Nina Soni, Halloween Queen

by Kashmira Sheth
Illustrated by Jenn Kocsmiersky
Halloween hijinks reign supreme in this fourth installment of Kashmira Sheth’s series starring Nina Soni, a charming, distractible Indian-American girl, and her family and friends.  
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  • ISBN: 9781682632277
  • Publication date: 09/01/2021
  • Page Count: 168
  • Size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"
  • Age Range: 7-10
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  • ISBN: 9781682632284
  • Publication date: 09/01/2021
  • Page Count: 168
  • Size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"
  • Age Range: 7-10
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 7-10
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 7-10
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 7-10
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Description

Halloween hijinks reign supreme in this fourth installment of Kashmira Sheth’s series starring Nina Soni, a charming, distractible Indian-American girl, and her family and friends.

Halloween brings out Nina Soni’s competitive spirit. Her friend Jay has a great costume planned, so–of course–Nina has to come up with an even better idea. A bunch of old boxes in the basement inspires her to create an impressively scary haunted house, for which she can charge admission. So what could possibly go wrong for the Halloween Queen?

In Nina Soni,celebrated author Kashmira Sheth has created an endearing heroine and charming stories of family, friendship, and her efforts to manage her life with lists, definitions, and more. A fun read for STEAM enthusiasts!

Author/Illustrator

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Kashmira Sheth

Author

Kashmira Sheth was born in India and came to the US when she was seventeen to attend Iowa State University, where she received a BS in microbiology. She is the author of several picture books and middle grade and young adult novels. She lives in Virginia.

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Jenn Kocsmiersky

Illustrator

Jenn Kocsmierksy is a watercolor artist and picture book illustrator. She was adopted from Seoul, South Korea and grew up in rural New Hampshire. Now, as a mom and artist, Jenn hopes to promote relatable childhood experiences featuring diverse characters. She was the recipient of the 2018 We Need Diverse Books Mentorship for Illustration and the 2016–2017 Walter Dean Meyers Grant. She lives in New York with her two children and a ginormous goldfish named Joey.

Reviews

“Readers will quickly be drawn into curious Nina’s list-making world and loving community. The fourth title in this series doesn’t disappoint. A must-have chapter book for readers who enjoy stories of friendships, families, and cultural traditions.”—School Library Journal

Resources

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More Details

F&P: Q, Gr 4, Genre RF
Lexile: 550L
Themes: List-making, Engineering, Family
BISAC 1: JUV017030 JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
BISAC 2: JUV074000 JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
BISAC 3: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship