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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Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

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 and cultivate kindness…

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Book Review – Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody

Book Review – Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody

Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody Written by Ludworst Bemonster (Rick Walton and Nathan Hale) Parody of Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans This is one of the best kids parody books we’ve seen.  This book parodies the Madeline story line by line and picture by picture, including the “CaldeNot Horror Book” badge! Though you need not have read Madeline to enjoy this book, you can really enjoy if you do know the story! For those who have not…

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Our Beloved Missile Man – 7 Inspiring Books About Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam

Our Beloved Missile Man – 7 Inspiring Books About Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam

Today is the birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Modern Indian history is incomplete with the mention of the name APJ Abdul Kalam, scientist, teacher, statesman and above all a great human being. He is known as “The People’s President” and The Missile man of India”. An inspiring teacher and a student of everything, Dr. Kalam collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest on July 27, 2015, while delivering a lecture at the IIM Shillong. Dr….

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12 Children’s Must Read Books on Lord Ganesha!

12 Children’s Must Read Books on Lord Ganesha!

We start everything auspicious with invoking his name. Ganesha is worshiped as the God who removes obstacles, brings good luck and success. Many stories are told of Ganesha. Each story provides children with different aspects of Ganesha, be it his tricks, humor, devotion to his mother or his compassionate nature. This Ganesha Chaturthi, let your children on these stories and more with these specially curated books on our favorite Ganesha!

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Delicious Chocolate Themed Books for all the Chocolate Lovers

Delicious Chocolate Themed Books for all the Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate is not just any food. The cultivation of cacao beans dates back to 3000 years ago in Mesoamerica, where Olmecs and Mayas called it “Theobroma Cacao” or “the food of the Gods”. The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency. Chocolates are today one of the most loved foods all over the…

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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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Don’t let your kids miss reading these books! – 11 Best Books by Mo Willems

Don’t let your kids miss reading these books! – 11 Best Books by Mo Willems

Why we love Mo Willems! Mo Willems is the author of some of the most incredibly humorous books for children. He is best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books – “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” and “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale”. His simple illustrations – cartoons which any 5 year old can replicate,  adorable stories with delightfully witty characters captures every child’s attention! Mo Willems books are all character driven and his illustrations…

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Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are wonderful for “reluctant readers” and children who are just learning to read.  They’re generally fast-paced, and the word-to-picture correlation provides an easy way to expand children’s vocabularies. And more importantly, graphic novels tend to be more engaging than other “early reader” books. Moreover, the number of titles is expanding rapidly and there’s something to cater to every child’s interests. There are so many reasons for children to read comics, most of all…

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Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Comics can be a great way to help kindle love and enjoyment for books. As detailed in this wonderful article, 17 Reasons why children must read Comics, comics have a lot to offer young readers. There are loads of comics that appeal to your children. Some are wordless while others are ideal for early readers or older children who want to share storytime with a reading parent. Some offer complex subject matter for middle-schoolers or older. Comics…

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