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”

The Awakening:Johannie Paradon

  I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. My views are not influenced or have any bias for the writer or publisher. The title alluded to me as it sounded fascinating and inviting. This is the first time I read a book in the paranormal genre. I was disappointedContinue reading “The Awakening:Johannie Paradon”

Dark Touch: Elle Lewis

Dark touch: GENRE: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Fiction Rating: 4/5 The first book in the trilogy is aptly titled as its a Dark Touch that sets the pins rolling, and in this case sets the story moving. Sloan Stolar works at a law firm in Washington, but its not a job she loves, rather its onlyContinue reading “Dark Touch: Elle Lewis”

International Dot Day: 15th September

As much as I had wanted to celebrate International Dot Day in my school I couldn’t since everyone is knees deep in studies. With exam just round the corner there was no way I could celebrate this fun day. But as a parent of a young child I feel that this day holds lot ofContinue reading “International Dot Day: 15th September”

The Heart Has Its Reason: Krishna Sobti

Having read a few of Sobti’s book, it was no surprise that I was yet again drawn towards her writing. This time I picked up The Heart Has Its Reasons.  An unusual title, I was drawn by the image of the woman on the cover. To me it seemed like a mughal era painting of aContinue reading “The Heart Has Its Reason: Krishna Sobti”

The Giving Tree: Shel Silverstein

I revisited the book as I was looking for a short read for my daughter. My search led back to this book I had read when I first joined a school as librarian. This was one of the first books I had read in a Read Aloud session . The story remained with me andContinue reading “The Giving Tree: Shel Silverstein”

Auggie & Me: Three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio

I had read Wonder as it was part of the recommended list I saw in my school. And it held me captive from the first word. Wonder told the story of August, a boy having craniofacial deformity. But the second book Auggie & Me tells the story from three different perspectives of Julian (the guy who bulliedContinue reading “Auggie & Me: Three wonder stories by R.J. Palacio”

National Librarians Day:12th August

Dr. S.R.Ranganathan, was born on 9 August 1892. He came from a moderate background in British-ruled India. Ranganathan began his professional life as a mathematician; he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from Madras Christian College in his home province, and then went on to earn a teaching license. His lifelong goal was to teachContinue reading “National Librarians Day:12th August”