I’m important too! – A New Baby

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Book Name: I’m important too! – A New Baby

Author:  Jen Green

Illustrator: Mike Gordon

Publisher:  Wayland (Publishers) Ltd

Theme/Topic: Rachel’s mom expecting the second baby and what all emotions Rachel is going through….

What You’ll Love About This Book:  This sensitive and entertaining book thoughtfully helps children to understand their feelings about the addition of a baby to their family. We love this book as my son going through a similar phase these days . Very soon we will welcome another baby that’s the reason we could connect with the story so well.

If a new baby is expected in the family,your child may feel anxious. This book really helps how to encourage him or her to talk about feelings.How the new baby will bring changes.Talking about feelings nearly always helps.With amusing pictures and simple text ,this book presents the arrival of a new baby in a positive,reassuring way.

It’s a good read if you going through the similar situation 🙂

Together

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Book Name: Together

Author:  Jane Simmons

Publisher:  Orchard Books

Theme/Topic: This picture book’s theme is the similarities and differences. Two dogs that are very different at all levels are very good friends. So a conflict!  They cannot accept each other’s differences….

What You’ll Love About This Book: Too cute! Me and my son both loved picture books and we found this really really cute.
“Together” is a delightful story of the ups and downs of having a best friend. Author introduces kids to two adorable dogs, big Mousse and little Nut, who become friends one rainy day. Soon, they are doing everything together, until they start to notice little differences. And when those differences become more pronounced, their friendship falls apart…until they learn a valuable life lesson about commitment and sticking it out.
A great story about how despite your differences, you can still be best friends. I think this book does a great job showing kids that no matter how different their friends are, they can still find a common ground and become best friends like Mousse and Nut. Loved the message that we don’t have to do everything together in order to be best friends.It’s a worth buy.

Lemonade For Sale

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Book Name: Lemonade for Sale

Author: Stuart J Murphy

Illustrator:  Tricia Tusa

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers

Theme/Topic: This Books is about four children who needs some money to fix their clubhouse, so they decide to sell Lemonade.

What You’ll Love About This Book: This book was so cute and very easy to read. This book teaches a valuable lesson about money.

The children need money to build a new clubhouse and they decide selling lemonade is the best way to raise the funds. They sell lemonade for five days and keep track of their sales on a Bar Graph. The illustrations are amazingly detailed and add a little humor also to this educational story. The story helps readers understand how to read bar graphs and create them. Since this topic may be difficult for students to understand

This is a great book to teach economics as well! It teaches young kids can also earn money if they want to. This would be a great book to discuss needs and wants. If you want something you can find a way to earn the money to get it.

I found this book worth reading to develop Math and as well as life skills.

A note to parents is included in the back to offer tips for teaching and additional resources about bar graphs.

Aditi Zoo

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Book Name:  Aditi Zoo

Author:        AmrutashMisra & Kruttika

Publisher:    Multistory Learning Pvt Ltd.

Theme/Topic: This is a story about Aditi who is go-getter and wants something very much.Her father sets challenges for her. Read to know how she does all….

What You’ll Love About This Book:  This is a recent addition and we really enjoyed reading this. Aditi a 6-year-old girl she wants something very much and her father keep giving her challenges to earn her wish.And She is very independent and a real go-getter and never give up.

We really like the name of the characters especially ‘Abhinaya Kutti’. Pictures are super cute. Aditi is a delight. So much thought has given to the story the mother’s progression shown very cutely. A good read for 5-8 year kids.

 

नयी लड़की

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Book Name: नयी लड़की

Author:        Srividhya Venkat

Illustrator:    Sayan Mukherjee

Publisher:    Pratham Books

 

Theme/Topic: मीरा की कक्षा में एक नयी लड़की आयी है। कुछ बच्चे उसे तरह-तरह के नामों से बुलाते हैं क्योंकि वह कुछ अलग सी दिखती है। क्या उस लड़की की सबसे दोस्ती हुई?

What You’ll Love About This Book: Frankly finding a good Hindi story book was always a little challenge for me but when I came across Prathambooks we just loved their book.Pratham Books is a non-for-profit organization that publishes books in multiple Indian languages to promote reading among children. Their books are recent addition in our library.And little one wants to read this also .Now reading Hindi books became equally fun. And the best part they are so affordable and less expensive.

If you want to introduced Hindi books to kids this is a must have.

This is a beautiful story about “Accepting people who look different and also not being prejudiced and most import lesson of accepting ourselves.

Many people look different to us because of the country they come from, or because of their physical differences. It is unkind to laugh at people just because they look different.We are all different and we can’t change the way that we look.We will only make ourselves unhappy if we worry about our appearances.Accept ourselves the way we are is very important.

