Search Results: "Maya K. Ajmera"


BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A pleasing and hopeful book—sugar-coated as it may be—with a feel-good global outlook. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
At first glance, this looks like an ABC book, but the alphabet plays a distant second to a combination gazetteer and cultural geography. Read full book review >

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TO BE A KID by Maya K. Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Without descriptive notes, many of those details may be lost on viewers, but the theme is a worthwhile one, appealingly presented. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
Harking directly back to Edward Steichen's classic Family of Man (1955, 1983) in design and tone, this portfolio of full- color photographs captures children around the world joyfully engaging in common pursuits. Read full book review >

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MAYA by Mahak Jain
Kirkus Star
by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Jain and MacKay's story and art work seamlessly to convey an important and subtle story of love, loss, beauty, and joy. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young girl and her mother soothe themselves to sleep during a power outage in modern urban India, despite how sorely they both miss Maya's dead Papa. Read full book review >

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K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >

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BE MY NEIGHBOR by Maya Ajmera
by Maya Ajmera, photographed by various
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"But what this lacks in bounce, it makes up for in an unequivocal broadside against xenophobia. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A visually enticing tribute to diversity and the number of bonds that unite us in a common humanity. Read full book review >

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EVERY BREATH WE TAKE by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A prettily packaged bit of environmentalism for the youngest readers from a writing team of children's health advocates. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Sentences of large-print text and colorful stock photographs move from the ubiquity of air to pollution to fighting pollution. Read full book review >

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

"Two concluding pages of basic facts about dogs are more useful, though not as entertaining as the charming photographs of smiling children and their beloved best friends. (Picture book. 3-7)"
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 >

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MUSIC EVERYWHERE! by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A medley perfectly tuned. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
"We love music!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTHY KIDS by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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FAITH by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"This introduction to world religions deserves a wide audience. (Picture book/religion. 3-10)"
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 >