Lasirena Books launched a platform for a range of books that provide urban children’s stories that talk about and feature a diverse range of characters. Our goal is to give all children a chance to read stories about characters who are like them, instilling a sense of confidence and expressing the beauty of diversity in all of its forms.
We offer books for children from the category of an elementary school that help them through the challenges of those formative years. From knowing how to build friendship in school to equality, fairness, and togetherness, our stories relate to the lives children lead today. We aim to promote reading, encouraging children to be proud of who they are, and find their place in the world with confidence.
“Great read! Great reminder to not let your fears prevent you from your greatness. Whether you are a child or an adult, fear is something we will all experience. This book can help children, teens, and adults alike to be confident and not be afraid to go to the principals/boss’s office. So, go to the office, an opportunity awaits you!”
“This book was awesome my daughter really enjoys it. The message from the book teaches children to more courageous and not fearful. I would give this book ten stars if I can. Great work Dr. Robinson.”
“Kids really enjoyed the book - great storytelling with a nice message at the end. Excellent graphics!!”
“I enjoyed reading this book with my granddaughter. We were amazed with the storyline and graphics. I recommend this book for adults to read with children 7-10 years old.”
“The Bayside Bunch Children's Book Series, specifically Quarantined in Queens, offers a relatable telling of the Covid-19 pandemic from the perspectives of young school-aged children. The story offers information and hope for all readers but most importantly creates representation for the young reader in order to process their experiences during the pandemic. We are very thankful to have this title in our collection and I personally recommend it to any parent or young person interested in titles related to Covid-19.”
“This book was very entertaining. It keeps the children's attention with the storyline and rhyming. The illustrations are vibrant. I think this will be a "go to" book for quite some time in my kindergarten homeschool class. It is also written well enough for my third grader to practice reading to himself and the kindergartners.”
“The excitement as to what Selwyn would find when he went to the principal’s office. I recommend it to children and adults.”
“I anxiously read the book with excitement and anticipation as to what the Bay side kids would do next. I was left with more knowledge on breathing as well as the history lesson. I feel very rich from today's bountiful treasure. Thank you, Dr. Robinson.”
“I ADORE this book! As soon as I got my hands on The Bayside Bunch - Go See The Principal! I knew it needed to be shared! Soon to be featured on Barb’s Book Buddies (YouTube), the message is important and appropriate for MANY grade levels.”
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