Books by Varsha Bajaj

COUNT ME IN by Varsha Bajaj
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2019

"The novel's dryness is mitigated in part by its exploration of immigrant identity, xenophobia, and hate crimes. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Seventh graders Karina Chopra and Chris Daniels live in Houston, Texas, and although they are next-door neighbors, they have different interests and their paths rarely cross. Read full book review >
THE HOME BUILDERS by Varsha Bajaj
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2019

"Whether children are listening in a group or as individuals at home, they will enjoy this book, but the science learning is limited. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What will young readers encounter in the peaceful landscape of this picture book? Read full book review >
THIS IS OUR BABY, BORN TODAY by Varsha Bajaj
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"The soft cadence of the rhyming verses and the joyous pictures of the elephants will make this a bedtime favorite. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a baby elephant is born, "wrinkled and gray," not just the herd, but the whole world rejoices, from morning to night. Read full book review >
ABBY SPENCER GOES TO BOLLYWOOD by Varsha Bajaj
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Culturally intriguing but dramatically dry, this story showcases the glamour and grit of Mumbai and gives readers an entertaining glimpse of backstage Bollywood. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Thirteen-year-old Abby Spencer learns that the father she's never met is a Bollywood superstar and travels from Houston to Mumbai to meet him. Read full book review >
HOW MANY KISSES DO YOU WANT TONIGHT? by Varsha Bajaj
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

Animal and human babies get smoochies in a saccharine, but snuggly, tucking-in rhyme. "How many kisses do you want tonight?" asks each animal parent as it cuddles with its baby. Little Bear asks for one, Little Duck asks for two, Little Cat for three, and so on. Little Girl "princess pink" asks her daddy for a hundred kisses, and Little Boy "brave knight" asks his mommy for a million. Sweet, softly colored watercolors set off each loving pair of parent and child in cozy bedtime scenes. Even giggly Little Spider (who gets eight kisses, one for each leg) is awfully lovable. Cutesy, but a good bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-4)Read full book review >