Padma Venkatraman’s books are available in multiple forms (e-book, audio book etc.).

If you are a Title 1 school (or cater to a socio-economically challenged population), you may be eligible to buy books via First Book.

All others may purchase books at local independent bookstores or order online via:  

Penguin Random House (the publisher’s page, includes a link to the award-winning audiobook) (have the book sent to your nearest independent bookstore) (the largest “independent chain of bookstores in the world”) (free shipping to several countries) (U.S.A)

To place bulk orders, please contact Penguin Random House directly or consider ordering through Bookworm Central (an independent bookstore that accepts bulk orders). 

Praise for Padma Venkatraman’s most recent novel, The Bridge Home, published in February 2019

“A blisteringly beautiful book”  – * Starred Review, Kirkus

“Exquisitely narrated”  – * Starred Review, PW

“Stellar” – * Starred Review, School Library Journal

“A story that must be shared”  – * Starred Review, School Library Connection

“Absorbing” – * Starred Review, Booklist

“Moving…conveys the details of life shared by many of the world’s children…an excellent story” – * Starred Review, Sound Commentary

“Venkatraman brings love, support, and humor to a story undergirded by tough issues. Curricular connections abound, including science, global studies, and ecology. A smart addition to any middle school library.” – * Starred Review, Audio, SLJ

“Gorgeous storytelling” – New York Times Book Review

“Love and loss, desperation and dreams meet in this beautifully rendered tale, both harrowing and heartening.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“will break hearts and inspire activist longings” – BCCB

“this bittersweet novel is about breaking the cycle of abuse, reaching for your dreams and finding home in the most unlikely of people and places” – Horn Book

Audiophile Earphone Award Winner

Washington Post Summer Reading Selection, 2019

Global Read Aloud, 2019

ProjectLIT, 2019-20

Junior Library Guild Audiobook Selection

·         Audio buy links for A TIME TO DANCE, narrated by the author

o (links to a range of retailers):

o   Audible:

o   iTunes:

o   Google Play:

o (they partner with indie bookstores to sell digital audiobooks):

·         Shareable audio clip

o   SoundCloud:

·         Your episode of This is the Author is now live!

o   SoundCloud: