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!

Read More

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…

Read More

Book Review: Dev and Ollie – Kite Crazy by Shweta Agarwal

Book Review: Dev and Ollie – Kite Crazy by Shweta Agarwal

Festivals are celebration of life and brings immense happiness amongst the people. India is a country of unique festivals, and this book Dev and Ollie is based on one such festival on kites called Uttarayan, celebrated in some parts of India , but its magnitude can be seen most in the state of Gujarat.

Read More

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!

Read More

A Message, Gently Delivered – 4 Books that make you think

A Message, Gently Delivered – 4 Books that make you think

If you are the kind of parent who sees an opportunity to teach your child something anywhere you look, the books on this list are for you! What sets these books apart from other belligerently moral books, is the way the gently delivered message sinks in. A gentle touch, a lovely story, an intriguing narration do a great job of camouflaging the message in the story. Push these books into your child’s hands and let simmer for a little while, for best results.

Read More

Fun, the old-fashioned books way – For the lazy afternoons!

Fun, the old-fashioned books way – For the lazy afternoons!

We all look forward to the summer vacation, and indulge in some serious air dreaming. We make plans for what we will do when schools finally close and the daily tedium of packing dabbas can be forgotten for some time. This is the time to introduce your child to some fun books that will keep them engrossed and the house blissfully silent so that the longed for summer vacation can be enjoyed by everyone. With so much penetration of gadgets in our everyday life, I thought I’ll put up a list of books that promise and deliver fun, the old-fashioned way!

Read More

Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

For starters, the whole set up of a series hooks the children. They don’t have to invest time in imagining the place where their hero lives, or what are the hero’s favourite things. The repetition in the words, and a little bit of a backstory, helps them move through the pages faster. Works wonders for their confidence!

Read More

KidEngage Reads: Mooncake (Moonbear Books) by Frank Asch

KidEngage Reads: Mooncake (Moonbear Books) by Frank Asch

Mooncake (Moon bear Books) Frank Asch Simon & Schuster Now that Science has spoiled the game for us, we would not dream of ‘tasting’ the moon. We know that it is nothing but a land of craters, with perhaps some water lying around. But for the kids, it is still something of a mystery. And on a full moon’s day, it probably looks good enough to eat! Frank Asch’s ‘Mooncake’, a part of his Moonbear stories series,…

Read More

KidEngage Reads : The Haunted School and Other Stories

KidEngage Reads : The Haunted School and Other Stories

It is this horror that is brought to the fore quite lucidly by Nandini Nayar in her collection of short stories. There is no over-the-top screaming, or creating the atmosphere in building up the horror scene. Because, she pulls you so hard in the story that the goosebumps are actually because of the tug you feel in your heart. It is sensitivity and poignancy all the way.

Read More

KidEngage Reads – Mythology for children

KidEngage Reads – Mythology for children

Most of the schools have broken for the term, and being in India, the break always coincides with the festivals – born multitaskers that we are! And if it’s holidays, and holidays for a reason, you can always expect the curiosity about the mythology getting to the fore.We put together a list of some beautiful books that will give the children a good peek into the world of Indian mythology.

Read More
1 2