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Book Review: The Curious Case of the Sweet and Spicy Sweet Shop by Nandini Nayar

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Published by Puffin, The Curious Case of the Sweet and Spicy Sweet Shop is one of those delightful books that you just cannot put down. It has everything – funny, interesting and endearing characters, a fabulous and quaint setting, a fast-paced plot, and enthralling sub-plots. It’s like JK Rowling’s Harry Potter, Neil Gaiman’s Stardust and RK Narayan’s Swami…

Tigers Forever! Book Review

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Tigers Forever! published by Katha Books by Ruskin Bond and illustrated by David Stribbling is a wonderful book to introduce your child to this magnificent animal. There was a time when the mighty dinosaurs ruled the earth. We see them only in books, toys, and cartoons now. Though its hard to imagine sharing the world with those gigantic…

Book Review: The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan

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The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan is a book that the children will love reading again and again! Every reading brings back new meaning and fresh delights. “When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi.” Want a children’s book that combines a great plot, powerful storytelling and gorgeous…

Book Series Review: Dealing With Feelings, Story-and-Activity Books by Sonia Mehta

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Dealing With Feelings, a series of story-and-activity books authored by Sonia Mehta, is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers grappling with feelings like shyness, fear, anger and anxiety. When your toddler is all grown up and ready to go to preschool, they are handling a huge emotional transition. They meet new people, interact with children their age and are…

Book Review: Katha’s Feminist Picture Book Series for Boys and Girls

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Katha has published two feminist picture books that bring rural India and women’s rights into focus.  Lachmi’s War by Geeta Dharmarajan, Art by Shashi Shetty Authored by Geeta Dharmarajan, Lachmi’s War is one of the feminist picture books published by Katha. The picture book narrates the story of an evil asura named Tobakachi, who wants to…

Book Review: ‘I Need to Pee’ by Neha Singh, Illustrated by Meenal Singh and Erik Egerup

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As soon as my daughter and I read I Need to Pee by Neha Singh, the questions trickled in at a steady pace (pun intended of course.) There is no way to read this adorable and important little picture book without feeling the need to lift the lid (there we go again) on everything about it…

Book Review: The Paradise Flycatcher by Deepak Dalal

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As soon as you start reading  The Paradise Flycatcher by Deepak Dalal, you are plunged into a story combines plot, character, and details perfectly. It’s hard to stop reading when the writing is engrossing and the setting is irresistible. In The Paradise Flycatcher, a rare white-headed squirrel named Shikar vanishes without a trace. The garden…

Want author Lakshmi Mitter to write a book about your child?

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A custom picture book by Lakshmi Mitter is drawn and written completely around your child and his or her personality. Mitter uses details from your child’s life and makes the book truly special. We have a discount for the first 10 sign ups! Read on to find out more. Children’s book author Lakshmi Mitter has written…

Review: Kabir and the Silver Spoon by Vinita Srimal Garg #Giveaway

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When I picked up Kabir and the Silver Spoon by Vinita Srimal Garg, I completed it in a single sitting. With 180 pages of simple writing, elegant prose and unforgettable plot twists, this fantasy book about an immensely likable boy named Kabir really transported me to another world. The story begins with Kabir, a 12-year-old…

3 New and Fabulous Feminist Picture Books from Katha

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This year, Indian children’s book publisher Katha broke new ground by publishing three fabulous feminist picture books that told great stories. My daughter and I sat and read these and one thing struck us. These books are great for both boys and girls! They give beautiful messages about diverse life and career choices, not to mention different…