Age 9+, Book Review

Book Review : Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah by Aparajita Dutta and Nima Manjrekar – #IMCRecommends

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Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah Text – Aparajita Dutta and Nima Manjrekar Pictures – Maya Ramaswamy Katha  Once in a while, you come across a book that makes you look at it wistfully, making you wonder – how nice it would have been if I had this book to understand things back in my school

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Activity Corner, Event Review

EasyLib Hyderabad Story Telling Session

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BM attended EasyLib Hyderabad’s, story telling session with Bingo in Hyderabad and came back enthralled after a fun session. Read her event coverage below.    This is the first time I took Bingo to a story reading session. I saw the event notice in IMC website and decided to participate as timing and other things were ok for me.

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Perspectives

Is Rakshabandhan Only For Brother-Sister?

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Rakshabandhan is among my mom’s favorite festival. As the only sister to three brothers, she had the best of times being pampered and taken care of Since my childhood I have heard a lot of stories of Rakshabandhan and how a brother’s duty is to protect his sister and a sister has to pray for

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Parenting, Perspectives

Encouraging Kids to Speak The Truth

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(Originally posted at www.mothersgurukul.com) At some point of time, kids hide things from their elders. As they grow, they start to understand that if they hide things or tell half truth then they can save themselves. But they don’t realize and this becomes their habit. If parents encourage their children to speak the truth from

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Book Week 2015, Direct Dil Se (Interviews), Nose Buried In

IMC Chats With Deborah Disney, Author of Up and In

Deborah Disney

IMC spoke to Deborah Disney about her new book Up and In, what women obsess about and the philosophy in her book. Check out IMC’s review of the book here.           Image credits: Deborah 

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Book Week 2015, Direct Dil Se (Interviews)

Interesting, Well Produced Books Kindle Children’s Interest Says Saraswathy, Mango Books

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Saraswathy is the editor at Mango Books and is extremely passionate about reading and books in general. We spoke to her about the Apoorva series, what are her thoughts on the Children’s Books industry in India as well as what can we expect in the future from Mango Books and why she thinks not only

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Book Review, Book Week 2015, Nose Buried In

Book Review: Up and In by Deborah Disney

Deborah Disney

I had been looking for something to read that was fun, intelligent and not too dense. Up and In by Deborah Disney came to me at the right time. This book talks about everything women and mothers can identify with starting with personal insecurities, societal pressures, comparisons and gossip. As a start all of the characters

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Book Week 2015, Direct Dil Se (Interviews)

Interview With Vimala Malhotra – Co-founder of HippoCampus

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Vimala Malhotra, the co-founder of Hippocampus agreed to speak to IMC for the Book Week 2015. Vimala R Malhotra– fiercely protective of her private collection of books, never dreamed of being involved in a business where the main target is getting books borrowed, with the occupational hazard of them not being returned! She also learned

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Book Week 2015, Children's Books

Who Wants Green Fingers Anyway!

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Who Wants Green Fingers Anyway written by Geeta Dharmarajan and illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan published by Katha Books is a super funny about about how Appa decides to help Amma grow her plants! Amma is in an angry mood. Her potted plants are not growing as well as neighbour Padma aunty. Just then Appa walks

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Age 9+, Book Review, Book Week 2015, Children's Books

Book Review: Percy Jackson and The Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

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Nine year old Anisha reviewed a book for us last year for our book week and she has been kind enough to agree to do a review this year as well! She is an avid reader and reads all sorts of books which catch her fancy!  I had seen this series (Percy Jackson and The Olympians Series)

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Age 9+, Book Review, Book Week 2015, Children's Books

Superb Fast Paced Book Which Made Me Keep Wanting To Turn Pages – The Assassin Nuns of Pistachio

The Assassin Nuns of Pistachio by Manisha Anand published by Puffin Books is a fantastic tale of eleven year old Ann who has been sent to live with the Nuns of Pistachio.

The Assassin Nuns of Pistachio by Manisha Anand published by Puffin Books is a fantastic tale of eleven year old Ann who has been sent to live with the Nuns of Pistachio. Pistachio is a small town in the middle of nowhere where people are happy and celebrate the winter and summer festivals with gusto.

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Book Week 2015

A Fun Summer Day At the Beach! – Little Jessie’s Beach Fun

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My four year old daughter is a beach kid. She loves the sand and the water and could stay there all day if we let her. Even though she hated the feel of sand in her toes when we took her to a beach at 8 months old. Now she is a beach regular! Little Jessie’s

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Book Week 2015, Parenting, Perspectives

Book Memories and Worries

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I love books. I love reading. From Tantri the Mantri in good old Tinkle to JK. Rowling and Malcolm Galdwell, I love them all. My mother is a book lover and we had shelves with books and magazines. I fondly remember my childhood days of Enid Blyton,Archie comics, Nancy Drew… I can go on. Smelling

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Age 9+, Book Review, Book Week 2015, Children's Books, Story Time

Book Review: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs Story – Judi Barrett Pictures – Ron Barrett Aladdin Picture Books Ah, rains! And the things from the childhood that are associated with rains!! The rain dance, jumping in the puddles, school holiday for ‘rainy day’, and staying indoors with the aroma of food wafting from the kitchen. In

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Age 9+, Book Review, Book Week 2015

Book Review: Wonder by R J Palacio

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Aditi, a fifth grader who lives in the US with her parents and little brother is an avid reader. She had reviewed for us last year as well for the book week. This year, she took time out to write a short and to the point review for us. She loves arts and crafts, baking with

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