Your Turn Now – True stories of Kindness for Children

Book Name: Your Turn Now – True stories of Kindness for Children

Author: Lubaina Bandukwala 

Publisher: FunOkPlease Content Publishing Pvt. Ltd.

Theme/Topic:Your Turn Now, the book contains more than 40 children’s stories for kids about making the world a better place through simple acts of kindness. 



What You’ll Love About This Book : I read somewhere “Kindness changes the brain by the experience of kindness. Children and adolescents do not learn kindness by only thinking about it and talking about it. Kindness is best learned by feeling it so that they can reproduce it. “By Patty O’Grady, PhD, an expert in neuroscience, emotional learning, and positive psychology, specializes in education.

Stories always captivate minds. They are better to instill any concept than loads of theory.Recently when I found this book I realized how true is that.  Your Turn Now book does the same. It will be an enlightening read! Make the world a better place to live in!.I finished this book at one go as I was aware of the concept, but the presentation of this book to a 5 year old child is what makes this book special.This book tells us real stories how people have found out ways to help people for not any favor but just as gesture to make this world a better place to live. And how the chain is followed by others. A very inspiring and positive book. This book is a must read book for all ages.

 

Underpants For Ants

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Book Name : Underpants For Ants

Author: Russell Punter

Illustrator: Fred Blunt

Publisher: Usborne

Theme/Topic:The ants are feeling a bit chilly – can Mouse help with her knitting skills?…….

What You’ll Love About This Book :It’s a short silly story that made my son laugh so much.We enjoyed reading aloud this many times. It’s a humorously illustrated picture book for beginner readers – great fun to read aloud together. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language.It’s worth the few minutes it takes to read it for the laughs it gets.

The Other Day I Met A Bear

 

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Book Name : The Other Day I Met a Bear

Author: Michael Rosen

Illustrator: Russell Ayto

Publisher: Walker Publishers

Theme/Topic: A boy meets a bear.There is a thrilling chase and lucky escape…

What You’ll Love About This Book : This is a picture book for children who are learning to read.Frankly we didn’t like it much its very much ok. We only like pictures.Picture illustration is really good. Try once if you like.

 

Living In Space

 

Book Name :Living in Space

Author: Katie Daynes

Publisher: Usborne

Theme/Topic : How do astronauts travel into space? Where do they live when they get there? What do they do all day? In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more amazing facts about living in space.

What You’ll Love About This Book : My 5 year old who is very inquisitive.He is so interested in space and this was the perfect book that he could read even all by himself. I love Usborne books, this again a favorite one as pictorial presentation is superb with easy reading text.In this book you’ll find the answers and lots more amazing facts about living in space. A good read for 4 year plus kids.

 

 

The Gruffalo’s Child

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Book Name : The Gruffalo’s Child

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/TopIc: One dark night the Gruffalo’s child disobeys her father’s warnings and ventures out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist . . . does he?

 

What You’ll Love About This Book :The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson is a sequel to the fantastic The Gruffalo. The story is told in lovely rhyming language and can be brought to life with some good voicevariations! Julia Donaldson always produces brilliant books which are colourful and encourage children to look at the pictures.In this book the young Gruffalo sets off into the woods to find the Big Bad Mouse that her father has told her stories about. On her adventure she meets the snake, fox, owl and finally the famous mouse. The pictures in the book are full of colour to keep our attention and we loved the cheeky little mouse. We thought that the Gruffalo’s child was probably about our age and very brave.A worthy addition to the little one’s library! 

The Paper Dolls

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Book Name : The Paper Dolls

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/Topic:A little girl makes a string of paper dolls with her mother, and then takes them off to play in an imaginative world of her own…

What You’ll Love About This Book :Absolutely fantastic book. You may know the book “Gruffalo” by the same author.A stunning, rhythmical story of childhood, memory and the power of imagination from the author of THE GRUFFALO, and illustrating by Rebecca Cobb.The Paper Dolls is a very special book that tackles the delicate subject of loss. It uses the idea of a fragile toy, a paper chain of dolls that becomes a favorite toy to a little girl, and explores what happens to something important to us after it is broken or leaves us forever.
The dolls jump, dance and sing on their fantastical adventure through the house and out into the garden.One day a cruel boy snips the girl’s favorite paper dolls and the girl is NOT sad:I think this book touches on the passing of time as the book comes full circle with the character going from a girl to an adult.With beautiful pages,other than that a great read with charming illustrations to compliment it , this lovely picture book is ideal for sharing and will touch both children and adults alike. Full of imagination and perfect for late night reading.
I highly recommend this book for the way it introduces children, in a fun and charming way, to the idea that nothing lasts forever.

Wilbie’s Gift

Book Name :Wilbie’s Gift

Author: Sally Chambers

Publisher: Piccadilly Press Ltd

Theme/TopIc:Wilbie wants some new trainers however the arrival of a new baby in his house causes a change of priorities, how will Wilbie react…

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What You’ll Love About This Book : This is a lovely book as the story is one which most young children will be able to relate to. The story tells of Wilbie’s mixed feelings around expecting a baby sister.Initially, Wilbie is very jealous of all the things his new sister has and wishes he could have new trainers instead of a sister. By the end of the story, Wilbie’s feelings change and he falls in love with his new baby sister.It also talking about new family arrivals or not always getting what we want.So if you have another baby coming can read this for your first one :-)……

The Snail And The Whale

Book Name : The Snail and the Whale

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Type: Picture book, Rhyme

Theme/Topic: What happens when a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It’s a dream come true for the snail.

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What You’ll Love About This Book : This story is written by Julia Donaldson who is known as an award-winning and much-loved UK children’s author and her collaboration with equally talented Axel Scheffler, who achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 27 languages.The duo made it such a beautiful and memorable both visually and verbally.Containing beautiful illustrations and featuring Donaldson’s trademark hypnotic rhyming The Snail and the Whale will delight children between the ages of 3 and 8. Travel, adventure, friendship and kindness are the book’s main themes within a nautical tale that sounds best when read out aloud.It allows for participation in the reading process and is a great book for working on sounding out different words with children. The vocabulary occasionally require explanation, however it all helps to broaden little minds as well.

A beautiful addition to a little one’s library.

The Gruffalo

 

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Book Name : The Gruffalo

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers

Theme/TopIc: The quick-thinking mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake and a hungry Gruffalo . . .

 What You’ll Love About This Book : The Gruffalo certainly lives up to its reputation as a classic read for both children and parents.The short rhymes and their repetitive structure make THE GRUFFALO a fun book to read aloud.The text are fantastic illustrations by Axel Scheffler bringing the story to life. The illustrator uses vibrant colors to create the mouse (and Gruffalo’s!) forest world.Julia Donaldson’s unique style allows the reader to bring the story to life for their little ones.This is a book that grows with your child – the rhythmical style of reading captivates very young readers and as they develop, and so too their verbal skills, it allows the child to get into character themselves – even reciting verses.A worthy addition to the little one’s library! 

Guess How Much I Love You

Book Name:Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney

Illustrator: Anita Jeram

Publisher: Walker Books

Theme/Topic:Sometimes when you love someone you want to find a way of describing just how much.And then you realize love is not an easy thing to measure!

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What You’ll Love About This Book :A wonderful book for bedtime reading, this story captures the deep and tender bond between parent and child.“I love you right up to the moon — and back.” The cherished story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare.Beautifully illustrated,this story is so sweet that after reading you feel little emotional.The book is adorable for my son and something we can bond together with, while reading and snuggling before bed.Love is seemingly the most intangible thing and this book does a great job of letting kids know what love might look like. It’s a classic and a favorite.