#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

If there’s one author that makes us all smile with the exaggerated (and sometimes macabre) sense of humor, it’s got to be Roald Dahl. You might have great trouble finding someone in the crowd that reads who has not read a Roald Dahl story. And boy, do his stories entertain us! He wrote some true gems in his trademark funny style, with invented words. All you want to do is to read them over and over…

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My Teacher! My Hero! 16 Books about Teachers

My Teacher! My Hero! 16 Books about Teachers

Teachers are amazing! Children spend much of their life in their schools, learning new skills, and discovering the world around them. A very big part of their schooling journey is a teacher. With Teacher’s Day coming up, it is the right time to think about the value a great teacher adds to a student’s life. Most of us can name at least one teacher that made a difference for us, and we hope that our…

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Once upon a story – Awesome Opening Lines from Children’s Books

Once upon a story – Awesome Opening Lines from Children’s Books

Most of us start a story with “Once upon a time…” But that is not the only way to begin a story! The very first sentence of a story has a huge impact on its readers or listeners. It can resonate with the readers and linger for long after the story has been read. Did you know that the classic Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery opened with a 148-word sentence? Also, J. M….

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Bond with the best – 20 Must Read books by Ruskin Bond

Bond with the best – 20 Must Read books by Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond is one of India’s most loved authors. His poignant tales of love, mountains, nature, wildlife, people, and childhood linger on in our hearts and memories for long after we read them. He has written over 500 short stories, poems, and children’s books. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999, John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957, and the Padma Bhushan in 2014. His books have delighted children and…

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10 Drool-inducing Mango Themed Books

10 Drool-inducing Mango Themed Books

It is the season of the king of fruits – Mangoes!! Raw, green, sour, and crunchy. Or ripe, golden, plump and soft. Summertime is mango time, a time children wait for – blazing sun, sticky mango juice ringing their mouths and dripping down their fingers. Now you can eat away those delicious mangoes while reading books based on them!

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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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Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Photo by Randalyn Hill on Unsplash Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can make a difference! It has also been scientifically proven that there are many benefits to being kind! Kindness is contagious and makes both the giver and the receiver feel good. Wouldn’t we then want our children to grow up to be compassionate and empathetic to others needs, to lend a hand when a friend is struggling? We must build this foundation early…

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Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure – Book Review

Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure – Book Review

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of the famous scientist Charles Darwin on 12 February. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general. On this day, here we are, with the review of a picture book that tells the youngs minds about Darwin’s work and its importance in a simple lucid language, a great graphic representation. Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure Author: Jennifer Thermes Age Range: 5 –…

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Happy Valentine’s Day – 10 books about Love and Friendship for Kids

Happy Valentine’s Day – 10 books about Love and Friendship for Kids

Love is in the air! It’s Valentine’s Day and the theme of love on everyone’s mind during February! What better way to celebrate it than with great kids’ books about love and friendship! There are so, so many wonderful books about love for children available, a comprehensive list of which could probably be too long to fit in here! So here we are with 10 of our favourite children’s books about love and friendship!

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Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude Raising grateful kids isn’t just about teaching them to say thank you. Developing an attitude of appreciation happens in little ways every day.  Books are a perfect opportunity for exploring themes of gratitude and thankfulness! Reading to your children from a young age, as well as helping them learn to read for pleasure, heaps lifelong rewards. Here are some fantastic books about gratitude that you’ll want to read over and over again….

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