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Diwali: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about Diwali?

As you can see, this list of kids books about Diwali is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about Diwali, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Diwali
Written by Hannah Eliot & illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Learn all about the traditions of Diwali with this third book in the delightful board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe. Each autumn we gather with our friends and family and light our brightest lanterns. It’s time for Diwali, the festival of lights! In this lovely board book with illustrations from Archana Sreenivasan, readers learn that the five days of Diwali are a time to pray for a bountiful season, celebrate the special bonds between siblings, and rejoice in the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

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Shubh Diwali!
Written by Chitra Soundar & illustrated by Charlene Chua
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Diwali has arrived! Rangoli art decorates the floor and strings of flowers hang around the doors. Now it’s time to ring the bells, light the lamps, and welcome the new year with family and friends. A sweet introduction to the Hindu festival of lights.

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Diwali Lights
Written by Rina Singh
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Every year in October or November people come together to celebrate Diwali. It is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. The stories woven into the festival of Diwali celebrate the victory of good over evil and light over darkness, and people celebrate this festival of lights by lighting clay lamps and candles, sharing sweets, exchanging gifts, offering prayers to gods and goddesses and watching fireworks. Introduce your little one to the awe of this brilliant festival through dazzling photographs and Singh’s lyrical prose.

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Baby's First Diwali
Written by DK
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Celebrate Diwali with this delightful baby board book that little ones will adore. <p/>The bright and colorful images in this book are the perfect way to discover Diwali together. From the shining diya lamps that gave the festival its name, to colorful flower decorations, to sweet treats, <i>Baby’s First Diwali</i> features all the familiar favorites associated with India’s biggest and brightest holiday. <p/>An ideal baby gift to develop early learning, the simple pictures and sentences promote language skills, and the small, padded format is perfect for babies to hold. Babies and toddlers will enjoy turning the pages by themselves, helping to foster early reading development as well as fine motor skills. <p/>Learn all about the amazing festival of light with your little one! <i>Baby’s First Diwali</i> perfectly captures the joy of this special celebration and is an ideal preschool learning introduction to the traditions of the holiday.

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