Stay For Dinner

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The Boy Who Tried to Shrink His Name

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Amma’s Sari

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Fun Facts about Sandhya Parappukkaran

  • I love mangoes – green ones! Dipped in salt and chilli powder.
  • My first language – Malayalam. This word is a pallindrome!
  • Sandhya is a two syllable word (Sun-dhya) meaning ‘dusk’. Parappukkaran is pronounced Para-pu:-kkaa:-ren. The stress is on the kk and the second last ‘a’ is a long vowel sound. 
  • I visit the library once a week.
  • Galahs are my favourite bird. You can see them around Brisbane.

Click here (this will take you to my Instagram page @sandhya_librarybagbooks) for a video explaining how to pronounce my name – Sandhya Parappukkaran 

My Books

Stay for Dinner

The boy who tried to shrink his name

Amma’s Sari

New Title!


Sandhya Parappukkaran’s session was focused on brainstorming ideas for writing topics. The students left the session truly inspired, begging to continue with their ideas when we returned to class. We have since been able to use these techniques in the classroom.

This was an excellent session where the students learnt great skills, including incorporating their own cultures or special memories into their writing.

Year 4, Harlaxton State School, Toowoomba

"The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library"

- Albert Einstein