Santhini Govindan

Santhini Govindan

About Santhini Govindan

Santhini Govindan is a widely published, award-winning author of children’s literature in India. She has written more than fifty books for children of all ages, and her work includes picture books, chapter books and short stories. She enjoys reading and writing poetry, and many of her original poems are taught in schools across India, South East Asia, and the Middle East.

Santhini has been awarded two Fellowships in Literature from the Department of Culture, Government of India for research projects connected to children’s literature in India. She is currently working on a book to introduce children to the role and function of the Indian parliament.

Santhini collects bells and angels, and loves plants and animals. When she’s not reading or writing, Santhini enjoys doing embroidery and crochet.

    Poems by Santhini Govindan

  • At What Time Does Night Arrive?

    • Published: January 3, 2022

    in Nature Poems for Kids

    Have you ever seen the exact moment when Night
    Descends from above, and spreads darkness everywhere?
    Night comes so quietly, and chases Day away so thoroughly,
    That it doesn’t leave even a speck of light behind in the air!

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  • I Wish

    • Published: January 3, 2022

    in Poems for Kids

    I wish that spinach tasted like chocolate,
    Instead of tasting sour and bitter.
    I wish that candy bars were loaded with nutrition,
    So that eating as many as I like would make me even fitter.

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  • When I Meet A Fairy

    • Published: January 3, 2022

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    Though I have never, ever met a fairy,
    I am quite certain that they exist.
    I read about them every day in stories and poems,
    So I know they’re living somewhere in our midst.

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  • Travel For Fun

    • Published: September 8, 2021

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    I want to travel around the world for fun,
    And see different lands, one by one.
    But I would not like to travel by aeroplane, train, or by car -
    I would like to have a magic carpet that will take me afar.

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  • The Wind

    • Published: September 8, 2021

    in Nature Poems for Kids

    The Wind is such a strange and amazing being –
    It has no legs, yet it travels far and wide.
    It soars up to the clouds, climbs mountain peaks,
    Swirls across sandy deserts and sweeps over the sea side.

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