Thursday, December 1 2022

What’s summer vacation without a stack of interesting books to read? Here’s a list to help kids get started

Brave Girls of Science
Ilina Singh

Eleven brave women who loved science enough to fight for their place in the sun… This book explores the contribution of these remarkable Indian women – from cytogeneticist Archana Sharma and botanist Janaki Ammal to mathematician Raman Parimala, physicist Bibha Chowdhuri, chemist Asima Chatterjee and many others. With intelligence and innate artistry, author Ilina Singh celebrates their lives and the wonderful world of science.

Trumpet Calls: Epic Tales of Extraordinary Elephants
Nalini Ramachandran

For some, elephants are guardians of the forests; for others, they are sacred symbols, worthy of worship. Funny, joyful, often deeply moving and sometimes downright heartbreaking, Trumpet Calls takes you on the wild and wondrous trail of earth’s most majestic creature.

The Cool Little Tech Handbook
Shalini Satish

The cool little tech handbook presents concepts and fundamentals in a conversational, easy-to-understand style. With vibrant illustrations and interesting anecdotes, the book aims to simplify complex concepts and spark curiosity in the minds of young readers.

The King Who Turned Into A Serpent: And Other Exciting Tales Of Kingship From Indian Mythology
Sudha Madhavan

Awe-inspiring fighters, fiery leaders, exemplary friends, mighty monarchs, and sleepy super-powered… Who were these multi-faceted leaders who stood out among hundreds in our country’s history? From Shibi Chakravarthy to Bhoja, from Vidyottama to Meenakshi, what was extraordinary about them and their time? In over 15 fascinating stories, this book takes you to the kingdoms, courts, palaces and battlefields of glorious members of the royal family, who shaped our values ​​and made their place forever in our epics and legends. .

Cinderella is dead
Kalynn Bayron

It’s been 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Cinderella is Dead is an electrifying take on the classic fairy tale that will inspire girls to break out of limiting stereotypes and pursue their dreams. The book creates an all-new young adult (YA) fairy tale and heroine for our times.

The Ten Second Book of Laughter and Surprises
Shamika Chaves

Did you know that Adolf Hitler had a deathly fear of dentists? Or that the famous master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, who directed some of the scariest films, was afraid of eggs? Or have you ever wondered what would happen if we got close enough to a black hole in space? Did you know that in China, sunglasses were used by judges to hide their expression in the courtroom? Or that in 2015 the Netherlands imported prisoners so that their prisons would not remain empty? We truly live in a strange and fascinating world. Take a look at some of the most bizarre, weird and interesting facts.

Are your emotions like mine?
Chitwan Mittal

Explore a range of emotions with a young girl and her lion friend. With simple text and magical illustrations, this book for toddlers deals with the universal theme of emotions. It not only helps young children identify their emotions, but also teaches them how to cope through the simple strategy of taking a deep, deep breath.

Who’s Afraid of Z? Not me!
Lubina Bandukwala

Z is upset. They say things about him. That it’s not that important. We won’t miss him. But Z is not so easily dismissed. He’s pesky, fiery, and determined to show that he may be the last, but it’s definitely not the least. Our eccentric hero Z claims the star in this wacky story told with catchy pacing, rhyme and alliteration.

The river tiger
Adrian Pinder

The incredible story of the river tiger, Matisha, the majestic mahsir fish. Beautifully illustrated by Maya Ramaswamy with vibrant color, the unseen world that lives beneath the waters of the river and in the Western Ghats comes to life through the eyes of a mesmerizingly beautiful, yet critically endangered species.

10 mysteries of Indian art that have never been solved
Mamta Nainy

From the award-winning author of A Brush with Indian Art, comes an engaging collection of ten unsolved artistic mysteries. Ranging from prehistory to the present day, the book captures the diversity and breadth of Indian art. Mamta Nainy is a Delhi-based writer and has authored over 30 children’s books, many of which have won national and international acclaim. In this book, she explores various artistic periods, explains different art forms, and provides insight into the lives of artists working in different times and spaces, one curious case at a time. The stories told in the book include those of the Bhimbetka paintings; the evolution of the Buddha; the Ajanta Caves; Kailashanatha Temple; the paintings of Pithora; women artists of the Mughal era; Bani Thani; indian yellow; Guler’s Manaku; and the Sripuranthan Shiva Nataraja.

Listen to Your Heart: The London Adventure
Ruskin Link

The final episode of his childhood memoir, Listen to Your Heart chronicles the events shortly before Ruskin’s 18th birthday and based on his final years in Jersey and London. An intimate account of his time working and getting his iconic novel The Room on the Roof published, it’s a heartwarming book that encapsulates what it means to be a young adult as one navigates from one’s early years to the adulthood.

Children of the Hidden Land
Mandira Shah

A drone that captures a deadly secret, missing children, and a shadowy figure known only as the Dragon. Who will unlock the secrets that flow beneath the surface of this earth…and at what cost?


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