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Name four animals of the cat family….

Q: Name four animals of the cat family. A: "The father, the mother cat and two kittens."

Toy Gang

Nina got down from the school bus and looked around. Sarala was nowhere to be seen. She was surprised. This had never happened before. Sarala would always be standing at the bus stop waiting for Nina. The moment she saw Nina she would rush forward, give her a big hug, take the school bag in one hand and grasping...

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 DelhiExcerpts 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...

Fairy Tale Country

Anjali got up. Her grandmother was still asleep. It was quite bright outside. 'It must be eight. Why hasn't Naani got up?' she thought to herself. She placed her hand on her naani's forehead. It felt warm."Naani," Anjali softly whispered in her ear. Naani opened her eyes and looked around. "Oh my! You will be late child. I am...

Excerpts from ‘Everything has a History’

Haldane's books are the best for communicating science to a layperson. He wrote almost 300 brilliant articles on popular science for ordinary workers, many of which were later collated into books such as 'Everything has a History', 'Science in Everyday Life' and 'On Being the Right Size'. Here are two chapters from 'Everything has a History'.How Bees Communicate:Eight...

A Baby Lion Learns To Roar

Once upon a time, in a faraway jungle, there lived a Papa Lion with his son, a cute and cuddly Little baby Lion. Papa Lion loved him very much. But he was also very worried. The baby Lion had still not learnt to roar. For that matter he could not even growl.One day Papa Lion decided to appoint a...

The Wheel

The wheel is perhaps man’s greatest invention. Simple as it seems, it is the very basis of movement. The cart, the cycle, the motor-car and the railway train move on wheels. Even aircraft which fly thousands of kilometres through the air need wheels for taking-off and landing. It is not only for transport that the wheel is vital. Machines...

Flying Turtle

Flying Turtle
There was a large pond in the middle of a jungle. All kinds of animals came to drink water from it. A small turtle had been living by the pond for many years. And he had become good friends with two cranes who lived there too.They used to play together, and tell each other stories. The cranes would fly...

Why Do Plants Bear Fruit?

Do you like fruits? Have you ever wondered why plants produce fruits? Is it only because nature wants you to enjoy eating its fruits and sing its praises?The answer is no. Plants are much smarter than what you think they are. They actually use human beings, animals and birds who eat their fruits to propagate their kind. In other...

Who’s Who at the Zoo

"Who’s Who at the Zoo" is an amazing book of animals by Ruskin Bond. Published by National Book Trust, India.Each animal is special; none too stupid or ugly, says the author. Out of 24 animal friends talked of in the book, here are some for you.The Zoo is For YouIn an overcrowded world, where the forests and...

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