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​Book Review of ‘The Wind In the Willows Treasury’ (From the original stories by Kenneth Grahame)

If you or your little one like animal stories, ‘The Wind In the Willows’ is a guaranteed hit. With fun adventures featuring the worldly-wise Rat, the simple Mole, the rough-and-ready Badger and of course, the irrepressible Toad, this classic is sure to entertain. The four friends go on boat rides on the river and rambles in the woods, eat huge and delicious meals and stand up for each other in times of need.

This abridged edition has the seven main stories from the original book.

The pictures are absolutely stunning and they capture the personalities of the characters wonderfully, particularly the self-importance and crazy car-lust of the Toad. It is a true collector's edition! You can buy a copy of this gently-used children’s book here.

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By Urja Vishwanath Ketkar (The Book Chief) 2 months ago 121 Views No comments

Book review of ‘The Walker Treasury of First Stories: 30 Picture Book Favourites’

If picture books appeal to you, this is one treasury you would not like to miss out on! Published by Walker Books, this thick book features 30 stories by acclaimed authors such as Martin Wadell, Jez Alborough, Nick Sharratt, Helen Oxenbury and Joyce Dunbar among others.

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By 5 months ago 115 Views No comments

Book review of Mog’s Christmas Calamity

Mog the cat is feeling happy…and hopeful. It’s Christmas the next day and Debbie has assured her that there will be lovely presents and an extra big egg for breakfast. A snug Mog drifts off to sleep by the fireplace. She dreams of a rather big egg up in the sky and how she flies up to get it. Suddenly, out of nowhere, big birds appear and they chase after the big egg. But wait! One of the birds wants to eat Mog and chases her!

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By 6 months ago 350 Views No comments

Book Review of ‘Three for Tea: Tasty Tales for You and Me’ for Middle-grade Readers

This is a very special book, for two reasons: first, because it has three lovely stories by three amazing writers; and second, because it is a rare book- no, you will not find it on Amazon or Flipkart or at Crossword! So gather round to know more about this book so you can quickly put dibs on it if you like it!

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Book Review of ‘The Worst Witch’

Everyone (well, almost everyone!) on the planet has heard of Harry Potter. It is a global phenomenon. But did you know that there was another series — also consisting of seven books — about a school of witchcraft housed in a hidden castle, where students learnt to ride broomsticks and brew potions and learn spells, the first book of which was published more than twenty years BEFORE the first Harry Potter book was published? This was The Worst Witch series of books written and illustrated by Jill Murphy and it was aimed at younger readers, about 7-9 year olds.

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By Urja Vishwanath Ketkar (The Book Chief) 7 months ago 1448 Views No comments

Spreading the love for books at the biggest kids’ carnival in Chennai – The TOCA BOCA Kids Carnival

Kids carnivals are always loved for being one-stop events that promise entertainment, games, yummy food, thrilling kids’ rides and amazing eyeball-grabbing stalls to shop at.

When you have all this and more at Chennai’s most popular kids’ carnival, you simply know the day is going to be a fun-filled one.

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By Divya Daswani 9 months ago 740 Views No comments

A Story that Teaches Us To Believe in Hope

A beautiful book to start the holiday season!

Christmas is not only a festival of love ,joy and tolerance. It is also a festival of hope—hope for a better tomorrow, hope for a good new year . This is a story of hope. It is a story about a young immigrant...

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By Archana Srinivasan 1 years ago 1140 Views No comments

Dinosaur Delight

Love dinosaurs? Here are some books that are sure to excite kids.

There’s something about dinosaurs that seems to evoke intrigue and curiosity. Maybe even excitement. Maybe you are just like us and cant differentiate between Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus. However, here are some wonderful books that you can lay your hands on.

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By Divya Daswani 1 years ago 558 Views

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