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Binny's Diwali Hardcover – Picture Book, September 1, 2020

4.8 out of 5 stars 213 ratings

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"A fresh, contemporary telling of an ancient tradition in a modern context... This colorful, cheerful book will easily find its home among similar books about school, celebrations, and sharing traditions." -- Booklist

Praise for When I Carried You in My Belly by Thrity Umrigar:

"Umrigar's story celebrates a mother's love, her daughter's individuality, and the contributions of extended family." -- Publishers Weekly

"Will strike a chord with both new mothers and children, who love to hear about their beginnings. The ending spreads tug heartstrings." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani:

"Chanani masterfully turns the complex immigrant narrative into a magical and captivating work of art." -- The New York Times

* "This dazzling blend of realistic fiction and fantasy is perfect for fans of characters who have to overcome obstacles on their way to growing up." -- School Library Journal, starred review



"A fresh, contemporary telling of an ancient tradition in a modern context... This colorful, cheerful book will easily find its home among similar books about school, celebrations, and sharing traditions." -- Booklist

Praise for When I Carried You in My Belly by Thrity Umrigar:

"Umrigar's story celebrates a mother's love, her daughter's individuality, and the contributions of extended family." -- Publishers Weekly

"Will strike a chord with both new mothers and children, who love to hear about their beginnings. The ending spreads tug heartstrings." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani:

"Chanani masterfully turns the complex immigrant narrative into a magical and captivating work of art." -- The New York Times

* "This dazzling blend of realistic fiction and fantasy is perfect for fans of characters who have to overcome obstacles on their way to growing up." -- School Library Journal, starred review

About the Author

Thrity Umrigar loves cats and puppies and kids and sparklers and starry nights and ice cream and summer vacations and festivals. When she is not eating ice cream and playing with cats and dogs, she daydreams and writes award-winning books for adults and kids, including the picture books When I Carried You in My Belly and Sugar in Milk. Thrity lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and treasures the letters she receives from young readers. You can find her at umrigar.com.
Nidhi Chanani likes to dream kind and creative dreams. She’s the author of the graphic novel Pashmina and the bilingual board book Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend, as well as the illustrator of the picture book I Will Be Fierce. Nidhi draws and dreams in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, child, and cat. Find more of her work at everydayloveart.com.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Press (September 1, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1338364480
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1338364484
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ AD720L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool - 3
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.04 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 10.25 x 0.5 x 10.25 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 213 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for teaching about Diwali
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story and great illistrations
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is an excellent piece of work for kids.
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