Welcome the Year of the Pig

It's time for a new year again—Chinese New Year! If you didn't know, the Chinese zodiac is based on the cycle of the moon, which repeats every 12 years. Each year is linked to a different animal. According to legend, the 12 animals ran a race thousands of years ago to determine their order. Each child born after that race takes on the traits of the animal assigned to the year they were born.

This year, 2019, is the Year of the Pig. Those born in the Year of the Pig are cheerful, kind and positive. If you were born in 1995 or 2007, you are also a Pig.

Ready to get in the spirit? Check out these swine tales for kids.

If I were going to rename this year's New Year celebration, I would say Happy Pig Day! Everyone will be saying "Oink!" after reading this salute to all things pink. Want to take it to the next level? Read other books in the Elephant and Piggie series or try hosting your own Pig Day event.

Although ninjas aren't Chinese, The Three Ninja Pigs are ready to pork chop the Big Bad Wolf in this imaginative retelling of the classic tale.

Never boar-ing and always exhausting, Olivia races through her day with unending energy and imagination until she wears even herself out.

Meet Babe, a piglet who wants to be a sheep dog, in this family film based on the Dick King-Smith novel.

And, of course, no list of pig titles would be complete without the story of "some pig" saved by Charlotte's Web.