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.

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review

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

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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

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

Best Books of 2016 for 4-9 yr olds

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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

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Giveaways

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

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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

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

The Lion’s Feast by Karadi Tales | Book Review

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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

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

Meri Bindi – A Bilingual Book for Hindi Learners

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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

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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

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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 4 - 9, Book Review

India’s Hockey Magician – Dhyan Singh ‘Chand’

Dhyan Singh Chand

We live in the era of cricket, tennis, football, chess and I can keep adding other games to this list. But where is Field Hockey in that list ? Field Hockey is the India’s National Sport. Do you know? 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Indian Hockey Team won Gold medal. 1932 Olympics in

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review

Around The World With a Chilli & Lights…Camera…Action!

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Around the World With a Chilli Written by Nayan Chanda and Illustrated By Priya Kuriyan   Confession Time!!! This book “Around the World with a Chilli” written by Nayan Chanda and illustrated by Priya Kuriyan, taught me lot of unknown facts and fascinating aspects on globalization. I would definitely recommend this book not only for

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

A Child’s Window into the World of Modern Art

Raza's Bindu Book

As a child growing up in India, art meant the Ravi Varma paintings of Gods and Goddesses hanging on our walls and in the puja room. Modern art was an alien concept. We would hear about modern artists and their exhibitions happening somewhere in South Bombay, in an accessible part of the world. Art education

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

A Book For Siblings – The Big Red Lollipop

The Big Red Lollipop

I have a sister and every year when Rakshabandhan rolls around, we pretty much sit out the festival. We did not truly believe in “Rakhi” brothers and sometimes when we felt like it, we sent out Rakhis to our cousin brothers, but suffice it to say it was not an immersive experience. The Big Red

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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 4 - 9, Book Review, Children's Books

Fish Stories for Preschoolers and Kindergarten Kids

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So, ‘Finding Nemo’ was one of the first movies my daughter took to really well! And then, she remembered Dory from that, and we went and watched the recently released sequel ‘Finding Dory’ as well. Basically, we love fishy tales in our household and really enjoyed reading Triangle Fish Goes Missing! Written by Lakshmi Mitter, the book is about friendship

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