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Puzzling it Out

Around The World in 80 Puzzles Written by Helene Hovanec Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. Puzzling it Out [] 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 very exciting book for those of you who like solving puzzles....

Making Friends and keeping them

Making Friends and keeping them

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 coping with friends all this while....

How Fast can you Think?

How Fast can you Think?

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 1 tests that quality, known as mental agility....

The Adventures of Clifford

The Adventures of Clifford

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 kindly Emily Elizabeth, who loves him dearly....

Two Sides of a Coin

Two Sides of a Coin

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 other girls, either....

Strength from Within

Brave Hearts – Winners of the National Bravery Awards Published by Scholastic India Pvt. Ltd. This book has been aptly named after those Indian children whose acts of courage have helped saved lives. We carried a news item on the brave children who won the National Bravery Awards 2000. Curious to know about what motivates these brave souls? Read this book highlighting the deeds of each of the 14 children who received the National Bravery Awards in 1999....

The Best Christmas Gift of All

The Gift of the Magi From 100 Selected Stories: written by O. Henry This tender tale has all the elements of a classic: it seems new every time you read it. The Gift of Magi is a tender love story that highlights love as the true spirit of Christmas. It is Christmas eve and Della, the wife of James Dillingham Young, has only one pound 87 cents to buy her husband a present. After crying over the lack of money, she suddenly remembers one of their greatest treasures – her long lustrous hair....

Where have the Teenagers Disappeared?

Where have the Teenagers Disappeared?

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 they been kidnapped or have they run away from home?...

The Final Glacier

The Final Glacier

The Final Glacier [] A Journey to Gaumukh Written by Sheila Sharma Translated by Shama Chowdhury Illustrations by Reenie Kaur Published by National Book Trust, New Delhi Excerpts from the book: Devyani and Aditya were so tired that they could hardly keep their eyes open and at Harsil they couldn’t wait to fall into bed. But Grandpa insisted that they eat some nuts and a little food first. He said, “You must never go to sleep on an empty stomach in a cold climate....

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 the foundations of superlatives: the world’s largest and the smallest; the shortest and the longest; the fastest and the slowest?...

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