My specialty is breaking down the divisions between faith traditions, but much can be learned by exploring specific religions or religious holidays with kids. Below, you will find my picks for kids’ books that accurately represent a variety of faith-based practices without being overly-promotional. They are geared for kids age 4-10, so “board books” are not included.
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|The two most well-known holy days in Hinduism are Holi and Diwali. There are also interesting Hindu deity tales that kids love.|
|These books are distinctly Buddhist (as opposed to more secular mindfulness, meditation, or kindness books).|
|These books are for the major holidays of the Jewish tradition — Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Purim, and Passover.|
|Ramadan/Eid al-Fitr is the most well-known holiday period, but the hajj and girls wearing hijab are also interesting topics.|
|There are only a few books about Sikhism, but it is the 5th largest religion in the world. Vaisakhi is a major holiday.|
Holi image = Pixabay/shekharchopra85, Buddhist Monk mage = Pixabay/Sansin Tipchai, Boy Blowing Shofar image = Pixabay/Ri Butov, Muslim Boy image = Pixabay/Mohammad Zia, Sikh Boy image = Pixbay/Jeevan Singla