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Janmashtami 2018: Pick up these books around Krishna for kids!

September 4, 2018 9:34:04 am

On the occasion of Janmashtami 2018, here are some books on Krishna that independent readers can be introduced to.

Janmashtami 2018: ‘Krishna is real, wholesome and lovable’

September 3, 2018 9:00:41 am

"Which modern tale can boast characters of the stature of mythological ones—the gods incarnate, the mighty kings, the learned sages, and the fearsome demons?"

childrens books

Short Story for Kids: A Friend for Little Goat

October 12, 2018 1:47:20 pm

Little Goat is sad. At lunch time, no one sits with him or talks to him. Plop plop! Tears fall into his lunch of freshly cut green grass, making it salty.

Happiness Curriculum: ‘Raise children’s EQ, teach them to accept failure’

August 30, 2018 5:45:51 pm

The class for Happiness Curriculum takes place during the first period of the day, from Monday to Saturday. It is being held at all government schools in Delhi.

Short Story for Kids: Tenali Rama, the Second

October 12, 2018 1:46:26 pm

The boys playing Tenali and Minister Timma stood on either side of the throne and the others playing courtiers stood before them.

pink and blue, pink for girls, blue for boys

‘Why don’t we gift kitchen sets to boys or cricket sets to girls?’

August 30, 2018 9:51:42 am

"When my son was about two years old, his favourite colours were pink and blue. Soon after he started play school, he came home and declared that he no longer wanted to use anything pink since it was a 'girl' colour."

Ahimsa, Supriya Kelkar, childrens books

Ahimsa is a tool for children to change the world: Supriya Kelkar

August 29, 2018 6:00:23 pm

"I want young readers to question who is being included in narratives and who is being marginalised. And I want them to know they have a very powerful tool within them that they can use any time to change the world: Ahimsa."

comic books, graphic novels for kids

24 graphic novels that can turn your kids into book addicts!

August 30, 2018 9:30:51 am

Here's a delightful list of fun comic book titles for your little bookworms to indulge in.

Mother teresa

How Nobel prize winner Mother Teresa helped people abandoned by others

October 17, 2018 10:06:48 am

Mother Teresa and her Sisters began to change the way missionaries worked. They showed the whole world that all people, whether they had a disease, whether they were untouchable, old or poor, were their own people.

Raksha Bandhan 2018: Books on siblings that your kids can read

August 26, 2018 10:55:29 am

Happy Raksha Bandhan 2018: This Raksha Bandhan, introduce your kids to these children’s books that explore the bond between siblings.

Raksha Bandhan 2018: Help your kids make these rakhis at home

October 16, 2018 12:40:36 pm

Raksha Bandhan 2018: When it comes to rakhis, nothing beats a handmade one! Follow these steps to help your child make simple, yet delightful rakhis.

paneer makhani

The world in an Indian dish: How well do you know your Paneer Makhani?

October 4, 2018 1:36:06 pm

Chillies came from Mexico. Tomatoes came from Mexico too. Enjoy this excerpt from The History of India for Children by Archana Garodia Gupta and Shruti Garodia.

‘Ismat Chughtai’s Teen Anari, a novella for children, is pure fun’

August 21, 2018 4:56:07 pm

The story is about learning by doing; while students clamour for the teacher’s blood, Kakku finds what being a student—and a teacher—is all about.

Eid al-Adha 2018: How to explain the festival to children

Eid al-Adha 2019: How to explain the festival to children

August 12, 2019 8:44:04 am

Eid al-Adha 2019: Eid al-Adha is a symbolic reminder of what occurred 4,000 years ago; it demonstrates that the sacrifice of a small group of people can create a new beginning for all of humankind.

Like a Girl, Real Stories for Tough Kids, childrens books

Aparna Jain: It’s fine to talk about gender and violence with kids

August 20, 2018 4:07:47 pm

If you believe you are someone who is inclusive, you make LGBTQIA stories part of a child’s normal. You can start as early as you want. Why not? Isn’t it the new normal? Shouldn’t it be?

gautama buddha, nirvana, buddhism

How the Buddha gained enlightenment

August 19, 2018 9:30:53 am

Nirvana, according to Buddhism, is the state in which the mind is at complete peace and the soul is merged with the universe. It is reached when a person’s desires and suffering all go away and they need nor want nothing.

Kofi, Annan, united nations, nobel prize

RIP Kofi Annan: Facts for kids on the Nobel Peace Prize winner

January 18, 2019 1:12:24 pm

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family.”

She Persisted Around the World, Women Who Changed History, chelsea clinton

Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted: A lesson in feminism for early readers

August 18, 2018 11:31:01 am

The message is clear: “And all over the world, girls are more likely to be told to be quiet, to sit down and have smaller dreams. Don’t listen to those voices. These thirteen women from across the world didn’t. They persisted.”

reading list for kids, books for kids

Reading list for kids in Grade 6 and above, from a librarian!

August 17, 2018 2:46:03 pm

A must-read book is Oranges in No Man’s Land. It’s an extremely moving story about a sick grandmother and her grandchild during the Israeli war and how the grandchild risks her life to get the grandmother her medicine.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee birth anniversary: Facts on the former PM to share with kids

January 18, 2019 1:13:12 pm

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s contributions go beyond his stint as Prime Minister of the country. He will also be remembered for being a great poet and orator.