2 Heart-warming Children’s Books about Clowns

2 Heart-warming Children’s Books about Clowns

Books about Clowns Hear the word “Clowns” and the first thing that comes to mind is Pennywise from Stephen King’s It.  Did you watch the movie? The clown in the movie is the stuff of nightmares rather than giggles. But remember the fun-loving clowns, like Ronald McDonald? Clowns mean good entertainment! Here are 2 heartwarming books about clowns for the young clown lover! The Farmer and the Clown (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) by Marla…

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Blast Off into Space with these 10 Space themed Books

Blast Off into Space with these 10 Space themed Books

There is hardly anyone who is not fascinated by space and the mysteries it holds. Children often role-play astronauts and are very excited about space. They are always zooming in rockets or fighting aliens! This International Space Day (July 20), we present a few awesome space-themed books to fuel the intergalactic interests of children!

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KidEngage Reads: The Mysterious Lovables by Katie Bagli

KidEngage Reads: The Mysterious Lovables by Katie Bagli

Children love animals, and animals love children. And if you look from their eyes, all you see is a playmate, ready to hop and jump with them. The concept of an animal being scary, or ugly or to-be-held-at-an-arm’s-distance is totally alien to the children. And so, it makes sense to introduce them to this fascinating world in the formative years. This would ensure a bond that will last for a lifetime! And this is exactly…

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Read your blues away – 5 Books that will help your child ease into back to school routine

Read your blues away – 5 Books that will help your child ease into back to school routine

Yes, its that time of year again! A new class, curriculum, friends and in many cases a different school altogether. So, getting back to the choc- a- bloc routine of the school after the long summer holidays can cause some serious blues to even the happiest of the lot. Sometimes, reading about characters who are of the same age group and are going through similar experiences of settling back in school can help ease the whole process for your child. Here are a few books we recommend your child should read once school begins and these will also help you start a discussion with your child about settling back into the school routine.

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13 Lesser Known, but Brilliant Books by Eric Carle

13 Lesser Known, but Brilliant Books by Eric Carle

Eric Carle – Hear this name and the first thing that you think of is The Very Hungry Caterpillar! He is the man behind some of the world’s most wonderfully illustrated children’s picture books. His striking illustrations are collages made with hand-painted tissue papers, a technique many children enjoy replicating. Here is a list of 13 brilliant books for the very young, also written and illustrated by Eric Carle!

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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 Review – Let’s Do This Together

Book Review – Let’s Do This Together

A book review for the fun math book Let’s Do It Together bu Lubaina Bandukwala and Vineeta Kanoria. Read on and find out if your child will like it!

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12 Children’s Books that celebrate Mothers!

12 Children’s Books that celebrate Mothers!

How would you like to cuddle up with your kids and read a book that celebrates mothers for being the wise and caring beings we are. (well, at least most of the time!) From mama raccoons to mama foxes, these reads show that a mom’s love comes in many shapes and forms.

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Did You Know – Tagore is the only person to have written anthems for three countries! Jana Gana Mana – India, Amar Shonar Bangla – Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka Matha – Sri Lanka (Tagore wrote the Bengali version which was later translated into Sinhala). Click to read more interesting facts and books about this Nobel Laureate, fondly called ‘Gurudev’!

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