Picture Books

Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math

Title: Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math Author: Rajani LaRocca Illustrator: Archana Sreenivasan Publisher: Lee & Low Books, October 27, 2020 Book Type: STEM, Multicultural Ages: 5-8 Opening Lines: Long ago there lived a kind rajah who ruled over vast lands. He loved music, and gathered the finest players and singers to perform… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2021- Winter

Happy New Year!! Hoping 2021 brings better things to you and your loved ones. My kids are itching to know when can we go on vacation and if they will be able to attend sleep-away camp in the summer. I’m wondering whether I will I be able to have a physical launch party for my… Read more »

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Cover Reveal for Bravo Anjali!

Years ago I read Always Anjali by Sheetal Sheth. It was the book I wish I had for myself or even my daughters. Such a delight to see a South Asian character-driven story about a young girl wanting to feel like she fit in. In this story it meant finding a license plate with her… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2020 – Fall

Dear Readers, thank you for reading these quarterly round-up posts. It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to these diverse books. During these unprecedented times with so much variability in our day-to-day lives, being able to spread the word about great children’s books has been a balm. I couldn’t do this without you, my… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2020 – Summer

I hope you and your families are safe and healthy. A lot has happened in the last few months. This most certainly will be a defining year in history books. I am energized by the coming together of people to protest systemic racism and police brutality. I will no longer be sitting back. I will… Read more »

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Flash and Gleam

Title: Flash and Gleam Author: Sue Fliess Illustrator: Khoa Le Publisher: Millbrook Press, 2020 Book Type: STEM, Multicultural Ages: 2-6 Opening Lines: Lights / Rise / Open eyes Reach/ Low / Nurture, grow Synopsis: The soft glow of a candle, the blink of a firefly, a burst of fireworks―light is everywhere in our world! Rhyming… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2020 – Spring

Welcome Readers! Sorry for the delay. I hope you all are staying safe, healthy, and practicing your social distancing. I’m in the San Francisco Bay area where we have a “shelter-at-home” order, which basically means everything is shut down except for essentials. So life is interesting working from home with the whole family in the… Read more »

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South Asian Kidlit 2020 – Winter

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were everything you wanted them to be. Thanks so much for stopping by for another South Asian Kidlit round-up. I have over 50+ books to share with you this year! I think this will be the most prolific year yet! If you would like to check-out past round-ups… Read more »

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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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