Bilingual Books of the Week for Children

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Book11. Diwali: A Festival of Lights and Fun- by Manisha Kumar and Monica Kumar
Diwali is one of the most special of festivals of India, now celebrated around the world. Explore the merriment of Diwali with a charming family who brings the “festival of lights” to life. This dual language book in Hindi and English animates the traditions and liveliness of Diwali through rhyme, captivating pictures, and read along CD providing both Hindi and English. This book has been published in San Jose, CA (USA).

 

 

book22. Festivals in Regions and Seasons of India- by Dr. Vijaya Gupchup
This highly illustrated book contains as series of letters from a grandson to his grandfathers regarding festivals celebration as they occur within the six Indian seasons. This is an excellent resource for children.

 

 

 

Book33. Indian Tales and Folk Tales by Navin Menon
Witty and tactful,pPersistent and prudent. No ordinary stories these, but 16 tales of great contrasts from various regions of India that have perennial appeal.
The stories in this collection are prize-winning entries in the category Indian Tales / Folk Takes in the Competition for Writer’s of Children’s Books organized by Children’s Book Trust, Delhi. It is beautifully illustrated in various colors.

 

 

Book44. Let’s Know Festivals of India- by Kartar Singh Bhalla
This is a colorful guide to celebration of various festivals in India. Most of the festivals like Janmashtami, Ram Navami, Christmas, Buddha Purima, Durga puja and Gurpurabs celebrate religious occasions and birthdays of Gods and Guru and are marked by traditional ceremonies, ritual practices, worship, prayer and solemnity. Other festivals like Basant Panchami, Bihu, Lohri, Holi, Baisakhi, which mark of seasons of the year and harvesting of crops, are occasions for fun, frolic, feasts, music and dance. Karwa Chauth and Raksha Bandhan are festivals which are unique.

 
Reviewed By: Dr. Rajwant Singh Chilana
Associate Professor Emeritus (University of Illinois, USA)
To find out more about these books write to Dr. Chilana at info@indiabookworld.ca