Book Review : The Whistling Schoolboy and Other Stories of School Life by Ruskin Bond
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Book Review : The Whistling Schoolboy and Other Stories of School Life by Ruskin Bondfeatured

The Whistling Schoolboy and Other Stories of School Life published by Rupa Publications Red Turtle is a wonderful book to gift to your favorite nephew, niece or any child actually. In fact to anyone. It’s classic Ruskin Bond The collection of stories about school life in the hills give a feeling of warmth and fun. Read more

Book Review:  Baby Read-Aloud Basics by Caroline J. Blakemore and Barbara Weston Ramirez
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Book Review: Baby Read-Aloud Basics by Caroline J. Blakemore and Barbara Weston Ramirezfeatured

Books on Pregnancy, Parenting and the non-existent baby manuals – you have read it all. How about a book on how to read to your baby? When is the right time to start reading to your Baby? As soon as your Baby can listen! When does a Baby start listening/observing? We all, possibly, know the Read more

Puzzles for Kids: Challenging Puzzles for Smart Kids by Terry Stickels
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Puzzles for Kids: Challenging Puzzles for Smart Kids by Terry Stickelsfeatured

Challenging Puzzles for Smart Kids by Terry Stickels published by Puffin Books is a book of puzzles for kids. Terry Stickels is the creator of puzzles for USA Today and comes up with pretty interesting puzzle formats. These puzzles for kids are a bit tough to honest. The book has a mix of everything from sodukus Read more

Your Weekly Motherhood Quote
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Your Weekly Motherhood Quotefeatured

Quotes on Motherhood: Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum, writer Source: Mom Canday, Edited by J.Pincott You May Also Like: Get Inspired Get Inspired Get Inspired Attachment

Responsibilities Doubled – Co-sleeping with a Toddler
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Responsibilities Doubled – Co-sleeping with a Toddlerfeatured

Parents co-sleeping with a toddler is common in India but is considered to be unique in the US. While sleeping,my li’l Totz uses both his hands to cup my cheeks. This probably acts as a security blanket for him. Lately we thought of purchasing a cuddle toy for ‘Totz’ to accompany him to sleep. With Read more

Book Review: Bookasura by Arundhati Venkatesh and Priya Kurien
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Book Review: Bookasura by Arundhati Venkatesh and Priya Kurienfeatured

Bookasura written by the extremely gifted with imagination, Arundhati Venkatesh and illustrated by the super talented Priya Kurien, published by Scholastic, is a  pretty much un-put-downable book, at least for me. Bala is a boy who loves to read. And he has a new baby sibling at home. Amma is always busy with the baby. Read more

No!  written by Cheryl Rao , illustrated by Sandhia Gunjal
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No! written by Cheryl Rao , illustrated by Sandhia Gunjalfeatured

Richa from EasyLib reviews this book. No! is part of IMC Recommends (with EasyLib) for March. Check out the rest of the books for other ages here. No! / Nahin! Story – Cheryl Rao Pictures – Samidha Gunjal Translation (Hindi) – Veena Shivpuri Tulika Publishers Fresh off the Tulika press is a very endearing picture Read more

An Observation
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An Observationfeatured

There is a little girl who does not quite know how to play with babies, she finds them vaguely irrational because babies don’t really follow the rules of polite social behavior that she is just about setting out to learn. She does not cuddle them very much, maybe once in a while pats them gently. Read more

Interview with Samit Basu – Author of The Stoob Books
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Interview with Samit Basu – Author of The Stoob Booksfeatured

Samit Basu, the author of The Stoob series, talks to us about his inspiration behind Stoob and his thoughts on the education system in India and theater for kids. Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of the post. ==== IMC: How did you think of the Stoob character? Any inspirations involved? Samit: He’s a Read more

Books for Tweens: The Adventures of Stoob – A Difficult Stage by Samit Basu
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Books for Tweens: The Adventures of Stoob – A Difficult Stage by Samit Basufeatured

Samit Basu is back with a new adventure of Stoob. After Testing Times, this one has Stoob, now as a class six student. Brilliantly illustrated by Sunaina Coelho and published by Rupa Publications Red Turtle, The Adventures of Stoob-A Difficult Stage, is as funny as the first one.  The Adventures of Stoob – A Difficult Read more

Classic Children’s Books – The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
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Classic Children’s Books – The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaffeatured

“The Story of Ferdinand“ was first published in 1936 and has a historical significance to it. Written by American author Munro Leaf and based in Spain, this book was released nine months before the outbreak of Spanish civil war.  It is a completely nonviolent book but it was banned in many countries including Spain. It Read more

Cricket is in the Air…CWC 2015
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Cricket is in the Air…CWC 2015featured

Cricket World Cup 2015 fever is all around.  Are you watching it? Is your favourite team up there? As an Indian by birth where cricket is akin to religion, and cricketers are household names and now living in Sydney, another cricket passionate country, married to a cricket enthusiast, house full of cricketing gear and mother Read more

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