Nina Soni, Master of the Garden

by Kashmira Sheth
Illustrated by Jenn Kocsmiersky
Category: Series: Nina SoniThemes: Friendship & Family
Indian-American girl Nina Soni has big plans for her garden, but they don’t include bugs, slugs, and rabbits. A new series entry from Own Voices author Kashmira Sheth.  
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  • ISBN: 9781682632253
  • Publication date: 04/01/2021
  • Page Count: 192
  • Size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"
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Description

Indian-American girl Nina Soni has big plans for her garden, but they don’t include bugs, slugs, and rabbits.

“Plants aren’t the only things that grow in this book about perseverance, friendship, and personal growth.” ―Kirkus Reviews

Lovable Indian-American girl Nina Soni returns in the third installment of this award-winning chapter book series from author Kashmira Sheth.

It’s Take Your Child to Work Day, and Nina, Kavita, and Jay are all going to work with Mom, a landscape architect, to learn how to start a garden. Naturally that’s not enough for Nina, who quickly develops big plans for a business selling the vegetables she plans to grow. But her plans don’t include managing the problems that inevitably arise, including rabbits, slugs, mosquitos, and more!

Readers are sure to relate to Sheth’s endearing Nina Soni, her family and friends, and her slightly scatter-brained efforts to manage her life with lists, definitions, and real-life math problems. A fun read for diverse book collections as well as 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

“As in previous books in this series, Nina’s sincere and circumspect narratorial voice—and her beautifully illustrated lists and asides—renders this story a delight to read. Sheth expertly weaves in details about Nina’s Indian heritage together with her pride in being a Wisconsinite…. Plants aren’t the only things that grow in this book about perseverance, friendship, and personal growth.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[Kavita’s] cheerful and fearless approach to life provides comic relief, and Nina’s candor with herself and penchant for introspection allow readers to journey beside her as she grows emotionally.” —School Library Journal

Resources

Resources: Discussion Guide

Discussion Guide

More Details

F&P: Q, Gr 4, Genre RF
Lexile: 540L
Themes: List-making, Engineering, Family
BISAC 1: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
BISAC 2: JUV013000 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General
BISAC 3: JUV074000 JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural