In a month when several different faiths are observing religious festivals, we thought it would be the perfect time to focus on Beanstalk Brilliant books that can teach us all something new about faith and religion, without that necessarily having been the sole aim of the book!

Sometimes - yes, even as adults - we're too quick to dismiss books as being about 'something' in particular or having been written specifically for certain groups of people and we label them as such.

But here at Coram Beanstalk, we encourage children to embrace all sorts of books - we want them to be able to see themselves in the books they read but we also don't want to see them deliberately avoiding books in which they don't.

Books are the ideal medium for us all to learn about things of which we might not have direct experience and books that illustrate a particular aspect of life - for example, different beliefs - can be valuable for us all, especially when they are also such brilliant books!

About the book

We All Celebrate by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Jenny Bloomfield

Everyone in the world has something to celebrate. But we don't all celebrate in the same way everywhere. From Chitra Soundar and Jenny Bloomfield, We All Celebrate! introduces us to less familiar celebrations from around the world, in amongst those well-known festivals, anniversaries and parties that bring feel-good memories.

Read a review from Anne Thompson, a Coram Beanstalk reading helper and Chair of the Surrey Branch of the School Library Association below:

A Library Lady Blog: We All Celebrate

Watch an interview with Chitra Soundar about We All Celebrate

Equally Brilliant Beanstalk books with the same theme - Celebrations, faith and religion

Download a PDF of these titles here