Stories are the best way to teaching these things to kids.This story covers this beautifully.

Bear Feels Ill

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Book Name:  Bear Feels Ill

Author:        Karma Wilson

Illustrator:    Jane Chapman

Publisher:    Simon & Schuster

Theme/Topic:There is nothing worse than feeling ill, as Bear soon comes to learn.

What You’ll Love About This Book:

Last month my son was not keeping well for almost a week and he was sleeping almost entire day. He doesn’t want to play but surely want me to read aloud more…..he correlated his situation with this story so much as asked me to read this only many times in a day and what mumma can do so I read this again and again J

This is such a sweet story about what true friendship is about. This story about a bear who feels sick! His friends want him to come out and play, but he feels too unwell to go. His friends come over and comfort him as best they can. I love how much thought is put into the words on the pages. Such a cute way to show kids how to take care of someone who is sick.

Lots of rhyming words which is fun to read. The illustrations are done in acrylic paint. They are absolutely adorable and colorful. The facial expressions are well done. The pictures give you a warm and fuzzy feeling. This story is perfect for a read aloud during illness.

 

Gajapati Kulapati Gurrburrrrooom!

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Book Name:  Gajapati Kulapati Gurrburrrrooom!

Author:         Ashok Rajagopalan

Illustrator:   Ashok Rajagopalan

Publisher:    Tulika Publishers

Theme/Topic: A cute elephant with a funny name and lots of friends. But elephant is fell sick…

What You’ll Love About This Book: This is the latest addition in our library and we are just loving this. I don’t know why I didn’t buy this earlier. As this is a perfect read aloud book. You can start reading this as early as possible.

A little cute elephant with a funny name and he has lots of friends and all love him. A cheerful cast of characters. A simple story that will appeal to the youngest readers. Fun sounds that can be made while reading aloud.

A heavy meal given by his loving friends hat the Gajapati gets a tummy ache. What do Gajapati’s friends do to make him feel better? What is the best way to get rid of an annoying stomach ache? (It involves a certain ‘f-word’ that children love.).

The illustrations by author are inviting and entertaining. Gajapati looks quite adorable and the sounds that accompany the story is so cheerful. A perfect read aloud or read along picture book. For young readers. A must read. Happy Reading!!!

 

 

Five Little Fiends

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Book Name : Five Little Fiends.

Author: Sarah Dyer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Theme/Topic: Five statues, each with a squat red fiend who lives inside.

What You’ll Love About This Book:This book is about sharing, cooperation, and appreciation of nature. The fiends are not scary. The best thing about this book is that it’s out of the ordinary topics, it talks about 5 little weird with ugly appearance, it talks about the importance of sharing and how even the greatest wonders of the world won’t be as wonderful if we don’t share them… it will make your kids appreciate nature and all its wonders, and how the sun the moon the ground the sea and the sky all blend together to give as this beautiful complete picture…truly it’s a good read! The artwork is superb.

We read this book few times but so far my son didn’t liked it much. Whenever I read this book he ends up asking many question who are fiends, are they real, where all I can find them and many more. So for me though this book is unique but not in our favorite list.

 

We Love Bunk Beds!

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Book Name : We Love Bunk Beds!

Author: Paula Metcalf

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

Theme/Topic: Shirley’s little sister, Doris, wants to be with Shirley EVERYWHERE!

What You’ll Love About This Book: This is such a cute book on sibling relationships. Shirley’s little sister, Doris, wants to be with her everywhere. It’s a cute sibling story how young kids behave with their elder brother or sister. They want to be with them all the time and this is not always a good thing. Can a bunk bed be the solution? Laugh out loud with the adorable Shirley and Doris in this funny story that will strike a chord with all little brothers and sisters. It’s not that great book but a cute and funny book for sure.

Monkey Puzzle

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Book Name : Monkey Puzzle

Author: Julia Donaldson

Illustrator:Axel Scheffler

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Children’s Books

Theme/Topic: Poor little monkey! He’s lost his mum. Luckily butterfly is nearby to help him find her…

What You’ll Love About This Book: Beautiful book in typical Julia Donaldson style with fantastic illustrations.Best for all ages. This is an endearing story about a monkey who loses his Mum and is helped by a butterfly to try and find her. Throughout the book, other animals are introduced using describing what they look like. This allows the children to interact with the story and guess what the next animal may be. Monkey Puzzle is a charming jungle tale with the hallmark rhyming text of Julia Donaldson and lively illustrations of Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Very well written and illustrated. We really enjoyed reading this book.Must read for all kids till age 7.Happy Reading!!!