Book Birthday Bash: Goodnight Ganesha

Book Birthday Bash


Goodnight GaneshaHappy Book Birthday to GOODNIGHT GANESHA!

This debut picture book is a gorgeously illustrated goodnight story that celebrates the nighttime rituals of two young children visiting their grandparents in India.

As nighttime falls over the city, two children find there’s so much fun to be had! A young girl and her brother kickoff their bedtime routine with a game.

As they get ready for bed, they say goodnight to all the things around them. Starting with a picture frame of Ganesha, a shy baby gecko, and winding down with lovies and hands in their hair. Whether it’s listening to epic stories with Tata or observing rituals in the puja room with Nana, there are many moments that make this time together special.

In this beautiful, rhyming ode to bedtime, the only thing more universal than getting ready for bed and saying goodnight is the love between children and their grandparents.

We’re so happy you’re at our party for GOODNIGHT GANESHA. Join in the fun…


Hyderabad, India


Sound of planes going zhoom, zhoom, zhoom. Nana humming. Various song selections from Tollywood, Bollywood, and some other faves. Check out GG Party Playlist here.


Nana makes the best Hyderabi foods! Samosas, garappul, ladus, mango lassis and more. We’re enjoying these treats as we celebrate.


How can we not play…Tag! Or even peek-a-boo, when our shy baby gecko makes an appearance.


Marigold plants, festive garlands, firework lights, ivy topiary, gold tea lights.

Nadia Salomon

Nadia Salomon

GOODNIGHT GANESHA is written by Nadia Salomon, illustrated by Poonam Mistry, and published by Philomel Books/Penguin Random House. You can buy this book at the retailers below…

Nadia lives in northern California with her family. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Public Policy from Emerson College and has worked in television and print news. She writes picture book, middle-grade, and graphic novel manuscripts with themes of South Asian and Caribbean culture, STEM, non-fiction, and humor. Nadia is the winner of the 2020 SCBWI Service Award and the 2019 SCBWI WOOP Honor Award for work of outstanding progress on her non-fiction, picture book manuscript, MYRLIE: A VOICE OF HOPE.

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KEEP CELEBRATING! BUY THIS BOOK AT: Flashlight Books | Mrs. Dalloways | Rakestraw Books | Barnes & Noble | | Amazon

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