Sparking a change – PARI Series books by Karadi Tales

Sparking a change – PARI Series books by Karadi Tales

Publisher: Karadi Tales (Imprint – Minmini Reads) Book Series: PARI Series Author(s): Priti David, Nivedha Ganesh, Subuhi Jiwani, Aparna Karthikeyan, Vishaka George Cover Design: Tanvi Parulkar For Ages: 10-15 Type:  Chapter Book Format: Paperback Price: ₹200 each Many stories are told of adventures and magic, history, and mythology. Of people and animals, and of life in the mountains and jungles, cities and villages. Some of these stories are made-up while others are based on real-life…

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Hindu mythology – Books about Itihasa and Purana for children

Hindu mythology – Books about Itihasa and Purana 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.

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Holy terror! The very, extremely, most naughty Asura Tales for Kids – Book Review

Holy terror! The very, extremely, most naughty Asura Tales for Kids – Book Review

Reading Level: 8+ Author:  Anand Neelakantan Illustrator:  Subhadeep Roy & Shiladitya Bose Published By: Puffin Books Type:  Chapter Book Format: Paperback Price: INR 399 Do you remember the stories from Indian Mythology your grandmothers told you? Of course, she would have told you about Gods and Goddesses or stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharatha. And I am sure she would have told you tales about Rakshasas and Asuras, too. From the gory to bizarre, the…

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8 Fun ideas to celebrate Independence Day with your kids !

8 Fun ideas to celebrate Independence Day with your kids !

Enjoy the Independence Day celebrations with your kids while making them aware of our rich culture and history with these fun ideas.

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

15 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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My Name is Tani… And I Believe in Miracles – Book Review

My Name is Tani… And I Believe in Miracles – Book Review

My Name is Tani… And I Believe in Miracles Age Group: 10+ Author: Tanitoluwa Adewumi with Kayode and Oluwatoyin Adewui and Craig Borlase No.of pages: 208 Type: Chapter Book (Memoir) Format: Paper Back Price: INR 299 Published By: Harper Collins Children’s Books Tanitoluwa (Tani) Adewumi is the eight-year-old Nigerian-born boy who recently won the New York State Chess Championship after playing the game for only a year. This book is his story, a memoir written by him with the…

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5 Books that will help kids to understand the “love-hate” sibling bond!

5 Books that will help kids to understand the “love-hate” sibling bond!

We all know that our parents shape our personalities, but psychologist Dorothy Rowe says, we often overlook how much our identity is influenced by our siblings. Sibling attachments may be warm and loving, but often they’re made up of equal parts of affection and irritation, even anger and rivalry. Sometimes we feel nothing but hatred, or resentment. Yet they have an enormous influence on whom we become.

‘Raksha Bandhan’ is the perfect time to understand and learn more about this bond.

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Live an adventure – One night in the Sunderbans – Book Review

Live an adventure – One night in the Sunderbans – Book Review

One night in the Sunderbans Age Group: 4 to 6 Years Author: Tannaz Daver Illustrator: Ratna Moriniaux Rege No.of pages: 40 Type: Picture Book Format: Paper Back Price: Rs.145 Published By: Happy Squirrel (an imprint of Lead Start Publishing Pvt Ltd) Sunderbans is the largest mangrove forest in India and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being the only Mangrove Tiger Reserve in the world, Sunderbans has the rare distinction of being declared a Biosphere Reserve and is home to the…

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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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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.

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