Nandana Dev Sen
Nandana Dev Sen
Children's Book Author

Upcoming Events

How many excuses can you come up with when you don't want to stop
playing? Join award-winning actor, writer, and child-rights activist
Nandana Sen for a fantastical interactive storytelling session, with
fun games, animal masks, play-acting, tail-swishing and colouring
activities! Kangaroo Kisses is a lovely mix of fantasy and real life
as one mischievous child delays getting ready for bed, and has some
amazing wildlife encounters along the way! Nandana will be signing
copies of Kangaroo Kisses after the reading. Children and grown-ups of
all ages are invited!


Story Hour with Nandana Dev Sen
Nov
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

Story Hour with Nandana Dev Sen

Bring your little ones to our weekly Story Hour at Foyles Stratford. This week's Story Hour will be hosted by author and actress, Nandana Sen, who will be reading from her new book, Kangaroo Kisses.

How many excuses can you come up with when you don't want to stop playing? Join award-winning actor, writer and child-rights activist Nandana Sen for a fantastical interactive storytelling session, with fun games, animal masks, play-acting, tail-swishing and coloring activities!

Kangaroo Kisses is a lovely mix of fantasy and real life as one mischievous child delays going to bed, and has some amazing wildlife encounters along the way. Nandana will be signing copies of Kangaroo Kisses

Spaces are limited so do book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets: This is a free event. Simply email stratford@foyles.co.uk to book your place. Please note, no physical tickets will be issued (to save the trees!). Your email confirmation is proof of booking.

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Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing
Nov
13
10:30am10:30am

Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing

How many excuses can you come up
with when you don't want to stop
playing? Join award-winning actor,
writer and child-rights activist Nandana
Sen for a fantastical interactive
storytelling session, with fun games,
animal masks, play-acting, tail-swishing
and coloring activities! Kangaroo Kisses
is a lovely mix of fantasy and real life as
one mischievous child delays going to
bed, and has some amazing wildlife
encounters along the way. Nandana will
be signing copies of Kangaroo Kisses

after the reading. Children and grownups of all ages are invited!
Kirkus Reviews: “Smiles and wild creatures abound in this playful mother-
child bedtime routine. A warm and spirited invitation to dreamland.”

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Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing
Aug
21
10:00am10:00am

Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing

How many excuses can you come up with when you don't want to stop playing? Join award-winning actor, writer and child-rights activist Nandana Sen for a fantastical interactive storytelling session, with fun games, animal masks, play-acting, tail-swishing and coloring activities! Kangaroo Kisses is a lovely mix of fantasy and real life as one mischievous child delays going to bed, and has some amazing wildlife encounters along the way. Nandana will be signing copies of Kangaroo Kisses after the reading. Children and grownups of all ages are invited!

 

Kirkus Reviews: “Smiles and wild creatures abound in this playful mother-child bedtime routine. A warm and spirited invitation to dreamland.” 

 

Nandana Sen has starred in over 20 feature films, and authored four children's books, including Mambi and the Forest Fire (2016), NOT YET! (2017) and Talky Tumble of Jumble Farm. Her books have been translated into 13 languages. After studying literature at Harvard and filmmaking at USC, she worked as a book editor, a screenwriter, a poetry translator, an advocate for child protection, and as Princess Jasmine in Disneyland. She works with children (and grownups) at UNICEF, Operation Smile, and RAHI to fight against child abuse.

www.nandanadevsen.com

 

BookTrust: “A charming bedtime story in verse that's easy to read and easy to share, with lots of lively and colourful animal illustrations on every page.”

 

Mirrors Windows Doors: “So well crafted that it requires no particular effort to make it into a great shared readaloud experience.”

 

Books for Keeps 5*/5*: “Reading aloud well, the rhymes jump off the page as listeners join in and enjoy the illustrations.”

 

Parents in Touch: “It's full of fun and captures perfectly a child's reluctance to stop having fun and simply go to sleep.”

 

ReadingZone.com – Best New Picture Books: “A lovely bedtime book…Lively rhyming text and colourful illustrations make this a great book for sharing.”

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Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing
Jun
3
10:30am10:30am

Interactive Storytelling and Author Signing

Meet Nandana Dev Sen and hear her read "Kangaroo Kisses" at Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. Bedtime rituals vary from creature to creature as a reluctantly sleepy young child learns when it's time to say goodnight. Although the main character loves imagining an elephant brush and floss, and a bear comb and curl, she is not quite so willing to settle into her own end-of-day routine. Finally, a last kiss does the trick and it's lights out until another new day begins for a girl and her animal friends. Nandana will read and sign so join us for a special Saturday story.

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"Kangaroo Kisses" Interactive Storytelling
Feb
19
12:30am12:30am

"Kangaroo Kisses" Interactive Storytelling

"Kangaroo Kisses" Interactive Storytelling, Imagine Festival of Southbank.  Foyle Pavilion, Level 3, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall. Escape in a fantastical interactive storytelling session with Award-Winning actor, writer, and activist Nandana Sen. Join Nandana for fun games, animal masks, play-acting, tail-swishing, and coloring activities..

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/120054-kangaroo-kisses-interactive-storytelling-session-nananda-sen-2017

 

 

 
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Jan
22
1:40pm 1:40pm

"Nanhi Kali: Nutrition and the Girl Child"

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Nandana Sen, Bibek Debroy, Ruchira Gupta and Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Madhu Trehan. Supporting the nutritional rights of the disadvantaged girl child can positively impact the dynamics of social equity and catalyse far reaching changes. A distinguished panel studies the need for focused community based programmes that stress focused and integrated body mind development and strategies of effective delivery and implementation. Jaipur Literature Festival, Diggi Palace, Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur 302004, Rajasthan, India

 
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Jan
21
10:00am10:00am

"Not Yet!" Book Launch and Interactive Reading

Follow one mischievous girl as she delays bedtime – and has amazing wildlife adventures along the way! Join  writer, actor, and child-rights activist Nandana Sen for a fantastical interactive reading, with fun games and animal masks, play-acting and tail- swishing! Nandana has starred in over 20 feature films, is the author of Mambi and the Forest Fire (Puffin, 2016), and works with children (and grown-ups) at UNICEF and Operation Smile to fight against child abuse. Nandana will be signing copies of  "Not Yet!" (Tulika, 2017) after the reading. All ages are invited!

 
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