Age 9+, Book Review

Book Review | The Assassin Nuns and the Pirates of Peppercorn Bay

TheAssasinNunsOfPepperCornBay

Summer Vacations are about to begin in India. Are you looking for an adventurous book to read this holiday? Yes, then you have to check this fun and exciting contemporary superhero book- The Assasin Nuns and the Pirates of Peppercorn Bay written by Manisha Anand & published by Puffin Books India. This book is the sequel to

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Age 9+, Book Review

The Great River Magic by Nandini Nayar

The Great River Magic

About The Great River Magic: The Great River Magic written by Nandini Nayar is a book for children between ages 9-12. The story is about the great Rajpuri river and a family which depends on the river for its livelihood. The book features illustrations and is a fun read. The Plot The great Rajpuri river flows across

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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

talon-the-falcon

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 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 9+, Book Review, Perspectives, Teenagers

From the Youngest Published Author in India

never-gone-4

When I was asked if I would be interested in doing a book review for Anusha Subramanian’s Never Gone, I immediately jumped at the idea as I was keen to see what the country’s youngest published author had to say! And that is how I ended up reading a teenage coming-of-age story in my thirties!

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Age 9+, Book Review, Nose Buried In

An Interactive Journey Through Indian Art Movements

Eye Spy Indian Art

After Raza’s Bindu, authors Ritu Khoda and Vanita Pai are back with Eye Spy Indian Art, an absolutely gorgeous and well-crafted book that takes us on a journey of the evolution of Indian Modern Art and its various movements. They start with the pre-modern phase of the Company School depicting life, birds and animals in British

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Age 9+, Children's Books, Teenagers, Tweens

Make Sure Your Teen Does Not Miss These Authors

Classics

I believe that you are never the same person before and after you read a book. As Charles William Elliot wisely put it “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” Teens need them, because that’s when the minds

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Age 9+, Book Review

The Girl Who Chose by Devdutt Pattanaik

The Girl who chose

The tale of Ramayana is one of the epics among the Hindu religion and over the years we have heard and read different narratives of this grand history. I wouldn’t use the word mythology, because then it would mean it’s a product of man’s imagination or misconception. Coming to Devdutt Pattanaik’s work, I feel this

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Age 9+, Book Review, Children's Books, Nose Buried In, Parenting, Perspectives, Story Time

The Unknown Indians – A Unique Look At History

The Unknown Indians

History has always held a fascination for me. I find it amazing that the way things were in the past and the events that occurred in a very different time are the ones that decide how present day things turn out. Everything we see today around us has been shaped by these times past and

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Age 9+, Book Review, Nose Buried In

Hot Chocolate Is Thicker Than Blood By Rupa Gulab

Hotchocolateisthickerthanblood

“Hot Chocolate is Thicker than Blood” (love the title) by Rupa Gulab is the new book for the Pre-teens and teens from Duckbill books. It’s the coming to age story of a teenage girl named Anu. Like other teenagers she has her own set of problems. She doesn’t like her curly and unruly hair and none of

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Age 9+, Book Review

Book Review – Oddbird by Anupa Lal | Nothing ‘Odd’ about this one!

oddbird

When I was asked if I would do a book review for IMC, I was excited and said to myself, I want my first review to be a children’s book. I somehow thought that a children’s book might be simple and easy to review! Well when ‘Oddbird‘ landed on my lap, was I in for a

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