Oct 10, 2017

The Ultimate List Of Indian Mythology Books For Diwali Festival For Kids

22 Indian Mythology story activity Books For diwali Festival For Children kids the k junction

Diwali often means lights, diyas, crackers, rangolis, gifts, sweets etc to kids. But I think it is equally important for us as parents to share the other aspect of Diwali with our kids - the story & history of Diwali, the customs, traditions etc. Books are one of the best ways to teach these things to kids! And now if you are looking for which books to read to your children, look no further, I have got you covered! I have a bunch of these & I also hunted the internet and put together a collection of 22 awesome Diwali books for children ranging from babies to toddlers to kindergartners to elder kids. So are you all set for Diwali this year with your kids?

iDiwali - An Interactive Diwali Story & Sticker Book

The Ramayana story summarized in 10 chapters, with hands on activity in each chapter. Additional Diwali experience activities - Rangoli, fireworks, sweets and more!!! 18 activities packed in one engaging book. You can check out the inside pages & review HERE.

Publisher - Your Learning Capsules
Age Group - 2.5 Years +
Price - 299 INR (FREE shipping anywhere in India)
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Story Of Diwali

The book is a fun, non-preachy, simple-to-read rhyming storybook which talks about how five days of Diwali are celebrated. The rhyming text and colorful illustrations appeal to toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners. The 24-paged book also has some fun facts about Diwali and a special sloka in Sanskrit (along with its translation) at the end of the story. You can check out the inside pages & review HERE.

Reading level: 2 years +
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Tot Labs
Language: English
Price - 155 INR
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Amma, Tell Me About Diwali

A part of the Amma, Tell me series, this book has rhyming text and covers many aspects of Diwali – the story of Ram, the story of Lakshmi as well as how it is celebrated. Read the review HERE.

Brilliant firecrackers lighting up the night,
Diyas twinkling like stars - what a sight!
This is Diwali, in all its glory,
As told to little Klaka - a magical story.

First the celebration of Prince Rama and his homecoming,
His victory over Ravana, the evil demon King.
Next a story of Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth
Who rewards her true devotees with fortune and health.

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You might also like THESE Montessori inspired fun & educational activities that you can do with your kids this Diwali! 

Krishna and Narakasura (Amar Chitra Katha)

Indra was at his wit's end, the impertinent demon Narakasura had stolen his mother's earrings! Lord Krishna, always helpful, agreed to confront the enemy. But seated on Garuda, his trusty eagle and accompanied by the gentle Satyabhama, would Krishna be able to overcome Narakasura's formidable defences? Would his gleaming discus ever find its mark? This is the story of why the second day of Diwali - Naraka Chaturdashi, is named after Naraka!

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A picture book with only illustrations no story-line, describing the festival of Diwali .
Age - 1 year +

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Titoo & The Fireworks

On Diwali night, Titoo, the mischievous baby parrot steps out of his nest to witness the spectacle. Lo! his wings get burnt.

Hurray For Diwali

Diwali is such a special and happy time. Beautiful lights, crackers, presents and lots of feasting! It is also a time to share, pray and think of others. Join Gittoo and gang as they learn the magical story behind Diwali - Lord Rama's victory over the demon Ravana and Goddess Lakshmi's visit to earth.

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For Diwali, you might also like couple of book titles explaining the Ramayana story from the Dussehra themed books for kids.

Celebrate Diwali

This book brings you a collection of exciting and heart-warming stories about Diwali with a colourful array of characters and settings. There is a very special Diwali boat ride, a Diwali rocket that turns out to be an alien spacecraft, a Diwali miracle, Lord Rama and Sita's journey back home, a spooky Diwali and much more.

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Diwali (Bright Baby Touch and Feel)

A touch-and-feel first word book celebrating Diwali. Each page features a familiar Diwali picture including oil lamps, fantastic fireworks and Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. An ideal book for parents to share with their young children as a first step to discovering Diwali traditions.

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Happy Diwali Activity Book

This book brings to the kids some beautiful elements of diwali. Kids can decorate a rangoli, hang the lantern, play with stickers or read and learn the story behind diwali. The book has been beautifully illustrated and presented with colourful and attractive images for our young readers. It also contains a board game and a 3-D structure of Ravana to provide kids with better knowledge about the celebrations of diwali.

