Today we’re excited to announce the release of our new title, Every Month is a New Year: Celebrations Around the World, written by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Susan L. Roth. In many places around the globe, the new year starts on January 1. But not everywhere! Chinese New Year is celebrated in January or February. Iranians observe Nowruz in March. For Thai people, Songkran occurs in April. Ethiopians greet the new year at Enkutatash in September. All these celebrations, and many others, have deep-rooted traditions and treasured customs.
This collection of sixteen lively poems introduce readers to some of the most fascinating festivities, some well-known and some less familiar.
Check out a couple of the gorgeous spreads below!
Every Month is a New Year has already received three starred reviews, including:
- Publishers Weekly: “[A] lovely collection that both looks back at tradition and forward to new beginnings, wherever one might live.”
- Kirkus Reviews: “A visually and sonically stunning introduction to the importance of appreciating time and the change of seasons throughout the world: a multicultural gem.”
- Booklist: “This complete package is an illuminating and respectful appreciation of both our global uniqueness and our commonality.”
Purchase a copy here.