Diwali is here and we're celebrating with some of our favourite recommended reads
Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the most widely celebrated events around the globe. Also known as 'The Festival of Lights', Diwali sees the whole world lit up on the new moon day of the Hindu calendar. The light represents the winning battle over the darkness of evil, so get ready to light up your bookshelf (metaphorically) with these shining beacons of amazing literature!
Baby's First Diwali - DK
Although this book may appeal to those a little younger, this is a really great contextual book that presents the idea of Diwali in a fun and highly engaging way. The book gives basic information in a simple manner to support anyone who starts with little knowledge on this celebration. Check out the book and grab a copy here.
Binny's Diwali - Thrity Umrigar & Nidhi Chanani
Perfect for young children, this beautiful book tells the story of a young girl who wants to share her love of Diwali with her friends, but sometimes finding the right words is hard. After explaining about the different foods, celebrations, and items, Binny's whole class are excited to celebrate with her too! Find out more about this book here.
The Best Diwali Ever - Sonali Shah & Chaaya Prabhat
Ariana has BIG plans for this year's Diwali, but her little brother is always getting up to trouble ruining her plans and she wants to make sure everything goes well. Including stunning illustrations and a non-fiction spread about Diwali at the end, this book is a great tool for those around 7 and under. Find out more and order the book here.
Rama & Sita - The Story of Diwali - Malachy Doyle & Christopher Corr
Perfect for those 6+ (or confident readers just below), The Story of Diwali tells... The story of Diwali. The colourful illustrations perfectly match the bright and uplifting theme of Diwali and add to the gripping story giving children contextual information on the celebrations in a fun way. Find out more here.
Shubh Diwali! - Chitra Soundar & Charlene Chua
Diwali is coming! Follow this beautiful picture book as it shows the wonderful festivities of one family. Learn about the clothes, the treats and the events! Great illustrations pair with the rhyming storyline constructed to create this heartwarming book to celebrate The Festival of Lights. Find out more here and grab yourself a copy!