If you are shocked with what young adults are reading these days, join the club. The young adult books that your child may be reading could have you imagining the worst possible impact on their development. As a young adult, I was lucky to get some really great mentors and teachers who opened me up to some great personality shaping young adult books. So, I’m going to do the same and recommend some decent young adult books that I believe every young adult should read; even those who hate reading. (more…)
Category: Book of the Month
So, this month (after a long break), I come with another Children Book Review – The Tiger who came to tea. I have been meaning to write this review for a long time but wasn’t getting the time (the best mom excuse). This book has become Azlan’s favorite over the last few weeks. Whenever I ask him which book he would like to read at bedtime, he quickly says ‘The Tiger came to tea! The Tiger came to tea’. And even after reading it for like a 110 times, I haven’t quite reached the run-in-the-opposite moment. Yet. So it’s only fitting I write The Tiger Who Came to Tea review this month. (more…)
January’s Children Book of the Month is Maggie’s Ball. This is yet another find from the Old Library. Since we are focusing on phonics these days, this book was perfect. This is what you should get your child when he has started to read. Or even if he hasn’t, your toddler will still love it. Mine does. A few days back, he declared, ‘This is my favorite book’. (hope this feeling dulls down by the end of the month when I have to return it). (more…)
This month, the book of the month is The Gruffalo. In our monthly visit to the library, Azlan picked it up. Even though I wasn’t thrilled with the choice but I went along (had no choice because he insisted upon this one). I think Alzan liked it because it had animals on its cover and which child is not fascinated by animals- especially the big scary types.
The Emperor of Absurdia was another good find from The Old Library. The book, written by Chris Riddell, tells the tale of a small emperor as he tumbles out of his bed into a strange and wonderful land. The story is about monsters, dragons and a pointy bird who lives in a pointy nest on a pointy tree.
Peppa Pig is one of Azlan’s favorite cartoons. While social media is scaring parents in switching away from Peppa Pig, I find the cartoon quite entertaining myself. So, when I saw the book adaptation, ‘Peppa Pig The Dentist Trip’ at the library- I quickly grabbed it up. And it was a good decision.