This is a stressful time for all of us and more so for our kids! With the schools being shut, no playgrounds to go to and no playdates, kids are finding it hard to stay indoors. We have opened our e-library for everyone free of charge. This list of inspiring fun books might help you find that perfect book for your kid to keep them busy and upbeat during this lockdown.
What was Bhim Ambedkar like as a young boy? This wonderful book reimagines his childhood. Introduce your kids to the father of the constitution of India by reading to them this book about his childhood.
What was Abdul Kalam like as a young boy? Read this magical fictional story that reimagines his childhood.
In many ways, Tootsie is like any eight-year-old in the hilly town of Darjeeling. But in many ways she is completely different – she lives on her own and cooks her meals. One day Tootsie decides she would like a delicious bowl of thukpa, just like her aama used to make it. Now all she needs is a plan. This adventurous story is sure to keep kids entertained.
A timeless classic, this 1943 novella is one of the most translated books in the world and has been adapted into movies, podcasts, plays, graphic novels and many more. This is a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss.
This is possibly the best time to introduce your kids to Hanuman. Read to them this magical story from a brand new series of retellings of Hindu myths by Arshia Sattar. Hanuman’s mother leaves him on his own and goes down to the river to bathe. The baby monkey gets very hungry and cannot find any food. Until he looks up and sees a ripe red fruit rising in the sky.
No one is able to defeat the buffalo demon Mahishasura, not even the great gods Shiva and Vishnu. It seems only a woman can defeat him due to a boon he received from Brahma. Who is she and where is she?
A perfect way to introduce your kids to how women can be powerful superheroes too!
When the great bear Jambavan spots a lion carrying a jewel in its mouth, he senses something is very wrong. When he takes it away from the lion and gives it to his children to play with he has no idea who will come to claim it.
Adhering faithfully to Valmiki’s Ramayana, the oldest version of Rama’s story composed in Sanskrit about two and a half thousand years ago, Arshia Sattar distills the great Indian epic in this beautifully told and sumptuously illustrated edition. It’s never too late to introduce or reintroduce your kids to this classic!
Prahlada’s father, the powerful asura king Hiranyakashipu hates the god Vishnu while Prahlada loves and worships him. The angry king puts his son’s devotion to the test. Read this iconic tale of Prahlada and his unconditional devotion.
Earth has had many superheroes. One such superhero is Black Mask. He has a thin, strong, athletic body. He wears black clothes and a black mask on his face. No one has seen his real face. One day, everyone on Earth goes missing. Read on to see how Black Mask fights a mysterious villain to save the people of Earth. In the process, he saves life on another planet as well from disappearing.