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Nina Soni, Halloween Queen
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Coming Fall 2021

Nina Soni, Halloween Queen

Part of Nina Soni

by Kashmira Sheth
illustrated by Jenn Kocsmiersky

Halloween hijinks reign supreme in this fourth installment of Kashmira Sheth’s award-winning 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, #OwnVoices author Kashmira Sheth has created an endearing heroine and charming stories of family, friendship, and her slightly scatterbrained efforts to manage her life with lists, definitions, and more. A fun read for STEAM enthusiasts!

Also available:
Nina Soni, Former Best Friend
Nina Soni, Sister Fixer
Nina Soni, Master of the Garden

Format: Hardcover
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-227-7
Publication Date: 9/1/2021
Page Count: 168
Size: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 7 – 10
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-68263-228-4
Publication Date: 9/1/2021
Page Count: 168
Size: 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 7 – 10
Language: English
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

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Meet the Author

Kashmira Sheth

Kashmira Sheth was born in India with Guajarati as her mother tongue, and began learning English in fifth grade. She had lived in Bhavnagar and Mumbai before moving to United States when she was seventeen to attend Iowa State University, where she received a BS in microbiology. Before becoming an author Kashmira had many different jobs, including running a dance school and choreographing and performing Indian dances, working in a bakery, and working as a food microbiologist. She is the author of several picture books, chapter books, and middle grade and young adult novels. Taking inspiration from her own life and experiences, much of Kashmira’s work centers on Indian culture and features Indian and Indian-American characters. You can visit  her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Jenn Kocsmiersky

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. You can visit her website here.