Kaya's Heart Song

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

“Let me tell you a secret—if you have a heart song, anything is possible. Even magic!”

Kaya is looking for her heart song—the song that happy hearts sing. With a little help from her yoga-practising mother and Pak, the guardian of the gate, Kaya sets out on a journey, a butterfly leading the way. Soon, Kaya finds herself deep in the jungle where a broken down carousel offers the chance for calm reflection. Is the carousel waiting for a very special song to make it turn again?

Grounded in the principles of mindfulness, this joyful story set in the vibrant jungles of Malaysia will truly make your heart sing.

“A sanctuary for the soul”—Mindfulness Foundation

“If you want sheer delight in a story, here it is”—Book Monsters

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978-1-911373-22-3
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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-04-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039050, JUV031040, JUV012020
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 520
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 195528
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Reviews

School Library Journal

“12 Books To Inspire Mindfulness & Meditation for the Whole Family | Summer Reading 2020

Young yogis and meditation masters alike will find messages of calmness and strength in this selection of titles for a range of ages.

Kaya’s Heart Song by Diwa Tharan Sanders. illus. by Nerina Canzi. Lantana. ISBN 9781911373223.

When Kaya hears her mother singing to herself while meditating, and her mother explains that “happy hearts have their own songs,” the young girl sets out to discover her own heart song."

School Library Journal

“The story and images blend together in perfect sync to make this an eye-catching keepsake. A terrific choice for mindfulness classes and for one-on-one sharing.”—School Library Journal

Author: Diwa Tharan Sanders

Diwa Tharan Sanders is a Malaysian author of Indian-Filipino heritage. A keen yoga practitioner, she teaches meditation and breathwork classes, and makes mala necklaces and bracelets for healing, happiness, and inspiration.

Illustrator: Nerina Canzi

Nerina Canzi is an Argentinian illustrator. Her books have won the prestigious Premio Nacional Y Latinoamericano De Literatura Infantil Y Juvenil award and been selected for the VI Salón de Ilustración ImagenPalabra in Colombia.