Spin-Off Tales – Oh-So-Fun List of Fractured Fairy Tales

Spin-Off Tales – Oh-So-Fun List of Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured fairy tales are fun and one of the most loved categories of books. It is interesting to see how an author takes the original and conventional story and rejuvenates it making it feel fresh and new or reinterprets something in a completely different way. What are Fractured Fairy Tales A fractured fairy tale is a fairy tale that is designed to be humorous and usually is changed in an unexpected way. It may have…

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Holi Hai – 8 Vibrant Books about Holi that you must read!!

Holi Hai – 8 Vibrant Books about Holi that you must read!!

Known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated on the last full moon in the lunar month of Phalguna. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and honors the triumph of good over evil. Celebrants light bonfires, throw colorful powder called gulal, eat sweets, and dance to traditional music. Watch this video about the Story of Holi. Or read from one of these books about Holi.

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Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Children today are growing up in an age of deforestation and urbanization and hence it very vital that we teach our children to protect and preserve our precious wildlife.  Reading up about animals in their natural habitats can inspire children to create a better world where wildlife is cherished and sustained. Here’s a list of our favourite books that will help children become aware of the jungle and its inhabitants and how much they mean…

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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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7 Tips to Make the most of reading aloud with children

7 Tips to Make the most of reading aloud with children

Pic Credit: Little Readers Nook Reading books and sharing stories and rhymes regularly with your child from an early age can help create a lifelong reader.  It is easy to make reading aloud with your children a fun activity. Here are some simple tips to get the most out of reading together with your children. These can be used with children of any age! Tips to Make the most of reading aloud with children Set…

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Best Friends Forever: Children’s Books About Friendship

Best Friends Forever: Children’s Books About Friendship

Best Friends Forever! We all need friends. But they don’t have to look like us, talk like us, or even belong to the same species as us to make a difference in our lives. Showing your child what friends really are is a wonderful life lesson. Reading books about friendship is a great way to teach kids about how to make friends and what it means to be one. Just like a real-life friend, books about…

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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!

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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.

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10 Motivating Books About and By Swami Vivekananda for children

10 Motivating Books About and By Swami Vivekananda for children

Swami Vivekananda Swami Vivekananda not only inspired Indians but also lit the lamp of enlightenment abroad. Although he lived a short life, Swami touched the hearts and minds of people even after his demise.  His lectures, writings, and teachings are the major source of inspiration for most of the youth study circles, organizations and service projects. This is why his birthday – 12th of January – is celebrated every year as the National Youth Day…

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Paw-Sitively Howl Worthy – In Conversation with Mrs. Sudha Murthy about ‘The Gopi Diaries’

Paw-Sitively Howl Worthy – In Conversation with Mrs. Sudha Murthy about ‘The Gopi Diaries’

The Gopi Diaries: Coming Home (Part 1 of 3) Mrs. Sudha Murthy needs no introduction! The Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, a philanthropist and a well-known author, she has written an intriguing mix of children’s books, short stories, technical books, travelogues, novels, and nonfiction books. Some of these include: How I taught my grandmother to read and other stories, The day I stopped drinking milk, Grandma’s bag of stories, Magic of the lost temple and The Serpent’s…

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