Ishita's Kids Book Recommendations


            

Goodnight Ganesha

By Nadia Salomon, Poonam Mistry (Illustrator)

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By Nadia Salomon, Poonam Mistry (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593203613
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

This is a beautiful picture book illustrated by Poonam Mistry celebrating the nighttime routine of two young children visiting their grandparents in India. Like similar stories such as GOODNIGHT MOON, the soft rhythmic wishes of the children as they say good night to their surroundings are a lovely way to lull children to sleep.


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Goodnight Ganesha Cover Image
By Nadia Salomon, Poonam Mistry (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593203613
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

This is a beautiful picture book illustrated by Poonam Mistry celebrating the nighttime routine of two young children visiting their grandparents in India. Like similar stories such as GOODNIGHT MOON, the soft rhythmic wishes of the children as they say good night to their surroundings are a lovely way to lull children to sleep.


This is a beautiful picture book illustrated by Poonam Mistry celebrating the nighttime routine of two young children visiting their grandparents in India. Like similar stories such as GOODNIGHT MOON, the soft rhythmic wishes of the children as they say good night to their surroundings are a lovely way to lull children to sleep.


            

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar

By Payal Doshi

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781645437635
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Mango & Marigold Press - June 15th, 2021

An engrossing middle grade fantasy adventure set in Darjeeling, REA AND THE BLOOD OF THE NECTAR follows Rea and her friend Leela as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rea's twin brother Rohan and discover the magical land of Astranthia. Author Payal Doshi is bold with her portrayal of Rea, making her authentic and relatable while discovering her own bravery and heroism.


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$19.95
ISBN: 9781645437635
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Mango & Marigold Press - June 15th, 2021

An engrossing middle grade fantasy adventure set in Darjeeling, REA AND THE BLOOD OF THE NECTAR follows Rea and her friend Leela as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rea's twin brother Rohan and discover the magical land of Astranthia. Author Payal Doshi is bold with her portrayal of Rea, making her authentic and relatable while discovering her own bravery and heroism.


An engrossing middle grade fantasy adventure set in Darjeeling, REA AND THE BLOOD OF THE NECTAR follows Rea and her friend Leela as they investigate the mysterious disappearance of Rea's twin brother Rohan and discover the magical land of Astranthia. Author Payal Doshi is bold with her portrayal of Rea, making her authentic and relatable while discovering her own bravery and heroism.


            

How To Wear A Sari

By Darshana Khiani, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (Illustrator)

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781328635204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - June 22nd, 2021

There is nothing more annoying than being treated like a little kid when you want to prove you're very grown up. That's what the protagonist of HOW TO WEAR A SARI is struggling with, and to prove people wrong, she heads off to put a sari on herself. Small mishaps and mayhem ensures. Darshana Khiani's writing is as beautiful and sparkly as the sari she describes!


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781328635204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Versify - June 22nd, 2021

There is nothing more annoying than being treated like a little kid when you want to prove you're very grown up. That's what the protagonist of HOW TO WEAR A SARI is struggling with, and to prove people wrong, she heads off to put a sari on herself. Small mishaps and mayhem ensures. Darshana Khiani's writing is as beautiful and sparkly as the sari she describes!


There is nothing more annoying than being treated like a little kid when you want to prove you're very grown up. That's what the protagonist of HOW TO WEAR A SARI is struggling with, and to prove people wrong, she heads off to put a sari on herself. Small mishaps and mayhem ensures. Darshana Khiani's writing is as beautiful and sparkly as the sari she describes!


            

The Bronzed Beasts (The Gilded Wolves #3)

By Roshani Chokshi

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250144607
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 21st, 2021

The thrilling and satisfying conclusion to The Gilded Wolves trilogy! Trademark to Roshani Chokshi's writing style, the opulent atmosphere and lush language flourishes in this third installment, made even more beautiful in the setting of Venice. Even more puzzles and intrigue await the gang, still reeling from the events of the previous book.  It made me laugh, cry, rage, seethe, and agonize, only to redeem itself and do it all over again. I cannot express how sad I am that this series is over and I must bid these lovely characters farewell; however, I look forward to more excellent work from Roshani!


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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250144607
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 21st, 2021

The thrilling and satisfying conclusion to The Gilded Wolves trilogy! Trademark to Roshani Chokshi's writing style, the opulent atmosphere and lush language flourishes in this third installment, made even more beautiful in the setting of Venice. Even more puzzles and intrigue await the gang, still reeling from the events of the previous book.  It made me laugh, cry, rage, seethe, and agonize, only to redeem itself and do it all over again. I cannot express how sad I am that this series is over and I must bid these lovely characters farewell; however, I look forward to more excellent work from Roshani!


The thrilling and satisfying conclusion to The Gilded Wolves trilogy! Trademark to Roshani Chokshi's writing style, the opulent atmosphere and lush language flourishes in this third installment, made even more beautiful in the setting of Venice. Even more puzzles and intrigue await the gang, still reeling from the events of the previous book.  It made me laugh, cry, rage, seethe, and agonize, only to redeem itself and do it all over again. I cannot express how sad I am that this series is over and I must bid these lovely characters farewell; however, I look forward to more excellent work from Roshani!


            

Beasts of Prey

By Ayana Gray

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780593405680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A beautiful new addition to YA fantasy canon, pulling from Pan-African mythology to weave in a unique setting that feels alive in and of itself, and not just because of the fantastical beasts in the zoo. Our two main characters, the determined and fierce Koffi and the anxious and jittery Ekon, are both pursuing the monster in this book, making them unlikely allies, but the differences in their goals once they get to the beast make perfect circumstances for a betrayal. Of course, romantic feelings come into play, complicating things further. The magic, lore, religion, and exploration of morality within the book all make for an intriguing plot that keeps you turning the page.


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$18.99
ISBN: 9780593405680
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 28th, 2021

A beautiful new addition to YA fantasy canon, pulling from Pan-African mythology to weave in a unique setting that feels alive in and of itself, and not just because of the fantastical beasts in the zoo. Our two main characters, the determined and fierce Koffi and the anxious and jittery Ekon, are both pursuing the monster in this book, making them unlikely allies, but the differences in their goals once they get to the beast make perfect circumstances for a betrayal. Of course, romantic feelings come into play, complicating things further. The magic, lore, religion, and exploration of morality within the book all make for an intriguing plot that keeps you turning the page.


A beautiful new addition to YA fantasy canon, pulling from Pan-African mythology to weave in a unique setting that feels alive in and of itself, and not just because of the fantastical beasts in the zoo. Our two main characters, the determined and fierce Koffi and the anxious and jittery Ekon, are both pursuing the monster in this book, making them unlikely allies, but the differences in their goals once they get to the beast make perfect circumstances for a betrayal. Of course, romantic feelings come into play, complicating things further. The magic, lore, religion, and exploration of morality within the book all make for an intriguing plot that keeps you turning the page.