Kids Book Club

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I can’t say I am addicted to reading. I can easily quit as soon as I finish one more chapter. 

I am thrilled to talk to more of my tribe, while we review books together. I love finding out what the words in the books tell them, how stories bring them joy and how they would have rewritten these stories.


manisha maheshwari

I have been shaping young minds as an educator cum teacher for over 15 years. Reading children’s books and self-help books has immensely contributed to my journey as an educator. I strongly believe in staying updated on current events and in the power of reading. I find them enriching both as a form of entertainment and for my personal growth. Hence I strive to instil a love for reading and a thirst for knowledge in my students, and all children 🙂

March-April Book

Black Beauty
(Anna Sewell)

An autobiography of a horse, written in 1877. It is a classic that speaks very movingly about the life of a horse, his conversations with fellow creatures. Set in England, this is a beautiful tale that weaves a narrative using simple classic English. Recommended for readers 7+.


  • Weekly assignment worksheets – starts March 30 onwards
  • Submit the worksheet by end of each week
  • Total 3 worksheets
  • April 20, 2024 – Group discussion Zoom call

Summer Time Recommendations

Ages 5-7 years

The Magic Tree House book series

A series that transports readers magically to different times and places.

The Firemaker's daughter

The story of a young girl who faces great challenges and restores power to her father.

Spot it

Visual reasoning, colour co-ordination, agility and speed

Ages 8-12 years

The Girl who drank the moon

This book received the 2017 Newbery Medal. The book focuses on a girl who must figure out how to handle the magical powers she was accidentally given.

The Spy in the house

A mystery thriller, based in the Victorian era. A young girl embarks on an adventure to solve a mystery.

Board Game: Pandemic

The players come together, collaborate and race against the board before a pandemic spreads.

Ages 13-16 years

Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien

The prequel to the Lord of the Rings series. One of the best in the genres of science fiction. A great way to introduce young adult readers to a very well written saga in this genre.

A suffragist's guide to the Antarctic

A teen's fight for suffrage turns into one of survival when her crew's Antarctic expedition ship gets stuck in the ice

Board Game: Small World

Small World is inhabited by a zany cast of characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs, and even humans, who use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other races off the face of the earth.

Older book reviews

(RJ. Palacio)

Wonder is a contemporary book, written and published in 1912, by R.J.Palacio. The plot revolves around a child who enters school for the first time, when he is 10-years old. This child is unusual as he has a face that is unlike that of most faces that we see around us. The emotional challenges the child faces, the characters who come to help and support him and how he overcomes any prejudice, is the rest of the story. It is, by far, one of the best written books for children and adults, to appreciate the different perspectives of characters (not just that of the protoganist).

Greystone Secrets
(Margaret Peterson Haddix)

Pic Source: Amazon

This is a fantasy tale about a sixth-grader Chess Greystone and his younger siblings, Emma and Finn. They come home to find their mother in complete shock. A startling news broadcast has reported the kidnapping of three children who, against all odds, share their exact same first names, middle names, and birthdays.

Aru Shah series
(Roshani Chokshi and edited by Rick Riordan)

Pic Source: Amazon

For lovers of Rick Ryordian, this is a treat. This series is based on Hindu mythology. It is also meant for middle-schoolers, who love fantasy, adventure and mythology. The story revolves around Aru Shah (a 12-yr old), who finds out  that she is a reincarnation of one of the five Pandava brothers and is here to change the world.

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