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.


Age 4 - 9, Book Review

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


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


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

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


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

Feather Tales – Talon The Falcon, by Deepak Dalal


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


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


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

Best Books of 2016 for 4-9 yr olds


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


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.


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

Best Books of 2016 for 2-4 yr olds


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


Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Giveaways

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


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


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

The Lion’s Feast by Karadi Tales | Book Review


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


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

Meri Bindi – A Bilingual Book for Hindi Learners


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


Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Preschoolers, Travel

Princess Easy Pleasy – A Fussy Princess from India

Princess Easy Pleasy

Does your family travel a lot or take vacations on and off? And do you have little ones with you when you do! If yes, you are sure to love Princess Easy Pleasy from Karadi Tales!  Princess Easy Pleasy is about a fussy little princess, who is anything but easy to please. This Indian Princess, with her parents- the King


Age 2 -4, Children's Books

Story Of Diwali Written By Amruta Ram

Story of Diwali

 Some festivals bring with them immense joy, enthusiasm, warmth, positivity, colors, lights & love with them. Diwali is one of those festivals. No matter whether it’s a child or an adult or even birds, all are soaked in happiness. That is how this lovely book about Diwali starts. Story of Diwali is a wonderful book


Children's Books

Diverse Books for Children : An Invitation to a New World

Ten Gulab Jamuns

India is a very diverse country with different foods, clothes, languages all around. There are many rich experiences with our diverse friends. I remember as a child going to a Christian friend’s house to celebrate Christmas with her. That was my first traditional Christmas celebration. I recall stepping into her spotless, shining living room with great excitement. A


Book Review, Children's Books

5 Children’s Books on Ramayana for Diwali

Children's Books on Ramayana

Amma Tell Me About Diwali Recommended Age 2-7 yrs  Amma tells little Klaka a magical story about Diwali. This book attributes the origins of Diwali to return of Rama after His victory over Ravana completing his 14 years of exile.The Ramayana is told in couplet form and is a good introduction to the epic. It also