Category Archives: India

Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman

Born Behind Bars by Padma Venkatraman, Nancy Paulsen Books, 2021.  9780593112472 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? Nine-year-old Kabir was born in jail … Continue reading

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Goodnight Ganesha by Nadia Salomon,  illustrated by Poonam Mistry

Goodnight Ganesha by Nadia Salomon,  illustrated by Poonam Mistry. Philomel Books, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593203613 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book?  Ornate illustrations … Continue reading

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Holi Hai! By Chitra Soundar,  illustrated by Darshika Varma

Holi Hai! By Chitra Soundar,  illustrated by Darshika Varma. Albert Whitman, 2021. 9780807533574 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: ARC (publication date: January 2022) Genre: Picture book What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Word Travelers – by Raj Haldar, illustrated by Neha Rawat

Word Travelers: The Mystery of the Taj Mahal Treasure by Raj Haldar, illustrated by Neha Rawat. Sourcebooks, 2021. 9781728222059  Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: ARC Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure What did you like … Continue reading

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Little Tiger Rescue by Rachel Delahaye, illustrated by Suzie Mason

Little Tiger Rescue by Rachel Delahaye, illustrated by Suzie Mason. Tiger Tales, 2021. 9781680104806 Format: Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3  Genre: Animal/adventure fiction What did you like about the book?  The Little Animal … Continue reading

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Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand by Jennifer Bradbury, illustrated by Sam Boughton

Rock by Rock: The Fantastical Garden of Nek Chand by Jennifer Bradbury, illustrated by Sam Boughton. Atheneum Book for Young Readers, 2021. 9781481481823 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about … Continue reading

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American as Paneer Pie – Supriya Kelkar

 American as Paneer Pie – Supriya Kelkar. Aladdin, 2020. 9781534439382 Format: Hardcover Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: realistic fiction  What did you like about the book?  11-year-old Lekha Divekar has always thought of … Continue reading

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111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer

111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer. Kids Can Press 2020. 9781525301209 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+ What did you like about … Continue reading

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Tiny Travelers: India Treasure Chest by Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo, illustrated by Mei Yee Tan and Abigail Gross

Tiny Travelers: India Treasure Chest by Steven Wolfe Pereira and Susie Jaramillo, illustrated by Mei Yee Tan and Abigail Gross. Encantos, 2020. 9781945635236 Format: Board Book Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 What did you like about … Continue reading

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Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy by Tara Dairman, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan

Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy by Tara Dairman, illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 9780525518068, 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 What did you like about the book:  A beautifully illustrated short … Continue reading

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