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Sunday, August 14, 2022

children books


By the Book: India’s Portuguese connection and a pictorial introduction to 26 Indian cities

July 18, 2022 2:23 pm

While Vaishali Shroff’s Batata, Pao, And All Things Portuguese shows how history changes with each retelling, Rati Malaiya’s A to Z of Indian Cities offers a ringside view of India’s unparalleled diversity

Picture Book Beats: ‘Always know the way home’ and other Rules of Summer

July 05, 2022 11:30 am

Rules of Summer is a book for children, yes, but it’s also one that roots the adults in their past and in their now. Between ‘never wait for an apology’ and ‘always know the way home’ lies the universe that some relationships traverse with ease while in which some others falter and wither away

By the Book: Two books that offer self-help tips to children for fuller lives

July 03, 2022 6:34 pm

While Ruskin Bond’s epistolary musing speaks of the importance of perseverance, Ikigai for Teens is a recipe for slowing down and learning to take cues from one’s own life

Explore places of own liking in new personalised children's book

June 28, 2022 5:20 pm

Merlinwand publishing house gives children the unique option of having the protagonist of a book named after themselves.

Five Things: Short film on finding hope after loss, workshops on creative writing, fashion designing, and more

June 22, 2022 5:50 pm

For the bookworm, a chance to take part in a reading Olympiad or explore diversity through free book resources online

By the Book: Celebrate Father’s Day with these two books that explore filial love and complicated histories

June 19, 2022 6:35 pm

While Ruskin Bond’s memoir takes young readers through the time he spent with his father, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores generational racial wounds suffered by African Americans in his seminal letter to his son

Picture Book Beats: ‘Supposing’ tells us we are what we think

June 07, 2022 9:07 pm

What a powerful picture book to say in the simplest of ways what philosophers and spiritual gurus take pages to propound. That we have it in us to change the course of our thoughts.

By The Book: Two mystery series that are serious fun for tweens

June 05, 2022 6:39 pm

Robin Stevens’ 'Murder Most Unladylike' series and Trenton Lee Stewart’s 'Mysterious Benedict Society' series offer adventure, thrill and an exploration of the nature of friendships and what it means to be different

By The Book: Let’s Talk About Race — two picture books that speak of diversity to young children

May 22, 2022 5:23 pm

Through parallels with food, nature and colours, the books counter discriminatory perspectives of race with a more inclusive one

Nature comes alive in two books for pre-tweens by writers Bijal Vachcharajani and Akshay Manwani

May 09, 2022 7:46 pm

Of loss and grief and a showdown between right and wrong -- books on nature that fuel the imagination and feed curiosity