Tales From the Chinese Zodiac is a series of 12 books (written in English) about these iconic calendar denizens, starting with The Year of the Dog.
Year of the Dog 2006 by Oliver Chin
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.
Year of the Pig 2007 by Oliver Chin
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.
Year of the Rat 2008 by Oliver Chin
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.
Year of the Ox 2009 by Oliver Chin
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.
Year of the Tiger 2010 by Oliver Chin
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.
Year of the Rabbit 2011 by Oliver Chin
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.
Year of the Dragon 2012 by Oliver Chin
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.
Year of the Snake 2013 by Oliver Chin
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.
Year of the Horse 2014 by Oliver Chin
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! Click here for more information.
Year of the Sheep 2015 by Oliver Chin
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.