Books for Kids

Books for Kids

In our book review section you will find reviews of children's books from all over the world. We also carry book excerpts, favorite reading lists by well-known writers and lists of great books for children. We review all genres of children's books - the classics and the new, illustrated books, picture books...

Record Tidbits

Scholastic Book of World Records Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. World records almost always make interesting reading. And if there are vivid pictures to make it more interesting, the tidbits get digested faster. The Scholastic Book of World Records is such a book. It makes you want to pick it up and create a new global map based on...

Puzzling it Out

Around The World in 80 Puzzles Written by Helene Hovanec Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. Take a trip around the world through the puzzles in this book. Fill in the blank with an alphabet or complete a crossword, write two words by writing just one alphabet or cross out some words and read the rest to find the right answer. A...

Sumptuous Delights

History, Mystery, Dal and Biryani Written by Subhadra Sen Gupta Illustrations by Tapas Guha Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. Don't you sometimes wish you were on a time machine, able to go back and forth in time at will? Recently, while reading this book of 10 short stories by Subhadra Sen Gupta, curiously but appropriately named History, Mystery, Dal and...

The Adventures of Clifford

Clifford the Small Red Puppy Clifford Grows Up Clifford takes a Trip Written by Norman Birdwell Pictures by Norman Birdwell Published by Scholastic Inc. Ltd. The three charming picture-books tell the story of the reddest, biggest dog in America, Clifford. Clifford the Small Puppy is the story of Clifford, the tiniest puppy who grows up to be the largest dog ever seen. He belongs to the...

Where have the Teenagers Disappeared?

Secrets from Beyond: Runaway Written by David Benjamin Published by Scholastic Inc. Sixteen-year-old Ted Black has disappeared. There is only a note saying that he would return "when things were better." His parents and little brother, Jason, are worried sick. The police is baffled - Ted is the fifth teen to disappear without trace. All the teens are from stable, well-to-do families. Have...

How Fast can you Think?

Absolutely Mental 1 Written by Rowland Morgan Illustrations by Mike Phillips Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. Do you have what it takes to keep your head when it really counts? This puzzle book by Rowland Morgan will indeed help you discover that. A puzzle book with a difference, it is bound to appeal to the pre-teens and above - including adults! Absolutely Mental...

Making Friends and keeping them

Coping With Friends Written by Peter Corey Illustrations by Martin Brown Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. You must have often wondered if only you had known how to handle that bossy friend of yours in school, you wouldn't have to run away from her every time you met. Well, blame it on the fact that you didn't have a 'how-to' book on...

Two Sides of a Coin

The Exquisite Balance Written by Poile Sengupta Illustrations by Mrinal Mitra Published by Children's Book Trust (CBT). Suprabha and Subir's mother always thought that being twins, her children would have a lot in common - not just physically but also in their ways of thinking. But she realised gradually that her daughter, Suprabha, and son Subir, were poles apart. And Suprabha was not like...

Temper, Temper!!

The Giant who Looked for his Temper Written by Santhini Govindhan Illustrated by Jagdish Joshi Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. Boomba is the name of the giant who lives in a cave on the mountain all alone, in The Giant who Looked for his Temper. He has no friends. Everyone is scared of him because he has a temper which bursts like...

Flying Dogs and School-going Monkeys

Flippi the Flying Pup Squiggly goes for a Picnic Lippo goes to a Party Cheeko and the School Bag Written by Deepa Agarwal Illustrations by Atanu Roy and Deshraj Published by Frank Educational Aids Pvt. Ltd. Heard of Flippi the doggie-bird? Flippi is the dog who knows how to fly. Or, take Cheeko the monkey, who loves mangoes and goes to school, Squiggly the worm who's...