Is ‘Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame interesting to read as an adult?

I opened ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame with the expectation of reading an idyllic children’s book. Perhaps I was being a bit too literal in my headspace. ‘The Wind in the Willows’ indeed has more appeal for an adult mind than a child’s, the one that has seen the realities of life.  … Continue reading Is ‘Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame interesting to read as an adult?

The Mathematical Investigations of Dr. O and Arya by Arya Okten and Giray Okten

As a child, I remember being terrified of Mathematics. As I got promoted each year in school, the numbers got bigger and became even scarier. When I received the ARC of ‘The Mathematical Investigations of Dr. O and Arya’ from Prof Giray Okten, I was more than glad to review this book. ‘The Mathematical Investigations … Continue reading The Mathematical Investigations of Dr. O and Arya by Arya Okten and Giray Okten

Reading with Your Child: Bibliotherapy #CauseAChatter

We live in a devastatingly stressed-out world. Irrespective of the fact when we lived in the pre-pandemic phase of non-stop work, travel, meetings, and functions or the present ‘new normal’ of buying groceries, managing household chores, and online work. ‘Home’ being the 24x7 destination as of now for all of us. We are running on … Continue reading Reading with Your Child: Bibliotherapy #CauseAChatter

Sometimes When I’m Sad by Deborah Serani: A Self Help Book for young children

‘Sometimes When I’m Sad’ by Deborah Serani is a handbook on ‘overcoming sadness’ in children. This is a self-help picture book with easy to read text for young children. And, the author supplements the story with the 4-page resource material for parents at the end of the story, educating more on helping children through sadness. … Continue reading Sometimes When I’m Sad by Deborah Serani: A Self Help Book for young children

What’s All the Commotion?: A book about Social Distancing by Jessie Glenn

‘What's All the Commotion?’ is an inclusive picture book about COVID-19 and social distancing that seeks to explain this tough, timely topic to children. The world we live in has terribly changed due to the pandemic in the last few months. We are now calling this the ‘new normal’. As adults, we understand the gravity … Continue reading What’s All the Commotion?: A book about Social Distancing by Jessie Glenn

‘Stop! Breathe and Think!’ by Nesrine Sleiman: A mantra for handling preschoolers’ anger outbursts

‘Stop! Breathe and Think!’ is a book aimed at preschoolers as they begin to adjust with school, their new surroundings, and understanding their feelings. This story is about Lemar, a little girl who wants to be an artist when she grows up. But, one day she loses her drawing at school and is overcome by … Continue reading ‘Stop! Breathe and Think!’ by Nesrine Sleiman: A mantra for handling preschoolers’ anger outbursts

The Healing Star by A. Kidd: Book Review

To begin with, I was mesmerized by the book cover. It is a beautiful fairytale-ish cover. The title says ‘The Healing Star’ and the girl on the cover is sweet little Julia with a net ready to catch a falling star. The Healing Star by A. KiddQuiet Storm Publishing, 240 pages ‘The Healing Star’ by … Continue reading The Healing Star by A. Kidd: Book Review

The Gingerbread Star by Anne Fine: Children’s Book Review

A little grey worm's wish to be a glow worm is sure to steal your heart. The super cute illustrations and the fun text is simply enticing for 4 to 5 year old children! I stumbled upon ‘The Gingerbread Star’ by Anne Fine in the children’s section of a bookstore and was immediately impressed by … Continue reading The Gingerbread Star by Anne Fine: Children’s Book Review

Trey’s Adventure by L.G.Lynch

A tortoise is every pre-schoolers favorite. The Rabbit and the Tortoise is the first story that a child hears and thus, a tortoise becomes a relatable, lovable character for them. In 'Trey's Adventure', L.G.Lynch takes this adorable character on a small adventure. Trey is a six-year-old tortoise stepping on the grass for the first time … Continue reading Trey’s Adventure by L.G.Lynch

The Cherry Tree by Ruskin Bond: Children’s Book Review

I did not go back to Ruskin Bond since ‘Room on the Roof’ which I read as a student in 7th standard. I chanced upon ‘The Cherry Tree’ at a book shop recently and grabbed it. The cover and the illustrations were way too tempting. ‘The Cherry Tree’ by Ruskin Bond was first published in … Continue reading The Cherry Tree by Ruskin Bond: Children’s Book Review

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: A Children’s Classic

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ is the realization of a child’s dream to enter a chocolate factory and gulp down all that is possible. This iconic book written by Roald Dahl was published in 1964. My first impression on the book was from Johnny Depp’s version of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ that was released … Continue reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: A Children’s Classic