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.

 

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.

 

 

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 :-)……

Appukuttan Ko Tolein Kaise?

Book Name : Appukuttan Ko Tolein Kaise?

Author: Indu Harikumar

Publisher: Eklavya

Theme/Topic:. One day younger prince of state helping Appukuttan to have his breakfast. At the same moment prince wanted to know how much was the weight of Appukuttan.

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What You’ll Love About This Book:This is a very cute story.Illustrations are very good.Encourage kids for imaginative thinking.Talking the basic concept of weight in a very fun way.I myself enjoyed reading this so my son.If you want to introduce some good hindi books to your kids this is a good buy.Eklavya is a non-profit, non-government organisation that develops  innovative educational programmes..Must read if you looking for  a good hindi story.

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

Book Name:Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep

Author : Joyce Dunbar

Illustrated By : Debi Gliori

Theme/Topic:Little bunny Willa is scared to go to sleep, just in case she has a bad dream. She asks her older brother Willoughby for help.

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What You’ll Love About This Book :A very sweet book. If you like Willa and Willoughby from “Tell me what it’s like to be big” this book is just as cute-maybe cuter.This story tells you how we can appreciate little things around us.Gratitude is something very important to teach kids.This book is so perfect to teach this.Bedtime isn’t so scary when you have such a nice morning to look forward to.This books has a calming and soothing effect on us both.Great for bedtime ! We love this one, a must have for all kids.

Up And Down

Book Name: Up And Down

Author/Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

Type: Picture book

Publisher: Harper Collins

Theme/Topic:The boy and the penguin do everything together. Until the penguin decides he needs to learn how to fly…alone.

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What You’ll Love About This Book :They are adorable and genius and simple and wonderful.Just like his other books, this book is written and illustrated in Jeffers’ charming simplicity. This book makes me and my son smile the entire time.This isn’t just about a sweet friendship though. Just wonderful. The friendship between the boy and the penguin is so genuinely caring – they will do anything to help and support the other.The illustrations in this book are just adorable – the style is simple yet fun, and there are enough colours and pictures to keep kids attention focused on the book for the entire read through.4 stars for an attractive & fun picture book with a heart-warming story!

 

 

Barney One Day Series

Book Name : Barney One Day Series
One Day At The School
One Day At The Doctor
One Day At The  Farm
One Day At The Library
One Day At The Fire Station
One Day At The Grocery Store
One Day At The Restaurant
One Day At The Dentist

Author: Donna Cooner

Publisher: Shree Book Centre India

Theme/Topic: Barney a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational messages through a small situational stories with a friendly, optimistic attitude.

What You’ll Love About These Books : There are total 12 series in this I have 8 so I am showing those only .These all are read aloud and then read along picture books.All of them are really wonderful for kids age 1 through 7.Best these all are pocket friendly approx 50/rs each.Kids will enjoy beautiful pictures with situation which they will come across usually.Like visits to doctors may be stressful for some children,and their anxiety may make the checkup more difficult.They may have a better understanding about what to expect and,thus,be less anxious.All are good read. We enjoy reading these every time.

 

Tell Me What It’s Like To Be Big

Book Name :Tell me what it’s like to be big

Author : Joyce Dunbar

Illustrated By : Debi Gliori

Theme/Topic: Little rabbit Willa just longs to be big. What all she can do when she will big.But after a frustrating morning, Willa realizes being big also means no more toys.

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What You’ll Love About This Book : This heartwarming,cute story is about a bunny named Willa who is very curious about growing up.The pages are large, colorful and fully illustrated. There’s actually quite a bit of text for a book of this type, but it’s easy-to-read.Witty details (such as Willa’s radish pyjamas) complement this reassuring story about the frustrations and anxieties of being small, which will connect with young readers. This is a perfect bed time story. We enjoy reading this.

I’ve Lost My Teddy

Book Name: I’ve Lost My Teddy

Author: Barbara Mossmann
Type: Playtime Books
Publisher : Puffin Books
Theme/Topic:Lola the baby monkey lost her favorite Teddy so she is upset and now her entire family is searching for her teddy and trying to make her happy.

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What You’ll Love About This Book : This is such a cute book.I just bought it instinctively at first look I  never thought my son will love this so much.It’s very lively and entertaining.Excellent for encouraging imaginative play.To cheer baby monkey how entire family play different different games but bay won’t be happy until she finds her bear.

Activities: On every page child needs to find where Lola’s teddy is hiding.And trust me this will be so much fun.

The Snowy Day

Book Name : The Snowy Day

Author & Illustrator : Ezra Jack Keats

Type : Picture Book

Publisher:Viking Press/Scholastic

Theme/Topic: It describes the small adventures of Peter, a city boy who wakes up one day to find the city entirely shrouded in snow.

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What You’ll Love About This Book :It’s cute story.As simple and charming and lovely today as it was when first published in 1963. A simple story that reminds one of the wonders of a SNOW! I never read this book as a child, but I’m glad I found it for my son.It is basically a feel good book. I would recommend it for any child’s library.