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”

Gingersnap Snatcher by Vicky Weber

A simply adorable book for children with charming illustrations that will have children asking for more. Gingersnap Snatcher by Vicky Weber is a magnetic yet humorous tale of three children who love to eat their Grandma’s Gingersnap cookies. So when the kids learn that Grandma has made cookies to eat after they daydream about it.Continue reading “Gingersnap Snatcher by Vicky Weber”

Mama I love you by Mona Liza Santos

Mama I Love You, by Mona Liza Santos is a lovely rhyming poem which describes the infinite love a mother has for her child. Through a heartwarming poem author has expressed and celebrated the bond between a child and a mother. Taking her personal relationship with her son, she has written a poem which showsContinue reading “Mama I love you by Mona Liza Santos”

THE BOY WHO LOVED BOXES BY MICHAEL ALBANESE

The pandemic struck the world catching us all unaware and unprepared. Not even in the wildest of our dreams did we imagine a scenario where a disease has the whole world in its grip. This left the world in a depressing state leaving us to fend for ourselves alone. Each individual is battling a battleContinue reading “THE BOY WHO LOVED BOXES BY MICHAEL ALBANESE”

So How Will You Sleep by Annabel Gardiner

So How Will You Sleep by Annabel Gardiner is an adorable read for the tiny tots. Written in perfect rhyme it seems as if one is singing and not reading the text. The author has written the book in a conversation style between a mother and her child before bedtime. The mother asks the childContinue reading “So How Will You Sleep by Annabel Gardiner”