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.

 

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!!!

Just Saving My Money(My First I Can Read Series)

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Book Name : Just Saving My Money

Author: Mercer Mayer

Illustrator: Mercer Mayer

Publisher: Harpercollins

Theme/Topic: Little Critter needs a new skateboard and he learns from his dad that it takes money to get a new one….

What You’ll Love About This Book: This book is a good to read together as it will spark conversations about money, chores and costs of things. I thought this book would be a great way to introduce money and how saving money is important. It talks about that saving money is a good thing. The trip to the bank is probably out-of-date now (wish they could update it to show critter checking his balance on-line!). I thought it was pretty cool that Little Critter got to save up his money to open a bank account then had to work to save up more money to get the item he wanted. Those familiar with Mayer’s other books will find this one just as charming and the lesson about earning and saving for something that you want is a good one. . We love trying to find the mouse and spider that seems to follow the main character around, they’re always doing silly things. Fun engaging themes that any child can relate to, a great addition to any children’s library.

The Festival Storybook

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Book Name :The Festival Storybook

Author: Juhi Sinha

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC

Theme/Topic: Four beautiful stories on different Indian festivals…

What You’ll Love About This Book: We recently bought this book and loved at first read itself. Juhi Sinha’s books are meant for younger children and are cute and thought provoking and are good buys as well. All four stories inform the children about the festivals and also tell interesting stories about children.Raghu understands the spirit of never giving up on Diwali…Munni celebrates the joy of books on Dussehra…

All four  beautiful stories centered around Indian festivals, to warm the heart and spread festive cheer. It’s the perfect reason to celebrate.A good read aloud for younger kids and a wonderful book for children who read themselves.

Animal Storytime

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Book Name :Animal Story time

Author: Ronne Randall

Publisher: Ladybird Books

Theme/Topic:  Twelve Animal stories on different situation…

What You’ll Love About This Book: This beautifully illustrated collection of 12 cute stories is perfect for reading aloud,and is sure to bring delighted shouts for more! Kids will love the magical world of Animal Storytime.If your child loves to listen variety of stories this is good to read.

Little Beaver And The Echo

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Book Name :Little Beaver and the Echo

Author: Amy MacDonald

Illustrator: Sarah Fox-Davies

Publisher: Puffin Books

Theme/Topic:This book is about Little Beaver and his echo. Little Beaver is lonely. He didn’t have any friends which made him very sad and he began to cry.

What You’ll Love About This Book: This book is about Little Beaver and his echo. Little Beaver is lonely. He didn’t have any friends which made him very sad and he began to cry. As he cries he hears someone across the pond. Is it a new friend? On the way he meets others who want a friend too. At the other side of the pond there is a wise old Beaver. He tells Little Beaver about Echo. Does Little Beaver find a friend? You will have to read the book to find out. This is a good book. It teaches that friends can be found in unexpected places. Little Beaver and the Echo is perfect for little ones at quiet-time or bedtime. The illustrations are also well done. . Great book to have in your child’s library. Ages 4-8.

 

 

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My Little Brother

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Book Name : My Little Brother

Author: Debi Gliori

Illustrator: Debi Gliori

Publisher: Walker Books

Theme/Topic:A younger Brother always Bother to his elder sister.So she started wishing if he could just disappear…

What You’ll Love About This Book:

This is a cute story of a girl and her younger brother who always follow her like a shadow. Her little Brother is a Bother; in fact, as she writes the book’s title on the mirror with lipstick, she adds the first ‘r’ in brother only as an afterthought. We have real emotions as an exasperated older sister tries all sorts of ways to get rid of her shadow of a little brother. Wishing that he would “just disappear”, the older sibling dresses as a witch and tries “magic”, him away But when she awakens one night to find her brother’s crib empty. Debi Gliori uses every device at her disposal to build suspense. Her clever arrangement of text and pictures and her double-page spread of his imagined fate were pored over again and again, as was the delightful ending. Readers who have known pesty younger siblings will relate to this very well. A very good read again and again!!!

 

 

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.