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Diwali : Square Book Series

A brief 16- page illustrated text on festivals will satisfy the cravings of the little kid for knowledge and also acquaint him with culture and rituals.

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Festivals Of India - Diwali

A lovely book with colored illustrations 24 pages which describe story, legends & traditions of each day of Diwali - a 5 days festival

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Lots of Lights: A Story about Diwali

Helping children understand Indian culture allows them to be better global citizens, and for Indian children in America, it allows them to learn about their culture in a fresh and relevant way. 

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The Diwali Coloring Book

Join Gittoo and his friends as they prepare to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights! Featuring characters and settings from Anita Raina Thapan's much-loved Hurray for Diwali!, this exciting book is packed with scenes to colour-in, as well as imaginative drawing activities! Bring out your colour pencils and celebrate all the special things that make Diwali the most beautiful festival of all!

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Ved And Friends Celebrate Dussehra And Diwali

'The Ved and Friends Series' gives voice to South Asian Culture in North America with fun short stories where Ved and his friends experience the rich and vibrant South Asian festivals. A tailor-made experience for both children and their parents. 'Ved and Friends Celebrate Dussehra and Diwali' is the first book of the series. In this book you will find fun short stories about: * Navratari * Golu * Durga Puja * Goddess Lakshmi * The Story of Ram, Sita and Ravan* * The Pandavs * Naraka Chaturdashi * King Mahabali * Kali Puja * * Goverdhan Puja * Bhai Dooj * Ashoka Vijaya Dashami in Buddhism * * Diwali in Jainism * Bandi Chhor Diwasin Sikhism *

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The Diwali Gift

Join the 3 Curious Monkeys Suno, Dekho and Jaano as they discover the most auspicious, wonderful Diwali Gift! When a mysterious package arrives just in time for Diwali, the three friends can hardly contain their excitement! Sparklers? Bangles? Diyas? Whatever could it be? Discover the most special gift of all... in this tale of tradition, curiosity, and fun!

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Let's Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali!

In this multicultural and educational series from Bollywood Groove, join Maya, Neel and their pet squirrel, Chintu, as they visit their Aunty Eesha in India to celebrate 5 Days of Diwali. Kids will learn about Dhanteras (day 1), Choti Diwali (day 2), Diwali (day 3), Saal Mubarak (day 4) and Bhai Dooj (day 5) through this fun and beautifully illustrated story.

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Lights For The Blue Prince

This is the story of Prince Rama, the Blue One, and the heroic effort to rescue his beautiful wife from the clutches of the evil ten-headed king, Ravana. It is one of the many legends associated with the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. From simple shadows cast on a cave wall to elaborate shadow puppetry, man has tried to tame shadows to tell a tale. This book has been inspired by shadow puppet theatre.

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The Festival of Lights - A Diwali Book for Toddlers

This eBook introduces the Indian festival of Diwali to toddlers. The rhyming text and colorful illustrations appeal to the readers aged 1 to 2, although some older children may enjoy it too! Kids around the world will enjoy this ebook.

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Ultimate Diwali Sticker Book

From the festive fireworks to the lighting of lamps, discover the traditions and origins of the Diwali festival. Decorate your notepad, craft a Diwali card for your parents or simply create your own stories with the 60 fun, easy-to-peel, reusable stickers.

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Rama and the Demon King: An Ancient Tale from India

Banished by his jealous stepmother, the good and brave Prince Rama has lived in the forest for 14 years, along with his beautiful wife Sita and his loyal brother Lakshaman. Rama has triumphed over the demons that dwell there and the three live a simple, peaceful life among the forest animals. But it is not to last, for the ten-headed King of the Demons vows to take revenge. Eye-catching illustrations, based on the Indian tradition of shadow-puppetry, convey the exuberance of a millennia-old tale which is still very much alive today.

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Festivals Of India

The colourful festivals of India are an integral part of the life of its people. They are symbols of the rich cultural heritage of this diverse land. Each unique festival is a celebration of great significance, where India comes alive in its fascinating best. This beautifully illustrated book tells you all about festivals from the story behind why each festival is celebrated.

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Festivals are opportunities to bond with family members & extended family. These memories are etched into children's minds. I have personally started to associate festivals with book reading, storytelling & following some of the customs that we can manage along with bonding & cozying around. So which Diwali books have you picked up?

Hope you liked this collection of Diwali themed books for kids.

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