Thatha’s Pumpkin – It’s definitely some pumpkins! – Book Review

Thatha’s Pumpkin – It’s definitely some pumpkins! – Book Review

Thatha’s Pumpkin Age Group: 4 to 6 Years Author: Lalita Iyer Illustrator: Proiti Roy No.of pages: 40 Type: Picture Book Format: Paper Back Price: Rs.250 Hocus Pocus! The Fairy Godmother cast her spell on a big, round, juicy, orange PUMPKIN! From Disney’s Cinderella to Jack-o-Lanterns of Halloween, pumpkins have never failed to amaze us. Karadi Tales’ latest adventure in books, Thatha’s Pumpkin talks about the humble, sweet vegetable that we all love – Pumpkin! Not only is pumpkin delicious but it…

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Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure – Book Review

Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure – Book Review

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of the famous scientist Charles Darwin on 12 February. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general. On this day, here we are, with the review of a picture book that tells the youngs minds about Darwin’s work and its importance in a simple lucid language, a great graphic representation. Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure Author: Jennifer Thermes Age Range: 5 –…

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Book Review – Elections in India: Everything You Need To Know

Book Review – Elections in India: Everything You Need To Know

Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s India Author: Compiled by RobinAge India’s weekly children’s newspaper India is in election mode, with different phases happening right now in different parts of the country. All around we can see a buzz of election-activity, and this is sure to get children to think about why and what is happening around them.  It is our responsibility as citizens to educate kids about the democratic process of elections and voting. So, what better time…

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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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KidEngage Reads: The Zoo Around You

KidEngage Reads: The Zoo Around You

What comes to your mind when someone says the word ‘Zoo’? A huge open space with enclosures, moats, display galleries and a fun day out? If you go by what Katie Bagli and Medha S Rajadhyaksha have to say in their book ‘The Zoo Around You’, you will realise that the images that rolled before your eyes are definitely that of a zoo, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find a variety of creatures around you.

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Book Review – Celebrate Dussehra and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your Fun Festival Handbook Series)

Book Review – Celebrate Dussehra and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your Fun Festival Handbook Series)

Celebrate Dussehra and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your Fun Festival Handbook Series) Written by Various (Roopa Pai, Deepa Agarwal, Swapna Duta, Anu Kumar, Rituparna Chatterjee, Ani Sengupta, and Kanika Sharma) Published by Hachette India Celebrate! Fun Festivals Handbook is a first one-stop series that tells readers everything one would want to know about India’s favorite festivals! This book is essentially a collection of stories, folktales myths, legends and activities based on the theme of Dussehra and Durga…

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Book Review – Poppy N’ Pals – A Children’s Comic

Book Review – Poppy N’ Pals – A Children’s Comic

Poppy N’ Pals – A Children’s Comic Written by Anitha Kannan Illustrated by Arjun Dev Published by Self-Published Poppy N Pals is a collection of 5 stories in 1 Volume in comic book format.   These are stories about three adorable friends Poppy, Mimi, and Tee who live in a charming town called Pincyl Town. Poppy is the most helpful friend you can find in Pincyl town. His smart-simplicity makes him attractive. Mimi is the richest and prettiest and she can’t…

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Book Review – Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski

Book Review – Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski

Maps – Celebrates the world! From enormous mountains to little insects and everything in between, this book features 52 beautifully illustrated maps!

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Book Review – Land of stories: Beyond the kingdoms

Book Review – Land of stories: Beyond the kingdoms

Alex and Conner have been following the Masked man for months. They eventually get to know that the Masked man would be recruiting an army of literary villains by using a strong portal potion the fairy godmother made a long time ago. The portal potion allows creatures to travel inside a book or a story. They chase the Masked man through books like Alice in wonderland, Peter pan and The wizard of Oz .Would Alex and Conner be able to stop the masked man in time? Or would they have to battle the entire literary army? This book was packed with action, adventure, romance and humour….just like the other books in the series!

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Book review: Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street By Roni Schotter!

Book review: Nothing Ever Happens On 90th Street By Roni Schotter!

An excellent resource for narrative writing . The story itself makes the kids to be seated at the edge of a chair with a curious mind waiting to know what will happen next .The content of the story teaches all the qualities needed for writing , developing a plot, observation , imagination, dialogue, suspense, poetry and romance . It has more text when compared to other picture book , but still an interesting read .

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