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Sirdeshpande teams up with EmpathyLab!

May 2023

We've Got This! is out today! Written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande in collaboration with EmpathyLab, this essential handbook is all about the power of empathy and emotional intelligence. 

In just SIX simple steps readers will be taught how to harness empathy as theirhuman SUPERPOWER, and discover how using this power can change their lives and the world around them for the better.

The emotional well-being of children is just as important as their physical health but it’s not something that all children are taught about or are offered support for. Harnessing empathy and growing their emotional intelligence allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with life's ups and downs as well as understand and experience other people's emotions, feelings and points of view.

Available now in paperback. 

Latest picture book publication day for Rashmi Sirdeshpande

August 2022

Today marks the publication of Never Let A Diplodocus Draw, the latest in the fun series written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and illustrated by Diane Ewen. 

A laugh-out-loud 'what if . . .?' adventure... What would happen if you showed a diplodocus how to draw? One day she'd be messing around with crayons and paint - and the next she'd be a global art sensation!

Full of fun - get drawing with Dippy!

Out now in paperback.

World Book Day publication for Rashmi Sirdeshpande

February 2022

Think Like a Boss, Rashmi Sirdeshpande's World Book Day title, is out today. Written as part of World Book Day's £1 books initiative, this title aims to teach children the ins and out of business and looking after their finances, and is packed with tips and tricks from industry experts.

* Ever thought making money was just for adults?
* Or that business was boring?
* And that inventing stuff was only for super clever people?

Think again.

Though this book may be small, it's bursting with BIG ideas for budding entrepreneurs. From understanding money and looking after it, to the nuts and bolts of setting up a business, making your big ideas a reality and using your cash for good.

Don't have a big business idea just yet? Don't fear. Being a boss isn't just about making money. It's about building confidence, thinking outside of the box, problem solving and being fearless. Which isn't a bad place to start, right?

So don't leave everything to the grown-ups. It's time to boss it.

Rashmi Sirdeshpande picked for World Book Day scheme

September 2021

Think Like a Boss, Rashmi Sirdeshpande's latest non-fiction title, has been selected as part of World Bok Day's 2022 £1 book initiative. 

World Book Day 2022 falls on the 3rd of March next year, and aims to distribute over 15 million £1 book tokens to children around the UK and Ireland, in partnership with schools. The tokens can be swapped for a free World Book Day book at participating bookshops. 

Conngratulations to Rashmi!

Lollies Shortlisting for Never Show a T-Rex a Book!

June 2021

Rashmi Sirdeshpande's madcap adventure story, Never Show a T-Rex a Book, has been shortlisted for the 2022 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards. Created in 2016 by Scholastic, the awards, known as the 'Lollies', aim to celebrate the funniest children's books from the UK and Ireland, as voted for by children. Voting will be open from summer 2021, closing at the end of the year. The winner will be announced in early 2022. 

Never Show a T-Rex a Book is Rashmi's debut fiction picture book and has since been followed up with a sequel, Never Teach a Stegosaurus to Do Sums. Both books focus on STEM subjects and the power of learning.

Congratulations, Rashmi!

Awards shortlisting for Never Show a T-Rex a Book

May 2021

Rashmi Sirdeshpande's picture book, Never Show a T-Rex a Book, has been shortlisted for the Society of Authors Queen's Knickers Award 2021! The prize is awarded for a quirky and original illustrated book for ages 0-7.

The winner will receive a prize of £5,000, as well as a Queen's Knickers badge, with the runner-up receiving £1,000.

Congratulations, Rashmi!

Second publication of the month for Rashmi Sirdeshpande with DOSH!

August 2020

A massive congratulations to Rashmi Sirdeshpande, who is celebrating her second book publication this month! DOSH: How to Earn It, Save It, Spend It, Grow It, Give It is now out in paperback. 

Having some dosh in your pocket can be really exciting. And when it's used as a force for good, those pennies have the power to change the world. But managing money can seem daunting, especially in uncertain times. This book is here to build your confidence, transform you into a money expert and look toward the future.

Whether you want to become an entrepreneur, be a savvy shopper, save all your pennies or splurge on something you really want, children's author and former lawyer, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, is here to help you make the right decisions. Discover what money is, why it mattes, how to spend it and ways to make more of it in this fun and brilliant guide.

Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Martyn Ford in Faber Bedtime Stories collection

October 2022

The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories is now out! Featuring contributions from Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Martyn Ford, this collection of classic bedtime stories aims to promote inclusivity, acceptance and bravery in the face of adversity. 

Stories that are full of hope and courage brimming with positivity as an antidote to the at times challenging world we live in.

A gift of great beauty to be treasured for years to come.

Available now in hardback.

Publication Day for Dadaji's Painbrush

July 2022

Today marks publication day for Dadaji's Paintbrush, the latest picture book by Rashmi Sirdeshpande! This heartwarming picture book deals with the theme of bereavement and aims to help children cope with grief in a gentle and sensitive way. 

Dadaji loves to teach others to paint, especially his grandson. But after Dadaji passes away, the boy can’t bear to use the favourite paintbrush his grandfather left for him. When a little girl knocks on the door, the boy discovers how many lives Dadaji touched with his art, and finds a way to continue his legacy.

Out now!

Publication Day for Yes You Can, Cow!

February 2022

Yes You Can, Cow! is out today. The latest picture book title by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, this heartwarming story about believing in yourself and doing your best is based on the perennially popular nursery rhyme 'Hey Diddle Diddle'.

It's the Nursery Rhyme's big performance, but Cow is having second thoughts. She's too scared to jump! What if she crashes? Will everyone laugh?

The curtain's almost up and the audience are waiting. Can Cow overcome her fear of failure and become the star of the show?

Available now in paperback!

Good News out today!

June 2021

Rashmi Sirdeshpande's latest non-fiction title, Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think, publishes today. An empowering and uplifting guide to seeing the world in a more positive light, this is Rashmi's follow-up title to Dosh, her guide to all things finance, which was published by Wren and Rook. 

Pandemics, war, terror, natural disasters - the world seems to be full of bad news and it can all feel, well, a little bit scary. But this is just part of the story. There are in fact tons of great things happening, from robots improving health care and trees healing the planet, to everyday people helping their community with acts of kindness and the businesses fighting for good in the world.

In Good News, children will learn to become fake news detectives, sussing out what's real and what isn't. They'll discover the good news - the amazing anecdotes, case studies and figures around the globe that are making a difference. And they'll learn that if we all continue to work together, things can only keep getting better and better.

Empowering, reassuring and confidence-boosting, this book is a positive antidote for testing times.

Out now!

Publication Day for Rashmi Sirdeshpande's Stegosaurus

May 2021

Rashmi Sirdeshpande's Never Teach a Stegosaurus to Do Sums is out today! Illustrated by Diane Ewen, this humorous picture book is the second in the series, with a focus on STEM subjects and the power of learning. 

A laugh-out-loud 'what if . . .?' adventure that celebrates maths being fun in this riotous read.

If a Stegosaurus knew how to do sums - well, what would happen? Maybe she'd learn to code, to invent, to fly to the moon!

Never Teach a Stegosaurus to Do Sums is available now in paperback.

Publication Day for How to Change the World

January 2021

Rashmi Sirdeshpande’s third picture book title, How to Change the World, is out today. Illustrated by Annabel Tempest, this book features 15 stories of inspiring people who changed the world.

Discover the astonishing things humans can achieve: from the campaign for women's votes, to the efforts to heal the ozone layer. Or travel back to the start of democracy in Ancient Greece, and into space to see the incredible teamwork on the international space station. 

Above all, uncover just some of the MANY ways we can work together to change our world - all brought to life with astonishing story-telling and illustration.

Out today in paperback.

How To Be Extraordinary Out Today!

July 2019

Rashmi Sirdeshpande's How To Be Extraordinary publishes today! 

From around the world and throughout history, discover unsung heroes - and some well-known faces - brought to life with astonishing story-telling and illustration. Meet an artist, scientist, medic, environmentalist, musician, activist, writer, politician, and even a spy . . . above all, discover that there are MANY ways to be extraordinary and to make a real difference in the world.

Featuring the real-life stories of: Aeham Ahmad, David Attenborough, Mo Farah, Keiko Fukuda, Stephen Hawking, Frida Kahlo, Abdul Kalam, Judith Kerr, Wangari Maathai, Nelson Mandela, David Nott, Michelle Obama, Krystyna Skarbek, Alan Turing, Sau Lan Wu.

How To Be Extraordinary is published by Puffin.

Congratulations, Rashmi!