Category Archives: India

I’ll Go and Come Back by Rajani LaRocca, illustrated by Sara Palacios

I’ll Go and Come Back by Rajani LaRocca, illustrated by Sara Palacios. Candlewick Press, 2022. 9781536207170 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book What did you like about the book? Jyoti and … Continue reading

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Letters to Ammi by Aftab Yusuf Shaikh, photographs by Adrija Ghosh and Soumitra Ranade

Letters to Ammi by Aftab Yusuf Shaikh, photographs by Adrija Ghosh and Soumitra Ranade, Karadi Tales, c2019, 2020, 2022. 9788193388938 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5 Format: Hardcover What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman

The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman. Clarion Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2022. 9780358468332 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Fantasy What did you like about the book? (Synopsis) Siblings in the royal … Continue reading

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Tomatoes for Neela by Padma Lakshmi, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal

Tomatoes for Neela by Padma Lakshmi, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. Viking, Penguin Random House, 2021. 9780593202708 Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover picture book  Genre: Realistic fiction What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Tamarind and the Star of Ishtar by Jasbinder Bilan

Tamarind and the Star of Ishtar by Jasbinder Bilan. Chicken House, Scholastic, 2022. 9781338769432 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3 Format: ARC (publication April, 2022) Genre: Magical realism What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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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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