Browsing: Children’s Books

Book Review: Khari – Journeys Through Kachchh by Sujatha padmanabhan and Shruthi Ramakrishna

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Don’t miss Khari – Journeys Through Kachchh by Sujatha Padmanabhan and Shruthi Ramakrishna. It is one of the most spectacular reading journeys your child will ever take. Khari – Journeys through Kachchh by Sujatha Padmanabhan and Shruthi Ramakrishna and illustrated by Kalyani Ganapathy was first published in Gujarathi by Kalpavriksh to teach as part of localized environment…

Book Review: ‘When Morning Comes’ by Arushi Raina

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When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina is a YA historical novel set during the 1976 Soweto student uprising. A powerful and moving book with interesting and diverse characters, your young adult will love it! As soon as I read When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina, I was fascinated by how this young writer had achieved something remarkble. She managed to…

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

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Published by Puffin, The Curious Case of the Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop 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 and…

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…