Celebrating Diwali: History, Traditions, and Activities – A Holiday Book for Kids (Holiday Books for Kids ) (Hardcover)
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Celebrate Diwali with this fun introduction for kids ages 6 to 9
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a five-day celebration of good over evil. It's one of the most popular holidays in India and is celebrated by many different people all over the world. This engaging non-fiction book for kids explains the history, folklore, traditions, and customs of Diwali, and includes interactive activities that encourage kids to celebrate at home or in their communities.
- Diverse traditions—From music and dancing to food and games, kids will learn different ways to celebrate Diwali.
- Celebratory activities—Kids can explore hands-on festivities like making a popular Indian dessert called ladoos, creating a clay diya candle holder, and crafting a paper leaf garland.
- Fun facts and pictures—Colorful illustrations and fascinating facts throughout the book bring Diwali to life.
Get little ones excited to learn with this standout among Diwali books for kids.
About the Author
Anjali Joshi is a science teacher, curriculum developer, and children’s book author. A lifelong learner, Anjali is currently a master of science candidate at the University of Oxford, researching the effective implementation of STEM education in the K-8 classroom. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two boys.
"Equal parts delightful and educational, Celebrating Diwali is a vibrant book that shines light on the history, culture, food, and many traditions of India's festival of lights. The colorful illustrations, craft activities, fascinating fun facts, and delicious recipes add to the joy of reading the book. This perfect introduction to the festival of Diwali works as a wonderful read-aloud as well, which not only educates your young reader but also engages and entertains them!" —Payal Doshi, author of Rea and the Blood of the Nectar