Here comes the Year of the Dragon!

The first day of the 2012 Chinese New Year is Monday January 23. On that day, the mystical dragon returns, in its first appearance since the turn of the millennium. The dragon is the epitome of power, nobility and perseverance, tracing back to early Chinese mythology.

Countless Chinese dragon legends run through ancient Chinese history. In The Dragon Emperor : a Chinese Folktale the dragon emperor Ying Long is a powerful ruler. But a warrior named Chi You plans to overthrow the emperor and take control of China. How will the emperor protect his country? For a look at all twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, try The Dragon's Tale and Other Animal Fables of the Chinese Zodiac, with striking illustrations by Demi.

You can listen to Mandarin or English dialog with subtitles in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, or Hanyu Pinyin on the DVD Story of the Chinese Zodiac : Shi er Sheng Xiao di Gu Shi.

And why not try your hand at Origami : Asian Arts & Crafts for Creative Kids?
However you celebrate, we wish you a healthy and prosperous new year!


Hooray for the year of the Dragon! The Water Dragon! It's a magical time. I'm wearing lots of red for luck!