Thatha’s Pumpkin – It’s definitely some pumpkins! – Book Review

Thatha’s Pumpkin – It’s definitely some pumpkins! – Book Review

Thatha’s Pumpkin Age Group: 4 to 6 Years Author: Lalita Iyer Illustrator: Proiti Roy No.of pages: 40 Type: Picture Book Format: Paper Back Price: Rs.250 Hocus Pocus! The Fairy Godmother cast her spell on a big, round, juicy, orange PUMPKIN! From Disney’s Cinderella to Jack-o-Lanterns of Halloween, pumpkins have never failed to amaze us. Karadi Tales’ latest adventure in books, Thatha’s Pumpkin talks about the humble, sweet vegetable that we all love – Pumpkin! Not only is pumpkin delicious but it…

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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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Fantastic Biographies for Children – 9 recommendations for you!

Fantastic Biographies for Children – 9 recommendations for you!

The following biographies are some of the most fascinating we’ve come across. These will help children understand and find inspiration from some of the most important figures in our history.

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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 Zoo Around You

KidEngage Reads: The Zoo Around You

What comes to your mind when someone says the word ‘Zoo’? A huge open space with enclosures, moats, display galleries and a fun day out? If you go by what Katie Bagli and Medha S Rajadhyaksha have to say in their book ‘The Zoo Around You’, you will realise that the images that rolled before your eyes are definitely that of a zoo, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find a variety of creatures around you.

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15 Parenting Books for Every Parent

15 Parenting Books for Every Parent

Parenting books can entertain, inform and enlighten without being prescriptive and preachy, as well as make parents feel calmer! Though some parenting books do present content with “steps” or a “plan”, there are a few parenting books that are both reassuring and challenging! They remind us that to be a parent who is present, and forgiving, and kind, you must first be all of these things to yourself!

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KidEngage Reads: Neel on Wheels by Lavanya Karthik

KidEngage Reads: Neel on Wheels by Lavanya Karthik

Neel on Wheels is a welcome addition to the world of picture books. Narrated from the point of a younger child, Neel on Wheels is a paean to the courageous Neel, who is unfazed by anything that happens to him. There is a clear note of hero worship in the voice of the narrator which is heartening to see. It hints at the strong bonds between the siblings and suggests a relationship built on admiration and complete trust.

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Here’s Why Reading Biographies is Good for your Kids

Here’s Why Reading Biographies is Good for your Kids

While children like the idea of “a true story,” biographies have a way of turning dry and pedantic. It takes more than stories and pictures to make the history of another person come alive for young people. But, true stories can be even more inspiring than fiction.

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