Diwali Booklist!

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Title: Diwali
By: Rachel Koestler-Grack
Published: 2017

For five days every fall, India shines especially bright. The occasion is Diwali, the country’s Festival of Lights. Clay lamps, fireworks and sparklers, and colorful rangoli sand art all add visual brilliance. The Diwali celebration will come alive in this early elementary read. Age Range: 5-8

Call Number: x294.536 Koest.R

Diwali:  Festival of Lights

Title: Diwali: Festival of Lights
By: Rina Singh
Published: 2016

During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate the triumph of good over evil and justice over oppression. Critically acclaimed author Rina Singh explores her Indian roots as she tells the Diwali stories.Enriched by personal anecdotes and spiced with festive recipes, this book takes you on a journey to see how this festival is celebrated around the world! Age Range: 8-12

Call Number: x294.536 Singh.R

The Diwali Gift

Title: The Diwali Gift
By: Shweta Chopra and Shuchi Mehta
Published: 2015

Join the 3 Curious Monkeys Suno, Dekho and Jaano as they discover the most 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.
Age Range: 4-8
Call Number: J Picture Chopra

 Prince of Fire:  the Story of Diwali

Title: Prince of Fire: the Story of Diwali
By: Jatinder Nath Verma
Published: 2016

Retells the Hindu tale of a heroic prince, Rama, and his bride, Sita, who are separated by the demon prince Ravana until the Monkey Army of Hanuman, god of the wind, helps them. A great introduction to the Ramayana for upper elementary school kids! Age Range: 8-12

Call Number: x294.536 Verma.J

Rama and Sita

Title: Rama and Sita
By: David Weitzman
Published: 2002

This book tells the part of the story concerning Rama's exile; the abduction of his wife Sita; the alliance between Rama and Hanuman, the Monkey King, who together defeat the evil Ravana; and the restoration of the world to a state of peace under Rama's rule. The story is told within the framework of a shadow puppet show by a traditional Javanese storyteller. Gorgeous! Age Range: 6 - 10 years

Call Number: Call Number: x398.6 India Weitz.D

Ramayana: An Illustrated retelling

Title: Ramayana: An Illustrated retelling
By: Arshia Sattar
Published: 2018

An unforgettable tale of love [and] adventure…. in an authoritative, gripping retelling. Rama is a brave young prince who is forced into exile. His brother Lakshmana and his wife, the beautiful princess Sita, loyally follow him into the depths of the mysterious forest, where they encounter strange and dangerous creatures. Ravana, the ten-headed demon king who kidnaps Sita and takes her to the middle of the ocean. To rescue her, Rama enlists the help of hundreds of thousands of magical monkeys and bears to fight the demon army and win her back. Age Range: 10 and up
Call Number: x398.6 Satta.A

Shubh Diwali

Title: Shubh Diwali
By: Chitra Soundar
Published: 2019

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. Age Range: 4-8

Call Number: J Picture Chitra

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