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Priya lives in the United States and her family is from India. She feels the magic of the place her family comes from through her Babi Ba's colorful descriptions of India--from the warm smell of spices to the swish-swish sound of a rustling sari. Together, Priya and Babi Ba make their heritage live on through the traditions that they infuse into their everyday lives.
Anita Ganeri retells the traditional stories of world religion festivals with her usual sensitivity and gift for drawing children into the narrative. Exquisite watercolour illustrations breath warmth and life into the story. Suggestions for activities are included in every book, as well as special recipes that children will enjoy trying out. The Hindu festival of Divali celebrates the goddess Lakshmi and the victory of good over evil and light over darkness and is celebrated in October.
India is waking up to a beautiful day. Ramjed and his favorite monkey, Gigi, are on their way to school. What wonders will they see along the way? Readers of this charming book will follow Ramjed and his furry friend on their morning adventure. They'll travel through a bustling marketplace, pass by a Hindu temple, and even meet an elephant. They'll also learn about food, music, games, religion, clothing, etiquette, and daily life in the beautiful country of India. Stunning illustrations will pull even reluctant readers into this endearing story. This adorable book will entertain readers while introducing them to the vibrant culture of India.
Idu (Ee-doo) and Adu (Aa-doo) are very excited. Guests are coming over for dinner and their Mamma has already cooked a lot. Next, she is cooking Gulab jamuns, but Idu and Adu don't know what Gulab jamuns are. Before long, they discover just how good these wonderful golden, sugary syrup-soaked balls are and how quickly they melt in their mouths. But Mamma has only made 10 Gulab jamuns. Will they last until their guests come?--Back cover
In this retelling of a well-loved Hindu story, Hanuman will use all his power to save the life of a friend, and Harini will learn a valuable lesson about loyalty, devotion, and using your strength for good.--Back cover
This is the retelling of a story based on ancient Hindu lore where Hanuman mistakes the sun for a giant mango.
The Boy Who Asked Why follows the life of an extraordinary man, "Babasaheb" Bhimrao Ambedkar, who energized the struggle against caste prejudice.--Page 4 of cover
This book is about a little girl called Maya whose grandma comes to visit from far away. Maya thinks Grandma talks too loud, dresses too fancy, and brings food that doesn't taste very good. All Maya wants to do is enjoy her spring break and take a trip to the island to ride the carousel, but it seems like Grandma is getting in the way. In this beautiful story, we see a very honest, sweet and touching portrayal of a grandchild-grandparent relationship, where Grandma and Maya learn about each other, make compromises on their different tastes, and grow even closer.--Provided by publisher
This hardcover picture book is the third in the much-loved Farmer Falgu series. It follows the kindhearted farmer as he journeys to the Kumbh Mela festival. Farmer Falgu always stops to lend a hand, and this story is a gentle reminder that nice guys don't always finish last. Kanika Nair's striking illustrations capture the colorful chaos and celebration that the Kumbh Mela is, in this charming and thoughtful tale written by Chitra Soundar.-- Provided by publisher
Join Harini and Padmini for yoga! Miss Janini will teach the class about the ancient spiritual history of yoga, along with some asanas (poses). It's Padmini's first yoga class, and she doesn't know most of the poses, but she cannot wait to learn. Come learn with her!