HUANG, Zhong-Zang

The Dragon New Year (Raincoast, $19.95)

In The Dragon New Year (Raincoast, $19.95), by David Bouchard, a grandmother explains the clashing cymbals, blazing fireworks and fearsome Dragon Dance that announce the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Itís the noise and fire, she reassures her little granddaughter, that keeps them safe. This is Bouchardís second collaboration with Zhong-Zang Huang. Their first book in the Chinese Legend series was The Great Race. 1-55192-200-2