Fall 2023

Rajiv's Starry Feelings

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

“Did you know that constellations are ancient maps that help adventurers find their way?”

Rajiv has feelings for everything. He can feel confident. He can feel happy. He can feel silly. But today, he feels angry, and he doesn’t know why. With the help of his father, he sets out on a journey to make sense of his feelings. It is a journey that will take him to a park, then up into the branches of a tree, and from there all the way to the stars . . .

Beautifully told and stunningly illustrated, this extraordinary story will help children everywhere explore the complex emotions we all feel but cannot always name.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-10-03
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039050, JUV005000, JUV015030
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10 x 10
Lexile 570
Guided Reading Level M
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Author: Niall Moorjani

Niall Moorjani is a non-binary, British Indian writer and storyteller. They draw inspiration from fairy tales, folk tales, and history, and love giving them a modern twist. Rajiv's Starry Feelings is their debut picture book.

Illustrator: Nanette Regan

Nanette Regan studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her warm, energetic illustrations celebrate the chaotic magic of the everyday. She lives and works in Jersey, a tiny island between England and France.

Meet the Publisher: Lantana Publishing

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Kirkus Reviews

“[A]n inspiring story that links astral wonders to everyday emotions. . . . A meditative, moving tale that will spur readers to make sense of their own feelings.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews