Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

Set in ancient Persia, the novel Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher is a reworking of 1001 Arabian Nights. The original narrative is about Shaharazad, a young woman who narrates a tale to the Sultan every night. Shaharazad intentionally stops her story midway to the climax so that she live another day. She continues doing thisContinue reading “Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher”

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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”

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”

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”

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”

Sometimes When I’m Mad by Deborah Serani

Anger is a universal emotion that affects each one of us. Some are better equipped at handling their anger while others struggle with it. Children also experience a myriad of emotions from the time they are born. They are too young to understand the feelings each emotion awakens in them. The book Sometimes When I’mContinue reading “Sometimes When I’m Mad by Deborah Serani”

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”