| Read time: 5 minute(s)

Your picks this month

Title: The One and Only Bob Author: Katherine Applegate Publisher: HarperCollins  Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the […]

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Book review: Know Gandhi in few sentences

We all know that Gandhiji refused to cheat in the exam, but do you know he stole once? And he was so overcome with guilt that he asked for forgiveness?  These and many more motivating anecdotes from the life of one of the greatest men on earth has been bound in a book.  With his […]

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Book review: The very Glum life of Tootoolu Toop

Welcome to the magical world of reality! The world of fantasy has always fascinated the writers and readers alike. We all like to escape to the beautiful world of imagination where unicorns and dragons live, fairies sing melodies, mermaids turn into beautiful women and there are potions to make you look just the way you […]

| Read time: 6 minute(s)

Top picks this month

Title: Red, White and Whole Author: Rajani LaRocca Publisher: Quill Tree Books  This is a novel in verse about an Indian American girl whose life is turned upside down when her mother is diagnosed with leukemia. Reha feels torn between two worlds: school, where she’s the only Indian American student, and home, with her family’s […]

| Read time: 7 minute(s)

Books: Top picks this month

Title: The Sea in Winter Author: Christine Day Publisher: Heartdrum  It’s been a hard year for Maisie Cannon, ever since she hurt her leg and could not keep up with her ballet training and auditions. Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows that they just can’t understand how hopeless she feels. With […]

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Books: Best picks this month

Title: Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins Author: Lincoln Peirce Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books  Max didn’t expect knight school to be so tough. Luckily, she has her best friends–the Midknights–at her side. But when Byjovia is under attack, the Midknights will have to face beastly creatures, powerful spells, and their greatest foe yet–themselves? […]

| Read time: 12 minute(s)

Some fun entertainment awaits this New Year!

We are starting 2021 on a happy note, with lots of hope and love. And while last year was spent mostly indoors, it wasn’t so bad when it came to spending some quality time with family. There are a few good things in store for us in the new year too… a lot of good […]

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Eight Indian kids feature in Rowling’s Ickabog

It has been lying in the attic of JK Rowling for more than 10 years. Finally, during the pandemic, the Harry Potter famed famous writer decided to wipe the dust off her children’s story book. And Ickabog saw the light of the day.  Over the period of a few weeks, the author released the whole […]

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2020 Highlights: Best Children and Teen books

Title: There Must be More than That!  Author: Shinsuke Yoshitake Publishers: The Chronicle When a little girl’s brother tells her “our future is doomed,” in this entertaining yet serious story drawn in Yoshitake’s signature cartoon style, she runs in a panic to her grandmother, who helps her to imagine many possible futures, rather than to […]

| Read time: 7 minute(s)

Books: Top picks this month

Books: Top picks this month Title: It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood Author: Josh Funk Illustrator: Edwardian Taylor Publisher: Two Lions Once again, the beleaguered storyteller tries to tell a traditional fairy tale, with little success. Red has some questions about her delivery to Grandma’s house, the wolf calls in sick, and more chaos ensues. […]