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5 books for your kids’ bookshelf

Pick titles for the bibliophile in your child according to their age groups

brunch Updated: Aug 04, 2018 22:28 IST
Natasha Sharma
Natasha Sharma
Hindustan Times
Captain Coconut & the Case of the Missing Bananas,Anushka Ravishankar,Priya Sundram
Here are five books to develop the reading habit in your child

1. Captain Coconut & the Case of the Missing Bananas by Anushka Ravishankar and Priya Sundram

When you giggle through a book while trying to take your eyes off the illustrations so that you can turn the page and have your son yelling answers at the character while he reads, it is a winner. The story, in almost Bollywood-like style, has Captain Coconur breaking into a song and dance routine every now and then.

Age group: 6 years and above

2. hOle books Series (17 books and counting)

Each book in this series has a variety of characters from monster seekers, strong girl characters to wishy-washy vampires. With engaging plot lines, these books help early independent readers to more confident reading.

Age group: 6 years and above

3.This Book Makes No Sense: Nonsense Poems And Worse edited by Michael Heyman

If you aren’t already sold at the name itself, here’s more. I read this a while ago and loved almost every poem in this book. It’s a fun introduction to nonsense poetry and to this genre of writing for children.

Age group: 8 years and above

4. Wisha Wozzariter by Payal Kapadia

Great wordplay throughout the book, a tight plot, unexpected twists and turns, all make for a lovely read. If you’ve ever had a secret desire to write a story or have a budding writer in your midst, this book will inspire and delight.

Age group: 8 years and above

5. Amrita Shergill: Rebel with a paintbrush by Anitha Vachharajani

A recent release, I’ve only seen snippets of the book but it looks and sounds absolutely delicious and the illustrations look gorgeous. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Age group: 10 years and above

The writer is an award-winning children’s books author who has published 16 books. Her new book,The Good Indian Child’s Guide series, are a tongue-in-cheek exploration of things that are intrinsic to India.

From HT Brunch, August 5, 2018

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First Published: Aug 04, 2018 20:08 IST