Books About Holi & Colors | For learning about the traditions and mythology behind the celebrations, here are some wonderful books to introduce children to the stories and spirit of Holi. We’ve included reads about colors, the traditions of Holi and celebrations around the world.
Amma Tell Me about Holi! | The story of Holi, as told to Klaka, a little boy, by his Amma, with a lot of joy.
Celebrate Holi with Me! | Experience Holi and the welcoming of Spring through the eyes of a toddler, Riya & her friends.
Pinkalicious | A book celebrating pink and encouraging readers to be happy with who they are.
Mix It Up! | Helps children understand colors and what happens when you mix them to create new ones.
Rani Celebrates Holi | Princess Rani celebrates Holi while convincing others to play along.
Holi Colors | Explore the colors of Holi through vibrant photographs and playful rhymes from the perspective of a parent to a child.
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes | A great read aloud book about a cat named Pete who does not loose his cool even when he steps in mud, strawberries and more with his brand new white shoes.
Mouse Paint | A simple story about three playful mice that introduces kids to mixing colors.
Let’s Celebrate Holi! | Learn about history, food, language and cultural elements of Holi as it is celebrated across India.
Festival of Colors | A Holi book that reminds readers that “Holi is a festival of fresh starts. And friendship. And forgiveness.”
We Throw Color on Each Other! | A colorful tale of a brother and sister celebrating Holi with their family while teaching colors in Hindi.
Planting a Rainbow | A child and mother plant a flower garden with flowers in every color of the rainbow.
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