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Children's Topic Books about Celebrations and Festivals Around the World

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The Little Red Hen 

by Mary Finch

The lazy rooster and mouse can't be bothered to help the Little Red Hen harvest her wheat, or help her take it to the miller, or bake it into bread! So when her delicious loaf of bread is ready, she is not at all inclined to share it with them. The rooster and the mouse soon mend their ways!

Harvest Festival

by Nancy Dickmann

Harvest Festival is celebrated in the autumn and children learn about early harvest festivals and how we celebrate today.


Lighting a Lamp: A Divali Story by Jonny Zucker

It's Divali! Jon in the celebrations and follow a family as they make rangoli patterns, light divas and watch a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate their amazing festival of light. This delightful picture book is a simple introduction to the Divali festival for the very young.

Rama and Sita

by Malachy Doyle

The perfect book to introduce children to Rama and Sita and the story of Diwali. Rama and Sita live happily in the forest - until Sita is kidnapped by the demon king, Ravana. Can Rama and the monkey king Hanuman follow the trail and save Sita, or will she be lost forever?