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The Garden of My Imaan by Farhana Zia is a beautiful book that centers around Aliya, a Muslim middle-grader living in post 9-11 America.  The 9-11 incident changed the lives of all Americans, especially the lives of Muslims living in America. What is it like to be an American Muslim, especially a teenager girl? Dealing with…

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A much-needed Indian take on school fiction, Alone has all the ingredients of boarding school literature that we love, and more. If you have ever traveled to a foreign land or shifted houses, the transition is sure a strange phase! For some it might be exciting but for the rest it might be dreadful. Either way, it is understandable…

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There’s something magical about an Indian beach. Our Chennai trip is incomplete without a beach visit. We all know that Marina beach is one of the prominent places in Chennai. Marina beach the longest natural urban beach in the country and one of the world’s longest beach ranking with 1.[1] But there is one more…

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There is nothing called “Impossible”. And that’s what the book “Against All Odds” is about. It is the latest book by Ramendra Kumar published by Duckbill books. It is a tale of fun, football and of course friendship! The Plot Kartik is a simple fun loving boy who lives in a world of football. When…

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Run, It’s Butterfingers Again! is the fifth book in the Butterfingers series written by A. Khyrunnisa. The antics of our little hero Amar Kishen, an eighth grader who is popularly known by the name Butterfingers forms the crux of the book. The author created the popular comic character, Butterfingers, for the children’s magazine Tinkle. All…

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Are you one of the many parents who faces questions like, “why is our language different from my friend’s?” “why don’t we eat steak but he/she does?” and such. Then, We are One is the book for you. About We are One Author, Pinky, mother of a curious six year old has done a fabulous job of weaving…

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Motherhood doesn’t come with a manual. But there are helping guides. Keep Calm and Mommy On by Tanu Shree Singh published by Duckbill Books is the perfect guide for moms (and dads) to help them with parenting challenges. About Keep Calm and Mommy On Keep Calm and Mommy On deals on topics all parents worry about.…

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The Ghost Who Wasn’t There is the newest book in the Rulebreakers’ Club series written by Sowmya Rajendran. Read more about the book below. About the Book ‘The Ghost Who Wasn’t There’ written by Sowmya Rajendran and illustrated by Arun Kumar Kaushik is a book for children in the ages between 9 and 14. The…

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“Let’s celebrate Ramadan and Eid” by Ajanta Chakraborty and Vivek Kumar, is book four of the popular Maya and Neel’s Indian Adventure Series. This book is published by Bollywood Groove. Like the other books in the series, this book is also educational and diverse. Maya and Neel visit New Delhi in the month of Holy…

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Shoe Shopping is a charming little book from Miheika Publications. It is written and illustrated by Devika Joglekar. The book is targeted at kids aged 4 and above. About the Author & Illustrator Devika Joglekar, the author of the book is an award winning animator and illustrator based in San Francisco bay area, CA. She has been…

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How can we divide seventeen camels among three people? Interesting huh? STEM reads are always great additions to the library. The Will is a wonderful book that tells a story through numbers. “The Will” written by Anis Azmi and illustrated by Juhi Agarwal published by Pratham Books solves this puzzle. 🙂 It is translated from Hindi by…

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Kids love stories. And what’s not to love when it is funny with imagination soaring high. Story time is a great way to spend the hot summer days. The Tallest Tale by Anuskha Ravishankar is an ideal read for kids aged 4-7. About The Tallest Tale The Tallest Tale is the story of a lazy young…

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My kid is now 2.5 yrs old. I have waited too long to ‘begin’ potty training for him. The internet supplies a surfeit of  information, and it’s hard to find the right practice. This book, The Ultimate Parenting Guide to Potty Training, by Kiwi Family Media came handy just in time. What is in the…

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Kitten, the Dog written by Priyanka Garegrat and illustrated by Archana Rajagopal is a book for children aged 9 and above. The narrator is a cute little chihuahua dog called Kitten. The story is about how the adventures of Kitten leads to solving the mystery about a pet thief. This book has illustrations and is a…