Dragon Boats in August

NYC through a Year of Celebrations

By John Ewing

2017 iBooks Author Awards - Best Book of the Year, Education (School Activities)

Finalist - Best Children's Book of the Year

Finalist - Best Use of Inclusive Design in a Multi-Touch Book

Finalist - Best Book of the Year, Exhibit or Event Companion


A festive introduction to New York’s diversity—month by month.

Young readers can look, listen, and learn about NYC’s many cultural traditions—Chinese, Indo-Caribbean, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and more—starting with the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in Queens and culminating in a fireworks show in lower Manhattan on the Fourth of July, Independence Day. 

Celebrate NYC through vibrant colors, costumes, and communities!

This delightful picture book features bold graphic design with vivid photo collages—and (in iBooks) enhanced with spirited on-scene videos, live music recordings, and a pop-up glossary linked by month.

A colorful, super-fun ride! ★★★★★

Not just for kids — I’ve lived in New York City for many years and learned so much about my hometown from this incredibly colorful, fun book. Especially loved the videos of all the amazing celebrations that go on here all year round. Just be prepared for some field trips — your child (or you) will want to go to each and every one.
— Bibliocook, iBooks Review

Available in...

  • EBOOK with VIDEO (iBooks)
  • EPUB (Kobo) & PDF (Lulu) 

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