The cover of diverse book Kaya's Heart Song shows a Malaysian girl practicing mindfulness
In a scene from Kaya's Heart Song a Malaysian girl watches her mother practice yoga
In a scene from Kaya's Heart Song a Malaysian girl carefully removes the vines from around an elephant on a carousel
In a scene from Kaya's Heart Song a Malaysian girl uses her connection with nature to practice mindfulness
In Kaya's Heart Song two Asian girls form a heart-shaped yoga pose and on the opposite page is a description of mindfulness

Kaya's Heart Song

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Written by DIWA THARAN SANDERS | Illustrated by NERINA CANZI


Kaya is looking for her heart song – the song that happy hearts sing. Her search takes her on a journey deep into the jungle where a broken down carousel waits for a very special song to make it turn again…

Grounded in the principles of mindfulness, this joyful story set in the vibrant jungles of Malaysia will truly make your heart sing.


*BookTrust's Books We Love

'A sanctuary for the soul' – Dr. Rohini Vijaygopal, Mindfulness Foundation UK 

'If you want sheer delight in a story, here it is' – Book Monsters

Book Details

Reading Age: 4-6 years
Extent: 32 pages
Book size: 24 x 24 cm
Pub Date: 8th March 2018 (hardcover) | 21st March 2019 (softcover)
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-911373-22-3
ISBN (softcover): 978-1-911373-07-0

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Kaya's Heart Song

Finding one's true self is a message for young ones to learn. The narrative made me imagine Kaya's own beat is a sullen staccato that builds to a lively chant that is moving. Kids will be delighted with the colorful illustrations too.

A Beautiful Introduction to Mindfulness

I love the way this book introduces meditation and mindfulness in a way that is easy for kids (and adults!) to understand! Its whimsical illustrations—especially those of the carousel—are a delight as well.