Kaya's Heart Song
From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books
“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
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JUV031040, JUV039050, JUV012020|
|Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.8|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||195528|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides|
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.
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Lantana Global Picture Books
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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."
“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