Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Children's Books

The Peepal Tree and its Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Questions and More Does Peepal trees have flowers? Do they bloom? Have you wondered where their flowers are? Hmmm Any guess? In their branches? If yes, what colour are these flowers? Ok, no more questions. Let me just answer the first part. Yes, Peepal trees bloom and they bear flowers but in their own secret garden.

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review

Book Review | TED, The Fire Engine – Book 3 in the series!

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Ronny the Bully, is the 3rd  book in TED, The Fire Engine series by Lakshmi Mitter. IMC has had Ted, The Fire Engine with us for sometime now . Lakshmi Mitter had first put up her book, as a video story on IMC and later when the series became a book. We are glad that Ted has been a

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Age 2 -4, Book Review, Children's Books

8 Ways to Draw an Elephant

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8 Ways to Draw an Elephant is an interesting mix of Indian Art traditions presented in the most adorable form, the Elephant. Targeted for ages 3 and up, this book presents interesting facts about elephants intertwining it with Indian art forms like Meenakshi, Sohrai, Mata ni Pachedi and more. Apart from Art, this book got

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Age 9+, Book Review, Children's Books, Giveaways, IMC Book Club, Nose Buried In

Feather Tales – Talon The Falcon, by Deepak Dalal

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Enter IMC’s Birds for the Holidays Facebook Contest to win this book!  We all love stories. As children most of us have listened to stories told by our parents and grandparents; and as adults, we tell a lot of stories to our children. Apart from great entertainment value and the best childhood pastime, stories are

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Age 9+, Book Review

The Serpent’s Revenge – Unusual Tales from the Mahabharata

Sudha Murthy's Serpent's Revenge

When I had the chance to read Sudha Murty’s ‘The Serpent’s Revenge – Unusual Tales from the Mahabharata‘, I jumped at it. The title was enough to excite me! Mahabharata and Me Mahabharata is truly the greatest epic ever and it astonishes me every time I read it. Stories that give you more insight to the simple

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Age 9+, Book Review

Feather Tales – A Flamingo in My Garden!

A Flamingo in My Garden

A fascinating adventure unfolds in Mumbai’s azure skies. Book Blurb A Mumbai flamingo goes missing. The city is home to beautiful rose-coloured flamingos that feed in its creeks and mudflats. But when one among them, Sunglow, disappears, the skybird Longtail is called in to investigate. Rumour has it that the seagulls and the crows are

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Age 9+, Book Review, Children's Books

Best Books of 2016 for 9+ Yr olds

Best Books of 2016 for 9+ yr olds

Simply Nanju Some books leave a deep impression in our minds. They have the ability to touch our hearts in a wonderful way and make us think about life differently. For me, Simply Nanju by Zainab Sulaiman, published by Duckbill Books, is one such book. Read More… Buy Now: Amazon USA | Amazon India  Koobandhee

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Children's Books

Best Books of 2016 for 4-9 yr olds

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Book we loved this year! Raza’s Bindu Raza’s Bindu is a fabulous picture book by Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai. It is an excellent effort to make Raza’s art accessible to children. From a brief introduction on how the “bindu” became the central theme of Raza’s paintings, the book takes us through his paintings. Read More… Raza’s Bindu

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Book Review, Nose Buried In

Glitter and Gloss – Relax with a Book!

Glitter and Gloss

A Mother’s Indecisive Me Time There are some days when you want to explore the deepest of emotions within you. On those days, we tend to read deeply, feel deeply and think a lot. And then there are those days when one wants is a good book to curl up with – a book that evokes and brings out

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Age 9+, Book Review, Children's Books

Whispers in the Dark – Book review

Whispers in Dark

About Whispers in the Dark Title           : Whispers in the Dark Author       : Ruskin Bond Genre        : Horror # of pages : 234 Are you a lover of spooky stories? Then, this book is definitely for you. This book is a collection of haunted short stories.

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Age 9+, Book Review

Book Review: Ravana Refuses to Die

Ravana Refuses to Die

Ravana Refuses to Die by Rustom Dadachanji, illustrated by Priya Kuriyan and published by Duckbill Books is a collection of short stories targeted at young readers aged 10-12. We often talk about a need for diverse books and books that feature protagonists as unique as the reader. This book definitely fits that bill. Book Review

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Age 2 -4, Book Review, Children's Books

Best Books of 2016 for 2-4 yr olds

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Books we reviewed and loved this year! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! illustrated by Kaori Takahashi and published by Tara Books is a quirky delight. The story unfolds literally as the books folds out. A book that takes you on a literal and imaginative adventure, you will never know what you will find when you open that

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Giveaways

Chalo, Mumbai Ki Sehar Karein (Let’s Visit Mumbai)!

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My daughter and I recently visited Mumbai for a few weeks. And when we returned, I got this children’s book about Mumbai –  Let’s Visit Mumbai, for review! And as I started reading it I felt, wait a minute, did I write this book! That feeling of been there, done that really hit me hard and it brought a

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Children's Books, Education

The Lion’s Feast by Karadi Tales | Book Review

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Karadi Tales‘ latest book The Lion’s Feast is an irreverent tale with really funny illustrations. IMC was delighted to receive a copy of this fun children’s book for review. The Story The Lion’s Feast is a story about an old couple who are forced to invite a ravenous lion to their home for a meal. What

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Age 4 - 9, Bilingual Products, Book Review, Children's Books

Meri Bindi – A Bilingual Book for Hindi Learners

meri-bindi

Meri Bindi / My Bindi by Anu Anand is a lovely bilingual book that surprisingly covers quite a bit of Hindi vocabulary – from colors, shapes, sizes to general terms like “look” ,  “come” and “friends”. The text covers a lot of the words that you would typically learn when you start out learning any new

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