Book Name: The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Illustrator: Shel Silverstein
Theme/Topic: It is about a relationship between a loving tree that gives and gives to a selfish little boy.
What You’ll Love About This Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a fictional poetic picture book.I came across this book recently and while the book is written for children, the message is a universal one: Selfless love. I couldn’t help crying when I got to the end.
In the story, the little boy visited the tree every day. He came to eat her apples, swing on her branches, rest, and sit on her trunk. The tree was very happy to have this boy, but one day he stopped coming because he “grew up”. It is as if the tree symbolized a parent who will happily do anything for their child because they love them. However, the child does not appreciate the “gift of giving”, he only takes and takes.
So our “giving tree” is our parents who constantly gives us everything.Even when the world shuts you down, your parents will always be there for you. The essential moral here is that unconditional love does exist. For me this book is a good read and moreover to understand the depth of this re read it time to time then your child can get the true essence of it.
At the same time I also feel this book either you can love it or hate it also.If you think about it deeply may be you can feel selfless love as beautiful, but why to take it so extreme. Someone can feel this is showing a parent who doesn’t know how to set limits. Anyways this book has something in it we can surely read it with an open mind.
If you read it already what you feel after reading this ? I will be really happy if you share your thoughts in comments below.
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.
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.
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!!!
Book Name : Monkey Puzzle
Author: Julia Donaldson
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!!!
Book Name : Just Saving My Money
Author: Mercer Mayer
Illustrator: Mercer Mayer
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.
Book Name : Owl Babies
Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrator: Patrick Benson
Publisher: Walker Books
Theme/Topic:This is the story of three baby owls who wake up one night in their nest and found that their mother is not there, so they sit on the branch and wait, wondering when she will return……..
What You’ll Love About This Book :
This is a fabulous story.A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. Especially as a working mother I could relate to this story so well.I found this so interesting because it does deal with the fears of mama disappearing, which is clearly related. The story involves three baby owls who wake to find mama gone and they try to reassure themselves that she is going to return soon. The youngest is not convinced and keeps repeating: “I want my mama.” It is the essential cry of the young child. It deals well with a common fear of young children, it has wonderful repetition, rich language and yet is not heavy on text. Many generations have enjoyed this book and many more will continue to love it! No doubt about it!
Book Name: Your Turn Now – True stories of Kindness for Children
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.
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!
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.