Picture Books

Cover Reveal for FINDING OM and Interview with Rashmi Bismark

I have a wonderful treat for you today. The cover reveal for FINDING OM, information about the #1001DiverseBooks program, and a lovely interview with the author Rashmi Bismark! Bharat Babies is a wonderful small indie press bringing South Asian experiences to children’s literature. They are launching their fourteenth book, FINDING OM. This is a story… Read more »

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The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful

Title: The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful Author: Nancy Tupper Ling Illustrator: Andrea Offermann Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018 Book Type: Siblings, Teamwork, Dragons Ages: 4-8 Opening Lines: The villagers of Woo lived in fear of the dragon Frightful. His shadow wrapped around their town. His claws dug into their land, and when he… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2019 – Fall

Did your summer fly by? Mine’s did. I can’t believe fall is almost here. Hope you like the new website digs. If you would like to keep up with the latest blog posts or news about my books you can sign-up here. Today’s post covers Picture Books thru Young Adult that have a release date… Read more »

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Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala

Welcome to the new site! Today I’ve got a charming tale about the sharing of culture between a grandparent and grandchild. I wish this book had been around when I was a child growing up in rural Pennsylvania. While I didn’t hide my culture, I wasn’t always forthcoming in school either. A detail that warms… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2019 – Summer

Thanks so much for stopping by for another South Asian Kidlit round-up! So many books! Today’s post covers Picture Books thru Young Adult that have a release date between the end of April through early August. If you would like to check-out past round-ups click on this link which will take you to my past… Read more »

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Babymoon

Title: Babymoon Author: Hayley Barrett (check out the interview at Children’s Book Podcast) Illustrator: Juana Martinez-Neal Publisher: Candlewick, 2019 Book Type: Love, New Baby Ages: 3-6 Opening Lines: The house is hushed. The lights are low. We’re basking in a newborn glow. The note we post says SEE YOU SOON. Synopsis (from Amazon’s website): Inside… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2019 – Winter & Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by for another South Asian Kidlit round-up! So many books! It fills my heart to see these diverse stories making their way out into the world. Today’s post covers Picture Books thru Young Adult that have a release date between Dec 31, 2018 to end of April 2019. If you… Read more »

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Love

A very belated Happy New Year! I’ve been away too long from the blog and all of you. Lots going on. My debut picture book was announced last fall. You can find out about it here. I am doubly-excited to share today’s book. First, I absolutely adored their first collaboration, BEAUTIFUL. The colors, the energy… Read more »

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Mina vs. the Monsoon

Title: Mina vs. the Monsoon Author: Rukhsanna Guidroz Illustrator: Debasmita Dasgupta Publisher: Yali Books, 2018 Book Type: Fiction Ages: 4-8 Theme: Multicultural, soccer Opening: Mina was feeling sad. She was watching peacocks walk past the mango tree outside her house, when one of them let out a piercing cry. Mina knew the monsoon rains were coming. She was going to be… Read more »

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Diwali (Celebrate the World)

Diwali is coming up on November 7th this year. We tell our kids Diwali is big like Christmas is here in America. I personally haven’t celebrated Diwali in India but I hear it’s quite amazing. This lovely board book is a wonderful introduction for those new to the holiday and those who already celebrate it…. Read more »

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