Category Archives: Toka Parent

‘The Invincible Weapon’ by Sowmya Putta is a truly spectacular YA Indian novel

The Invincible Weapon by Sowmya Putta is one of the best children’s books I have ever read this year. Here’s why you need to buy this book right now! As soon as I put down The Invincible Weapon by Sowmya Putta, my mind was racing. How can it be possible that this wonderful book hasn’t received…

The Adventures of Padma and a Blue Dinosaur: A Must-Have Book for Dinosaur Lovers!

Riveting storytelling, lively characters and the fabulous Bluethingasaurus make The Adventures of Padma and a Blue Dinosaur a thrilling ride! It is also a must-have book for kids who love dinosaurs.  As soon as we got a copy of Vaishali Shroff’s The Adventures of Padma and a Blue Dinosaur, my eight-year-old daughter wanted us to…

Book Review: Ninja Nani and the Zapped Zombies written by Lavanya Karthik and published by Duckbill

The second in the Ninja Nani series written by Lavanya Karthik and published by Duckbill, this book is hilarious, fast-paced and gripping, with the villain hiding in plain sight! Ninja Nani and the Zapped Zombies is the second book in the Ninja Nani series, but also a standalone book in itself. This is another exciting story…

5 Skills That Every Preschooler Needs Before Grade School

What are the skills needed for school? These basic tasks prepare your kindergartener and preschooler for school. Without them, academics and overall development mean nothing. Last year, I read an article about how more and more children are entering grade 1 without having very basic fine and gross motor skills. Schools are spending a lot on…

Why Enid Blyton is Perfect for the Transitional Reader

Perfect for the middling and transitional readers, Enid Blyton’s books are lucid and beautiful. Hachette brings you two Enid Blyton original collections and two more games and pastiches based on the characters created by the beloved British children’s author.  A few months ago, I tried introducing my daughter to Roald Dahl but it didn’t work. Her…

22 Children’s Books About India to Celebrate Independence Day

You’d be amazed at the variety of books available on India and the Indian Independence, for children. We have listed them all. From picture books to chapter books, activity books to books on Indian History and more. Picture Books Dances of India Published by Our Little Loka, introduces little kids to Indian Dances. Bharathanatyam, Dandiya, Chaau and…