the good book corner

Manuscript help, book reviews and author interviews

The Gita by Roopa Pai

If there is a book that I could term as my absolute favorite for this year, it has to be The Gita For Children by Roopa Pai. A little background. … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

“As Milo shifted his head and focused in on the images through the small ‘O’ of his vision, he felt kind of lucky that he didn’t have to see it … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Children’s History of India, Subhadra Sen Gupta

India has a rich history – replete with dynasties, wars, fratricide and other intrigues; different empires at different times have left behind treasures in terms of architecture, literature and political … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Devika Rangachari, author of Queen of Ice

Devika Rangachari has won several awards for her children’s writing. Her book, Growing Up (Children’s Book Trust, 2000) was on the Honour List of the International Board on Books for … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Love quotes from YA books

I like Young Adult novels because they are straight forward and unpretentious.There might be criticism against adults reading YA, but I love them – they are simple, talk of issues … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Queen of Ice by Devika Rangachari ; Reviewed by Nishna Singh

The young adult historical novel Queen of Ice, written by Devika Rangachari, displays the world of Queen Didda of Kashmira from CE 980/1-1003. A tale of friendship and courage, it … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Talking Of Muskaan by Himanjali Sankar

Five children are summoned to the principal’s office and it is an unusual situation. They are asked if they were aware that their friend Muskaan had been unhappy, stressed or … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Magic Moonlight Flower and Other Enchanting Stories, Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray is best known for his movies but he lent his creative genius to other fields too. Apart from the 36 films that he directed , he was a … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Adventures of Stoob, Testing Times by Samit Basu

How does a ten year old live with a name like Subroto Bandhopadhyay ? A name so long that he won’t be able to get into a partnership with Barcelona’s … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Raja Raja and the Swapped Sacks, Natasha Sharma

Raja Raja, the legendary Chola king in South India has a problem. Someone is sabotaging his trade with the Chinese, and swapping sacks of precious spices , gems and cloth … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment