The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews and Emma Watson Hamilton

The names Julie Andrews and Emma Watson Hamilton are ought to bring a smile on everyone’s face. With Julie Andrews when thinks of Sound of Music or the very stern yet loving Queen grandmother, Clarisse Renaldi. Emma Watson and one thinks of the confident and opinionated Hermione Granger. Both these personalities have taught young girlsContinue reading “The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews and Emma Watson Hamilton”

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The Artist’s Page by Debra Rufini

The Artist’s Page is one of the books which evokes deep emotions. On first reading it seems like a simple book about an artist whose work is appreciated while the artist himself is ignored and pushed to the background. The pain he feels on being ignored as the creator while the creation is admired andContinue reading “The Artist’s Page by Debra Rufini”

Mommy, Where do babies come from? Dr. Robert Roper

A sweet and endearing story about the dilemma a mother faces when her young child tries to pacify her curiosity about childbirth or where babies come from!! Even the most courageous and self-assured of parents can find themselves in a difficult situation when faced with this question. The Herculean task is to provide a scientificContinue reading “Mommy, Where do babies come from? Dr. Robert Roper”

Witch’s Trouble by Apple Sophia Lim

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. I was compelled to read this book since it seemed so charming and inviting. One look at the cover and I was drawn to it. In addition to the really cute cover, the blurb sounded incredibly entertaining, engaging, and puzzle-filled.Continue reading “Witch’s Trouble by Apple Sophia Lim”

Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora

This book depicts the real life experiences of Tomás Rivera, a son of migrant workers who valued education and ultimately rose to the position of chancellor at the University of California, Riverside. Tomás is the little son of migrant workers who leave their Texas home to seek employment in Iowa in Tomás and the LibraryContinue reading “Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora”

The Living Mountain by Amitav Ghosh

I chanced upon this book while preparing the collection for my school library. As fan of Amitav Ghosh’s work it was no surprise that I was drawn to this book. At first I was surprised at the puny size of the book unlike the author’s other works which are sizeable 350-400 pages long. Even thoughContinue reading “The Living Mountain by Amitav Ghosh”

Thought is not the boss of me! by Sarah Lamb & Sheila Booth

As an educator and a librarian I found this book to be an extremely potent and indomitable tool for children. We live in times where the world is increasingly shrinking to self. Children and adult alike are growing up in a world of instant gratification and self centeredness. Where everything from food to clothes toContinue reading “Thought is not the boss of me! by Sarah Lamb & Sheila Booth”

The Lonely Jacaranda by Russell Irving

The Lonely Jacaranda is a wonderfully illustrated book which tells the story of a Jacaranda tree that is planted away from her home. A stranger takes her away from her home and plants her seed in front of his house. He did this hoping that the Jacaranda seed would grow into a big tree providingContinue reading “The Lonely Jacaranda by Russell Irving”

The Extraordinary Pause by Sara Sadik

Life as we know completely changed post pandemic. No one was prepared for the outcome of the virus attack. It took the world by surprise like a stealth thief robbing a house in the middle of the night. The world which was running at a high speed , completely slowed down due to the pandemic.Continue reading “The Extraordinary Pause by Sara Sadik”

Extraordinary Women Who Changed The World By Riddleland

Extraordinary Women Who Changed Our World by Riddleland is not your run of the mill book of biographies for children. Riddleland has made a difference in their treatment of biographies. Unlike regular biographies which after a time become monotonous and boring, this collection holds on to your attention from the first person, Catherine the great.Continue reading “Extraordinary Women Who Changed The World By Riddleland”