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

8 Ways to Draw an Elephant

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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

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

Best Books of 2016 for 2-4 yr olds

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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

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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

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review

Let’s Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali

Lets Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali

Diwali, albeit one of the biggest festivals in India, is celebrated differently by different parts of India. Growing up, for us Diwali was just for one day and involved waking up before sunrise, taking an oil bath and wearing new clothes. Then it was off to burst some crackers, temple and Diwali Bakshanam eating! As

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

A Cute Book About Indian Gods and Goddesses!

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After Trishala’s Dream (giveaway coming soon), Beanstalk Cottage are back with their new book. ‘My First book of Indian Gods & Goddesses‘ by Sonila Prashant, illustrated by Alankrita and published by Beanstalk Cottage, is a cute board book aimed at introducing our little ones to our Indian Gods. And that is exactly what it does, oh so perfectly! Some would argue, there

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review

The Lal Badam Tree & The Boink Mystery

Pratham Level 3 Books

I love Pratham books. The simple and easy stories are always fun to read and their level-by-level reading books encourage kids to read more and also teach them something new in each and every book. Here are two Level 3 books that we recently enjoyed. Pratham’s Level 3 Books are for children who are ready

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

Let’s Recollect the Sacrifice | 70 Years of Independence

5 Books on Indian History for children

Today we are celebrating our 70th Independence Day!!! 70 years of freedom. It was not an easy task to get freedom from the British Government. The 1857 revolution, popularly known as Sepoy Mutiny or the Indian Rebellion or the India’s first war of Independence paved the way for the independence. The rebellion led to the

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

3 Tiger Picture Books and a Fun Printable!

3 Tiger Picture Books

July 29 is International Tiger Day . We have lost 97% of tigers in the wild and the International Tiger Day is both to raise awareness for the conservation of these majestic creatures and to celebrate them! We are celebrating in our favorite way – through picture books! The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith

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

Knock Knock! – A Delightful Story Unfolds

Knock Knock by Tara Books

Knock! Knock! illustrated by Kaori Takahashi and published by Tara Books is a quirky delight. The book comes in a “box”. A little girl comes home and finds that her bear is not there. She looks for it at home and decides to go on a quest to look for her bear in her apartment building.

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

Ted, The Fire Engine Who is Afraid of Fire!

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We have had Ted The Fire Engine with us for over an year 🙂 Lakshmi Mitter decided to put up her Ted, the fire engine, stories on IMC. And when she told us that Ted has now become a book, we did feel so happy about it, because Ted has been a part of IMC storytime

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

Jalebi Jingles And Other Fun Poems! Enter The Poetry Contest on This World Poetry Day!

Jalebi Jingles

Remember this post of ours, “Talk to Your Infant and Watch Their Vocabulary Bloom – Science Says”? The bottom line of that post is, talk a lot to your child. Talk in simple words. Talk in multiple languages as long as you are making your intent clear. The language mixing is very important here. So

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

Celebrate Durga Pujo With Me!

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Enter to win a copy of the book below!  Durga Pujo is very special to Bengalis. Being married to a guy who was brought up in Calcutta and having a mother who has been brought up in Calcutta, there have been numerous arguments in our household on how Navratri is always always better in Bengal

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

Top Children’s Books at the Youth Media Awards 2016

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The Caldecott and Newbury Medals given by the American Library Association (ALA) are the most prestigious awards in America for children’s books. The Winners were announced today and here is a excerpted list for your next trip to the library or book store. Past winners include Mo Willems for Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Leo Lionni

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

Book Review: Dinosaurs Galore by Giles Andreae & David Wojtowycz

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Dinosaurs Galore by Giles Andreae & David Wojtowycz I picked up this book randomly from the library. My daughter, 2.5 years old at the time of reading this, is all crazy for the so-called-girlish stuff though it isn’t intentional, at least on my part. So I keep buying random stuff that are labeled for boys. This book

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

Five Books Which Made Us Go Wow In 2015!

Top Children's Books 2015

As the year ends, we are all making lists – of things we want to do in 2016 ,of things we wish we had done in 2015, and of stuff we loved about 2015. Here is a list of five books that made us go wow in 2015!(Ah well, a couple of them are from 2014 as well,

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