Children's Books

A Roundup of Poetry Books For Kids

April, being the month of poetry, I wish to summarize the list of children’s books on poetry mentioned here in IMC earlier and some fresh ones too. Here’s a list for those of you who appreciate poems and rhymes in recent books. “Okaasama Otousama” by Sandhya Rao and Krishna Bala Shenoi Age 2+ ‘Ma’ and ‘Pa’

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

Dosai Amma Dosai – Traditional Nursery Rhymes from All Over India

Dum Dum Dho

Rhythm and Rhyme play a significant role in early literacy skills and development in children. You can sing these rhymes to your kids while walking, playing and even while driving. It’s not only fun, but we also teach children the listening skills, a broad range of language, phonetic skills. Pbs.org clearly puts it; Nursery rhymes

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Children's Books, Parenting

Children’s Mythology from Nosey Trunk!

noseytrunk books

Growing up, listening to stories from our grandparents and parents was how most of us learnt about Indian mythology. These stories made the Divine seem human and almost friend-like. I guess that is why we love them, celebrate them and want to share them with our kids. Ranjani Krishnaswamy of Nosey Trunk combines such stories with her love for

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

A Stranger Comes Calling – Making Indian History Fun for Kids

Making Indian History Fun for Kids

“The soldier immediately protested, shaking his head and waving his hands vigorously. The children giggled as he patted his stomach to show he was quite full.” A Stranger Comes Calling is penned by Bharati Jagannathan and illustrated by Tapas Guha. Bharati is a historian and a teacher. She believes in teaching history to kids in

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

Activity Book with Bengal Patua Scroll Painting

A Village is a Busy Place

A Village is a Busy Place is a stunning new activity book from Tara Books. The illustrations are in the Bengal style of Patua scroll painting and depicts life in a village of the Santhal people, one of India’s largest indigenous communities. Patua scroll paintings have stories that unfold while the chitrakar sings the story. This book

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Children's Books

Book Reviews “Meet My Hindu Gods” and “My First Indian Coloring Book”

Meet my Hindu Gods

Knowledge of tradition and customs being passed on to the progeny is a mandate! But in Indian Hindu families this knowledge transition hits a snag because unlike many religions, the pantheon of the Hindu deities, undoubtedly, is huge. Parents definitely have a hard time explaining the roles of these uniquely varied forms of Hindu Gods.(At

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

8 Ways to Draw a Fish

8 ways to draw a fish

8 Ways to Draw a Fish published by Tara Books follows 8 Ways to Draw an Elephant. The fish is explored from an artists viewpoint using various folk art techniques. Meena, Gond, Madhubani, Patua and Bhil are some of the art forms explored. What’s in the book? The young reader gets to learn some facts about

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review

Dada’s Useless Present by Nalini Sorensen

Dada's Useless Present ! Book Review

About Dada’s Useless Present Dada’s Useless Present by Nalini Sorensen and illustrated by Allen Shaw is a book for children of ages 4 years and above. The story is about a 82-year old grandfather who gets a seemingly ‘useless present’ for his birthday. The Plot When Dada who celebrates his 82nd birthday gets a present

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

Namaste Mumbai

Namaste Mumbai

Namaste Mumbai  Authors: Rachana Chandaria-Mamania , Kavita Bafana  Illustrator:  Sandhya Prabhat  Publisher: Little Ustaads As a former mumbaikar, I love reading picture books on Mumbai. And it is doubly fun when I can read it with my 6 yr old daughter and she identifies places and things in the book because of a trip we made

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review

Peanut Has a Plan

Peanut has a plan Book Review

About Peanut Has a Plan Peanut has a plan is a Duckbill Hole Book written by Yashodhara Lal. The book is 65 pages long and is illustrated by Shreya Sen. It is ideal for young readers aged 5-8. The Plot Siblings, Peanut, Papad and Pickle, are on summer break. Peanut starts getting bored at home

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Children's Books

6 Hand-Picked Books to Read this Holi!

6 Picture Books for 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 first day

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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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