This month, your only challenge will be deciding which book to pick up for your little ones, first! Make them meet the heroes who changed the world. Send them to help Laddoo save the day with his new psychic ability and enjoy a lyrical and stunningly illustrated offering from India’s favourite teller of tales, as he tells a sunny story about forging bonds and the simple joys of life.
Here is more on these lovely titles.
Gautama Buddha – Sonia Mehta (Quadrum)
Fourth in a series of illustrated books created for young readers to get to know our world heroes better, this engaging biography, peppered with little-known facts, takes the reader through the remarkable life of Gautama Buddha, who taught the world to look for peace and wisdom and to find happiness within themselves.
The Curious Case of the Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop – Nandini Nayar
Making and selling sweets day after day is the life of Vishnudas Mithaiwala, the owner of The Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop. However, when Laddoo appears at his doorstep one night, claiming to be his estranged sister Revati’s son, Vishnu’s life is thrown into confusion.
Ranji the Music Maker – Ruskin Bond
In the middle of his languid holiday, idle young Ranji stumbles upon assorted musical instruments in the storeroom-first a shrill flute, then a blaring little trumpet and, finally, a too-big drum that may have once sounded a battle march. He stages impromptu concerts down the road, not sparing his neighbours, nor the cats around his porch, nor the peace-loving inhabitants of the zoo!
My Book of Values – Sonia Mehta
Nicky and Noni are twins who – through their own experiences – are here to teach us some values. In this series by Sonia Mehta, each book has lots of fun activities and lessons to learn. Flip open the book and jump right into Nicky and Noni’s world.