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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...

The Walnut Tortoise

The tortoises are simple to make and you can have great fun playing with them. The things you need: Walnut, card sheet, pencil, eraser, scissors, glue and colours. Step 1. Break a walnut into two. Atleast one shell should be perfect.   Step 2. Put the shell, dome side up on the card sheet. Draw out the legs, mouth and tail of the tortoise.   Step...

Born to Love Animals

The House Where Cockroaches Live to a Ripe Old Age Written by Yoram Kaniuk; Translated by Yoram and Miranda Kaniuk Illustrations by Tapas Guha Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. This book is about a little girl, Naomi, whose love for animals makes her convert her house into a mini zoo. All she wants is more and more animals around her and...

Papier mache Club

The name of Hanuman makes us think of sheer physical strength. The club was the dreaded weapon with which this faithful devotee of Rama defeated his enemies. So, here's a chance to make your own club and have a swinging time during Dussehra. You will need: Balloon, waste paper, adhesive, chart paper, blade and paints. Step 1: Mix the adhesive with water...

Interesting Labels

We all have parties at home and often we hear people asking the ingredients of a dish. Here is how you can tell them. The things you need: White card sheet, pencil, eraser, sketch pens and colours. Step 1. Draw on the card sheet the main ingredient of your dish. Step 2. If it is a non vegetarian dish you can draw the...

Judy All the Way

Are you there God? It's me Margaret Freckle Juice Tiger Eyes Written by Judy Blume Extremely popular among the pre-teens and teenagers, Judy Blume is one of the most popular writers for children. The reason for her popularity is easily because the themes of her novels usually deal with the experiences children face in teenage years - new relationships, growing up, sibling rivalry, coping...

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Myths & Legends Related to Eclipses

Since time immemorial, eclipses have been interpreted in various ways by different communities all over the world, reflecting many a time the working philosophy...

A Friend in Need

It happened not very long ago. But when you're a snail, days move at snail's pace, too. So, if you were to ask our...

Seasons

Seasons not only tell us the time of the year in different landscapes, they are intimately connected to human emotions and experiences as well....

Double it up!

Raju and Savitri lived in Tanjore in the state of Tamil Nadu. Raju worked in the rice fields of a local landlord or zamindar...

The Scent of an Enemy

It seems the fish were always a smart lot. Only, humans took some time to realise the fact. Some years ago, scientists had discovered...