Age 4 - 9, Book Review

A Beautiful Book about Truck Art from Pakistan

This Truck Has Got to Be Special

About This Truck Has Got To be Special Many a times, we see kids go crazy over the huge containers that rule the road. I’m sure they would have imagined what it is like to drive a big beast  proudly around. Here comes the book, “This Truck Has Got to be Special“, written by Anjum Rana that

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Book Review, Children's Books

Let’s Celebrate Holi – A Picture Book

Let's Celebrate Holi

What is Holi Holi, a festival of colors, is a spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal. It is celebrated to rejoice the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and as a Thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for two days starting on full moon day somewhere between February and March. The

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Celebrations, Preschoolers

Celebrate Holi with Me!

Holi book-full cover

About the Author Celebrate Holi with Me is the latest release From the Toddler Diaries series by Shoumi Sen. The first book in the series was Celebrate Durga Pujo with Me! The Toddler Diaries Series started off as a series of poems that the author wrote for her daughter.As you turn the pages of this book, you

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Age 4 - 9

A Picture Book About Pickles

Pickle Mania by Srividhya Venkat

About Pickle Mania Pickle Mania written by Srividhya Venkat and illustrated by Shailaja Jain Chougule is book ideal for kids aged 4-9. The story features a small girl called Nitya who is fascinated by pickles. The Plot: Nitya wants to taste the red, spicy lemon pickle that her grandparents eat. However, her paati (grandmother) says that the pickle is too

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Children's Books

Poetry Books for 4- 9 Yr olds

Favorite Poetry Books for Kids

I have a love-hate relationship with poetry and am rather intimidated by poetry quite often. I want to my daughter to experience and learn to love poetry early on unlike me. Lot of children’s book have great rhyming words and serve as great starting point for exposing kids to the world of poems. Here are

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Gender Neutral Parenting

An Everyday Super Girl!

Nina The Neighborhood Ninja

This week a widely shared study has found that as early as 6 yrs old, girls already believe that they are less smart than boys! As a mother to a 6 yr old daughter, this is obviously awful news! It is heartbreaking to me to think that my daughter might potentially be feeling this way!

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Book Review, Children's Books

Kids are never too old for picture books!

Picture Books for all ages

One of the biggest injustices we do to ourselves and our children is to move away from picture books. My 7-year reads “big” books. Harry Potter, Enid Blyton, books by the Stilton siblings and more. She enjoys them a lot and slowly over time, my library haul didn’t have many picture books. I have made a conscious

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

The Night Monster – A Book for a child’s fear of monsters under the bed

night monster book

The Night Monster by Karadi Tales Book Blurb “Every night, when the owl hoots and the shadows of the trees dance on the walls, the Night monster creeps into Avi’s room and frightens him. One day his sister suggests he write a letter to the monster, and Avis’s nights are not the same anymore.” The

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

Pratham Book Reviews | Brushing is No Fun & Sringeri Srinivas Learns to Laugh

Level 2 Pratham Books

Brushing is No Fun by Srividhya Venkat and illustrated by Anupama Ajinkya Apte: Vaandu doesn’t like to wash his hands after play time and according to him brushing is the boring job in this whole wide world. He doesn’t want even to miss the playing time by doing all those not-so-fun stuff. I bet this

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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

8-ways-to-draw-an-elephant

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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