finances, parenting, and more has been featured on sites like Scary Mommy, Modern Mom, and

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  1. Great way to get the kids excited about the New Year. We’re always looking to help them enjoy the holiday season.

  2. You have picked out some wonderful books! There is nothing better than sharing a new book with your children. Keep on reading!

  3. Those are really good lists of books to give for my kids on this holiday and I am sure they will like it!