We are almost to the end of 2018! Whether this year was filled with joy, hardship, or a mix of everything in between, what I love most about the closing of one year and the beginning of the next is how we are able to reflect, leave the past behind, and start over again. And in my opinion, there’s no better way to start a new year than with a new book!

These books will have your child feeling excited and optimistic for what 2019 has in store. Check them out!

Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution, by Pat Miller

“Squirrel knows that New Year’s Day is a great day for making resolutions! But what does it mean to make a resolution, anyway? As she makes visits around the forest she learns about New Year’s resoltions and helps her friends get started on theirs. If only she can think of a resolution of her very own…”

Sylvester and the New Year, by  Eduard Mörike

“One New Year’s Eve during a walk through crisp, deep snow, a father tells his young daughter the heart-warming story of Sylvester, who sleeps all year and only awakens for one very special day. Follow Sylvester and his silver moon horses on their annual journey through all the stars of the Milky Way.”

Cecil’s New Year’s Eve Tail, by Marie Fritz Perry

“When Cecil the snake is invited to a New Year’s Eve ball in New York City, his insecurities almost prevent him from enjoying the evening with his friends. Along the way, he learns an important lesson about acceptance and friendship.”

New Clothes for New Year’s Day, by Hyun-joo Bae

“The New Year is the start of everything new…Follow a young Korean girl as she dresses and prepares for celebrating the Lunar New Year.”

Do you have any resolutions for 2019? Let me know what they are in the comments!