Book Review: The Curious Case of The Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop

Book Review: The Curious Case of The Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop

What happens in a sleepy, rainy small town somewhere in India? Nothing much, you’d say. What if a there’s a sweetshop with sweets named coconut apple rolls and jamun barfi? Gets interesting, isn’t it? What if there were ghosts too? This gets curious. And now, throw in two kids who land up at the sweetmaker’s house, each claiming to be the offspring of his estranged sister. Perfect recipe for a delicious, nail-biting thriller, that’s as tempting as the sweets in the story.

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Of Sweets and Ghosts – A conversation with Nandini Nayar

Of Sweets and Ghosts – A conversation with Nandini Nayar

Award-winning children’s author Nandini Nayar is back with her new book “The Curious Case of Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop” by Puffin, and Team KidEngage got a sneak preview of the book. While the review of the book (which looks gorgeous, BTW) is on its way, we couldn’t resist a chance to ask Nandini a few questions about the book in particular, and reading, writing and stories in general.

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Book Giveaway – Let’s Do This Together

Book Giveaway – Let’s Do This Together

So, we laid our hands on this awesome book full of stories that cleverly contain everyday math problems for parents and children to solve together by Lubaina Bandukwala and Vineeta Kanoria. The book is so much fun that we thought we’ll share it with you too – yes, you can get the book for FREE, only by solving this interesting problem from the book with your child. All you have to do is to answer the question in a comment here, and we will select a lucky winner from all the correct responses! Ready? Let’s Do This Together!!

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15 Parenting Books for Every Parent

15 Parenting Books for Every Parent

Parenting books can entertain, inform and enlighten without being prescriptive and preachy, as well as make parents feel calmer! Though some parenting books do present content with “steps” or a “plan”, there are a few parenting books that are both reassuring and challenging! They remind us that to be a parent who is present, and forgiving, and kind, you must first be all of these things to yourself!

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KidEngage Reads – Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah by Aparajita Dutta and Nima Manjrekar

KidEngage Reads – Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah by Aparajita Dutta and Nima Manjrekar

Once in a while, you come across a book that makes you look at it wistfully, making you wonder – how nice it would have been if I had this book to understand things back in my school days! ‘Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah‘ by Dutta and Manjrekar is one such book. It is a non-fiction book, but it doesn’t throw textual information as a bundle of facts. It has a very friendly and comprehensible tone, with beautiful illustrations to go with it.

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Holi Hai – 5 Books about Holi that you must read!!

Holi Hai – 5 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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15 Children’s Books that celebrate Diversity and Social Justice

15 Children’s Books that celebrate Diversity and Social Justice

Children should not be sheltered from diversity and differences. They should not see differences as anything notable but rather just a lovely part of how the world is! We have curated a list of children’s books about celebrating differences, accepting others, being friendly to those who are different, and about respecting each other’s differences. These books highlight diverse characters and storylines to present different perspectives and an outlet for children and parents to discuss issues of diversity and tolerance.

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#SuperBlueBloodMoon – 12 Books about Moon for Children

#SuperBlueBloodMoon – 12 Books about Moon for Children

Here, we have put together a collection of books about moon for them to explore. Not only can kids learn actual facts about the moon, but the fiction books help kids use those facts to stretch their imaginations! These books are a perfect addition to any lesson on astronomy – particularly the moon – for kids!

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10 Books to kindle the Indian in you – Read them Now!

10 Books to kindle the Indian in you – Read them Now!

India is a rich nation because of its diversity, history, culture, cuisine, people, religion, architecture, languages and so much more. Her history ranges from the famous Indus Valley Civilization; to the ruling of the British Regime and finally to her fighting a long battle and winning her freedom. Here are some hand picked books to kindle the patriot in you!

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Girija’s “4 Circles” that do the Magic of Parenting

Girija’s “4 Circles” that do the Magic of Parenting

The first thing that strikes you about Ms Girija Rao is a sense of calm, and a smile that reaches her eyes. She is  a passionate freelance consultant in child development, having a rich experience in teaching and mentoring young parents. Her strong belief that it is possible to raise wonderful human beings by good nurturing techniques led her to conduct numerous parenting sessions, and now, she has captured her rich experience of these sessions in a book “The…

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