Rating: Must-Read


Everyone has been a new kid (or adult) sometime in their life. So everyone would be familiar with that nervous feeling when one is in a new place and alien surroundings, slowly settling in, trying to make friends. And later becoming so well adjusted that it’d be hard to believe […]

The New Kid – Kanika G











Akriti is in the eleventh standard. She studies in Chennai International Public School. She loves sketching and listening to music. She isn’t all that bothered about her studies, always nodding off in class and barely managing to pass. She hates her younger brother Ranjith, a do gooder and teacher’s pet. […]

Unbroken – Nandhika Nambi


Childhood is a gift and should be cherished before the raging hormones of teenage make their appearance and the daily drudgery of adulthood sets in. School days, people say, are the best days of their lives. Zainab Sulaiman’s Simply Nanju reminds you of that. 10-year-old Nanjegowda, fondly known as Nanju, has […]

Simply Nanju – Zainab Sulaiman































Monster Garden - Jerry Pinto 2
Jerry Pinto’s Monster Garden is a difficult to classify book, being a mix of Nonsense verses and a D(raw)IY  Picture Book. Starting with a physical description of who Jerry Pinto is, in the same nonsensical verse, the book heads into a garden which monsters inhabit. Monsters, did I say? Well […]

Monster Garden – Jerry Pinto


Tania Casts a Spell - Kanika G
I saw the link to “Tania Casts a Spell” by Kanika G posted by an FB friend. I vaguely remembered that another book (Tania Has an Idea)  by Kanika G was reviewed on this site. Recalling that I was intrigued about the ending of that book, I downloaded this book. […]

Tania Casts a Spell – Kanika G







When She Went Away - Andaleeb Wajid
Sixteen-year-old Maria Sulaiman has a nasty shock when she wakes up one morning and finds her mother gone. There’s a brief note on the fridge: ‘Leaving you and the kids. Khudahafiz.’ And thus begins a tumultuous year in her life, when everything she knew, everything she took for granted, is […]

When She Went Away – Andaleeb Wajid





Caravan to Tibet – Deepa Agarwal
Caravan to Tibet by Deepa Agarwal is an adventure story based on the annual journeys of Indian traders in the Himalayan hills to Tibet. Fourteen-year-old Debu lives with his mother and his younger brother Hayat in Milam, a small village in the Himalayan hills of Kumaon, India. During the trip […]

Caravan to Tibet – Deepa Agarwal





















Daddy Come Lately – Rupa Gulab
Imagine a family where there is a single mom and a daughter, living happily with the support of grandparents and friends. What-if the Dad makes an appearance out of nowhere? What-if the daughter doesn’t want this “Dad the Bad” to intrude into her life, but this Dad decides to become […]

Daddy Come Lately – Rupa Gulab