Books by Maya Ajmera

Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A medley perfectly tuned. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
"We love music!" Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An attractive introduction to the topic. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Ajmera's To Be a Kid (with co-author and photographer John D. Ivanko, 1999) focused on kids the world over engaged in play; in a similar format, this latest examines what children need in order to stay healthy. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Creative teachers, librarians and parents will be able to use this book to start a number of different conversations, but descriptions of the clothing and their special meanings (if only for adult users) would greatly increase this book's value. (Informational photo essay. 4-7)"
By focusing this visually stunning book on "dressing up" rather than on the broader topic of clothing, the authors enjoy the freedom of selecting striking photographs of children dressed in traditional clothing, theatrical costumes and masks and school and sports uniforms. Read full book review >
OUR GRANDPARENTS by Maya Ajmera
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

In the foreword to this attractive photo collection of grandparents and their grandchildren, Bishop Desmond Tutu states: "We make sure that the wisdom of our ancestors is passed on to the next generation." Read full book review >

FAITH by Maya Ajmera
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

This impeccably designed introduction to spiritual practices around the world provides a superb way to show children that there are many means of expressing religious faith. Read full book review >

BE MY NEIGHBOR by Maya Ajmera
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

A visually enticing tribute to diversity and the number of bonds that unite us in a common humanity. Read full book review >

A KID’S BEST FRIEND by Maya Ajmera
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

Ajmera (Animal Friends, not reviewed, etc.) teams up with Fisher for this third entry in the It's a Kids World series, which focuses on the worldwide similarities of children, and in this case, their dogs. Read full book review >