Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 2
- Grade: p to 12
- Reading age: 0 to 2
Every year in October or November people come together to celebrate Diwali.
Diwali is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. The stories woven into the festival of Diwali celebrate the victory of good over evil and light over darkness, and people celebrate this festival of lights by lighting clay lamps and candles, sharing sweets, exchanging gifts, offering prayers to gods and goddesses and watching fireworks. Introduce your little one to the awe of this brilliant festival through dazzling photographs and Singh's lyrical prose.
About the authors
Rina Singh has published several critically acclaimed books for children inspired by her Indian Canadian heritage, including Diwali Lights, Holi Colors and Diwali: A Festival of Lights, which was nominated for the Red Cedar Award. Rina’s own grandmother never got the chance to go to school. Grandmother School is dedicated to her memory. Rina lives in Toronto with her family.
Heather Gould is an entrepreneur, artist and voice actor from Victoria, British Columbia.
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
"Rhyming text is paired with a vivid photograph…With its focus on very young children, the book shows how Diwali is celebrated."
"Singh brings the vibrancy of the festival of lights to the page by incorporating bright colours in every spread. Diwali Lights is the perfect companion to Singh's board book, Holi Colors."
Other titles by Rina Singh
Other titles by Heather Gould
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