Tag: Childrens Books

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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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Amma Tell Me About Diwali Recommended Age 2-7 yrs  Amma tells little Klaka a magical story about Diwali. This book attributes the origins of Diwali to return of Rama after His victory over Ravana completing his 14 years of exile.The Ramayana is told in couplet form and is a good introduction to the epic. It also…

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With the onset of August, comes the season of Indian Festivals and celebrating them is a great way to pass on some of the Indian culture to our kids. Secondly, most festivals come with a story and tell me one kid that does not like to listen to stories! And then there are the yummy…

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Board books are the perfect way to introduce kids, rather babies, to the reading world. Here are some of our favorite board books, some popular and many that we have reviewed in the past- Board Books on Mythology My First book of Indian Gods & Goddesses  is a cute board book aimed at introducing little kids to our Indian Gods. And that…

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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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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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One of the biggest injustices we do to ourselves and our children is to move away from picture books. My 7-year reads “big” books. Harry Potter, Enid Blyton, books by the Stilton siblings and more. She enjoys them a lot and slowly over time, my library haul didn’t have many picture books. I have made a conscious…

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Ravana Refuses to Die by Rustom Dadachanji, illustrated by Priya Kuriyan and published by Duckbill Books is a collection of short stories targeted at young readers aged 10-12. We often talk about a need for diverse books and books that feature protagonists as unique as the reader. This book definitely fits that bill. Book Review…

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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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India is a very diverse country with different foods, clothes, languages all around. There are many rich experiences with our diverse friends. I remember as a child going to a Christian friend’s house to celebrate Christmas with her. That was my first traditional Christmas celebration. I recall stepping into her spotless, shining living room with great excitement. A…

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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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Baby showers and ‘first visits’ to meet newborns come with the need to carry along the perfect gift. Clothing, bedding, towels and other ‘baby essentials’ are always popular, but run the risk of duplication – and are outgrown so quickly! More meaningful and original is a book, which should hopefully be treasured forever. Here are…

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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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I really love the God Ganesh. There is something about him that attracts all of us to him, whether its his cute face, his love for food or the fact that most stories around him are so cool! We all have heard various Ganesh stories but when you come across a book which is written…