The Orange Dragon Bowl by Betty P Notzon

Genre: Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary fiction Rating:5/5 I wasn’t prepared for what this book had in store for me. By the look of the cover, I thought it must be some intriguing fantasy. The book cover is a mighty coverup for the avalanche of emotions this book has packed inside itself. Even thoughContinue reading “The Orange Dragon Bowl by Betty P Notzon”

Grow Your Spiritual Intelligence by Guru Das

Genre: Inspirational, Non fiction Rating: 2.5/5 I picked this book with a lot of hope that it would offer some insights into how one can grow in spiritual intelligence. I was disappointed, what started off well was really hard to finish later. I read it till the last page since I had a resolution notContinue reading “Grow Your Spiritual Intelligence by Guru Das”

Remembering Eric Carle

Sunday came with another sad news amidst the grim and depressing situation of Covid. One of the most acclaimed and beloved children’s author, Eric Carle died in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was 91 years old. He was one of the authors who gave preschool kids colors and wings to imagination. Some of the earliest literary memoriesContinue reading “Remembering Eric Carle”

The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, Giselle Potter (Illustrator)

Being in love with books and words, I am instantly drawn towards books that advocate books, the power of words and the importance of libraries. In my search for such books, I happened to lay my hands on ” The Boy Who Loved Words “. I had heard a lot about this book, hence myContinue reading “The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, Giselle Potter (Illustrator)”

Ban This Book: Alan Gratz

During this lockdown I had planned to read as many books as I could lay my hands on. But things did not go as planned and I didn’t get to read as much as I wanted to. In search of a book to kickstart my reading I found this gem of a book. Released inContinue reading “Ban This Book: Alan Gratz”

Role of School Librarian in Post Covid times: A reality

According to the CBSE manual which highlights the factors involved for accreditation of any school, the library is an essential factor. Or rather a mandatory feature for a school. Yet very little has been done to improve the status of school libraries and school librarians over the years. There is no particular governing body orContinue reading “Role of School Librarian in Post Covid times: A reality”

Liam & Maverick Fight Germs and Viruses: A Masked Superhero and his Loyal Assistant Uncover the Secrets to Fight the Pandemic by Molly Peterson

Liam & Maverick Fight Germs and Viruses: A Masked Superhero and his Loyal Assistant Uncover the Secrets to Fight the Pandemic is a lovely book for kids – especially during a pandemic when children are spending time indoors, cooped inside their respective homes. This book helps explain what a pandemic is and what a virus is.Continue reading “Liam & Maverick Fight Germs and Viruses: A Masked Superhero and his Loyal Assistant Uncover the Secrets to Fight the Pandemic by Molly Peterson”

Pigeon Mothers by Marty Correia

Pigeon Mothers caught my attention due to its unique title and the book cover. The cover shows a pigeon mother keeping a watchful eye on her young children. The story of the book also runs parallel to this idea. The novel is about a young girl named Cole. She is a white girl who is leftContinue reading “Pigeon Mothers by Marty Correia”

Lost in You by Kally Khan

This is the first time I am disappointed in a book. The book started off with an excellent plot and really makes you want to read further. The beginning is really hard-hitting and the characters are all life-like with human flaws and mistakes. None of the characters seem fictional or drawn out. The best partContinue reading “Lost in You by Kally Khan”

The Old Black Curtain by C J Paxton

Everyone has often heard or used the phrase, ‘Looks can be deceptive’. This phrase exactly fits this book. The Old Black Curtain by CJ Paxton is a tour de force. The book cover is does not reflect what goes on in the book. At first glance I thought it must be some mystery, but was taken by sheer surpriseContinue reading “The Old Black Curtain by C J Paxton”