The Diwali season is twinkling on the horizon, and there’s a buzz in the air that’s as delightful as the scent of sweet treats wafting from the kitchen.
If you’re as excited as I am to get the kids wrapped up in the spirit of this ‘festival of lights,’ then you know it’s the perfect time to cozy up with some heartwarming reads. I’ve got the low-down on some gorgeous Diwali books for kids that are sure to light up the little ones’ faces brighter than the night sky during the Hindu festival of lights.
Whether you’re tucked in your home, surrounded by small clay pot candles, or if you’re looking to sprinkle a little Diwali magic in different parts of the world, these children’s books make the celebration complete.
They’re the perfect Diwali gift, or a great resource for your school or nursery, wrapping the joy of Diwali and the Indian festival of lights into pages that turn into memories.
So, grab a cup of chai, take a deep breath, and let’s dive into a pile of books that are as festive as a Diwali day!
Wrapping up our little book journey, I hope you and your munchkins find your new favorite bedtime read from this stack.
Each of these great Diwali books offers a different slice of the festival, just like every home celebrates in its own unique way.
From the story of Lord Rama and the victory of light over the demon king Ravana, to the present-day joys of putting on your new clothes, painting rangoli art, and the anticipation of lighting those clay lamps—these reads will not only educate but also entertain.
As you light your home with oil lamps and adorn the doorway with streaks of gold, let these stories be the cherry on top of your celebration. They’ll teach your little ones about Indian culture, the legend behind the festival, and the timeless tradition of spreading joy and light.
In true bookworm fashion, let’s turn the pages of these wonderful books to spread the joy not just through movies but through the magic of reading.
A Happy Diwali to all, and to all a good night of storytelling under the Diwali light!
More Diwali Activities for Kids
Ready to amp up the festive fun? I’ve got a twinkling array of Diwali activities that are just perfect for keeping those little hands busy!
From crafting their own diyas to mastering the art of rangoli, these activities will bring the celebration right into your living room.
Click through for ideas that will keep the kiddos engaged and the Diwali cheer loud and proud!
- Diwali Color by Number Pages for Kids (Free Printable)
- Free Printable Diwali Colouring Pages for Kids & Adults
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More Book Lists for Kids
And for the tiny book lovers, I’ve curated some fabulous book lists that will take them on adventures far and wide, beyond the shimmering lights of Diwali. Whether they’re into fairy tales, space explorations, or wild safaris, there’s a list for every curious mind. Dive into these recommendations and watch your little one’s imagination soar with each page turn!
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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.