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Top Children’s Books In India in 2015

An incredibly great number of children’s books were published in India. We reviewed many on The Good Book Corner, but there were more reads out there! So we asked the … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Vikram and the Vampire by Natasha Sharma

Growing up on a staple of Indian folktales, most of us are familiar with Vikram and Betal, and in this book Natasha Sharma brings some of these stories to life! … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Power of Weaving a Story

StoryWeaver (storyeweaver.org.in) was launched earlier this month with It’s All the Cat’s Fault by Anushka Ravishankar. At last count, the story has been read by more than 2300 users, and … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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

Razia and the Pesky Presents, Natasha Sharma

                  It is Razia Sultan’s birthday and she is none too pleased with the poem being recited in her honor. ‘With your … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Squiggle Was Born By Natasha Sharma

Giving birth to a character often needs coffee and pencil tops.                 Days of staring into space, chewed up pencil tops, pots of … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Being Boys, various authors; edited by Deeya Nayar and Radhika Menon

  A collection of short stories ‘Being Boys’ by  Tulika Publishers is a unique effort to include a variety of narratives handling issues that young boys may experience. The stories … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sri Lankan Chronicles by children in Sri Lanka

Written by children ranging from 8 to 16 years, The Sri Lankan Chronicles is a collection of short stories and a poem from Sri Lanka. Two things struck me about this collection. … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Squiggle Takes a Walk by Natasha Sharma

A little Squiggle finds herself alone on a lined page and doesn’t know who she is. She decides to jump into the pages to figure herself out. Is she a … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment