Book Review – The Great Race

Book Review – The Great Race

Publisher: Tara Books Author: Nathan Kumar Scott Illustrator: Jagdish Chitara The Great Race is a witty story based on an Indonesian trickster tale. It is an extremely satisfying read and its earthy folk art illustrations stand out. At first, you think that this is similar to the story of Aesop’s The Hare and the Tortoise. The race in this book, however, is between Kanchil, a mouse deer who is very proud that he is the…

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10 must-read Children’s Books by Eric Carle

10 must-read Children’s Books by Eric Carle

Eric Carle is a well-known author and illustrator of many innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over 12 million copies. Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, many bestsellers, most of which he also wrote. Here is a list of 10 Must-Read books written and illustrated by him.

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10 Drool-inducing Mango Themed Books

10 Drool-inducing Mango Themed Books

It is the season of the king of fruits – Mangoes!! Raw, green, sour, and crunchy. Or ripe, golden, plump and soft. Summertime is mango time, a time children wait for – blazing sun, sticky mango juice ringing their mouths and dripping down their fingers. Now you can eat away those delicious mangoes while reading books based on them!

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16 Books about Environment, Pollution and Conservation

16 Books about Environment, Pollution and Conservation

June 5th is celebrated as #WorldEnvironmentDay. This day is meant to spread messages about how we can protect our environment and do our little bit to get the world to become greener and a better place to live for our future generations! It’s never too early to teach little ones about nature and the things they can do to protect the environment. Here is a list of books which connect us with the environment and how we can save it from further deterioration!

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12 Children’s Books that celebrate Mothers!

12 Children’s Books that celebrate Mothers!

How would you like to cuddle up with your kids and read a book that celebrates mothers for being the wise and caring beings we are. (well, at least most of the time!) From mama raccoons to mama foxes, these reads show that a mom’s love comes in many shapes and forms.

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Twelve Tricky Tongue Twister Tales To Tease your Tongue

Twelve Tricky Tongue Twister Tales To Tease your Tongue

Tongue twisters are a fun way to get tongues moving and raising laughs. Tongue twisters offer many benefits in speech, grammar and listening skills. Take advantage of this simple, fun tool to get your kids laughing and learning. Take the tongue curling challenge and check out these Tongue Twisters to get your tongue in knots. Many children love reading books filled with silly tongue twisters, even though most don’t make narrative sense, because it offers a…

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Did You Know – Tagore is the only person to have written anthems for three countries! Jana Gana Mana – India, Amar Shonar Bangla – Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka Matha – Sri Lanka (Tagore wrote the Bengali version which was later translated into Sinhala). Click to read more interesting facts and books about this Nobel Laureate, fondly called ‘Gurudev’!

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Captivating Children’s Books on Sibling Relationships

Captivating Children’s Books on Sibling Relationships

Life with a sibling is everything but a walk in the park. The constant squabbling, tattletale-ing, name-calling, sharing, not sharing, hugging, hitting, accusing, aching and TV remote breaking. Crying. So much crying! It’s a caring, comparing, hair-tearing kind of love, isn’t it? This is just the tip of the iceberg compared to the smorgasbord of complex, ambivalent emotions one feels. Sibling relationships are all unique, but there is no doubt that the experience plays an…

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Spin-Off Tales – Oh-So-Fun List of Fractured Fairy Tales

Spin-Off Tales – Oh-So-Fun List of Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured fairy tales are fun and one of the most loved categories of books. It is interesting to see how an author takes the original and conventional story and rejuvenates it making it feel fresh and new or reinterprets something in a completely different way. What are Fractured Fairy Tales A fractured fairy tale is a fairy tale that is designed to be humorous and usually is changed in an unexpected way. It may have…

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Holi Hai – 8 Vibrant Books about Holi that you must read!!

Holi Hai – 8 Vibrant Books about Holi that you must read!!

Known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated on the last full moon in the lunar month of Phalguna. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and honors the triumph of good over evil. Celebrants light bonfires, throw colorful powder called gulal, eat sweets, and dance to traditional music. Watch this video about the Story of Holi. Or read from one of these books about Holi.

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