Books On Ganesha You Must Read To Your Kids

Find this compile of the best stories of Lord Ganesha that your kids 4- to 14 must read, this festive season.

Lord Ganesha is always children’s favourite deity. Stories of Ganeshji that we have been told as kids on how he loves to do pranks, how he comes up with wise tricks and how he simply loves eating will make their way into any child’s heart! If you are busy with the festive celebrations- don’t worry about entertaining the young minds. Here is what you need. 

We have compiled the best stories of Lord Ganesha that your kids must-read this festive season. Like what you read? Don’t forget to share it with your friends and other fellow parents! You can also buy the books right away by clicking on the links below. 

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

1. Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

Author: Sanjay Patel 

We all have a sweet tooth, don’t we?! So why not the Elephant God himself?! What happens when this sweet craving of Lord Ganesha results in something unexpected? A nice read for kids aged 5 and above. 

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2. 99 Thoughts On Ganesha

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

A simple book for the older kids by children’s favourite author, Devdutt Pattanaik who explains easy meditation techniques to understand the stories and significance of Lord Ganesha in the Hindu mythology. 

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3. The Elephant Prince: Story Of Ganesha

Author: Amy Novesky

Do you know how Lord Ganesha got the head of an elephant’s head? Elephant Prince tells the story of a remarkable bond between a mother and her son, a remorseful god, a generous elephant and the boy who became Ganesh.

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4. Lord Ganesha’s Feast Of Laughter

Author: Meera Uberoi

This book for kids 10-12 years and above is one that’s filled with lots of fun stories about Lord Ganesha. Read all about how Lord Ganesha swallowed Vishnu, Brahma and Lakshmi in one big gulp and more interesting stories. 

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5. Amma, Tell Me About Ganesha

Author: Bhakti Mathur

This book is a must-have in your festive collection for the kids. Another wonderful piece of work by Bhakti Mathur in simplifying festivals in a way the kids can relate to and find interesting, this book is ideal for kids 6 and above. 

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6.Ganesha: The Curse On The Moon

Author: Sourav Dutta 

This book aimed at 3-7-year-olds is ideal to explain to kids interesting mythological stories about Lord Ganesha and his antics. Keeps the young minds occupied with the narrative by Sourav Dutta and illustrations by Rajesh Nagulakonda. 

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7. The Broken Tusk

Author: Uma Krishnaswami

Aided by the wonderful illustrations by Maniam Selvan, Uma Krishnaswami’s book helps in narrating interesting stories about the Elephant God in a language for kids 10 and above to easily follow and find interesting. 

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8. Little Monk’s Ganesha

Author: Pooja Pandey 

This book is a part of the vocabulary enhancer series and helps improve your child’s hold of the English language with carefully chosen words and their meanings explained inside the book. An easy way to introduce your kids to the fun stories of Lord Ganesha. 

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9. Birth Of Ganesha & Kubera Meets Ganesha 

Author: Shobha Viswanath

These interesting stories of how Lord Ganesha got his elephant head and how Kubera learnt about humility when he invited Lord Ganesha for lunch is also available in an audio CD format for kids with narration by Girish Karnad. Ideal for kids 7 and above. 

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10. The Ganesha Colouring Book

Author: Jayashree Shah

Go hunting for the names of the Lord within the artworks while you bring them to life with colours of your choice. Ideal to destress and keeping the kids engaged during the festive celebrations. 

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11. Lord Of Beginnings

Author: Radhika Shekha

This book will answer the questions that every curious child will have- How did Ganesha get an elephant’s head? Why is His right tusk broken? How did Mushaka, the little mouse, become the portly God’s chariot? And who is Ganesha’s wife?

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12. Read Aloud Ganesha Tales 

Author: Anurag Mehta 

This book ideal for kids 5 and above is a collection of tales on children’s favourite deity- the prankster Lord Ganesha who loves to eat! 

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13. Ganesha Goes To A Party 

Author: Swamini Supriyananda

What happens when you challenge the mighty Ganesha? Could pride win the battle against the Supreme Lord? Find out how Lord Ganesha teaches Lord Kubera a lesson with his gastronomic skills! Ideal for kids aged 4 and above. 

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14. My Little Book Of Ganesha

Author: Penguin India

Perfect for tiny tots who need an intro into the world of Gods. With delightful illustrations and an easy-to-understand story, this one is a perfect addition to your first bookshelf.

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15. Stories Of Ganesha

Author: Shubha Vilas

Penned by author Shubha Vilas who has written other books on spirituality for children and adults, has put together this book that introduces us to lesser known facts about the elephant god.

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16. Ganesha: The Elephant-Headed God- Illustrated Stories From Indian History And Mythology

Author: Wonder House Books

This book shares the story of Lord Ganesha in a way that’s resonating with early readers. With vibrant illustrations this series of books on mythology by Wonder House is a must-have.

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