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Sir M Visvesvaraya, builder of dams, bridges and a nation — short story and facts for kids

Engineer's Day: Once when he was on a study tour in America, Visvesvaraya’s host said the group had to climb a four-floor-high ladder to see how a particular machine worked. Everyone was scared. Not Sir MV! He climbed nimbly all the way to the top. He was 85 years old.

Hindi Diwas 2019: Introduce kids to the Hindi greats with these classic reads

Hindi Diwas 2019: From Panchatantra to Bade Bhai Sahab, here are some must-read classics in Hindi that you can read with your kids.

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Friday the 13th: Five children's books that are spooky but fun

Friday the 13th: If your child is a fan of horror stories, he or she will enjoy reading these children's books that are scary but fun to read.

Short story for kids: The Weightlifting Princess

International Literacy Day 2019: “Now you’re worthy of being a champion’s wife,” says the King proudly. Princess Nila smiles. “No,” she says. “Now, I am the champion.”

International Literacy Day 2019: Gappu Can't Dance — Short story for kids

International Literacy Day: Everyone giggles and points as Gappu gets it wrong. But Komal Ma’am knows what to do. She tells the class, “Follow Gappu!”

This collection of stories by 12 kids explores an imaginative world of aliens, robots

"Robots and aliens, spy stories are part of their fantasies now. Long gone are those days where princes and princesses formed those fantasies. The fact is, this is what the future beholds."

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Harry Potter books were removed by a school for 'curses and spells'. Here's what parents think

"The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text," believes Rev Dan Reehil from the school.

New children's books by Indian authors released in August 2019

Based on topics ranging from Indian history to inspirational women game changers, here are some children's books released in August that you can pick from for your kids.

Dabung Girl: An Indian female superhero that kids will relate to

The vision of Dabung girl is to represent a strong and dynamic female lead character to expand the mental horizons of young girls (and boys) who are accustomed to admiring mostly male superheroes.

Sowmya Rajendran's latest children's book is about a princess who is a weightlifter

"I hope parents don't stop their little girls from playing in the sun because they will become 'too dark'. And I hope children learn to disbelieve well-meaning adults who tell them a girl cannot be strong or that their sole duty is to fulfill their parents' dreams."

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