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11/5: Join Lekha Publishers at the Festival of South Asian Children’s Content

Jyoti Yelagalawadi reads from her chilren's book, Chirpy the Chipmunk

Festival of South Asian Children’s Content

Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

ICC Milpitas (map)
525 Los Coches St
Milpitas, California 95035

Join Lekha Publishers at the Festival of South Asian Children’s Content this Saturday! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about publishing your children’ts book or one by your child. Lekha founder Jyoti Yelagalawadi will be there to answer questions about publishing with Lekha Publishers and about Lekha Writing Center’s publishing classes for students in grades 3-12.

Jyoti will be reading from her newly-released picture book, Chirpy the Chipmunk, a tale of young girls and compassionate animal rescue. Our latest books will also be available for browsing and buying, including:

Chanda Mama by Mona Ahuja and Sid Veloria
Chanda Mama
Written by Mona Ahuja
Illustrated by Sid L. Veloria

Laugh With Dinosaurs
Laugh With Dinosaurs
Written by Jyoti Yelagalawadi
Illustrated by Harsha Nagaraju

Saving Santa
Saving Santa
Written by Ghazal Sajeev
Illustrated by Novella Genelza

Stuck in Space
Stuck in Space
Written by Ghazal Sajeev
Illustrated by Novella Genelza

The Mystery of the Missing Iguana
The Adventures of Alex and Angelo
Written by Ruchira Khanna
Illustrated by Novella Genelza

See you this Saturday!

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Images from Lekha Booknic 2016

We had a wonderful time with all of you who came out to Booknic on August 6.

Our authors were out in force, meeting their audience and giving readings. Kids and adults had fun making their own books. Reader browsed and bought Lekha Books, then sat down to enjoy them.

We at Lekha were delighted to meet friends, new and old, and share our books and authors on a sunny summer afternoon.

  • People browsing and buying books at Lekha Booknic 2016
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8/6: Come to the Lekha Booknic, a Family Book Picnic

Lekha Bookshelf

Lekha Booknic, a Family Book Picnic

Saturday, August 6, 2016
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saratoga Prospect Center 
Friendship Hall
19848 Prospect Rd.
Saratoga, California 95070
map and directions

Join Lekha for our first family booknic. Meet the writers, listen to readings, have lunch with us, and find your family’s new favorite books!

This August will mark the completion of Lekha’s 10th summer. We are holding a booknic to exhibit our children’s books, showcase our authors (youth and adults), and share the joy of reading.

Authors presenting include young published authors and adults writing for young audiences: Kaitlyn Dai, Sanjana Dantuluri, Neha Mandava, Aashka Pandya, Madison Tomihiro and Makenzie Tomihiro, Mona Ahuja, Novella Genelza, Ruchira Khanna, Yalda Alexandra Saii, and Jyoti Yelagalawadi.


Let us know you're coming and be entered into a special raffle for RSVP guests only!

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4/24: Lekha at Om Run 2016

Lekha will be tabling again at this year’s Om Run 2016, sharing information about our upcoming summer writing camps and bringing books to browse and purchase.

Om Run is a family event features 5K and 10K walk/run, a half marathon, and Om Mela Carnival. Om Mela includes carnival games, karaoke, a petting zoo, food vendors, raffle prizes, and more.

Join us at:

Om Run 2016

Sunday, April 24
8:00am – 2:00pm

Quarry Lakes Recreation Area
2100 Isherwood Way
Map and directions

More information: Om Run 2016 official site

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New Home for Lekha’s Publishing Arm

New Lekha Store

Our new website makes it easier to view and purchase the children’s books we publish. Get to know our latest releases and old favorites like:

The Mystery of the Missing Iguana

Reading Level: Pre-K – 3th Grade

Alex and his pet chimpanzee Angelo are the young detectives of their neighborhood. When a friend’s pet iguana goes missing, Alex and Angelo immediately take on the case, and the sneaky reptilian leads them on an exciting chase. How will Alex and Angelo use their sleuthing skills to solve this mystery?

The Dragon Carousel

Reading Level: Pre-K – 5th Grade

Written and illustrated by an eleven-year-old, this book takes young readers along for a ride in the life of Lily Chen, a young Chinese American girl growing up in San Francisco, California. When Lily’s life turns upside down, will she be able to find the strength to overcome her obstacles?

The Sassy Divas

Reading Level: 5th Grade and up

The Sassy Divas is a novel about all the drama and cliques in middle school. It follows the life of Vanessa, giving you a glimpse of what being the most popular girl in school is really like. The Sassy Divas are best friends who do everything together, but one of them is about to break Vanessa’s rules. What will Vanessa do when her reign is threatened?

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Young Writers Publish at Lekha

Yalda Alexandra Saii is an avid reader, writer, and a student of Lekha Writing Center, which she has attended since 2009. Yalda began writing The Sassy Divas during a Lekha class when she was ten years old, and completed it at the age of twelve. Her passion for writing is ever-growing as she writes nonfiction and journalistic pieces.

Check out Lekha’s summer writing camps program information.

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4/16: Lekha Publishers at Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair in Sunnyvale

Bay Area Children's Book Fest

Lekha Publishers is pleased to invite you to the Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair in Sunnyvale. The event features books, comics, toys, and games. 

Visit the Lekha Publishers booth to view and purchase our books by and for children.

Bay Area Kids’ Book Fair, East Bay

Saturday, April 16
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fremont High School
1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd.
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Map and directions

The event and parking are free.

Hope to see you there.

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Join Writing and Publishing After-school Classes in West San Jose

This fall, Lekha brings essay writing, creative writing, and publishing after-school classes to San Jose for students in grade 2-12.

Tuesdays, 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Advanced Publishing, grades 7 – 12

Tuesdays, 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Essay Writing, grades 3 – 5

Thursdays, 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Intermediate Publishing, grades 5 – 12

Thursdays, 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Essay Writing, grades 6 – 8

Fridays, 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Beginning Creative Writing, grades 2 – 3

Fridays, 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Intermediate Beginner Publishing, grades 4 – 5

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Young Writers Learn Publish at Lekha

Create-A-Book teaches the art of bookmaking and book illustration. While creating books of different types, students will infuse their stories with descriptive language, creating vibrant pictures in the reader’s mind.

Writing and Publishing teaches students how to convert their short stories into longer stories. The art of illustrations for the intermediate reader will also be discussed. Students will work towards publishing their own picture book, early reader, short story collection, chap book (collection of poetry), or comic. Some students may work towards finishing a chapter book.

7/26 – 7/31: Writing & Publishing, Two Sessions: 7 – 10 years, Middle School
8/3 – 8/7: Writing & Publishing II, Two Sessions: 7 – 10 years, Middle School

6/22 – 6/26: Create-A-Book, 5 – 9 years

Menlo Park
7/20 – 7/24: Writing & Publishing, 7 – 13 years

6/22 – 6/26: Create-A-Book, 5 – 9 years

6/22 – 6/26: Create-A-Book, 5 – 7 years

6/29 – 7/2: Create-A-Book, 5 – 9 years

San Ramon
6/29 – 7/2: Create-A-Book I, 5 – 7 years
6/29 – 7/2: Create-A-Book II & III, 8 – 12 years

West San Jose
7/6 – 7/10: Writing and Publishing, Two Sessions: 7 – 10 years, Middle School
7/13 – 7/17: Writing & Publishing II, Two Sessions: 7 – 10 years, Middle School
Dates TBD: Publishing Intensive, Call (408) 429-8880 for details