Divine nine – Navadurga – The nine forms of the Goddess

Divine nine – Navadurga – The nine forms of the Goddess

Author: Nalini Ramachandran Illustrator: Priyanka Pachpande Publisher: Penguin India – Puffin Length: 96 Pages For Ages: 7+ Type:  Picture Book Format: Paperback Price: ₹299 Navaratri is celebrated with great fervor all over India in myriad ways. The festival of 9 days and 9 nights celebrates goddesses and their glory. The Goddess Durga is worshipped in 9 different and unique forms on each of the 9 days as – Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri,…

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Dive right in – The Incredible History of the Indian Ocean by Sanjeev Sanyal

Dive right in – The Incredible History of the Indian Ocean by Sanjeev Sanyal

Author: Sanjeev Sanyal Illustrator: Nikhil Gulati Publisher: Penguin India – Puffin Length: 250 Pages For Ages: 12+ Format: Paperback Price: ₹250 We all study history in school. We learn about emperors and rulers, freedom fighters, invasions, and other events that talk about all that transpired in our country (or around the world).  But do you know about how the first humans came to what we call India now? Do you know about the important role…

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The Stories are out of the bag – Grandparents’ Bag of Stories – Book Review

The Stories are out of the bag – Grandparents’ Bag of Stories – Book Review

Grandparents’ Bag of Stories by Sudha Murthy Author: Sudha Murthy Illustrator: Priya Kurien Publisher: Penguin India – Puffin Length: 240 Pages For Ages: 6+ Type:  Chapter Book (Short stories) Format: Paperback Price: ₹250 Yes, you read that right. Not Grandma’s Bag of Stories. It’s Grandparents’ Bag of Stories – a sequel to Grandma’s Bag of Stories, written by the versatile children’s author Mrs. Sudha Murthy. Well, need I say more? This book is filled with…

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Buds will Bloom – The ThinkleBuds Journal – A Review

Buds will Bloom – The ThinkleBuds Journal – A Review

Author & Design: Pratima Vallur & Meenu Dalmia For Ages: 8+ Type:  Journal Format: Hardcover Price: 1050 As someone who is passionate about children and education, I am always on the lookout for fun, engaging, and unique educational opportunities.  I believe that when children are engaged in an activity they enjoy, they learn without knowing and this drives dedication and kindles motivation. During one such quest, we discovered The ThinkleBuds Journal. The ThinkleBuds Journal is…

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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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Bang for your buck – How I saved for my dream vacation – A Book Review

Bang for your buck – How I saved for my dream vacation – A Book Review

Age Group: 8+ Author: Ishaan Jain No.of pages: 120 Type: Non-fiction Format: Hardcover Price: INR 399 Published By: TV18 Broadcast Ltd. Financial Literacy for Children We parents teach our children to say please and thank you, how to eat a balanced meal and how to stay clean. But many adults think it’s taboo to talk to children about what money we have or don’t have. Many parents try to protect their kids from financial realities. They believe that children should…

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Making history from the ground up – Unearthed – Book Review

Making history from the ground up – Unearthed – Book Review

Unearthed – The Environmental History of Independent India Age Group: 7+ Author: Meghaa Gupta Illustrator: Aditi Shastry No.of pages: 228 Type: Non-fiction – Chapter Book Format: Paperback Price: INR 299 Published By: Puffin Books   History helps us understand people and societies and portrays to us a detailed picture of how society, technology, and governments worked in the times before now. We have all read about the history of India – the places, rulers, government, heritage, and even…

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Break down the walls – Friends Behind Walls by Harshikaa Udasi – Book Review

Break down the walls – Friends Behind Walls by Harshikaa Udasi – Book Review

Illustrations from Friends Behind Walls, published by Puffin. Author: Harshikaa Udasi, Illustrator: Krishna Bala Shenoi Friends Behind Walls Age Group: 7+ Author: Harshikaa Udaasi No.of pages: 144 Type: Chapter Book Format: Paperback Price: INR 199 Published By: Puffin Books Friends are like walls, sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes it’s just enough to know they are there. But what if there is a wall between friends? What if you’ve been told not to talk to someone who could…

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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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Peppa Loves Yoga – Bend and Stretch with Peppa – Book Review

Peppa Loves Yoga – Bend and Stretch with Peppa – Book Review

Peppa Loves Yoga Age Group: 1 to 5 Years No.of pages: 16 Type: Picture Book Format: Board book Price: Rs.250 Peppa, an enthusiastic pig who is in preschool, participates in many activities. She learns something new every day and has a lot of fun with her family and friends. This time she learns Yoga! And she loves it! The book tells a story of one day in Peppa Pig’s playgroup when Miss. Rabbit comes over to teach the…

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